Pears

Paul Wafler’s innovations saluted by the industry

New generations of the Wafler family are making a family tradition of innovation by customizing equipment and even improving the tree structures in their west New York orchards. Paul Wafler, a second-generation owner of Wafler... more »

Rainier Fruit continues ‘Pears for Pairs’ charity effort

Thanks to the support of Rainier Fruit and hungry pear shoppers, Harris Teeter, Wegmans and Lunds & Byerlys recently made a big difference in their local communities with... more »

Virosoft producer, BioTepp, names new CEO

BioTEPP, an innovative biotechnology company that produces an effective biopesticide for apple trees and other fruit trees like pear, plum or peach trees, announced today the appointment of agronomist Sylvie Richard, as President and Chief... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers to vote on program continuation

Michigan Tree Fruit producers will vote on whether to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Feb. 11-22. Ballots... more »

Lake County North Coast pear meeting planned in California

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites growers and others involved in the North Coast pear industry to attend the 2019 North Coast Pear Research Meeting to be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8... more »

Counting app released for Munckhof’s Pluk-O-Trak

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators have debuted automatic counting function for its Pluk-O-Trak advanced harvesting system. The new product automatically counts the quantity of harvested fruit per picker and per row. The new app will help... more »

Heart-Healthy certification expanded for all US pears

Following a successful introduction of the Red Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett pears over the last few years, Pear Bureau Northwest is announcing the expansion of American Heart Association's Heart-Healthy branding to all of the 10 varieties... more »

World apple, pear production drops on China losses

The United States Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service issued its biannual report, published in June and December, including data on U.S.and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade... more »


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