Pears

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, Sivanto precisely targets key damaging pests at multiple insect life stages to prevent damage to... 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, five-year USDA competitive grant. The team will develop and... 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, who has an extensive background in legislative affairs, is just fine... 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 world’s shifting apple markets. Many topics were covered, but Russia’s decision last summer to... more »

Vacuum harvester redesigned to be self-propelled

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for some time has undergone enough tweaks that its designers are nearly ready to bring the machine to the marketplace. Once again this fall, the machine – called... more »

Search engine identifies tree fruit pests

A new search engine tool for identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit is now online. The search can be accessed in its entirety from the Michigan State University (MSU) Integrated... more »

EverCrisp on its way

It was early November 2008, shortly after apple harvest ended, when David Doud first realized he might have a special apple on his hands. The owner of David Doud’s Countyline Orchard near Wabash, Indiana, was... more »

Arysta launches Kasumin bactericide

EPA has recently registered Arysta LifeScience North America’s Kasumin bactericide.According to a company news release, Kasumin offers a unique mode of action with a high level of preventive activity, making it active on a wide... more »

Northwest pear industry revises its crop estimate

With harvest currently underway, representatives of the Northwest pear industry have officially updated their initial projections for the 2014 fresh pear crop yield. Reports of a crop of excellent quality have been confirmed from all... more »

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members believe better defines the broad types of commodities it represents, according to... more »


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