Pears

Line trapping: a promising method for more accurate pest monitoring

It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks; they don’t sense the proverbial blood in the... more »

Consider a June planting of sorghum sudangrass following orchard removal

Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to replant success. Sorghum sudangrass hybrids, also called sudex, are... more »

Chelan Fresh merging with Borton Fruit

Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington, already one of the largest apple, cherry and pear suppliers in the world, is merging with Borton Fruit of Yakima, Washington. According to a news release, the merger brings together... more »

Oregon, Washington pear growers vote to continue marketing order

USDA announced the results of an Oregon and Washington pear producer referendum to continue Federal Marketing Order 927, showing that 97 percent of fresh pear growers favored a continuation of the marketing order. “We are... more »

Wenatchee to host the 2017 Interpera Congress

The Pacific Northwest will welcome pear industry researchers, experts, growers and marketers from around the world to the 2017 Interpera Congress in Wenatchee, Washington on June 15-16. This is the 10th meeting of this world-wide... more »

Spring snapshot of Northwest fruit production

With a cold, wet winter in the rearview mirror, fruit producers in the Northwest are looking forward to spring and getting back into their orchards. The region's apple, cherry and pear markets should be profitable... more »

PBNW analyzes economic impact of export programs

Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? The Pear Bureau Northwest has completed an econometric study intended to answer how effective and impactful Northwest Pear export promotions are. The study, conducted by... more »

Sprouts named Pear Retailer of the Year

On the show floor of the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit, USA Pears presented Sprouts Farmers Markets Produce Warehouse with the 2016 Pear Retailer of the Year award for their pear category improvements in merchandising performance... more »


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