Technology and equipment

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

FutureFarm Expo set for August 15-17

By |July 14th, 2017|

The first public demonstration of a virtual reality operated vineyard robot will take place during the FutureFarm Expo on August 15-16 in Pendleton, Oregon.

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

Craig Harris, a young grower from Moxee, Washington

By |July 6th, 2017|

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family background / Craig is a fourth-generation farmer who graduated from Whitworth College. He grew up on a farm that

Five companies honored with Produce Innovation Awards

By |June 29th, 2017|

Five products were honored with Produce Innovation Awards at the United Fresh Produce Association’s event in June.

To KGB or not to KGB?

By |June 29th, 2017|

Some cherry growers expand, some scale back on labor-friendly Kym Green Bush systems.

Fire leads to new way of cherry drying business

By |May 31st, 2017|

High and dry innovation by California cherry family.

Michigan research examines retractable roof on cherries

By |May 31st, 2017|

Open and closed research: Michigan State University cherry expert Gregory Lang is trying a retractable roof system over a cherry orchard at MSU’s Clarksville Research Center.

Phytelligence partners with Cornell to grow Geneva rootstocks

By |May 24th, 2017|

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Agriculture biotech company Phytelligence has announced a partnership with Cornell University.

Here’s the news release:
Phytelligence has announced a collaboration with Cornell

Make the most of your mulch – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.

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