Technology and equipment

RosBREED extended with new SCRI grant of $10 million

By |November 6th, 2014|

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Ten million dollars in new funding will transform the RosBREED project from a research program devoted to genetic discovery into

Robots that fly

By |November 3rd, 2014|

UAVs—also known as drones—are waiting in the wings to come into orchards and vineyards.

Controlling the stinkers

By |November 3rd, 2014|

Strides have been made against brown marmorated stinkbug.

Exploring on-farm hydropower

By |November 2nd, 2014|

After helping growers install superior fish screens, the Farmers Conservation Alliance is looking at the potential for turbines in canals.

Optical sorters come to wineries

By |November 1st, 2014|

The same type of high-tech sorting equipment used by tree fruit packers is being adopted in the wine industry.

Multi-row sprayers offer great improvements in timeliness

By |October 24th, 2014|

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As more growers move toward modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, the sprayer output needs to

Line built specially for Rainiers

By |October 1st, 2014|

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Chelan Fruit Cooperative, one of the largest packers of Rainier cherries in Washington State, built a new packing facility this

Retirements reduce Cornell’s tall spindle apple team

By |September 15th, 2014|

Stephen Hoying, Alison DeMarree both joined program in 1982.

An easy way to test maturity

By |August 19th, 2014|

The DA-meter measures chlorophyll in the outer layer of the apple.

How to retain the crop

By |August 5th, 2014|

Growers can’t afford to let expensive apples fall off the trees.

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