Harvesting Stories

Apples & PearsBeware Of Fruit Rots During Apple Harvest
September 2, 2014
Conditions lately have been ripe for fungi fiasco. Read More
FruitsTips To Help You Manage Postharvest Ripening
September 2, 2014
Humidity, ethylene, and temperature can all impact fruit quality. Read More
HarvestingNew Harvesting Technology Brings Mechanization To Vegetable Growers
July 8, 2014
Labor issues aren’t going away, but mechanized harvesting improvements are helping to ease the problem for more growers and more crops. Read More
FruitsMechanically Harvested Raisins Still In The Minority
May 14, 2014
While more growers have been going with machine-harvesting, hand labor still leads the way. Read More
Rice Picker Used As Harvest Platform
Apples & PearsHow To Use A Rice Picker As Harvest Platform For Tree Fruit
April 7, 2014
Steve Brown of BC Tree Fruits Cooperative talks about a modified Japanese rice picker used as a harvest platform in Read More
Wafler Farms Harvesting Platform Demonstration
Apples & PearsWafler Farms Offers Apple Harvesting Platform Demonstration
April 2, 2014
Paul Wafler of Wafler Farms explains the new apple harvesting platform system he’s developed. Read More
FruitsHow To Be Safe During Harvest Time
October 15, 2013
Fall is a busy time with many farm workers using equipment in order to harvest produce on the farm and Read More

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Apples & PearsBeware Of Fruit Rots During Apple Harvest
September 2, 2014
Conditions lately have been ripe for fungi fiasco. Read More
FruitsTips To Help You Manage Postharvest Ripening
September 2, 2014
Humidity, ethylene, and temperature can all impact fruit quality. Read More
CitrusFlorida Energy Firm Charged Up About Citrus Biomass Pot…
August 28, 2014
Machine called a game-changer when it comes to a cost-effective, efficient way for tree removal and re-purposing. Read More
HarvestingNew Harvesting Technology Brings Mechanization To Veget…
July 8, 2014
Labor issues aren’t going away, but mechanized harvesting improvements are helping to ease the problem for more growers and more crops. Read More
FruitsMechanically Harvested Raisins Still In The Minority
May 14, 2014
While more growers have been going with machine-harvesting, hand labor still leads the way. Read More
Rice Picker Used As Harvest Platform
Apples & PearsHow To Use A Rice Picker As Harvest Platform For Tree F…
April 7, 2014
Steve Brown of BC Tree Fruits Cooperative talks about a modified Japanese rice picker used as a harvest platform in Read More
Wafler Farms Harvesting Platform Demonstration
Apples & PearsWafler Farms Offers Apple Harvesting Platform Demonstra…
April 2, 2014
Paul Wafler of Wafler Farms explains the new apple harvesting platform system he’s developed. Read More
FruitsHow To Be Safe During Harvest Time
October 15, 2013
Fall is a busy time with many farm workers using equipment in order to harvest produce on the farm and Read More
FruitsSonoma County Grape Harvest Running Ahead
October 11, 2013
Sonoma County’s 2013 harvest season has turned the corner and headed down the home stretch. Current reports are showing that Read More
EquipmentIt’s Time For A Pre-Harvest Equipment Safety Check
September 24, 2013
As the growing season comes to a close, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension researchers suggest a pre-harvest inspection of equipment Read More
Apples & PearsWSU Lands Grant For Robotic Tree Fruit Harvesting
September 24, 2013
With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated Read More
FruitsPaying Fruit Pickers Per Pound
September 18, 2013
Several years ago cherry grower Mike Omeg, who is always looking for ways to do a better job and increase Read More
CitrusCalifornia Ag and High-Tech Groups Join Forces To Push …
July 31, 2013
Two of California’s largest industry associations today announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on Capitol Hill about the essential Read More
CucurbitsCalifornia Employers Cautioned As Heat Wave Continues
July 3, 2013
Updated July 9 Cal/OSHA is investigating a second possible heat-related death of a farmworker who died July 5 while working Read More
Apples & PearsThe Future Is Now For Orchard Technology
July 2, 2013
Across the country, manufacturers, growers, and Extension are working together to advance apple harvesting technology. Read More
BerriesRobot Strawberry Picker May Be On The Way
July 1, 2013
Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London, England, have developed imaging technology that may some day solve labor Read More
HarvestingMechanical Harvesting For Leafy Greens
June 10, 2013
There’s not a grower in town who’s purchased one of Bob Sutton’s walk-behind HarvestStar baby leaf harvesters. In fact, there’s Read More
BerriesNew Produce Totes Are The Result Of Listening To Custom…
May 1, 2013
Macro Plastics and Calpine Containers listened to customer feedback and have worked together to bring two new produce totes to Read More