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New Equipment & Technology

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

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Czech variety list

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

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Czech variety list

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

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Good Point – Andrew Landers

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Developing precision canopy sprayers

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Good Point – Andrew Landers

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

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How to best condition pears

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Dr. Gene Kupferman has a dream of having every piece of fruit that leaves Washington State be edible and ready

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How to best condition pears

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Dr. Gene Kupferman has a dream of having every piece of fruit that leaves Washington State be edible and ready

Concern for small growers

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

Concern for small growers

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

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New Zealand bred

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

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New Zealand bred

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

Floral and fruity, or bell peppers and beans?

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When you sniff a glass of red wine, fruity and floral aromas should come to mind—not green beans and bell peppers. New research shows that

Floral and fruity, or bell peppers and beans?

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When you sniff a glass of red wine, fruity and floral aromas should come to mind—not green beans and bell peppers. New research shows that

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Farming for aromas

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

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Farming for aromas

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

Water status influence on aromas

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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, Canada.

Water status influence on aromas

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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, Canada.

Family wineries

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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 second

Family wineries

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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 second

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From panacea to pandemonium?

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New Zealand fruit grower and shipper Paul Paynter predicts that the big trend in the next 15 years will be deglobalization.

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From panacea to pandemonium?

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New Zealand fruit grower and shipper Paul Paynter predicts that the big trend in the next 15 years will be deglobalization.

Fruit cracking interaction

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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 us

Fruit cracking interaction

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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 us

New tool to manage harvest

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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 tool

New tool to manage harvest

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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 tool

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Harvesting cherries over the row

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

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Harvesting cherries over the row

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

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Machinery is their specialty

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Left: This sprayer has a tank large enough to cover 50 acres, and has a mower. Right: This bin transporter loads and unloads

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Machinery is their specialty

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Left: This sprayer has a tank large enough to cover 50 acres, and has a mower. Right: This bin transporter loads and unloads

So many rootstock choices

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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 have

So many rootstock choices

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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 have

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Precision pest control

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

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Precision pest control

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