Pears

Neil Ferguson takes on new role at Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest announced Aug. 26  Neil Ferguson has been promoted to creative marketing manager. Ferguson started at Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) in 2017 as the organization's communications specialist and has been continually taking on new responsibilities in... more »

Rainier Fruit achieves Equitable Food Initiative certification

Rainier Fruit has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. According to a news release, for the past three years, both companies have worked to align Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Northwest pear crop estimate for 2020 pegged at 16.6M boxes

After careful evaluation, the pear industry is releasing the first official estimate of the 2020-21 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. According to a news release, pear growers and producers from Washington's Wenatchee and... more »

BASF’s Versys Inscalis insecticide approved for use in California crops 

BASF’s Versys insecticide has received registration for use in California on a variety of crop groups, including brassicas/cole crops, leaf and stem vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit. Versys insecticide delivers effective control against aphids while... more »

Major growth trajectory continues for CMI Orchards in Washington state

Furthering its commitment to being a one-stop-shop for retailers looking for premium apples, pears and cherries grown in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC reports continued expansion for the company. Strategic partnerships with Yakima Fruit, as... more »

Free pear rootstocks, systems virtual tour set for Aug. 14 in Washington

"A Virtual Field Tour: Pear Rootstocks and Systems for Today and Tomorrow," will be held Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. PDT, by Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension, Michigan State University and the Washington... more »

California pear growers nix 1-MCP; AgroFresh responds

The use of 1-MCP technology as an effective postharvest treatment has been widely accepted by the specialty crops industry, but California pear growers have taken issue with the use of such products, maintaining they have... more »

International Tree Fruit Association cancels Italy tour

The International Fruit Tree Association has canceled its Italy International Tour that was scheduled for Nov. 13-22, 2020. According to an announcement from Onward Travel, which manages the tour for the International Tree Fruit Association (IFTA),... more »

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