Pears

Assessing food safety of pears in storage

To help keep prices low and pears fresh longer, Virginia Tech researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are examining how fresh pears change during storage and how this information can be used... more »

Northern California pear research meetings scheduled

Research meetings are scheduled in February for California’s pear industry. The 2023 Sacramento and North Coast pear research meetings are scheduled for Feb. 7 and Feb. 9. Both meetings are scheduled to be in-person. The... more »

IFTA conference early registration deadline approaching

The deadline is nearing for early discounts at the International Fruit Tree Association’s Annual Conference and Tour. The event, scheduled for Feb. 12-15 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, includes two full... more »

Southeastern Farmers of the Year give to communities

The 10 growers honored in the 2022 Swisher/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program represented their respective states and took the opportunity provided by Syngenta to donate to organizations that mean a lot to... more »

2023 World Ag Expo releases new product winners

World Ag Expo is honoring companies competing in a new farm products competition. The event has named winners of the 2023 Top-10 New Products Competition. The winning entries are scheduled to be showcased during the... more »

Winter pruning aids tree growth, pathogen resistance

Dormant pruning is a necessary function orchardists should undertake to control tree growth, manage vigor and guard against over-cropping. Jim Kamas, associate professor and Extension fruit specialist and director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension... more »

WSU presents pear IPM workshop

Washington State University Extension and the university’s Pear Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Team will present an intensive workshop on effective IPM for pears. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Dec. 14 at... more »

John Deere introduces tractors for orchards, vineyards

John Deere is widening its lineup of specialty tractors designed for work in narrow orchards and vineyards with the addition of the new 5EN and 5ML Series. The popular 5EN from the past is back... more »

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