Flying harvest robot demo drew a crowd at Interpoma — Video
Tevel Aerobotics' flying harvest robot was on display for attendees at the Interpoma apple trade show in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, in November.
Apple-harvesting robot roundup — Video
Robotic fruit harvester development continues.
Putting packaging first: 2022 Good Fruit Growers of the Year
Change is the big constant at McDougall and Sons’ packing facility outside East Wenatchee.
Research welcome: 2022 Good Fruit Growers of the Year
McDougall and Sons’ research investments and partnerships net benefits for all growers.
Bierer: Carbon accounting
New USDA soil project will assess carbon balance of an apple orchard over time.
Robots highlight Interpoma conference and trade show in Bolzano
The tour-goers with International Fruit Tree Association ended their Italian tour with two days at the big event, Interpoma...
Grape Society holds annual meeting to share research findings and crop updates, recognize industry members
Gary Schrimsher was honored with the Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Year award by
The carbon’s in the details
A pilot project for California grape growers gets into the weeds on regenerative agriculture.
IFTA kicks off tour of Italy in Bologna
A tour of research trials at the world’s oldest university Nov. 13 and a visit to a massive agricultural equipment trade show Nov. 12 kicked off the International Fruit Tree Association’s tour of Northern Italy.
Sour rot research
Cornell combating outbreaks in New York vineyards.
WSU’s 2023 North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days announced
2023 North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days are scheduled Jan. 17 to 19 in Wenatchee, Jan. 21 in Chelan and Feb. 7 in Omak
2022 apple residue report released
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission announced the publication of the 2022 pesticide residue study
Family farm driven to diversify
The Karstetter family expanded into row crops to help the third-generation growers build capital and keep the orchards in the family.
Good to Know: Research works
An overview of this year’s research projects and upcoming research reviews.
Technology Research Review Dec. 1 in Wenatchee
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission invites everyone interested to attend this year’s Technology Research
West-central Michigan research station displays tree fruit projects underway
The West Michigan Research Station has been operating for more than a year, and its research projects are starting to bear fruit.
Hansen: Mealybug mating disruption
Specialty crop grant will help develop sustainable mealybug control in Washington vineyards.
Bernadette Gagnier, a young grower from Snohomish, Washington
Bernadette is pursuing her doctorate in horticulture, specializing in alternative strategies for nematode management in wine grape systems in Washington state. She is the daughter of Jeanette and Rick Gagnier.
Survey seeks input on mating disruption use in specialty crops
Oregon State University’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center staff is distributing a survey about integrated pest management mating disruption use in specialty crops.
Codling moth study covers many questions, many miles
WSU codling moth research is large in topic and geography.
The good, the bad and the maybe for Minnesota cider apples
University of Minnesota study looks near and far for cider apples that thrive in the region’s cold climate.
Good to Know: Progress for the Orchard of the Future
International collaboration around orchard technology begins trials.
The shade sweet spot
Growers and researcher look to find the balance between sunburn protection and color development by pulling back shade nets before harvest.
Hot and cold therapy may be just right
Combination of treatments eliminates rootstock viruses.
2023 Northwest Cherry and Stone Fruit Research Review Nov. 8
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission invite everyone interested to
New ways to spray
Field day by Washington State Grape Society and WSU focuses on pest control technologies.
Studying how to be a good sport
MSU scientists aim to uncover the mechanisms for why some sports ripen earlier or later.
Gerlach: The need for Newton
USApple launches online database to make apple statistics more accessible for answering industry questions.
Hands-on precision with computer vision
Lake Ontario tour showcases crop load management tools.
A drool-making Jewel
University of Minnesota breeding program releases new juicy pear suited to grow in USDA Zone 4.
Seeking natural born killers in the orchard
Researchers work to harness bacteriophages to take on antibiotic-resistant pathogens in orchards and vineyards.
Cosmic Crisp field day focuses on horticulture research and commercial experience
Washington growers expect to wait at least another month to begin harvesting WA 38, according to growers who opened their orchards to a preharvest tour organized by Washington State University on Sept. 15.
Van den Ende: Tame your trees
For high-density pear plantings, it’s critical to get an early start.
IFTA tour covers all the hot topics
After its tour was postponed in 2020, the International Fruit Tree Association returned to check in on an industry facing headwinds.
Cosmic Crisp, continued — Video
Learning from past harvests helps Washington apple industry prepare for this year’s WA 38 harvest and handling.
Let’s try more trials
New company adds to Michigan Fruit Ridge research efforts.
Tracking your tractor
Equipment sensors promise spraying efficiency, paving the way for automation.
Grape field day focuses on WSU research into new ways to spray
The Washington State Grape Society and Washington State University hosted a field day Aug. 11 focused on WSU’s vineyard technology research, especially in the arena of spray technology.
Annual New York fruit tour highlights precision crop load management
Precision crop load management and the computer vision technology that is gradually improving its accuracy was a major topic during the Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit Program’s annual summer fruit tour held in Orleans County, New York, on Aug. 9.
Know your flow
At Two Mountain Winery, technology helps make irrigation practices more sustainable.
Tart cherry roots and canopies
New tools map tart cherry orchards.
Leticia Trejo, a young grower from Bridgeport, Washington
Leticia graduated from Washington State University with a degree in agricultural food systems. She is married to Marc Martinez and is the daughter of Diana and Donato Trejo.
Ag automation headed your way
Spray automation drives itself into commercial tree fruit use.
Inside look at GUSS
An automated sprayer still needs human hands to get it rolling.
Drip on demand — Video
Automating irrigation can save labor, save water and help growers schedule around the plants’ needs.
Hansen: Smart thinning
Washington wine industry helps develop new vineyard technology by investing in collaboration.
Maycock: Putting the ag in ag tech
Could a collaborative model improve the outcomes for ag tech startups and the growers who need them?
Growers get glimpse of latest MSU research at Ridgefest field day
Michigan Pomesters held its 11th annual Ridgefest field day July 28, touring research trials at Michigan State University’s Clarksville Research Center in Clarksville.
Heat stress one of the hot topics at Smart Orchard field day
A hearty group of about 50 growers, industry professionals and researchers gathered under the hot sun — and in the shade, where they could find it — in Grandview, Washington, for a Smart Orchard field day held July 26 in English and July 27 in Spanish.
Getting the X out
Removing infected trees is considered a critical strategy in the fight against X disease.