Pears

WAPA gains Chinese organization as member

WAPA (World Apple and Pear Association) has welcomed the apple and pear section of the China Chamber of Commerce of Foodstuffs and Native Produce (CFNA) as a new member. The membership was formalized on Sept. 2... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates 85 years

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates 85 years of its collaboration with Washington and Oregon pear growers to drive demand for Northwest pears. Washington and Oregon pear growers fund the bureau through a federal marketing order. A... more »

AgroFresh opens two new service centers, expands field support

AgroFresh Solutions, a global supplier in produce freshness solutions, has opened two new service centers and added 50 seasonal workers worldwide to enable apple and pear growers to gain the fruit quality benefits of Harvista pre-harvest 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) technology... more »

World apple production up, trade down

USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service has published its latest biannual report studying world markets and trade in apples, grapes and pears. The report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as... more »

Northwest pear estimate slightly up from 2015

Northwest pear growers are releasing fresh pear harvest projections following their annual meetings in Portland last week. Collectively, Washington’s Wenatchee and Yakima regions and Oregon’s Mid-Columbia and Medford regions estimate a fresh pear harvest of... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest presents display contest winners

The results are in for the 3rd annual “Pear Up with USA Pears” display contest sponsored by Pear Bureau Northwest. Produce personnel submitted creative and educational USA Pears displays featuring Green Anjou, Red Anjou, Bosc... more »

Miticide options for controlling mites in fruit

Mites can be significant pests of fruit crops. There are many miticides available for control of European red mites (ERM), twospotted spider mites (TSSM), cyclamen mites (CM) and rust mites (RM), as well as apple... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest redesigns foodservice website

After a busy year redesigning the consumer, trade, and Spanish language websites, Pear Bureau Northwest proudly releases a site dedicated to pear menu concepts and education for the foodservice industry. The versatility of USA Pears... more »


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