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New Technology, Labor

Featured stories covering new technology and labor appear in this issue.

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The Tangler

November 1st, 2011|1 Comment

Brett Bunker shows off the launcher he uses to dispense pheromone-containing capsules in apple trees. The clip in the magazine holds 25 capsules. Left: When

Define bloom consistently

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Left: With a bloom time of only one or two days, this Chardonnay cluster in New York shows even development. Right: With a bloom time

Cherry vote

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Cherry growers vote this month to continue or end a federal marketing order that regulates handling of sweet cherries grown in designated counties in Washington

Fresh cherry harvester

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Picker Technologies, a Washington-based developer of automated equipment, is working on a mechanical harvesting solution for fresh ­cherries. Sweet cherries have traditionally required a large

Electronic trap saves labor

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An electronic trap for monitoring insect pests will free up growers or employees from the chore of checking trap catches every week in the field.

Trouble on the Double Z

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Roxanne Bell photographs a Double Z ranch foreman who is peering through the steel fence—just feet from where it trails off to twisted strands of

Good Point

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It is time for the federal government to act. It’s not as if Congress doesn’t know there is a need, and it’s not as if

Pay attention to vines at bloom

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Cabernet Sauvignon with (left) and without nitrogen deficiency during bloom. Markus Keller To a casual observer, a cluster thick with berries might forecast a bumper

Strange times

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Robert Stearns of Kelowna is cutting his apple trees because he can't afford to replant them. Marc Arellano During a scene in the film Strange

B.C.’s strategic plan stymied

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When the British Columbia Fruit Growers’ Association launched its strategic plan four years ago, the priorities were to develop new varieties, increase fruit quality, strengthen

On a FasTrack

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Horticulturist Ralph Scorza pollinates plum flowers while geneticist Ann Callahan measures sugar content and molecular biologist Chris Dardick measures fruit size. FasTrack allows scientists to