Pears

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 »

BASF creates a new world of chemistry with new mode of action insecticide

{Sponsored} Growers have a new chemistry on their side in the fight against piercing-sucking insect pests with BASF’s novel mode of action insecticide active ingredient, InscalisⓇ insecticide. Targeting aphids, Asian citrus psyllids and whiteflies, Inscalis insecticide... more »

Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

A multi-year plan of control is the starting point for fall herbicide applications in tree fruit. The weed control plan should include tank mixing herbicides with multiple modes of action, rotating modes of action, evaluating... more »

World Pear Day promotion set for Dec. 1

To kick off the 14th year of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proclaiming December to be National Pear Month, Pear Bureau Northwest/USA Pears is once again implementing promotional efforts on a global scale. On... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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