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Tis the season for vole control. Click HERE to read an informative paper about effective vole pest control methods for tree-fruit orchards. If you need help battling mice in your orchard, your Chamberlin Crop Adviser is here to help.

September 18, 2018

A new pilot program by the Plant and Food Research in New Zealand is releasing sterile coddling moths into apple orchards (via drones) to reduce the pest population. The first season has shown more than a 90% reduction in coddling moths. According to Plant and Food Research Scientist, Dr. Jim Walker, "within two seasons we expect the coddling moth population to be eliminated from these test orchards." This sterile insect technique shows significant potential for the apple industry and future management of pest insect populations around the world. Click HERE to read more about this exciting new research.

September 27, 2017

Chamberlin Agriculture is please to bring Hydralada machines to its growers--mobile elevated orchard work platforms that allow more efficient (and safer) harvesting, pruning and elevated construction work including overhead protective netting and artificial shelters. Self-propelled by foot controls, the compact platforms leave operators hands-free to pick fruit and are maneuverable in tight rows and spaces.

Independent studies have confirmed that Hydralada orchard platforms can significantly increase worker output year round, from pruning trees in the winter through to harvest. In fact, one person working from a Hydralada machine in 15-foot apple trees can carry out the equivalent work of three to four people on conventional step ladders.

With labor shortage and worker safety being two very important considerations in today's modern orchards, Hydralada platforms are valuable tools for growers. Contact Jake Carson for additional inform

October 1, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Randy Burleson has joined Chamberlin's field staff. A Cashmere, WA native, Randy brings over 25 years of industry and crop consulting experience to the team.

September 21, 2016

Congratulations Scott on being named American Fruit Grower magazine's 2016 Grower of the Year! This is a well deserved honor. Chamberlin is proud to call you a business associate and friend.

September 8, 2016

This video shared by the German Tow and Blow Distributor shows a lot of detail about set up and operation of the portable wind machines. Now is the time to consider your frost protection needs for the upcoming season!

August 15, 2016

Welcome to the family Jacob.

July 14, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out for Chamberlin's Grower Appreciation BBQ in Cashmere this afternoon. Special thanks to Bruce, our branch manager, beef supplier (now 2 cows down) and grill master.  

June 28, 2016

Reported by The Produce News, covering fresh produce around the globe since 1897.

At the peak of cherry production last season, CMI navigated a drone through the new McDougall & Sons Baker Flats facility, capturing close up action of the organized chaos that is cherry packing. CMI released the new video this week and the flyover offers an incredible view of cherries that only an aerial drone camera can capture.

State-of-the-art cherry packing is spectacular to see, said Steve Lutz, vice president of marketing for CMI. “It’s such a fast and furious process and we knew customers and consumers would enjoy seeing this unique behind the scenes footage,” he said in a press release. “We pushed the drone to get as close to the action as possible showing our magnificent cherry packing operation, from giant waterslides to gleaming stainless machinery and state-of-the-art technology.

”The capabilities of the new McDougall cherry facility are significant. The new plant processes 15 tons of cher...

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