September 2017 Issue

The global fire blight fight

By |September 28th, 2017|

Belgian researchers at pcfruit are examining biocontrols and detection methods for fire blight.

Conference pear challenge

By |September 27th, 2017|

After going all-in with Conference pears, have Belgian growers reached a tipping point?

Disease-seeking drone research

By |September 26th, 2017|

Belgian scientists research using drones, multispectral sensors to detect fire blight in pear orchards.

Tools for counting the crop

By |September 20th, 2017|

Combining low-tech crop load samples with high-tech maps could make vineyards more efficient.

Growers in pursuit of precision agriculture

By |September 19th, 2017|

Researchers and growers in New York aim to push high-density orchards to peak performance.

Sustainable and less sticky solutions for pear psylla

By |September 14th, 2017|

New pear IPM project looks at potential for biocontrols and pest repellents.

Apple maggot quarantine may include potted trees

By |September 13th, 2017|

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State officials in Washington are considering adding certain potted plants to the list of commodities affected by the apple maggot

Packers improve, impress with pears

By |September 13th, 2017|

Wenatchee pear packers show Interpera group new technology on their lines.

Customers are willing to pay a premium only on high quality, fresh sliced pears

By |September 11th, 2017|

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A premium price
Recently, a willingness-to-pay study has shown that consumers are willing to pay up to 20 cents more for

Arctic armor: Methods of combating frost

By |September 6th, 2017|

New frost prevention investments by Michigan growers paid off during 2017 bloom-time frost.

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