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Pears

Featured stories covering pears in this issue.

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Designer rootstocks

September 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

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At Van Acker Farms in Williamson, New York, the owners are transitioning from growing apples for processing to growing the much more desirable fresh-market varieties

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Working in “Pearadise”

September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

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An email popped into my inbox a few days ago. Simple and sweet, it read: “Hi Jared! Just wanted to say I really like the

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Row crops prepare ground for replanting

September 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Pushing Fuji trees too hard can result in blind wood.

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As legacy ends, another begins

September 17th, 2015|2 Comments

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In England, the Yorkshire city of Huddersfield can be found near the confluence of the River Colne and the River Holme.

The town played a role

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Dynamic pruning keeps trees productive

September 16th, 2015|2 Comments

With constant renewal of limbs, pear trees will continue to produce large, high-quality fruit.

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Quest begins to breed new pear rootstock

September 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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The Pacific Northwest fresh pear industry will allocate more than $200,000 over the next three years to launch a pear rootstock breeding program in Washington.

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Appeeling Fruit Inc. recalls sliced apples

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

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Appeeling Fruit Inc. of Dauberville, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling consumer packages of fresh apple slices due to potential listeria monocytognes contamination.

The apple slices were sold

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New path for pears

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

The bi-axis system enables pear growers to plant high-density orchards on standard rootstocks.

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Should you pay for travel time?

September 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Travel time is not normally compensable, but there are exceptions.

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Selling lesser-known wines

September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Wines of lesser-known varieties can be profitable if marketed creatively.

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Lesser-known grape varieties are ‘hands on’

September 8th, 2015|1 Comment

Do your homework before taking risk with minor wine grape varieties.

Tips for growing lesser-known wine grape varieties

September 8th, 2015|0 Comments

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Washington State grape growers Roger Gamache of Mesa and Mike Andrews of Horse Heaven Hills appellation share below what they’ve learned from growing several lesser-known

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Sliced pears show potential

September 4th, 2015|1 Comment

Treatment with a ripening compound ensures that sliced pears stay juicy and flavorful.

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Manage pears for higher yields

September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

An experiment demonstrates how to increase yields of close-planted Bartlett pear trees by changing tree management, not the rootstock.

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Success with fresh sliced pears and peaches

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A Fresno-based, California company is one of the first to bring fresh-cut pears and stone fruit to the retail market.

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Doorninks share yield-boosting strategies

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Growers harvest more apples than they once thought possible.

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Andy Smith, a Young Grower from Poplar Grove, Illinois

September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Andy Smith, from Edwards Apple Orchard, talks with Good Fruit Grower about how his family grew the business from a small farm market to one of the most popular farm destinations in the Midwest.

Books introduce kids to farming

August 29th, 2015|0 Comments

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Octane Press, a publisher based in Austin, Texas, is producing a line of books aimed at children featuring Case IH farm equipment. The “Casey and

ReTain registered for double dose

August 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new label for the growth regulator ReTain (aminoethoxyvinylglycine) that allows pome fruit growers to make a second

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A pear a day…

August 25th, 2015|0 Comments

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Pears could have multiple health benefits, according to preliminary research at the North Dakota State University in Fargo.

Researchers there studied whether the peel, pulp, and

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C&O Nursery restructures management

August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

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The board of C&O Nursery in Wenatchee, Washington, has restructured management of the company.

Todd Snyder, formerly company secretary, succeeded Jack Snyder as president and chief

Robert Snyder 1921–2015

August 19th, 2015|0 Comments

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Robert Snyder, a former partner at C&O Nursery in Wenatchee, Washington, died June 19 at the age of 94.

Snyder grew up in Wenatchee. He became