Pears

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 »

Ten-year study on pear growing enters final year

The University of California Extension is wrapping up a 10-year pear tree project at Shadowbrook Farms in Hopland, and will conduct a field viewing to go over the most recent data on the project. The... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

PBNW staff appointed to industry boards

Pear Bureau Northwest announces staff appointments to two industry boards. Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO, has been appointed to the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) Finance and Audit Committee. As the only non-profit organization... more »

CMI Orchards gets EFI certification on apples, cherries and pears  

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently announced that CMI Orchards of Washington state had achieved its first EFI certification. More than... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

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