Pears

Field day set for new MSU research center

A Michigan State University (MSU) AgBio Research and Extension Field Day is scheduled at the newly opened Earl and Linda Peterson West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center near Hart, Michigan. The tree fruit research... more »

USDA apple production forecast for the US is up 3% from 2020

USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, Agricultural Statistics Board, released a crop report on Aug. 12 that reflected projected increases in the U.S. apple crop The USDA  estimate of the season puts the U.S. apple crop... more »

Northwest pear industry elects new officers for 2021-22 season

The Northwest pear industry on June 3 elected new officers during its annual meeting. The  newly elected officers to Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will lead the board, and the elected officers to the Fresh Pear... more »

Hazel Technologies Inc. hires postharvest scientist

Hazel Technologies Inc. has added Enrique Garcia to the company’s R&D team as a postharvest scientist. With more than 10 years of experience in agricultural research and biotechnology, Garcia’s expertise focuses on postharvest quality and... more »

AgroFresh has licensing agreement with Know Hub Chile for postharvest needs

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a producer of freshness solutions, announced June 24 an exclusive global licensing agreement with Know Hub Chile to test and potentially commercialize patent pending technology for superficial scald control in apples and... more »

California pear growers confident of a strong 2021 marketing effort

As the California pear industry gears up for the coming harvest set to begin in early July, farmers are focusing on one thing – giving consumers a good eating experience. The California Pear Advisory Board (CPAB)... more »

Northwest Pear industry doubles down on its commitment to flavor

The pear industry in the Pacific Northwest has added a regulation for Anjou pears in a move to increase consumer satisfaction when they purchase pears in the early season. “The pear industry understands that flavor... more »

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Common in soils that once held oak trees and other native forests, Armillaria mellea has a strong presence in California and the Pacific Northwest. This species is the most widely spread, is lethal to susceptible... more »

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