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Pears

Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

Pear promotions pondered

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A pear industry task force is looking at how the Pear Bureau Northwest might coordinate its domestic pear promotions with the companies supplying the pears.

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Pear breeding north of the border

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Harovin Sundown (tested as HW614) originated from a cross of Bartlett and an unnamed U.S. selection made in 1972. The pear, which is larger than

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Pear breeding moves toward better varieties

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Richard Bell works to develop better pears with the flavor of Bartlett and resistance to fireblight and pear psylla, and more precocious.

One of the problems

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Reflective fabric = more pears

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Researchers are finding that a reflective mulch in the rows of a mature pear orchard can significantly increase yields by directing more light into the

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Eastern growers can produce pears profitably

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When planted in the tall spindle system, high density in itself reduced tree size, and the quince rootstock at right kept trees quite small.

The market

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NEW VITALITY in New York

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Anyone having doubts about the vitality of the New York State fruit industry should have been on the International Fruit Tree Association’s summer study tour

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Use glyphosate with caution

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This stunted apple tree, which has a large basal canker, is in an orchard where the grower used glyphosate alone three to four times a

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Symptoms of glyphosate damage

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Young trees can show injury after glyphosate application the previous year. One symptom of glyphosate damage is small spindly leaves that look like zinc deficiency.

Managing new pests

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Pacific Northwest growers are vigilant following reports of spotted wing drosophila among Concord grapes in eastern Washington and the early appearance of the flies in

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Last Bite–The Scandinavians

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After the Northern Pacific Railroad completed its line through Washington State’s Yakima Valley in the early 1880s, land ­speculators and the railroad itself began to aggressively

In The Box

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A must-read
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

Expanding your editorial staff to include Richard ­Lehnert is a great move. Richard has firmly established himself in the tree fruit

Quick Bites

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Large apple crop forecast
The Washington apple industry expects to harvest a record 108.8 million boxes of fresh apples this fall. That’s six million boxes more

Good Job

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Scharlau joins grape board
Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, has been elected to the board of the National Grape