Featured stories covering pears in this issue.
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Digital Viticulture field day brings big-data tools down to the farm.
Study tracks effect of pest management in adjacent crops
Entomologist studies the connection between pear IPM and neighboring cherry orchards.
Sugar substitute keeps pounds and pests at bay
Researcher determines sugar substitute erythritol is toxic to pear psylla.
Variety watch: Carneval could be an early winner
Washington cherry grower at first doubts his luck when he stumbles upon a sweet new variety.
The secrets of sour rot
How to fight it when sour rot turns grapes from sweet to sour.
Cosmic Crisp in the courts
Judge sides with WSU in contract dispute over WA 38 propagation.
Spray specialist promotes crop-adapted approach
IFTA tour stop highlights basics of crop-adapted spraying approach and benefits to apple growers.
Big things underway in Ontario
International Fruit Tree Association takes growers across Canadian province for an uplifting view of some industry innovations.
The right tools for the job — Video
Ontario family’s experiments with equipment pay off in the orchards.
Washington Apple Education Foundation celebrating 25 years
WAEF awards more than $1.1 million in scholarships, but its impact goes beyond the money.
Pear industry ripe for a rescue
What’s the future for pears? It’s complicated and urgent, and the industry is working to tackle the issue.
Rooting out solutions for pear growers
WSU’s pear rootstock breeding program is part of a global effort to solve problems through genetics.
Moffitt: Ripe Anjou is the new pear variety!
How Pear Bureau Northwest is working to make sure consumers can eat their pears right away.
Prengaman: Good Fruit Grower welcomes Michigan-based writer Matt Milkovich
This month, Good Fruit Grower welcomes a new associate editor, Matt Milkovich, who will expand our coverage of the Eastern U.S. fruit regions from his
Hayden Dooney, a young grower from Simcoe, Ontario
Hayden grew up on a family farm in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. After traveling for work, he settled down in Simcoe, working for Norfolk Fruit Growers Association and buying his first orchard with his wife, Amanda.