Staff writer Vicky Boyd compiled these news items at the recent Northwest Horticultural Expo in Wenatchee, Wash.
REDLINE SOLUTIONS: Carol Golsch, director of product development for Santa Clara, Calif.-based RedLine Solutions, demonstrates the firm’s new RedLine Cooler CT software, which was designed in conjunction with Wenatchee, Wash.-based Compu-Tech. The computer program integrates mobile warehouse management with real-time inventory control, she said.
SORMA GROUP: Alessandro Fiumara shows off two netted bags that Cesena, Italy-based Sorma Group is introducing to the apple industry. Both are designed to reduce the amount of plastic used in the manufacturing process, he said.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY: Scott Beddard of FirmYield Pollen, Yakima, participates in a Washington State University apple tasting. The program, which involves varieties that are early in the breeding process, helps weed out ones the industry doesn’t think have potential, said Lisa Brutcher, a breeding program technician.