Technology and equipment

WSDA to dedicate state-of-the-art greenhouse

By |May 2nd, 2017|

The Washington Department of Agriculture will formally dedicate on May 11 a $750,000 greenhouse intended to support the tree fruit industry.

Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donates mechanical planter to Michigan State University

By |April 21st, 2017|

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A donated piece of equipment will help Michigan State University fruit research stations plant more trees faster.

Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donated

Let vigor be your guide : Video

By |April 19th, 2017|

Precision crop load management strategies lower risk and raise fruit quality.

Grower says bloom thinning by hand gets the results he wants

By |April 19th, 2017|

Let hands take hold

What’s your ideal orchard system?

By |April 12th, 2017|

Finding the ideal system for your orchards can be trial and error, but luckily, Mike Robinson likes to experiment.

Which comes first, the trellis or the trees?

By |April 12th, 2017|

Allan says he prefers to plant the dormant, cut-back sleeping eyes for the V-trellis system

New methods to get from bud to bin : Videos

By |April 10th, 2017|

Tree system architecture for apple orchards a key topic for IFTA speakers, grower tours.

The latest on FF Robotics’ machine harvester

By |April 10th, 2017|

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IFTA’s summer field tour in New York last year focused on automation technologies and growers who are utilizing new equipment

Tips from Trellising 101

By |March 11th, 2017|

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Trellising high-value crops or adding superstructure to existing trellises should not be left to guesswork.

The engineering principles applied to trellises

Avoiding trellis failures

By |March 10th, 2017|

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After a yearlong review of trellis failures in Washington apple orchards, an engineer has created a tool that growers can

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