Art:  Be careful when thinning d’anjou. They tend to set less fruits compared 
to Bartlett and so it is better to make sure they have high set before applying 
any thinners.  I suggest using mild thinners.  Amid Thin, Abscisic acid, 
Retain, and Pro-Tone have been used to thin pears.  The problem is some of the 
thinners are not effective when applied after petal fall and some will strip 
nearly everthing.  Mosbah Kushad, University of Illinois

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Can/should D'Anjou pears be chemically thinned?

Art Kelly
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