Pears

Research seeks answers to what pear consumers want

A trio of Washington State University and Oregon State University researchers will discuss a project designed to guide the northwest pear industry on what varieties consumers prefer during a web seminar. The seminar, at 10... more »

WAPA forecasts stable European apple crop, pears up 20%

The European apple crop is set to increase in volume by just 1%, but pear production is forecast to increase 20% from last year’s smallest crop of the decade. The World Apple and Pear Association... more »

Grower innovations displayed in IFTA Summer Tour

At the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) 2022 Summer Tour, participants gained insights into effectively growing apples, cherries and pears. During the July 17-20 tour, industry participants visited Columbia River Basin fruit growers who told... more »

California pear market ‘is on fire’

After years of removing their trees due to shrinking markets, California pear growers won't have much of a problem finding buyers for their fruit this year. With harvest ramping up in the Sacramento River district,... more »

Washington tree fruit group donates air purifiers for worker housing

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) has donated air purifiers to be used in farm worker housing. WSTFA delivered the units in recent weeks to the Catholic Charities of Central Washington and the Yakima... more »

IFTA tour highlights Washington fruit tree production systems

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) summer tour provided participants insights into how growers can more efficiently grow apples, pears and cherries. This year, members of the Kennewick, Washington-based organization toured central and southeast Washington... more »

EPA OKs Pace International’s BioSpectra for organics

Pace International, a sustainable postharvest solutions and technologies provider for the fresh produce industry, announced that BioSpectra® 100 SC is now listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic use in the U.S.... more »

High demand expected for California pears

California pear farmers are on track to begin harvest in early July as the season kicks off in the River growing district. Most growers are planning to begin harvest of light volume on July 7... more »

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