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Pears

Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

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Promoting fruit size in Bartlett pear

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A research report from Dr. David Sugar, Oregon State University, Medford
Bartlett pear growers practice a variety of techniques to increase the size of the fruit

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In My View – Jay Grandy

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The conversation among Pacific Northwest fruit growers tends to focus on the fresh market, where returns are generally more favorable. A very small percentage of

Apple Lines – Todd Fryhover

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As we move together into another apple harvest, the Washington Apple Commission strives to evolve to mirror the ever-­changing export market requirements, matching international consumer

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Center back on track

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The Port of Benton located the site for the Clore Center and has a long-term lease with the center’s board.

Since the founding directors kicked off

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Education eases growers into new era of pest control

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Dr. Jay Brunner (right) and the Pest Management Transition Project team have reached out to growers, consultants, and farmworkers.

by Keith R. Granger, Jay F. Brunner,

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Pear export prospects

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A family samples USA pears in a supermarket in the city of Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is a significant market for USA Pears.

Jeff Correa,

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Pear access negotiations continue

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The United States and China are each hoping the other will grant permission to export pears.

The United States has been requesting access to China for

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Let there be light

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Ideally, the long-term future will bring a dwarfing rootstock to enable pear growers to switch to more efficient production systems, but a more immediate need

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WANTED: dwarfing pear rootstock

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Since the pear industry still lacks a dwarfing rootstock, Dr. Todd Einhorn is experimenting with ways to improve light penetration in standard pear trees.

A dwarfing

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Broader scope for wine center

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The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center’s 22-acre site stretches along the Yakima River in Prosser, Washington. Plans for the site include a 15,000-square-foot building,

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Early cropping pear system

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Orchardist Gorham Blaine developed his steep V system for pears.

Pear grower Gorham Blaine has developed his own techniques for stimulating early production at his Dog

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High density is tricky in pears

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OSU horticulturist Dr. Todd Einhorn is experimenting to find out the best angle to train branches of d’Anjou pear trees to discourage suckering and promote

Quick Bites

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Big Gala crop

The Washington State apple industry expects to harvest 107 million boxes of fresh apples this fall, according to the first official estimate compiled

In the Box

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:
There is not enough space in your publication to praise, brag, nor describe the impact that Dr. Joe Sabol has made on

Tough cherry deal refocuses industry

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The 2009 season should have been a banner year for Northwest cherries, judging by the volume and quality of cherries shipped, the amount of retail