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Pears

Featured stories covering the pear industry appear in this issue.

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Trunk diseases are a growing problem

September 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Dirty plant material blamed for vine decline in Canada and California.

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Retirements reduce Cornell’s tall spindle apple team

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Stephen Hoying, Alison DeMarree both joined program in 1982.

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From Paris to pears

September 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Once a top Dior sales rep, Gordy Sato tops the pools with his pears.

Inmates help with grape research

September 12th, 2014|0 Comments

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Most spider mite research projects involve the tedious work of counting spider mites—peering down a microscope to count tiny specks on leaves.

Some would even call

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New spider mite found in Washington

September 12th, 2014|1 Comment

Willamette spider mite has been detected for the first time in Washington grapes.

Chilled by ICE

September 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Immigration and Customs Enforcement activity is relentless.

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Pears shine bright in Golden State

September 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Acreage removal in California has stabilized, and grower returns have been good.

Growers are optimistic

September 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Northwest farm families expect their revenue to increase.

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Eastern growers plant new pear

September 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Canadians are planting fire blight-resistant Harovin Sundown at high densities using biaxis trees.

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Processors pay more for pears

September 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Northwest processors need to secure tonage.

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Kevin & Mark Stennes, Young Growers from Pateros, Washington

August 28th, 2014|1 Comment

Stennes twins talk about growing organics tree fruit operation.

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Diamond and Gem

August 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Diamond Fruit sees great potential in new variety.

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First Bite: Meet the new guy

August 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Jared Johnson joins Good Fruit Grower

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In The Box: The joy of harvest

August 27th, 2014|0 Comments

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Cherry growers Bob and Carol Brown say it’s a joy to see the smiles on the faces of these unbelievably hard-working Rainier cherry crew members.

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A note about our latest Pear cover

August 27th, 2014|0 Comments

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Readers who enjoy editor Geraldine Warner’s in-depth reports have a new reason to appreciate her talents.

When she’s not covering the tree-fruit industry, Geraldine is also

Good Point: Success in pear marketing

August 27th, 2014|0 Comments

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Change can be uncomfortable, but is unavoidable. One key to change is adaptation, being aware of and flexible to the trends of change. At the

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B-be-bee beard photo wins ag communications award

August 27th, 2014|0 Comments

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University of California communications specialist Kathy Keatley Garvey won the top feature award from the international Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and

Year-end shipping reports to be required

August 26th, 2014|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture plans to require Washington apple shippers to submit season-end reports on the volume of fruit they shipped.

Shippers are required

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See WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp apple)

August 26th, 2014|0 Comments

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Washington State University has scheduled two field tours where growers can see the growth habit of the Cosmic Crisp apple (WA 38 cultivar) and look