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.

Last pear packer standing

By |January 21st, 2014|

Naumes, Inc., responds to challenges and keeps its Medford packing house viable.

Naumes stays focused on pears

By |January 21st, 2014|

The Naumes family returns to its roots in Medford, after selling most of its California orchards.

Medford’s pear industry rebounds

By |January 21st, 2014|

Good Fruit Grower visited Medford to see how the region has adjusted to industry changes. The news is good.

Pear slicing is not perfected yet

By |January 13th, 2014|

Crunch Pak, the country’s largest fresh apple slicer, is still figuring out how best to slice pears.

Fruit ripening compounds discovered

By |January 13th, 2014|

The compounds might solve ripening problems in pears treated with MCP.