September 2008 Issue

Imports eat into canned pear market

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Cheap imported pears from China and Thailand are taking an increasing bite out of the market for canned pears in

Grow pears profitably

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Three-year-old Bartlett trees after pruning. The trees are filled with one- and two-year-old fruiting wood and some spurs.

First Bite

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It’s all about the pears. If you’re knee-deep in harvest, you’re likely not thinking much about

EPA fines packers

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Fourteen tree fruit packers in eastern Washington State have together paid more than $600,000 in

Good Job

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Hort Association hires Bruce Grim Orchardist and attorney Bruce Grim of Entiat, Washington, has been appointed executive director of

In Memory

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Lorne Doud, one of the founding members of the International Dwarf Fruit Tree Association, died on August 1 at the

Quick Bites

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Apple Commission Changes Leadership Ken Severn has been appointed interim director of the Washington Apple Commission until the board

Last Bite

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Mike Roche’s Jewel label was a symbol of quality in the tree fruit industry; the Yak label was

Optimizing conditioning

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Conditioning of pears so they’re ready to eat when purchased can boost retail sales, but there’s a lack of consistency

Envy in test plantings

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Envy was offered first to growers of other ENZA varieties. Envy, the latest ENZA apple variety

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