Featured stories covering pears appear in this issue.
Pear trees are inherently inefficient at partitioning growth resources to fruit. Modern-day pear rootstock/scion combinations typically used in the United States are vigorous, resulting [...]
Some of Rood’s older plum trees show there can be problems. This tree shows rootstock compatibility problems, and the bark cracks persistently, even when [...]
Forelle is an attractive, medium-size pear that requires special management and skill to grow it to perfection. The pears need sunlight to remain red [...]
Rood built this platform especially for removing fireblight strikes. Controls let him steer, brake, clutch, shift gears, and control acceleration. Shears or saw on [...]
The tribute to John McIntosh appears on a blue plaque near Dundela, Ontario, Photo by Alan L. Brown. The lower plaquue is a tribute [...]
Produce growers are getting closer to being able to follow one standard set of food safety rules and undergo a single auditing procedure that [...]
Tony Sunnucks’s concept orchard includes two new varieties developed by Delbard Nurseries in France:
Delsanne (trademark Delbard d’Automne)—A cross of Delbias and Passe Crassane bred [...]
H-2A workers in the Titan Farms packing plant cheered when they found their peaches were going to their home country.
For the first [...]
Many fruit growers know Paul Rood. The Covert, Michigan, fruit grower is a frequent traveler on International Fruit Tree Association trips, where his opinions [...]
British pear growers have been removing pear orchards at an alarming rate because they’ve not been profitable. Now, the East Malling Research Center in [...]
Jan van Dijk uses “run through” nursery trees, which are taller, calmer, and have more feathers than the traditional knip trees. He removes any [...]
Tony Sunnucks, a fruit grower in Kent, England, is developing a concept pear orchard financed by the U.K. fruit marketer OrchardWorld.
The concept orchard at [...]