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Humans and robots team up for high-tech fruit harvest

  Conceptual human-machine interface for collaborative fruit identification. (Image by Manoj Karkee and Mark De Kleine, WSU) Sensors measure force and pressure during hand picking of apple. (Photo by Long He, WSU) PROSSER, Wash. – With a bumper crop of apples expected this season, many Washington tree fruit growers dream of a day when automated […]

Bumper apple crop anticipated; new variety emerging

By Anna King, NWPR   Related 04-16-13 WSU News – Rock Doc: Bringing a tasty, new apple to stores everywhere  05-11-13 WSU News – ‘WA 38’ a beauty: Licensee sought to commercialize new apple Bio Katherine M. Evans, associate scientist/associate professor, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center WENATCHEE, Wash. – Northwest apple growers are […]

Tree fruit research updates, workshops planned at field day

WENATCHEE, Wash. – New apple varieties, a new fruit scientist, pest control and tree fruit research will highlight workshops and presentations during a free field day beginning at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Sunrise Research Orchard, located off highway 28 on Sunrise Lane about 11 miles south of Wenatchee. The fifth annual field […]