November 2016 Issue

Oregon viticulturist tests, uses drone technology — Video

2019-05-29T14:23:29-07:00November 22nd, 2016|Images, Labor, New Developments, November 2016 Issue, Research, Ross Courtney, Technology and equipment, TJ Mullinax, Videos|

Chad Vargas demonstrates his modified DJI Phantom 4 drone from the back of his truck. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)

Matson leads industry in automated cold storage technology — Video

2019-05-29T14:23:29-07:00November 17th, 2016|Apples, Images, Labor, New Developments, November 2016 Issue, Pears, Production, Ross Courtney, Technology and equipment, TJ Mullinax, Videos|

Pallets stand five racks high, cramped, dark and sci-fi eerie. Robotic cranes, guided by lasers and bar codes,

Creators of vacuum harvester aim to have machines ready in 2018

2019-05-29T14:23:30-07:00November 3rd, 2016|Apples, Labor, New Developments, November 2016 Issue, Pears, Research, Shannon Dininny, Technology and equipment, TJ Mullinax|

Dan Steere, left, and Curt Salisbury, co-founders of Abundant Robotics Inc. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)   A vacuum

The long and tricky path to automated picking — Video

2019-05-29T14:23:31-07:00October 30th, 2016|Apples, Images, Labor, Legal & Regulatory, New Developments, November 2016 Issue, Pears, Research, Shannon Dininny, Technology and equipment, TJ Mullinax, Videos|

Vacuum picker under development brings the apple industry closer than ever to automating harvest.