Featured stories covering pears appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]