Harvest and Postharvest
Featured stories about harvest and postharvest appear in this issue.
Faculty at Washington State University’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems plan to focus the bulk of their efforts in the future [...]
An intelligent bin dog system—a self-propelled bin carrying system that could follow fruit pickers through the orchard—is one of several labor-saving devices that [...]
Chris Hendrickson, technician for Oxbo, looks on as pickers test the machine at a Stemilt orchard in Quincy, Washington. The two picking platforms on [...]
Appreciated for its red skin and golden flesh, the O’Henry peach has been an important part of the variety mix for decades.
Unlike apples and [...]
Phil Schwallier and Amy Irish-Brown have good records showing Fruit Ridge weather this spring. Growers can use this data to evaluate what happened in [...]
This lot was cleared of trash and a cover crop established to prepare it for planting.
Jacky and Dora King have been urban farmers for [...]
Rick Lancaster said Chelan Fruit’s new cherry grader will help ensure that only firm cherries go to export markets.
New cherry sorters
Chelan Fruit Cooperative [...]
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation depends on local volunteers not only to plant the trees but to learn how to maintain them and make [...]
Some winemakers still insist on low yields regardless of the vine’s balance or capacity to ripen fruit to maturity. In some winery circles, these [...]