Pears

Strategy for pear IPM postharvest sprays outlined

The end of pear season is finally upon us. One topic of discussion is the potential need for and strategy for postharvest sprays to manage overwintering pear psylla. Here we will discuss some potential benefits... more »

Northwest pear crop expected to be large

Northwest pear growers are estimating their 2018-19 crop will be the fourth-largest in history. The estimate is based on data reported from Washington's Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon's Mid-Columbia and Medford districts. The current estimate... more »

Oregon growers invest in first-ever all-pear line

Diamond Fruit Growers Chairman Scott Halliday unveiled the company’s – and the world’s – first-ever pear line from Unitec on Monday, July 16, at a Hood River, Oregon ceremony. Unitec CEO Angelo Benedetti, who made... more »

Northwest fresh pear harvest estimated at 18.9 million boxes

As part of the annual Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) meeting held in Portland, OR on May 31, industry members compiled the first official estimate of the 2018-19 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. Pear... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest hires regional marketing manager

Portland, Oregon-based Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to announce that Bryan Roberts has joined the organization as Regional Marketing Manager. Roberts will be taking over the Midwest region and replacing Ed Chambers, who will be retiring... more »

John Deere has low-profile, narrow 5075GL high-value crop tractor 

John Deere has introduced the 5075GL Specialty Tractor for orchard and vineyard growers who want a powerful, low and narrow tractor to maintain and harvest their crops. With 75 engine horsepower, there’s plenty of power... more »

Cool springs set well with fruit tree growers

Stable springs without hard frosts are sitting well for fruit tree growers around the country. In Washington state, growers are set up for a good growing season. “A great spring where it isn’t too hot... more »

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early in the week allowed for the planting of new trees, clearing... more »


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