Not enough canned pears

By |April 16th, 2014|

Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.

Uncertain future for Meyer Orchards

By |April 16th, 2014|

Ron Meyer, nearing retirement and without a transition plan, sees a murky future for his pear orchard.

Control psylla early

By |March 26th, 2014|

Returning winterforms are more susceptible to pesticides than they were in the fall.

Fire blight control without antibiotics

By |March 25th, 2014|

Lime sulfur and fish oil can help as part of an integrated strategy.

Pear grower Laura Naumes blazes a trail

By |March 25th, 2014|

Laura Naumes is the first woman to chair the Pear Bureau Northwest.

Video: IFTA members visit century-old farm

By |March 11th, 2014|

Day’s Century Growers Inc. at Kelowna is one of the oldest and biggest pear producers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley.

New pests threaten IPM

By |March 5th, 2014|

Pest management programs have become softer and more stable over the past few decades, but new invasive pests could change that.

Einhorn to address Australian pear growers

By |February 28th, 2014|

Dr. Todd Einhorn, research horticulturist with Oregon State University in Hood River, will present a free seminar on “Profitable [...]

Fighting fireblight through acquired resistance

By |February 18th, 2014|

A new product can enhance fireblight control by stimulating the tree’s defenses.

Widow goes it alone, yet not alone

By |February 1st, 2014|

Pear industry members step in to help Nancy Vaughn produce a quality crop.