Pears

Northern California Pear and Grape Field Day scheduled

Growers of grapes and pears are invited to attend this year’s iteration of the University of California Cooperative Extension’s (UCCE) Pear and Grape Field Day. The event is scheduled for May 28 in Hopland, California.... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Kevin Moffitt to step down from pear bureau

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, plans to step down after 35 years with the organization. Moffitt plans to relinquish day-to-day duties as of July 1, 2024. To help ensure a smooth... more »

Webinar addresses fire blight research

A webinar will address issues related to fire blight integrated pest management. The webinar, 3-5 p.m. Pacific, March 14, is for commercial and non-commercial apple and pear growers, landscapers and orchard professionals. [caption id="attachment_17220" align="aligncenter"... more »

UCCE Northern San Joaquin Valley offers CropManage workshop

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

WSU seeks input on phenology-based management of pears

Washington State University researchers are asking for input from pear growers and others in the industry for an annual survey on pear management practices. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding... more »

Washington state to decide on produce sticker ban

Washington state legislators are considering a ban on non-compostable stickers on fresh produce. Specialty crop groups, including the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), say the ban could lead to an increase in the use... more »

Norway’s unique landscape, laws drive tree fruit plans

Renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, with fjords, mountains, glaciers and pristine lakes, Norway's landscapes are often described as some of the most picturesque in the world. At first glance, however, a fruit farmer probably... more »

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