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Crop Load Management and the Market Profitability of ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples

This study assessed the potential impacts on grower profits when the crop load management is not optimal. We used a hedonic pricing model to estimate…

Evaluation of Multipass Mechanical Harvesting on ‘Skeena’ Sweet Cherries Trained to Y-trellis

A study on multipass harvesting using a mechanical harvesting prototype was proposed for mechanical harvesting of fresh market sweet cherries. Fruit damage rate, fruit removal…

Safeguarding Fruit Crops in the Age of Agricultural Globalization

The expansion of fruit production and markets into new geographic areas provides novel opportunities and challenges for the agricultural and marketing industries. Evidence that fruit…

Sensors and systems for fruit detection and localization: A review

This paper reviews the research and development of machine vision systems for fruit detection and localization for robotic harvesting and/or crop-load estimation of specialty tree…

Estimating potential transpiration of apple trees using theoretical non-water-stressed baselines

To maximize irrigation efficiency, applied water has to be precisely adjusted to the crop water use. This study develops a method based on the energy…

QTL mapping of pomological traits in peach and related species breeding germplasm

Peach is an economically important fruit tree crop that exhibits high phenotypic variability yet suffers from diversity-limited gene pool. Genetic introgression of novel alleles from…

Involvement of calmodulin and calmodulin-like proteins in plant responses to abiotic stresses

Transient changes in intracellular Ca2+ concentration have been well recognized to act as cell signals coupling various environmental stimuli to appropriate physiological responses with accuracy…

Phytoseiids in Washington commercial apple orchards: Biodiversity and factors affecting abundance

Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt) is an important biological control agent of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Washington apple orchards. It was thought to be essentially the…

Laboratory-based evaluation of optical performance for a new soil penetrometer visible and near-infrared (VisNIR) foreoptic

In situ visible and near infrared (VisNIR) spectroscopy has been gaining interest as a proximal soil sensing technique to rapidly and inexpensively measure soil properties.…

Estimating actual transpiration of apple trees based on infrared thermometry

A method was developed based on the radiative properties and energy budget of a single apple leaf to calculate the actual transpiration (T) of apple…
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