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Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

  • A fresh approach to cherries

A fresh approach to cherries

  • September 1st, 2007

Regina cherries are harvested at Don Nusom’s orchard at Gervais, Oregon. Ever since Oregon Agricultural College horticulture professor Ronald Wiegand [...]

Drop crop

  • September 1st, 2007

This spring, Scott Smith of Tonasket, Washington, was optimistic that his sixth-leaf Taylor’s Gold pear trees would finally produce a crop, but in May [...]

  • Taylor's Gold travails

Taylor's Gold travails

  • September 1st, 2007

Growing the new Taylor’s Gold pear has been an emotional roller coaster for Geoff Thornton, and the ride’s not [...]

  • D'Anjou wired

D'Anjou wired

  • September 1st, 2007

WSU Extension educator Tim Smith discusses a demonstration planting of d’Anjou pears Pear growers who plan to be in [...]

  • Mighty mow

Mighty mow

  • September 1st, 2007

Bob Brewer calls it a “Bobcat on steroids with a big dental problem.” Dan McCarthy calls it a blessing. It’s a 100-horsepower skid steer [...]

India—The Apple of Our Eye

  • September 1st, 2007

India is the second most populous country in the world with 1.1 billion potential Washington apple consumers. Its middle class is equal to the [...]

Riesling comes full circle

  • September 1st, 2007

Riesling, the wine that put Washington State on the map, has come full circle. Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, based in Woodinville, Washington, gained [...]

Pear export value rises

  • September 1st, 2007

The volume of U.S. pear exports has declined over the past few years, but the value of exports continues to increase, reports Jeff Correa, [...]

  • UFO seen at cherry field day

UFO seen at cherry field day

  • September 1st, 2007

Dr. Matt Whiting’s new system for growing sweet cherries—nicknamed the UFO—turns convention on its head.
Typically, when establishing a new cherry orchard, growers head [...]

  • Competitive pear orchards

Competitive pear orchards

  • September 1st, 2007

An analysis of the cost of producing fresh pears in a standard medium-density orchard illustrates the urgency of adopting more efficient and profitable systems [...]