Pears

2021 California Statewide Pear Research Webinar set for Feb. 10-11

The California Statewide Pear Research Webinar will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 (8 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Pacific); and Thursday, Feb 11 (8 a.m.-noon Pacific). With COVID-19 still with us, organizers have scheduled one Zoom format meeting... more »

USA Pears shatter Guinness World Record

More than 100 chefs from across the United Arab Emirates-UAE created history on Jan. 4 by producing 2,209 pies made with USA Pears and setting a Guinness World Record for the longest line of pies.... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest awards trip to PMA 2021 to display contest winners

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) has announced the winners of its World Pear Day and National Pear Month display contest with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). The contest invited all commissaries from across the U.S. to... more »

Field test could detect fruit-rotting diseases months before harvest

A Wenatchee-based Washington State University plant pathologist has developed an improved field test that could help apple and pear growers quickly and affordably detect pathogens that cause postharvest diseases right in their own orchards, weeks or months... more »

USA Pears, Cabot Cheese and California Walnuts join in 360° Promotion

USA Pears has announced a new partnership with Cabot Cheese and California Walnuts. Coinciding with National Pear Month throughout December, the 360° promotion includes in-store activations with high-graphic display bins cross-merchandising pears, cheese, walnuts and honey, and... more »

Washington tree fruit industry recognizes several leaders

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) presented awards Nov. 9 during its virtual meeting. WSTFA chair Sean Gilbert presented the Silver Apple, Silver Pear and Distinguished Service awards. The Silver Apple Award was given... more »

Firman Pollen adds Donny Leadon in sales and business development

Yakima,Washington-based Firman Pollen, an industry leader in supplying supplemental pollen since 1933, has hired Donny Leadon in sales and business development. “Donny is an outstanding addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge... more »

Senstar Insecticide protects against woolly apple aphid, pear psylla

Apple and pear growers now have a unique new option to protect fruit from damaging insects. A new Product from Valent U.S.A. is now available for use in pome fruit   According to a news release,... more »

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