Pears

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 »

WSU to present pear IPM workshop

Washington State University is presenting a Pear Integrated Pest Management Workshop. The IPM workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific) Dec. 14 at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee, Washington, with an... more »

Pear Bureau: NW fresh crop in line with 5-year average

Pear Bureau Northwest’s (PBNW) first official estimate of the 2022-23 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon is 16.2 million standard box (averaging 44 pounds) equivalents, which is on par with the five-year average. Harvest... more »

CMI promotes new leaders, prepares for growth in apple category

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted several positions, with leadership transitions to prepare for a period of tremendous growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company continues to “evolve, grow and become ever more complex.... more »

Washington State University presents pear psylla research

Washington State University’s Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is presenting a Pear Psylla Field Day. The event, from 10 a.m. to noon Pacific Sept. 21, is at the McDevitt Orchard in Peshastin, Washington. [caption... more »

USDA: Cranberry production to rise, grapes, peaches and pears down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released forecasts for a number of fruit crops, putting cranberry production up from last year, but peach, pear and the overall grape category (table, raisin, juice and wine) down.... more »

Research seeks answers to what pear consumers want

A trio of Washington State University and Oregon State University researchers will discuss a project designed to guide the northwest pear industry on what varieties consumers prefer during a web seminar. The seminar, at 10... more »

WAPA forecasts stable European apple crop, pears up 20%

The European apple crop is set to increase in volume by just 1%, but pear production is forecast to increase 20% from last year’s smallest crop of the decade. The World Apple and Pear Association... more »

Grower innovations displayed in IFTA Summer Tour

At the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) 2022 Summer Tour, participants gained insights into effectively growing apples, cherries and pears. During the July 17-20 tour, industry participants visited Columbia River Basin fruit growers who told... more »

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