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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Growers will have to adapt to changing weather patterns

Last year was Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The two agencies rece... more »

USDA releases a ‘gem’ of a new pear

A new pear cultivar called Gem has been released by USDA, Oregon State University, Michigan State University and Clemson University.Agricultural Resea... more »

Supermarkets reshape the global apple industry

When talking about “megatrends” in the world apple industry, Peter Beaven started with supermarkets. Beaven, president of the World Apple ... more »

Kasumin registered in apple states

Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced registrations of Kasumin bactericide in the apple-growing states of Washington, Michigan and New Y... more »

EPA registers Sivanto for 2015

Bayer CropScience’s Sivanto insecticide has received registration from EPA and will be available for the 2015 growing season.According to Bayer,... more »

RosBREED renewed for another five years

A national team of scientists working on genomics, genetics and breeding of rosaceous crops has been awarded funds for the first year of a $10 million... more »

Washington fruit unit hits the ground running

Jon DeVaney knows he is the go-to person, now that the merger of four Washington state fruit industry associations is officially in place. DeVaney, wh... more »

BEI demise spurs race to fill blueberry harvester void

When BEI International, a South Haven, Michigan, agriculture equipment supplier, went defunct last April, it left several growers throughout the count... more »

Russian ban leaves apple exporters scrambling for new markets

Russia was on everybody’s mind at Interpoma.On Nov. 20, speakers at the international apple conference held in Bolzano, Italy, discussed the wor... more »

Researchers study SWD pressure in cherries

Concern continues to mount about the potential impact of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) in tart cherries in Michigan. Larry Gut, Michigan State Univers... more »


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