September 2010 Issue

Pear breeding moves toward better varieties

By |September 1st, 2010|

Richard Bell works to develop better pears with the flavor of Bartlett and resistance to fireblight and pear psylla, [...]

Reflective fabric = more pears

By |September 1st, 2010|

Researchers are finding that a reflective mulch in the rows of a mature pear orchard can significantly increase yields [...]

Eastern growers can produce pears profitably

By |September 1st, 2010|

When planted in the tall spindle system, high density in itself reduced tree size, and the quince rootstock at [...]