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New Technology & Buyer’s Guide

Featured stories covering new technology and the 2017 Buyer’s Guide in this issue.

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  • Young grower Anel Dorantes

Anel Dorantes, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / Anel grew up on her father’s farm with five younger brothers and sisters and has since taken over the farm, operating it

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The high-tech promise of hands-off

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Mechanization researchers have seen quality improvements along with possibilities of cost savings.

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X-ray vision to see ice formation inside buds

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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Using an advanced type of X-ray imaging to examine ice formation inside wild grape buds, a researcher is getting a highly detailed, three-dimensional view that

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Same grapes, different names – Cynthiana and Norton

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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A long-running debate over grapes in Missouri and Arkansas has been put to rest by researchers at Missouri State University.

Norton, the official state grape of

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Be aware of shortcomings with Malling 9 rootstock

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

High summer temperatures and shallow soils can adversely affect canopy development and yield.

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Researchers put virus theory to trial in G.935 decline

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Pathogen probe

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Allan Bros. paces innovation

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Longtime Washington fruit company leads the way with development of new technologies, including collaboration on vacuum picker.

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A better way to spray

August 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Application tech specialist from Ontario finds crop-adapted spraying reduces pesticide use by an average of 25 percent.

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Fourth Leaf flies independent flag

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Washington’s renamed Holtzinger is one of a few packers in U.S. that doesn’t also grow its own fruit.

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A layman’s guide to reading research articles

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two Washington State University extension specialists have released a free guide to help readers wade through the sometimes confusing and controversial world of science.

Called “Scientific

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Entomologists join WSU for pear IPM project

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two new entomologists have joined the Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee to work on a new pear integrated pest

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Sunburn and sunscald: Beware the warning signs – Video

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunburn and sunscald research underway in sunny Chile could lead to tools that would benefit growers in all arid regions.

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Orchard mechanization gains momentum

August 8th, 2017|5 Comments

Growers increasingly find ways to adopt new technologies across all four seasons.

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Willett: Taking advantage of technology

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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The desire to automate segments of the tree fruit industry isn’t new.

At its formation, as far back as the 1960s, the Washington Tree Fruit Research

  • Mark Powers, president of the Northwest Horticultural Council

The ag advocates

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Hort Council presses on amid leadership change.

  • Interpera 10th World Pear Conference

Overcoming the pear plateau: Interpera 2017 – Video

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Growers gather to share ideas to increase production, which has been flat for the past 10 years around most of the world.

  • Tim Akita

Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

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The quest for new varieties, cold-hardy rootstock

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

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Researchers from around the world presented their latest findings regarding cold-hardy rootstocks and new varieties during the Interpera conference in Wenatchee, Washington, in June.

Unlike apples,