September 2007 Issue

Producing pears in Portugal

By |September 1st, 2007|

Leopard moth larva on the mined trunk of a young pear tree. With about 12,000 [...]

UFO seen at cherry field day

By |September 1st, 2007|

Dr. Matt Whiting’s new system for growing sweet cherries—nicknamed the UFO—turns convention on its head.
Typically, when establishing a [...]

Bartlett pear production declines

By |September 1st, 2007|

Canned pear consumption and West Coast Bartlett pear production have both declined over the past few years. [...]

Competitive pear orchards

By |September 1st, 2007|

An analysis of the cost of producing fresh pears in a standard medium-density orchard illustrates the urgency of adopting [...]

Taylor's Gold seems prone to reversion

By |September 1st, 2007|

Southern Oregon pear growers have a long history of growing Comice and are able [...]

Washington returns to its Riesling roots

By |September 1st, 2007|

Wade Wolfe said it’s only a matter of a few years before Riesling becomes the next overplanted [...]

Taylor's Gold excels in wet areas

By |September 1st, 2007|

Gary Moulton, at Washington State University in Mount Vernon, is impressed with Taylor’s Gold. While [...]

A fresh approach to cherries

By |September 1st, 2007|

Regina cherries are harvested at Don Nusom’s orchard at Gervais, Oregon. Ever since Oregon Agricultural [...]

Drop crop

By |September 1st, 2007|

This spring, Scott Smith of Tonasket, Washington, was optimistic that his sixth-leaf Taylor’s Gold pear trees would finally produce [...]

In search of a dwarfing pear rootstock

By |September 1st, 2007|

Oregon State University is evaluating more than 400 potential pear rootstocks from the Horner [...]