September 2007 Issue

Bartlett pear production declines

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

Taylor's Gold seems prone to reversion

By |September 1st, 2007|

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Southern Oregon pear growers have a long history of growing Comice and are able to

Taylor's Gold excels in wet areas

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

Drop crop

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

Taylor's Gold travails

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Growing the new Taylor’s Gold pear has been an emotional roller coaster for Geoff Thornton,

UFO seen at cherry field day

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

Mighty mow

By |September 1st, 2007|

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Bob Brewer calls it a “Bobcat on steroids with a big dental problem.” Dan McCarthy calls it a blessing. It’s

Competitive pear orchards

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

Washington returns to its Riesling roots

By |September 1st, 2007|

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

A fresh approach to cherries

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

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