September 2009 Issue

Education eases growers into new era of pest control

By |September 1st, 2009|

Dr. Jay Brunner (right) and the Pest Management Transition Project team have reached out to growers, consultants, and farmworkers.

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Pear export prospects

By |September 1st, 2009|

A family samples USA pears in a supermarket in the city of Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is a [...]

Pear access negotiations continue

By |September 1st, 2009|

The United States and China are each hoping the other will grant permission to export pears.

The United States has [...]

Let there be light

By |September 1st, 2009|

Ideally, the long-term future will bring a dwarfing rootstock to enable pear growers to switch to more efficient production [...]

WANTED: dwarfing pear rootstock

By |September 1st, 2009|

Since the pear industry still lacks a dwarfing rootstock, Dr. Todd Einhorn is experimenting with ways to improve light [...]

Broader scope for wine center

By |September 1st, 2009|

The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center’s 22-acre site stretches along the Yakima River in Prosser, Washington. Plans for [...]

Early cropping pear system

By |September 1st, 2009|

Orchardist Gorham Blaine developed his steep V system for pears.

Pear grower Gorham Blaine has developed his own techniques for [...]

Promoting fruit size in Bartlett pear

By |September 1st, 2009|

A research report from Dr. David Sugar, Oregon State University, Medford
Bartlett pear growers practice a variety of techniques [...]

High density is tricky in pears

By |September 1st, 2009|

OSU horticulturist Dr. Todd Einhorn is experimenting to find out the best angle to train branches of d’Anjou pear [...]

In My View – Jay Grandy

By |September 1st, 2009|

The conversation among Pacific Northwest fruit growers tends to focus on the fresh market, where returns are generally more [...]