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Pears

Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

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Fall planting bears fruit

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

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Fragrant pears produce sweet returns

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There are 23,333 hectares (57,500 acres) of fragrant pears in Korla City in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang, according to

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Breeding pears

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

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More Chinese pears coming

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

Scientist plots codling moth’s demise

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Steve Garczynski Dr. Steve Garczynski loves to dream, and recently landed his dream job. He’s joined the research team at the U.S. Department

B.C. growers hope for higher prices

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

Nurseries wait for dormancy

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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

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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. U.S.

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Real-time crop information

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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, formulating

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Canned pear inventory is low

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Pacific Northwest canned pear processors will start the 2006 season with a low inventory and a below-average volume of Bartlett

Investigation of Chinese fruit industry requested

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The Pacific Northwest Canned Pear Service joined forces with the California canned peach and fruit cocktail industries to ask the U.S. government to investigate the

Processed pear prices set

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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 (Truitt

Organic grower diversifies

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