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Harvest and Postharvest

Featured stories about harvest and postharvest appear in this issue.

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Last Bite–A peach with longevity

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Unlike apples and pears, where new varieties are slow to appear and stay forever, new peach varieties come, and most of them go, in a

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Learning from the freeze

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While scientists warn that extreme weather events will become more common as carbon dioxide levels continue to build in the atmosphere, Great Lakes region fruit

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The Kings of Flint

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Jacky and Dora King have been urban farmers for about six years. The six acres that they farm now contain two hoop-style greenhouses, vegetable gardens,

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Good Stuff

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New cherry sorters

Chelan Fruit Cooperative has about 600 year-round employees, but needs an additional 1,000 packing house workers during the cherry season. It installed a

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Urban orchards

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For more than half a century, the great industrial cities of the northeastern United States have been decaying. From what used to be dynamic urban

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Busting the low-yield myth

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One of the most contentious issues between grape grower and winemaker is the long-held belief that lower yields make better wines. Though research has uncoupled

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Focus shifts to full automation

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Faculty at Washington State University’s Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems plan to focus the bulk of their efforts in the future on the

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Bin dog under development

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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 scientists at

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Harvester is ready to go

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Picker Technologies’ self-propelled harvest system has adjustable platforms at the front where two pickers can stand to pick from the tops of the trees while