Pears

New Orchard Field Guide from the Penn State Extension tree fruit team

During strategic planning sessions addressing pandemic priorities, the Penn State Extension tree fruit team identified the need for a full-color pocket guide to assist growers in identifying and managing tree fruit diseases, pests and physiological... more »

Spotted lanternfly found in Jefferson County, Ohio

A population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Mingo Junction just south of Steubenville, Ohio, along the Ohio River. The initial report came from a resident who spotted a dead adult... more »

USA Pears creates virtual flavor experience with Northwest growers

With the 2020 harvest from Washington's Wenatchee and Yakima districts and Oregon's Mid-Columbia and Medford districts completed, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is sharing the industry's commitment to supplying retailers and their customers with flavorful pears... more »

Penn State Extension’s Tree Fruit Production Guide wins national award

A publication created by Penn State Extension has been lauded for excellence by the American Society for Horticultural Science, a national organization dedicated to advancing all facets of horticultural research, education and application. The 2020-21... more »

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 »

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