You can hope H-2A lasts forever and bury your head in the sand, but when you pull it out, everyone might be gone.
Research has potential to improve efficiency and quality of fresh market blueberries.
Follow these suggestions to make the move from a 3-D spindle-shaped canopy to a 2-D system using mechanical pruning.
Research team seeks alternatives to over-the-row harvest systems.
Hot temperatures, lack of precipitation, mechanization, and high density production systems were among the highlights of the International Fruit Tree Association’s annual study tour.
Methods to reduce labor dependency important for the future of grape production.
“It takes years to turn orchards from a big, wild 3-D tree to a narrow canopy — a […]
Projects seek to create cost-effective automation of harvest and orchard tasks.
Mechanical hedging can save you time and money, while increasing light into your canopy.
The U.S. is the leading global producer of raisins, but the land area planted to raisin grapes in […]
Naturipe Farms LLC., the global leader in growing and marketing blueberries, is challenging creative technology minds to innovate […]
In recent years, many apple growers have adopted the tall spindle system, planting at 3-feet-by-12-feet so that partial […]
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 5 for the 17th annual Wayne County Fruit Grower Tour presented […]
The 2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour in Western New York will be held significantly […]
Labor accounts for a substantial fraction of the production costs of most fruits, including grapes. Manual harvest is […]
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.
Demand growing as researchers explore the possibilities of mechanical harvesting.