Technology and equipment

Paul Bavaro, a young grower from Escalon, California

By |April 30th, 2016|

Paul is a fourth-generation peach grower who’s been working with his father, Frank, on mechanization trials to help reduce labor costs and improve fruit quality.

A spray-plus education (Video)

By |April 29th, 2016|

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

Not your grandpa’s weather vane

By |April 27th, 2016|

New fruit models, seamless data boost Michigan’s Enviro-weather system.

Soil-mapping tools available to growers

By |April 22nd, 2016|

High-tech mapping

Soil tests tell growers what they need to know

By |April 20th, 2016|

Soil gets a closer look

Planting frenzy

By |April 19th, 2016|

Properly preparing the soil can help new plantings thrive.

Watering by the numbers

By |April 14th, 2016|

Extension specialists take the mystery out of irrigating.

Changing ideas about water

By |April 14th, 2016|

Irrigation becomes crucial tool even in well-watered East.

How to attract workers

By |April 4th, 2016|

Workers go where they can make the most money.

Modern orchards and technology can potentially reduce production costs

By |April 4th, 2016|

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The cost of producing apples has been rising faster than expected, largely because of increasing labor costs, but costs can

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