Pears

New AI: early size profile available for pears

The U.S. is one of the top three pear producers globally, and work is under way in many areas of the supply chain to ensure more pears make it to market. From rootstock research and... more »

Never-ending rain leads to pest, disease concerns

A seemingly endless flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. Growers of strawberries and other fruits expect the heavy rains to delay some planting and harvesting and cause... more »

Pear marketing order to have election for two seats

The Washington and Oregon pear marketing order’s Fresh Pear Committee is seeking two grower member alternates from the Wenatchee, Washington, district. The election for the two alternates from the Wenatchee district (Chelan and Douglas counties)... more »

Balchem organic registrations to aid tree fruit, grapes, berries

Balchem Plant Nutrition has received registration for two organic foliar products that can aid growers of organic fruit and vegetables. The new product combinations provide convenient and safe solutions for organic fruit and vegetable growers,... more »

USDA-ARS research entomologist honored for insect studies

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

Domex Superfresh promotes Conner O’Malley to president

Domex Superfresh Growers has promoted Conner O'Malley to president. In his new role, O’Malley will lead sales, operations, marketing, production management and grower relations. O’Malley succeeds predecessor Tim Lane, who plans to retire later this... more »

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 »

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