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Issue Date: September 12, 2012

A story on pear research in the Sept. 5 issue of Ag Alert® misstated one of the materials being used in University of California Cooperative Extension studies intended to encourage large fruit and aid in labor management. In the study, a farm advisor is looking at combining naphthalene acetic acid—known as NAA or "stop drop"—with the ethylene precursor inhibitor ReTain, to see if the combination could prevent stem loosening in pears while delaying fruit softening. The corrected version of the full story may be read online.

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