Pears

USA Pears launches Instagram augmented reality filter showing their ‘personality’

USA Pears has officially launched a brand new augmented reality (AR) tool on the Instagram social media platform. Featuring six of the ten pears commercially grown in the Pacific Northwest, the AR tool highlights the flavor... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

Neil Ferguson takes on new role at Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest announced Aug. 26  Neil Ferguson has been promoted to creative marketing manager. Ferguson started at Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) in 2017 as the organization's communications specialist and has been continually taking on new responsibilities in... more »

Rainier Fruit achieves Equitable Food Initiative certification

Rainier Fruit has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. According to a news release, for the past three years, both companies have worked to align Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Northwest pear crop estimate for 2020 pegged at 16.6M boxes

After careful evaluation, the pear industry is releasing the first official estimate of the 2020-21 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. According to a news release, pear growers and producers from Washington's Wenatchee and... more »

BASF’s Versys Inscalis insecticide approved for use in California crops 

BASF’s Versys insecticide has received registration for use in California on a variety of crop groups, including brassicas/cole crops, leaf and stem vegetables, pome fruit and stone fruit. Versys insecticide delivers effective control against aphids while... more »

Major growth trajectory continues for CMI Orchards in Washington state

Furthering its commitment to being a one-stop-shop for retailers looking for premium apples, pears and cherries grown in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC reports continued expansion for the company. Strategic partnerships with Yakima Fruit, as... more »

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