Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.
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 [...]
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
There is not enough space in your publication to praise, brag, nor describe the impact that Dr. Joe Sabol has [...]
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 [...]
The 2009 season should have been a banner year for Northwest cherries, judging by the volume and quality of cherries shipped, the amount of [...]
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. [...]
A family samples USA pears in a supermarket in the city of Dubai. The United Arab Emirates is a significant market for USA Pears.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Since the pear industry still lacks a dwarfing rootstock, Dr. Todd Einhorn is experimenting with ways to improve light penetration in standard pear trees.
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 [...]
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 [...]
A research report from Dr. David Sugar, Oregon State University, Medford
Bartlett pear growers practice a variety of techniques to increase the size of [...]
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 [...]
The conversation among Pacific Northwest fruit growers tends to focus on the fresh market, where returns are generally more favorable. A very small percentage [...]
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 [...]