Top Five pear research needs

By |September 1st, 2013|

Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]

Pears: A grower’s advocate

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pat Burnett, who has been a fruit grower, packer, and marketer in his career—and for many years simultaneously—has always [...]

Plan will guide pear research

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pear industry representatives in Oregon and Washington are collaborating to create a Pest Management Strategic Plan for pears. The [...]

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears [...]

Fewer pears for canners

By |September 1st, 2013|

The outlook seems positive for the Northwest canning pear industry going into the 2013 season.

The industry is expecting to [...]

Pear gene bank open house

By |August 26th, 2013|

Pear growers and others interested in the fruit will have an opportunity to sample hundreds of the more than [...]

California growers worry about fireblight

By |July 1st, 2013|

The generally arid conditions in the Pacific Northwest limit the threat of the disease, which needs warm and moist [...]

China could become big pear market

By |July 1st, 2013|

China could become a significant market for U.S. pears. Louis Ng, who represents the Pear Bureau Northwest in China, believes China could be importing 500,000 to 600,000 boxes of pears annually within the next five to ten years. That would make China the second-largest pear export market after Mexico.

FruiTrivia: Test your knowledge of fruit varieties

By |June 1st, 2013|

1  Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
a.   Lapins
b.   Stella
c.   Summit
d. [...]

The NOSB’s ‘lose-lose’ decision

By |May 15th, 2013|

A decision by the National Organic Standards Board not to extend use of a key antibiotic to control fireblight [...]