Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Remote pest monitoring

We like to think we are an early adapter to applications of technology on the farm. We have been using remote soil moisture tracking for more than eight years now, to make irrigation decisions. We combine it with data from our on-site weather station to calculate precise watering needs for each block of the orchard. We are currently experimenting with remote monitoring of pest insects (picture below). I will probably write a detailed post on this later.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Orchard canopy closing in the space between rows

This is a patch of whitmore orchard that we planted about 7 years ago. The trees are so big already that the tree canopy is beginning to shade the row-space completely.