September 2016 Issue

The clean team

By |September 30th, 2016|

Workshops go on-site to warehouses to show workers where pesky pathogens could be hiding.

Cornell looks for insects that may transmit fire blight bacteria

By |September 30th, 2016|

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Matt Boucher, a doctoral student at Cornell University, thinks insect transmission is one way fruit trees contract fire blight.

So, he’s

Swapping wheat for Pinot

By |September 28th, 2016|

One of the largest wineries in Oregon is planting 400 acres of Pinot Noir in what were wheat fields with the help of some new technologies.

Let there be light on pears

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Two Washington pear growers try to bring light to lower canopies with trees on Y-trellises.

In the hunt for cold-hardy pears

By |September 22nd, 2016|

A Vermont organic grower is evaluating 84 pear varieties as cold-hardy rootstock candidates.

Pear industry continues push for more pear conditioning

By |September 20th, 2016|

Persistent conditions

Field day tips for growing Cosmic Crisp

By |September 19th, 2016|

The university plans to hold a companion field day at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Quincy and Wenatchee.

Central Washington pear grower innovates, adapts

By |September 16th, 2016|

Rudy Prey of Leavenworth, Washington, does things with his pear trees that not all, or even most growers, do.

The big push for a dwarfing rootstock

By |September 15th, 2016|

Amelanchier rootstock continues to exceed expectations, while cold-hardy quince candidates have been narrowed to 14 accessions.

Dhingra: The age of the pear

By |September 14th, 2016|

The pear industry has unlimited potential and is ripe for a revolution

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