September 2009 Issue

Pear access negotiations continue

By |September 1st, 2009|

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

The United States has been

Let there be light

By |September 1st, 2009|

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

WANTED: dwarfing pear rootstock

By |September 1st, 2009|

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

Broader scope for wine center

By |September 1st, 2009|

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

Early cropping pear system

By |September 1st, 2009|

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Orchardist Gorham Blaine developed his steep V system for pears.

Pear grower Gorham Blaine has developed his own techniques for stimulating

High density is tricky in pears

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

Quick Bites

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Big Gala crop

The Washington State apple industry expects to harvest 107 million boxes of fresh apples this fall, according to

In the Box

By |September 1st, 2009|

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
There is not enough space in your publication to praise, brag, nor describe the impact that Dr.

Tough cherry deal refocuses industry

By |September 1st, 2009|

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The 2009 season should have been a banner year for Northwest cherries, judging by the volume and quality of cherries

Promoting fruit size in Bartlett pear

By |September 1st, 2009|

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

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