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  • Drone work at Adelsheim Vineyard

Oregon viticulturist tests, uses drone technology — Video

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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

Chad Vargas bought a drone just as

  • Cornell researcher highlights need for precision spray

Spraying with precision — Video

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Cornell researcher offers tips for making your grandfather’s sprayer more effective, but says precision sprayers are the future.

  • Matson automated apple cold storage facility

Matson leads industry in automated cold storage technology — Video

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pallets stand five racks high, cramped, dark and sci-fi eerie. Robotic cranes, guided by lasers and bar codes, retrieve the pallets while automatic dollies on

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Share your know-how and grow-how — Great Lakes Expo preview

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Expert view: Individual growers must take on customer fears about GMOs and chemicals.

  • Matson automated apple cold storage facility

Ag drone future’s up in the air — Video

November 9th, 2016|1 Comment

Even with recent advancements, drones are not quite ready for optimal use in the tree fruit industry.

  • Air-actuated gripper submitted photo

Gripper’s gentle touch

November 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Pneumatic air-controlled gripper may lend itself to robotic fruit harvest.

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Scharlau: Advocacy – slow, incremental, and over time

November 4th, 2016|0 Comments

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It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and yet, at this writing, neither

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Creators of vacuum harvester aim to have machines ready in 2018

November 3rd, 2016|1 Comment

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A vacuum apple harvester under development by a California company has shown it can see the apples, pick them from the tree and do so

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DeVaney: Continuous improvement

October 31st, 2016|1 Comment

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The 2016 Washington State Tree Fruit Association Annual Meeting and Hort Expo—the “Hort Show”—is fast approaching. This year’s event, the 112th, will take place at

  • Abundant Robotics automated vacuum harvester

The long and tricky path to automated picking — Video

October 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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

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Pierre Paradis, Young Grower from Silverton, Oregon

October 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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family background / Pierre is the son of Peter and Donna Paradis, who were among the first wine grape growers in Oregon’s Abiqua Valley in