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Featured stories about pears appear in this issue.

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

Symptoms of glyphosate damage

September 1st, 2010|1 Comment

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

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

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

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