Pears

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Common in soils that once held oak trees and other native forests, Armillaria mellea has a strong presence in California and the Pacific Northwest. This species is the most widely spread, is lethal to susceptible... more »

USDA modifies handling regulation for Oregon and Washington pears

The USDA announced March 24 a final rule modifying the handling regulation for pears grown in Oregon and Washington. This action decreases the maximum acceptable pressure for Beurre D’Anjou pears shipped throughout the United States... more »

California ‘Cover Crops in Orchards Field Day’ set for March 8

University of California Cooperative Extension/University of California, Davis Plant Sciences Virtual Field Day "Cover Crops in Orchards" will be held March 8. This “virtual tour” is the outcome of a three-year research project sponsored by... more »

Senstar insecticide effective against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla, others

Valent USA's new insecticide Senstar is being marketed to apple and pear growers as an effective treatment for such pests as woolly aphid, mealybugs and pear psylla. Senstar... more »

Project aims to achieve fruit harvest at almost the same speed as humans

The Japanese fruit tree industry has been experiencing a decreasing number of workers and the aging of the existing workers. NARO, Ritsumeikan University, and DENSO Corp. have been working together in the R&D project of... more »

2021 California Statewide Pear Research Webinar set for Feb. 10-11

The California Statewide Pear Research Webinar will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 (8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific); and Thursday, Feb 11 (8 a.m.-noon Pacific). With COVID-19 still with us, organizers have scheduled one Zoom format meeting... more »

USA Pears shatter Guinness World Record

More than 100 chefs from across the United Arab Emirates-UAE created history on Jan. 4 by producing 2,209 pies made with USA Pears and setting a Guinness World Record for the longest line of pies.... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest awards trip to PMA 2021 to display contest winners

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has announced the winners of its World Pear Day and National Pear Month display contest with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). The contest invited all commissaries from across the U.S. to... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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