Pears

AgroFresh partners with Strella on pear, apple storage monitoring

Postharvest freshness solutions provider AgroFresh Solutions Inc. is partnering with sensor technology developer Strella, in an exclusive global distribution agreement. The agreement, announced April 20, launches immediately for the Northern Hemisphere’s apple and pear seasons,... more »

High-altitude pears: Organics big part of Prey’s Fruit Barn & Orchards

Organics are important for Prey’s Fruit Barn & Orchards. For nearly half a century, the Wenatchee Valley farm has grown pears in elevations as high as 1,500 feet in Washington’s picturesque Cascade Mountains. The valley’s... more »

Brianna Shales, marketing director for Stemilt Growers helps spread passion for fresh fruit

In honor of Women’s History Month, Great American Media Services reached out to Brianna Shales, marketing director for Stemlit Growers, to talk about her role in the agricultural industry and the important contributions she is... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

Going deep: Roots determine tree development in orchards

Determining how tree fruit orchardists can manipulate soil health, and use planting and cropping practices to get the optimum outcomes from tree root systems is a key question being examined by researchers. Astrid Volder, professor... more »

Brett Reasor joins Columbia Fruit as CEO

Brett Reasor will be joining New Columbia Fruit Packers LLC (Columbia Fruit) as its CEO on March 1. Current CEO Mike Wade will transition to the role of chairman. ... more »

Apple packing, selling spotlighted in Mid-Atlantic convention bus tour

Cider doughnuts and apple packing and grading were some of the highlights at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention bus tour. Around 100 people began their convention with the pre-convention bus tour, which visited... more »

Grafting Systems launches revamped website

Grafting Systems, Coloma, Michigan, has re-vamped its website to make it fully e-commerce compatible. The site, GraftingSystems.com, looks the same on its homepage, but is totally new on the back end. Customers can now place... more »

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