Pears

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give you a wide range of answers. The speculati... more

Shoreline Fruit vertically integrates to thrive

An agricultural operation with multiple business arms operates best when all facets are on the same page – or at least functioning from a shared playbook.... more

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PBNW analyzes economic impact of export programs

Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? The Pear Bureau Northwest has completed an econometric study intended to answer... more »

Sprouts named Pear Retailer of the Year

On the show floor of the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit, USA Pears presented Sprouts Farmers Markets Produce Warehouse with the 2016 Pear Retailer of the Year ... more »

WAPA gains Chinese organization as member

WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) has welcomed the apple and pear section of the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CF... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates 85 years

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates 85 years of its collaboration with Washington and Oregon pear growers to drive demand for Northwest pears. Washington... more »

AgroFresh opens two new service centers, expands field support

AgroFresh Solutions, a global supplier in produce freshness solutions, has opened two new service centers and added 50 seasonal workers worldwide t... more »

World apple production up, trade down

USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has published its latest biannual report studying world markets and trade in apples, grapes and pears. The report... more »

Northwest pear estimate slightly up from 2015

Northwest pear growers are releasing fresh pear harvest projections following their annual meetings in Portland last week. Collectively, Washington’... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest presents display contest winners

The results are in for the 3rd annual “Pear Up with USA Pears” display contest sponsored by Pear Bureau Northwest. Produce personnel submitted cre... more »

Miticide options for controlling mites in fruit

Mites can be significant pests of fruit crops. There are many miticides available for control of European red mites (ERM), twospotted spider mites (TS... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest redesigns foodservice website

After a busy year redesigning the consumer, trade, and Spanish language websites, Pear Bureau Northwest proudly releases a site dedicated to pear menu... more »


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