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Pears

Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

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UFO seen at cherry field day

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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 back the

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Mighty mow

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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 machine—a

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Competitive pear orchards

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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 for

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Washington returns to its Riesling roots

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Wade Wolfe said it’s only a matter of a few years before Riesling becomes the next overplanted grape The renewed popularity

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A fresh approach to cherries

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

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In search of a dwarfing pear rootstock

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Oregon State University is evaluating more than 400 potential pear rootstocks from the Horner series in the hope of finding

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D'Anjou wired

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

India—The Apple of Our Eye

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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 entire

Riesling comes full circle

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

Pear export value rises

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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, director

ITC investigating China's pear industry

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The International Trade Commission is studying the canned fruit industries of China, Greece, and Spain to help U.S. canned fruit producers to better understand their

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Producing pears in Portugal

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Leopard moth larva on the mined trunk of a young pear tree. With about 12,000 hectares (almost 30,000 acres) of pears

Bartlett pear production declines

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Canned pear consumption and West Coast Bartlett pear production have both declined over the past few years. Last season, the West Coast produced

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Taylor's Gold seems prone to reversion

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Southern Oregon pear growers have a long history of growing Comice and are able to use the precocious quince rootstocks

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Taylor's Gold excels in wet areas

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Gary Moulton, at Washington State University in Mount Vernon, is impressed with Taylor’s Gold. While growers in the drier areas of

Drop crop

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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 the

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Taylor's Gold travails

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