Pears

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give you a wide range of answers. The speculati... more

Shoreline Fruit vertically integrates to thrive

An agricultural operation with multiple business arms operates best when all facets are on the same page – or at least functioning from a shared playbook.... more

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APHIS might allow fresh apple and pear imports from Europe

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will be publishing in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would allow the impo... more »

Tree Fruit 101: Webinars for beginning growers

Penn State Extension is offering three Saturday morning webinar trainings that will each be two hours long. The three sessions are designed for the be... more »

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely wi... more »

Get a jump on disease management this fall

While the fruit harvest may be winding down, vigilance is still needed for managing tree fruit diseases, especially in preparation for 2016.... more »

Penn State: New weapon in weed control arsenal

Zeus Prime XC is a new product from FMC Corp. with a new active ingredient that has not been used in tree fruit before. Currently it has a supplementa... more »

Karen Lewis to lead Washington tree fruit team

Karen Lewis, a Washington State University Extension regional tree fruit specialist, has been appointed to lead WSU’s tree fruit extension team, eff... more »

Internal breakdown reported in Olympic Asian pear fruit

Chris Walsh and Mike Newell, University of Maryland, report that there is an increased potential for internal browning and breakdown in Olympic Asian ... more »

Pear marketing focuses on snacking

Harvest is nearing completion for the Northwest pear growers of Washington and Oregon. Over the next months, 10 pear varieties will be at their peak, ... more »

Beekeepers are now ‘farmers’ in Washington state

A new law that defines Washington’s commercial beekeepers as farmers will enable the state to better reap the benefits of healthy bee population... more »

BREAKING: Northwest Michigan assesses storm impact

Agricultural businesses were busy assessing storm damage Aug. 3 to orchards and packinghouses following strong thunderstorms overnight in the Grand Tr... more »


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