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Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

  • Breeding pears

Breeding pears

  • September 1st, 2006

Pear breeder Richard Bell (right) and horticulturist Ralph Scorza are pictured in 1999 while researching the effects of dwarfing genes on the [...]

  • More Chinese  pears coming

More Chinese pears coming

  • September 1st, 2006

Chinese producers will begin shipping fragrant pears to the United States this season—assuming that an on-site visit by U.S. [...]

B.C. growers hope for higher prices

  • September 1st, 2006

Joe Sardinha Despite hail that pounded Okanagan growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in Canada this summer, most apples reaching markets are [...]

Nurseries wait for dormancy

  • September 1st, 2006

Mother Nature is what holds up nurseries in complying with a grower’s wish to purchase trees for fall planting, says a Pacific Northwest nurseryman. [...]

China asks to export sand pears

  • September 1st, 2006

Last spring, the Chinese government requested access to the U.S. market for its sand pear (Pyrus pyrifolia), which is the Japanese Nashi Asian pear. [...]

  • Real-time crop information

Real-time crop information

  • September 1st, 2006

Off-the-shelf load cells used in Julie Tarara’s research automatically detect increases in the tension of a grape trellis wire every ten seconds, [...]

  • Fall planting bears fruit

Fall planting bears fruit

  • September 1st, 2006

Oregon orchardist Marcus Morgan is amazed at the difference that five months makes in tree growth. The larger, more leafed Skeena cherry [...]

Processed pear prices set

  • September 1st, 2006

The Washington-Oregon Canning Pear Association has announced a price agreement with three Pacific Northwest processors for 2006-crop processing pears. The three cash-buying processors [...]

Organic grower diversifies

  • September 1st, 2006

Tough economic times in fruit growing have prompted Mike Brownfield of Chelan, Washington, to develop new marketing strategies and expand the range of crops [...]