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Pears

Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

Grow pears profitably

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Three-year-old Bartlett trees after pruning. The trees are filled with one- and two-year-old fruiting wood and some spurs. Summer pruning, Ethrel (ethephon) sprays,

First Bite

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It’s all about the pears. If you’re knee-deep in harvest, you’re likely not thinking much about promoting your fruit, but there

EPA fines packers

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Fourteen tree fruit packers in eastern Washington State have together paid more than $600,000 in penalties over the past two

Good Job

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Hort Association hires Bruce Grim Orchardist and attorney Bruce Grim of Entiat, Washington, has been appointed executive director of the Washington State Horticultural Association

In Memory

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Lorne Doud, one of the founding members of the International Dwarf Fruit Tree Association, died on August 1 at the age of 92 in Wabash,

Quick Bites

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Apple Commission Changes Leadership Ken Severn has been appointed interim director of the Washington Apple Commission until the board hires a new president. Dave

Last Bite

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Mike Roche’s Jewel label was a symbol of quality in the tree fruit industry; the Yak label was a play on the name

Optimizing conditioning

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Conditioning of pears so they’re ready to eat when purchased can boost retail sales, but there’s a lack of consistency in how it’s being done,

Envy in test plantings

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Envy was offered first to growers of other ENZA varieties. Envy, the latest ENZA apple variety from New Zealand, will go

Enchanted apple stays white

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A new apple that doesn’t turn brown when cut and exposed to air has Enchanted was developed in Manjimup, Western

Evitando Lesiones Causadas por Escaleras

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Isquierda: Un censor de presión que suene para alertar al trabajador de que está en el último travesaño. Derecha: Un ancla

Avoiding Ladder Injuries

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Left: A pressure sensor that buzzes to alert workers they are on the last step. Right: A spade-shaped spike to keep the

Good Point

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Earlier this year, I was asked to project the future Bartlett pear volumes for the Pacific Northwest. The Pear Bureau

How it was done

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Open Tatura with two leaders, showing only one side of the two canopies. It is “open” because a strip about 0.5 meters (20

Pear prices too low, say growers

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Don Weippert says processing pears are not profitable for growers unless they have very high yields. The negotiated base price of

Pear study is helpful

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by Geraldine Warner n independent report on global canned pear production supports claims by the U.S. processed pear industry that it is sensitive to

Imports eat into canned pear market

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Cheap imported pears from China and Thailand are taking an increasing bite out of the market for canned pears in the United States. The U.S.