Pears

New WSU lab to study evolving bacterial foes of tree fruit

In bad years, microbial disease heavy hitters like fire blight and X-disease phytoplasma cost apple, cherry, and pear growers hundreds of millions of dollars nationally in lost fruit as well as treatment and removal of infected... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission views 2022 funding requests

The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission’s (MTFC) 2022 call for projects received 21 funding requests from Michigan State University’s (MSU) five, off-campus, research stations. The requests include funding for equipment, equipment repairs/upgrades, new orchard establishment and... more »

Profits in the picture despite challenges for Northwest agriculture

Northwest Farm Credit Services, a Northwest agricultural lending cooperative, has released its quarterly Market Snapshot reports covering the state of major agricultural commodities in the region. Northwest FCS teams throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest is still fresh after 90 years

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates 90 years of fruitful collaboration with Washington and Oregon fresh pear growers to drive demand for Northwest pears. Washington and Oregon pear growers fund the bureau through a federal marketing order,... more »

World Pear Day returns Dec. 4

Pear Bureau Northwest is launching the sixth edition of its annual World Pear Day on Dec. 4. Taking place the first Saturday of December, this year’s World Pear Day will give consumers around the world... more »

New, revised guides from WSU Extension: Spray Nozzle Curriculum, and more

The latest free guides from Washington State University (WSU) Extension include a new training curriculum aimed at tree fruit growers and other agricultural producers, as well as a study materials form for spray users and... more »

Cevya fungicide from BASF gets approval for use in California

California grape, tree fruit, pome and stone fruit growers can now use Cevya fungicide from BASF after it received registration from the state’s Department of Pesticide Regulation. Cevya fungicide delivers strong disease control against powdery... more »

Pear Study Circles planned by Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension

Join Washington State University Extension for a series of Pear Study Circles for pear producers on Tuesday evenings Oct. 19, 2021, to Feb. 22, 2022. The goal of this series is to provide learning opportunities... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

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