September 2011 Issue

Single audit standard on the books

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Produce growers are getting closer to being able to follow one standard set of food safety rules and undergo a

Varieties in the concept pear orchard

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Tony Sunnucks’s concept orchard includes two new varieties developed by Delbard Nurseries in France:

Delsanne (trademark Delbard d’Automne)—A cross of Delbias

Southeastern peaches enter Mexican markets

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H-2A workers in the Titan Farms packing plant cheered when they found their peaches were going to their home country.
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Rood stays up-to-date

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Many fruit growers know Paul Rood. The Covert, Michigan, fruit grower is a frequent traveler on International Fruit Tree Association

Reviving the British pear

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British pear growers have been removing pear orchards at an alarming rate because they’ve not been profitable. Now, the East

Pear heaven

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Jan van Dijk uses “run through” nursery trees, which are taller, calmer, and have more feathers than the traditional knip

U.K. grower demos modern concepts

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Tony Sunnucks, a fruit grower in Kent, England, is developing a concept pear orchard financed by the U.K. fruit marketer

Quince evaluated for hardiness

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Pear trees are inherently inefficient at ­partitioning growth resources to fruit. Modern-day pear rootstock/scion ­combinations typically used in the United

Michigan grower sees bright future for plums

By |September 1st, 2011|

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Some of Rood’s older plum trees show there can be problems. This tree shows rootstock compatibility problems, and the bark

Sticking with pears

By |September 1st, 2011|

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Rood built this platform especially for removing fireblight strikes. Controls let him steer, brake, clutch, shift gears, and control acceleration.

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