The recent approval by USDA of the Arctic apple brands wasn’t unforeseen by our industry. We have been preparing for months knowing that approval [...]
When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.
Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]
The outlook seems positive for the Northwest canning pear industry going into the 2013 season.
The industry is expecting to [...]
While many pear growers in the Pacific Northwest have welcomed Dr. Amit Dhingra’s efforts to push the pear industry [...]
When Dr. Amit Dhingra joined Washington State University seven years ago as a plant genomicist, one thing immediately struck [...]
Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]
Pat Burnett, who has been a fruit grower, packer, and marketer in his career—and for many years simultaneously—has always [...]
Pear industry representatives in Oregon and Washington are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan for pears. The [...]
Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears [...]