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New Equipment & Technology

Featured stories about new equipment and technology appear in this issue.

  • New Zealand bred

New Zealand bred

  • April 1st, 2009

Prevar has assigned exclusive rights for a new apple variety bred in New Zealand to a ­company called T193 [...]

  • Precision pest control

Precision pest control

  • April 1st, 2009

Former Washington State University scientist Dr. Michio Kise shows the multipurpose autonomous sprayer, under development by Dr. Fran Pierce, to Washington growers [...]

Fruit cracking interaction

  • April 1st, 2009

In his study of the preharvest use of 1-MCP (methylcyclopropene) on apples, Dr. Jim Schupp observed some phytotoxic issues in Golden Delicious that "caused [...]

  • Czech variety list

Czech variety list

  • April 1st, 2009

Plzeň, Czech Republic. During the Soviet era, historic buildings were neglected and functional apartments were built. The Czech Republic [...]

New tool to manage harvest

  • April 1st, 2009

The powerful instrument 1-MCP (methylcyclopropene) is used to retain the firmness of apples in cold storage. But the product also shows potential as a [...]

  • Farming for aromas

Farming for aromas

  • April 1st, 2009

Growers know that viticultural practices influence a whole host of things in the vineyard, such as yield, berry size, [...]

  • Harvesting cherries over the row

Harvesting cherries over the row

  • April 1st, 2009

Michigan State University researchers are testing various harvesting equipment on tart cherries that aren’t amendable to traditional trunk shaking harvesters. This Korvan [...]

Water status influence on aromas

  • April 1st, 2009

A vine’s water potential can also have an effect on berry composition and aroma compounds, says Dr. Andrew Reynolds of Brock University in Ontario, [...]

Family wineries

  • April 1st, 2009

The growth of Washington’s viticulture scene in the past decade has been extraordinary. There are now nearly 600 wineries in operation, making it the [...]

Concern for small growers

  • April 1st, 2009

Managers of club apple varieties dismiss the notion that small growers will be locked out of their programs. Dr. Terence Robinson, horticulturist [...]

So many rootstock choices

  • April 1st, 2009

Prior to the mid-1990s, nearly all sweet cherries in the Pacific Northwest were grown on Mazzard rootstock. However, in recent years, several new rootstocks [...]

  • New Zealand bred

New Zealand bred

  • April 1st, 2009

Prevar has assigned exclusive rights for a new apple variety bred in New Zealand to a ­company called T193 [...]

  • Precision pest control

Precision pest control

  • April 1st, 2009

Former Washington State University scientist Dr. Michio Kise shows the multipurpose autonomous sprayer, under development by Dr. Fran Pierce, to Washington growers [...]

Fruit cracking interaction

  • April 1st, 2009

In his study of the preharvest use of 1-MCP (methylcyclopropene) on apples, Dr. Jim Schupp observed some phytotoxic issues in Golden Delicious that "caused [...]

  • Czech variety list

Czech variety list

  • April 1st, 2009

Plzeň, Czech Republic. During the Soviet era, historic buildings were neglected and functional apartments were built. The Czech Republic [...]

New tool to manage harvest

  • April 1st, 2009

The powerful instrument 1-MCP (methylcyclopropene) is used to retain the firmness of apples in cold storage. But the product also shows potential as a [...]

  • Farming for aromas

Farming for aromas

  • April 1st, 2009

Growers know that viticultural practices influence a whole host of things in the vineyard, such as yield, berry size, [...]

  • Good Point – Andrew Landers

Good Point – Andrew Landers

  • April 1st, 2009

Left: An adjustable air outlet keeps the spray cloud in the trees. Right: Ultra sonic sensors determine absence, presence, or height [...]

  • Harvesting cherries over the row

Harvesting cherries over the row

  • April 1st, 2009

Michigan State University researchers are testing various harvesting equipment on tart cherries that aren’t amendable to traditional trunk shaking harvesters. This Korvan [...]

Water status influence on aromas

  • April 1st, 2009

A vine’s water potential can also have an effect on berry composition and aroma compounds, says Dr. Andrew Reynolds of Brock University in Ontario, [...]

Family wineries

  • April 1st, 2009

The growth of Washington’s viticulture scene in the past decade has been extraordinary. There are now nearly 600 wineries in operation, making it the [...]

Concern for small growers

  • April 1st, 2009

Managers of club apple varieties dismiss the notion that small growers will be locked out of their programs. Dr. Terence Robinson, horticulturist [...]

So many rootstock choices

  • April 1st, 2009

Prior to the mid-1990s, nearly all sweet cherries in the Pacific Northwest were grown on Mazzard rootstock. However, in recent years, several new rootstocks [...]