Harvesting Stories
A vineyard map image showing data layered on Google Earth. (Photo credit: Google Earth and Cornell University)
Grapes
June 9, 2016
High-Tech Solutions Could Improve Grape Crop Estimates
Determining accurate estimates of grape crop yield is notoriously difficult, but new methods involving precision sensing technology could help growers Read More
A warm winter could lead to an early harvest for  Washington grape.
(Photo credit: Washington State University)
Grapes
June 9, 2016
Washington Grape Growers Could See Early Harvest
Grape growers in eastern Washington who thought last year’s harvest was early could be in for another surprise. An unseasonably Read More
Figure 2. A Joanna-4 is being pulled to harvest black currants. It is also a very efficient and cost-effective model for aronia growers. (Photo credit: WEREMCZUK FMR LTD. via Dean Mangrich)
Berries
March 29, 2016
Mechanization In The Berry Patch Can Make Your Job Easier
Mechanical harvesters could be more of a necessity than a luxury for many fruit growers. Read More
Tart cherries in a 4 -year-old Montmorency traditionally grown block fall on the catch leaves of the Oxbo 9000 used at Wright Orchard near Belding, MI, in 2009. (Photo credits: Ron Perry, MSU)
Harvesting
March 29, 2016
Growers Could See Early Returns On Investment With New Harvesting Techniques
Research team in Michigan examines the use of berry harvester as gentler and more economical way to harvest tart cherries. Read More
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Equipment
October 5, 2015
Grimmway Farms Moves Plants With Robots
In phase one of what it hopes will be a series of trials, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of Read More
Grimmway's Harvest Automation robots
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Future Of Vegetable Growing
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
Auto Draft
Harvesting
September 30, 2015
Grimmway Farms Trials Robots And Container Vegetable Production
In spring 2015, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of open field container production of vegetable plants, using robots from Read More
Jose Iniguez, Rod Farrow, and Jason Woodworth, co-owners of Lamont Fruit Farms in Waterport, NY, have maximized the art of profit per acre. (Photo credit: Christina Herrick)
Apples & Pears
September 30, 2015
Masters Of Maximizing Profit At Lamont Fruit Farms
Whatever you do, don’t go to Lamont Fruit Farms in Waterport, NY, and talk about saving money to be more Read More
Photo credit: Christina Herrick
Harvesting
August 25, 2015
Northwest Cherry Growers Release Preliminary Season Report
Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) report a preliminary shipped crop total of 20.52 million boxes. The record for June was 12.6 Read More
Meadowlark blueberry
Berries
August 21, 2015
Naturipe Farms Challenges Developers To Create The Blueberry Harvester Of The Future
Naturipe Farms LLC., the global leader in growing and marketing blueberries, is challenging creative technology minds to innovate a better Read More
Slideshow: Taylor Orchards
Apples & Pears
July 31, 2015
ReTain Now Registered For Double Application
ReTain plant growth regulator (PGR) has been registered by EPA with a new label use that allows pome fruit growers Read More
asparagus
Harvesting
March 30, 2015
Optimize Your Asparagus Harvest
It is an exciting time of the year when asparagus spears start poking their heads out of the ground. Careful Read More
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Harvesting
August 16, 2016
Proper Stockpiling Can Maintain Almond Q…
As almond yields increase, growers may find themselves with more harvested crop than processors can handle. Proper stockpiling techniques can Read More
Berries
July 12, 2016
Automated Strawberry Picker: One Step Cl…
Company receives U.S. Patent approval for continuous picking wheel on the machine. Read More
Equipment
July 6, 2016
Options In Harvest Mechanization For Veg…
Depending on your goals, labor-saving devices are available to just about any grower, big or small. Two growers and an equipment manufacturer discuss the kinds of things you can do — and what it will mean for your production. Read More
Grapes
June 9, 2016
High-Tech Solutions Could Improve Grape …
Determining accurate estimates of grape crop yield is notoriously difficult, but new methods involving precision sensing technology could help growers Read More
Grapes
June 9, 2016
Washington Grape Growers Could See Early…
Grape growers in eastern Washington who thought last year’s harvest was early could be in for another surprise. An unseasonably Read More
Berries
March 29, 2016
Mechanization In The Berry Patch Can Mak…
Mechanical harvesters could be more of a necessity than a luxury for many fruit growers. Read More
Harvesting
March 29, 2016
Growers Could See Early Returns On Inves…
Research team in Michigan examines the use of berry harvester as gentler and more economical way to harvest tart cherries. Read More
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Grimmway Farms Moves Plants With Robots
In phase one of what it hopes will be a series of trials, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of Read More
Equipment
October 5, 2015
Robots, Container Production, And The Fu…
Water. Labor. Affordable land. Transportation costs. As a vegetable grower, you face challenges like these every year — but lately Read More
Harvesting
September 30, 2015
Grimmway Farms Trials Robots And Contain…
In spring 2015, Grimmway Farms experimented with the concept of open field container production of vegetable plants, using robots from Read More
Apples & Pears
September 30, 2015
Masters Of Maximizing Profit At Lamont F…
Whatever you do, don’t go to Lamont Fruit Farms in Waterport, NY, and talk about saving money to be more Read More
Harvesting
August 25, 2015
Northwest Cherry Growers Release Prelimi…
Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) report a preliminary shipped crop total of 20.52 million boxes. The record for June was 12.6 Read More
Berries
August 21, 2015
Naturipe Farms Challenges Developers To …
Naturipe Farms LLC., the global leader in growing and marketing blueberries, is challenging creative technology minds to innovate a better Read More
Apples & Pears
July 31, 2015
ReTain Now Registered For Double Applica…
ReTain plant growth regulator (PGR) has been registered by EPA with a new label use that allows pome fruit growers Read More
Harvesting
March 30, 2015
Optimize Your Asparagus Harvest
It is an exciting time of the year when asparagus spears start poking their heads out of the ground. Careful Read More
Apples & Pears
February 23, 2015
The State Of Mechanical Apple Harvesting
Breakthroughs in mechanization have been a long time coming, but recent advances combining the skills of both people and machines are bringing efficiencies to orchards of all sizes. Read More
Citrus
September 24, 2014
Politics Creating More Work In Farm Mana…
Paul Meador of Everglades Harvesting Co. says an immigration reform resolution can't come soon enough. Read More
Apples & Pears
September 2, 2014
Beware Of Fruit Rots During Apple Harves…
Conditions lately have been ripe for fungi fiasco. Read More
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