Pears

Virginia fire blight infections predicted

If forecast rains materialize, Virginia Tech’s tree fruit pathology laboratory is predicting southern and central Virginia production regions will incur fire blight. “If today’s weather forecast predictions for 2 April become reality, NEWA’s fire blight... more »

Northern California Pear and Grape Field Day scheduled

Growers of grapes and pears are invited to attend this year’s iteration of the University of California Cooperative Extension’s (UCCE) Pear and Grape Field Day. The event is scheduled for May 28 in Hopland, California.... more »

Kevin Moffitt to step down from pear bureau

Kevin Moffitt, president and CEO of Pear Bureau Northwest, plans to step down after 35 years with the organization. Moffitt plans to relinquish day-to-day duties as of July 1, 2024. To help ensure a smooth... more »

WSU seeks input on phenology-based management of pears

Washington State University researchers are asking for input from pear growers and others in the industry for an annual survey on pear management practices. The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding... more »

IFTA conference features tech, labor, climate sessions

The 67th Annual International Fruit Tree Association Conference and Tours features a full slate of education sessions, networking opportunities and tours of Washington orchards. The event is Feb. 11-14 at the Yakima Convention Center in... more »

WSU offers North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Washington State University (WSU) has released information on its North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days, which will be Jan. 16-18 in Wenatchee and on Feb. 7 in Omak. The WSU Tree Fruit Extension programs in... more »

FirstFruit Farms acquires Applewood Fresh Growers

FirstFruits Farms, Prescott, Washington, has acquired Michigan’s Applewood Orchards and Applewood Fresh Growers. This development marks a significant milestone in FirstFruits’ continuous pursuit of excellence and expansion, according to a news release. Working jointly, FirstFruits... more »

CMI cites rapid growth with leadership promotions

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, is making leadership changes during what it calls an era of major growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company has seen a "remarkable upswing" in the past decade, nearly doubling... more »

New, old pests found in California nut, pear orchards

Two different beetle pests found in California orchards this year have growers on alert and researchers looking to learn more as they try to develop treatments to control infestations. One is the arrival of a... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates World Pear Day

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is celebrating World Pear Day Dec. 2 by showcasing global dishes through live-streaming culinary platform Kittch. The eighth-annual pear celebration kicks of the 19th National Pear Month in the U.S. Kittch... more »

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