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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Phytelligence secures $6.95 million in new funding

Seattle-based Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company,  announced July 5 the first closing of $6.95 million dollars of a total potential... more »

Line trapping: a promising method for more accurate pest monitoring

It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks;... more »

Consider a June planting of sorghum sudangrass following orchard removal

Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »

Chelan Fresh merging with Borton Fruit

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington, already one of the largest apple, cherry and pear suppliers in the world, is merging with Borton Fruit of Yakima, ... more »

Oregon, Washington pear growers vote to continue marketing order

USDA announced the results of an Oregon and Washington pear producer referendum to continue Federal Marketing Order 927, showing that 97 percent of fr... more »

Wenatchee to host the 2017 Interpera Congress

The Pacific Northwest will welcome pear industry researchers, experts, growers and marketers from around the world to the 2017 Interpera Congress in W... more »

Spring snapshot of Northwest fruit production

With a cold, wet winter in the rearview mirror, fruit producers in the Northwest are looking forward to spring and getting back into their orchards. T... more »

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 »


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