Harvesting Stories
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
Phil Brown Vacuum Harvester
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 harvest_featured
Citrus
September 24, 2014
Politics Creating More Work In Farm Management Field
Paul Meador of Everglades Harvesting Co. says an immigration reform resolution can't come soon enough. Read More
Necrotic leaf blotch (Photo credit: USDA, ARS)
Apples & Pears
September 2, 2014
Beware Of Fruit Rots During Apple Harvest
Conditions lately have been ripe for fungi fiasco. Read More
Elizabeth Mitcham
Fruits
September 2, 2014
Tips To Help You Manage Postharvest Ripening
Humidity, ethylene, and temperature can all impact fruit quality. Read More
Image courtesy of Green Energy Harvesting
Citrus
August 28, 2014
Florida Energy Firm Charged Up About Citrus Biomass Potential
Machine called a game-changer when it comes to a cost-effective, efficient way for tree removal and re-purposing. Read More
Taylor Farms uses three mechanical harvesters built by California-based Ramsay Highlander, who also owns the patent for the equipment. The harvester, designed to handle Romaine and green leaf crops, uses a patented water jet system to cut the vegetables. 
Photo courtesy of Frank Maconachy
Harvesting
July 8, 2014
New Harvesting Technology Brings Mechanization To Vegetable Growers
Labor issues aren’t going away, but mechanized harvesting improvements are helping to ease the problem for more growers and more crops. Read More
Growers Left  High & Dry
Fruits
May 14, 2014
Mechanically Harvested Raisins Still In The Minority
While more growers have been going with machine-harvesting, hand labor still leads the way. Read More
The Latest
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
Fruits
September 2, 2014
Tips To Help You Manage Postharvest Ripe…
Humidity, ethylene, and temperature can all impact fruit quality. Read More
Citrus
August 28, 2014
Florida Energy Firm Charged Up About Cit…
Machine called a game-changer when it comes to a cost-effective, efficient way for tree removal and re-purposing. Read More
Harvesting
July 8, 2014
New Harvesting Technology Brings Mechani…
Labor issues aren’t going away, but mechanized harvesting improvements are helping to ease the problem for more growers and more crops. Read More
Fruits
May 14, 2014
Mechanically Harvested Raisins Still In …
While more growers have been going with machine-harvesting, hand labor still leads the way. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 7, 2014
How To Use A Rice Picker As Harvest Plat…
Steve Brown of BC Tree Fruits Cooperative talks about a modified Japanese rice picker used as a harvest platform in Read More
Apples & Pears
April 2, 2014
Wafler Farms Offers Apple Harvesting Pla…
Paul Wafler of Wafler Farms explains the new apple harvesting platform system he’s developed. Read More
Fruits
October 15, 2013
How To Be Safe During Harvest Time
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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