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Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

First Bite

September 1st, 2008|0 Comments

It's all about the pears. If you're knee-deep in harvest, you're likely not thinking much about promoting your fruit, but there are people out there

How it was done

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Open Tatura with two leaders, showing only one side of the two canopies. It is "open" because a strip about 0.5 meters (20 inches) wide

Good Point

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Earlier this year, I was asked to project the future Bartlett pear volumes for the Pacific Northwest. The Pear Bureau Northwest and the Pacific Northwest

Grow pears profitably

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Three-year-old Bartlett trees after pruning. The trees are filled with one- and two-year-old fruiting wood and some spurs. Summer pruning, Ethrel (ethephon) sprays, regulated deficit

Last Bite

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Mike Roche's Jewel label was a symbol of quality in the tree fruit industry; the Yak label was a play on the name Yakima, where

Quick Bites

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Apple Commission Changes Leadership Ken Severn has been appointed interim director of the Washington Apple Commission until the board hires a new president. Dave Carlson,

In Memory

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Lorne Doud, one of the founding members of the International Dwarf Fruit Tree Association, died on August 1 at the age of 92 in Wabash,

Good Job

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Hort Association hires Bruce Grim Orchardist and attorney Bruce Grim of Entiat, Washington, has been appointed executive director of the Washington State Horticultural Association to