New Technology/Buyers’ Guide
Featured stories about new ag technology and more, plus our annual Buyers’ Guide, in this issue.
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Diagnosing the decline
Cornell pathologists launch new study of controversial phenomenon.
Zoning in on ozone
Researchers put pest and disease control alternatives to trial.
Quick pics for grape cluster counts
How smartphone apps and cameras can make accurate grape cluster counts.
Spectrum smart vineyard irrigation
Can hyperspectral cameras usher in a new era of smart irrigation for wine grape growers?
Labor apps on tap
Users share how they chose from a growing field of labor tracking apps.
Summer fruit sensor search
Australian initiative seeks new technologies for stone fruit by 2022.
Evolutions in imaging
Cheaper cameras and faster processing capabilities open a world of opportunities for orchard imaging, but which approaches will pay off?
Collaborate to innovate
Can a “project management” approach to specialty crop producers’ need for automation accelerate the pace of commercialization?
No drivers needed with new tractor technology
Autonomous tractor technology begins marketing to Western U.S. orchard and vineyard growers.
Fruit industry faces cyber insecurity
Employee training key to preventing ransomware attacks.
Not just little cherry
OSU extension horticulturist spreads messages of “other” viruses affecting cherry growers.
Epstein: Moving targets for MRLs
Maximum residue levels (MRLs) for pesticides on fruit have become extremely dynamic and the Northwest Horticultural Council is working to keep the Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry ahead of the curve.
Cody LaRiviere, a young grower from Yakima, Washington
Cody graduated from Washington State University with a degree in tree fruit and vegetable management and manages blocks in Quincy, Washington. He’s the son of Kelli and Randy LaRiviere and is married to Ashley LaRiviere.
Private equity firm acquires Ste. Michelle Wine Estates for $1.2 billion
On Friday, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ parent company, the tobacco giant Altria, announced its plans to sell Washington’s largest wine business to private equity firm
Abundant Robotics closes shop
Abundant Robotics, the tech startup that appeared to be leading the race to commercialize a robotic apple picker, has shut down. “After a series of