Pears

Climate change could spread brown marmorated stink bugs

A foul-smelling, voracious, wide-spread pest could become even more ubiquitous with climate change. A recent modelling study found that changing weather could increase suitable habitat for the brown marmorated stink bug in the United States... more »

WSU to present pear IPM workshop

Washington State University is presenting a Pear Integrated Pest Management Workshop. The IPM workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific) Dec. 14 at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee, Washington, with an... more »

Pear Bureau: NW fresh crop in line with 5-year average

Pear Bureau Northwest’s (PBNW) first official estimate of the 2022-23 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon is 16.2 million standard box (averaging 44 pounds) equivalents, which is on par with the five-year average. Harvest... more »

CMI promotes new leaders, prepares for growth in apple category

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted several positions, with leadership transitions to prepare for a period of tremendous growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company continues to “evolve, grow and become ever more complex.... more »

Washington State University presents pear psylla research

Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is presenting a Pear Psylla Field Day. The event, from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Sept. 21, is at the McDevitt Orchard in Peshastin, Washington. [caption... more »

FMC Corporation receives EPA registration OK for Altacor eVo

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted FMC Corporation registration for Altacor eVo insect control powered by Rynaxypyr active in fruit and tree nuts. Altacor eVo insect control is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr active, the industry... more »

USDA: Cranberry production to rise, grapes, peaches and pears down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released forecasts for a number of fruit crops, putting cranberry production up from last year, but peach, pear and the overall grape category (table, raisin, juice and wine) down.... more »

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 »

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