Good Point: Success in pear marketing

By |August 27th, 2014|

Change can be uncomfortable, but is unavoidable. One key to change is adaptation, being aware of and flexible to [...]

Piqa Boo licensed in Australia

By |July 28th, 2014|

Prevar Limited assigned a licenses to produce and sell the new Piqa Boo pear in Australia.
  • Pears in Parker
    Permalink Pears growing near Parker, Washington on June 6, 2014 that will be part of a large crop expected in the Northwest this season. <b>(TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

Pear growers expect 2014 crop of 411,400 tons, slightly below average

By |June 6th, 2014|

Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as [...]

What a Gem! A pear that resists fire blight

By |May 29th, 2014|

Gem, a new fire blight-­resistant pear variety from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program, was officially released this [...]

Pear growers have a strategy for pest management

By |May 14th, 2014|

A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.

Is fresh best?

By |May 1st, 2014|

Study shows processed fruits and vegetables can be a good option.

Grower focuses on one variety, one market

By |April 23rd, 2014|

If fruit doesn’t meet gift grade quality, it may be left on the tree.

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.