September 2013 Issue

Plan will guide pear research

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Pear industry representatives in Oregon and Washington are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan for pears. The goal

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears make

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than are

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

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Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of resources.

Fewer pears for canners

By |September 1st, 2013|

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The outlook seems positive for the Northwest canning pear industry going into the 2013 season.

The industry is expecting to process

The Boyers of Chestnut Ridge

By |September 1st, 2013|

In Pennsylvania, almost all the apples grow in Adams County but 90 miles west, there’s a ridge—Chestnut Ridge—where fruit trees, mostly apples but also peaches, pears, and cherries

Should pear growers update?

By |September 1st, 2013|

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While many pear growers in the Pacific Northwest have welcomed Dr. Amit Dhingra’s efforts to push the pear industry into

Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Kerry Shiels began as Côte Bonneville’s winemaker in 2009, after getting her master’s from the University of California, Davis, and working harvests for five different wineries in California, Australia, and Argentina.

Pear industry ripe for change

By |September 1st, 2013|

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When Dr. Amit Dhingra joined Washington State University seven years ago as a plant genomicist, one thing immediately struck him

Rocks with a story

By |September 1st, 2013|

These four types of rocks found in DuBrul Vineyard each tell a different story about the region’s geologic influences.

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