January 15th 2008 Issue

Mechanization meets with skepticism

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Several prominent Washington tree fruit grower-shippers say they foresee labor shortages but are not banking on mechanization and robotic harvesters

Robots look cost effective

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When the citrus industry began to pursue the idea of a robotic harvesting system several years ago, it had plenty

Undercover apples

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A British Columbia, Canada, orchard is pioneering crop tunnels for apple –production. Raymond and

Pear industry survey launched

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A large-scale survey of the Pacific Northwest pear industry began in January to gather information on what the industry might

Good Question

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Sensing good fruit

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Dr. Renfu Lu is using multispectral-based prototype sorting equipment to determine internal apple quality. There’s

Whatever happened to…

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Four years have passed since voters threw out Washington State’s ergonomics rule; it’s been six years since the federal standard

Let there be light

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Light can improve the yield and productivity of an apple orchard in two ways, according to Dr. Jens-Norbert Wünsche of

Last Bite

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Organized in 1901, the California Fruit Exchange, a marketing cooperative of independent fruit growers and shippers, sold its products under

Good Point

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In the December issue of Good Fruit Grower, Washington State University announced an upcoming fruit school on Competitive

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