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PEARS SEPTEMBER 2012 www.goodfruit.com VOL. 63, NO. 14
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Feature: A plethora of pears: Repositorys mission is to collect, converse, characterize, and distribute.
Feature: Curators choice: Joseph Postman selects 18 extraordinary pear cultivars from national collection.
Feature: Cooperative effort defeats pest: Costs have declined along with pest populations.
Feature: The clubs of Quebec: Apple growers in this Canadian province are tightly organized.
Feature: Growers union give market power to Quebec growers
Feature: Artic apples: Nonbrowning apples seek to clear next hurdle on way to market.
Feature: Cherry Central is testing new drying technology: Dried cherries have been the major growth segments for tart cherries.
Feature: Co-op launches management venture
Organic replant challenge: As a small grower, Mike Brownfield has relied on direct sales to sustain his family farm, but there are other challenges.
Diversity keeps the business profitable: Medium-sized grower Ray Fuller focuses on quality, not quantity.
Sweet! New bait-might help cherry growers tackle bugs, birds, and botrytis.
Large organic grower makes designer compost: Kyle Mathison says labor is the least sustainable part of his operation.
Lake Chelan sparkles: Chelan is well situated to become Washington States bubbly region, says winery owner Julie Pittsinger.
Methode champenoise: Chelan winery makes sparkling wine as its made in Champagne.
Good To Go
Last Bite - Bosc
Good To Know: A gem of a pear
Good Point: Provong safe produce is safe
Good To Know: WSU releases WA 38 apple
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