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Growing Tree Fruits Successfully

Jul 2013
Soil, site, irrigation, selection, pruning/thinning, and integrated pest management.

By Ross Penhallegon | Presentation

My pears have rust, what can I do?

May 2018
Last year crop was a total failure due to this. This year I have gently removed close to 6 small fruit starts. I just found some leaves on the pear with these spores. I have been treating the soil and the tree with neem granules, for soil, and neem oil spray for leaves and branches and fruit. Spraying about every 2 weeks. Still not under control. Please advise ...

By Jean R. Natter | Featured Question

How the Rogue Valley became famous for pears

Jul 2007
The Rogue Valley growers were pioneers in pear production, growing over 24 varieties and setting quality standards in packing pears. The Rogue Valley was the first and largest red pear growing region in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s. The valley also set the standard for the quality of Bosc and Comice pears, which have become the two main varieties grown today.

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