OTM: On The Move
Technology Manager, Emily Wee, recently attended the International Fruit Tree Association’s 54th Annual Conference in Washington state. What she saw was innovation among orchards to make their growing and harvesting processes more cost efficient and sustainable. The main method for doing both is training the fruit trees to grow along trellises. This allows for more fruit to grow per branch as well as makes harvesting quicker and easier. There are various forms the trees could take and growers are currently debating which one is the most efficient. Emily is excited to see where these innovations will take orchards in the future as they look to stay ahead in both cost-efficiency and sustainability.