Innovative Technologies for Thinning of Fruit
A multi-disciplinary, inter-regional effort that combines research and outreach to help the tree fruit industry improve efficiency and sustainability.
This project was funded by the USDA with matching support from fruit growers, fruit industry associations, and academic institutions.
Blossom Thinning Results from an Early Bloom Season
January 18, 2013A publication of the New Jersey State Horticultural Society, celebrating 138 years in 2013
Mechanical Flower Thinning Improves Fruit Quality of Apples and Promotes Consistent Bearing
September 17, 2012A novel device is presented for mechanical blossom thinning with first test trials in the US on seven-year-old apple [Malus domestica (Borkh.)]
Innovative Technologies for Thinning of Peach Blossoms
September 17, 20123D Blossom Mapping for Selective Blossom Thinning
Finding the Ideal Peach Orchard
September 17, 2012High early yields and potential for mechanization and reduced labor costs sought.
What to Know About Orchard Automation
September 17, 2012Bruce Hollabaugh of Hollabaugh Brothers Orchards in Biglerville, PA, shares what he has learned and what he expects to happen with automation technology.