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Featured stories covering pears in this issue.

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The clean team

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Workshops go on-site to warehouses to show workers where pesky pathogens could be hiding.

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Cornell looks for insects that may transmit fire blight bacteria

September 30th, 2016|0 Comments

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Matt Boucher, a doctoral student at Cornell University, thinks insect transmission is one way fruit trees contract fire blight.

So, he’s working to identify which bugs

  • Sunshine Estate Vineyard

Swapping wheat for Pinot

September 28th, 2016|0 Comments

One of the largest wineries in Oregon is planting 400 acres of Pinot Noir in what were wheat fields with the help of some new technologies.

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Let there be light on pears

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Two Washington pear growers try to bring light to lower canopies with trees on Y-trellises.

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In the hunt for cold-hardy pears

September 22nd, 2016|2 Comments

A Vermont organic grower is evaluating 84 pear varieties as cold-hardy rootstock candidates.

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Pear industry continues push for more pear conditioning

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Persistent conditions

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Field day tips for growing Cosmic Crisp

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The university plans to hold a companion field day at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 in Quincy and Wenatchee.

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Central Washington pear grower innovates, adapts

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Rudy Prey of Leavenworth, Washington, does things with his pear trees that not all, or even most growers, do.

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The big push for a dwarfing rootstock

September 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Amelanchier rootstock continues to exceed expectations, while cold-hardy quince candidates have been narrowed to 14 accessions.

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Dhingra: The age of the pear

September 14th, 2016|2 Comments

The pear industry has unlimited potential and is ripe for a revolution

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Fresh pear industry pushes for stand-up “pouch” bags

September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Grab and go for consumer convenience

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Lessons learned from Listeria contamination of caramel apples

September 8th, 2016|1 Comment

Aftermath of an outbreak

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The tech advantage of digital oversight – Video

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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Wafler Farms wanted to do more than just mechanize tasks on the farm.

Paul Wafler also wanted to be able to monitor the progress and location

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Jared Gidley, Young Grower from Parkdale, Oregon

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Jared is a first-generation farmer who worked several orchard jobs growing up in Parkdale, Oregon.

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Orchard innovators: Practices should change with mechanization

September 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Learning Wafler Farms’ tall spindle tipped (TST) system.

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Mechanization is rolling along — Video

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

Innovative New York growers find success with platforms and more.

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New tools to determine fruit quality parameters

August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Several devices and methods to measure fruit quality have been introduced to the market — here’s a look at what they do.