Preparing for change

By |October 18th, 2013|

When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.

Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]

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 [...]

Should pear growers update?

By |September 1st, 2013|

While many pear growers in the Pacific Northwest have welcomed Dr. Amit Dhingra’s efforts to push the pear industry [...]

Pear industry ripe for change

By |September 1st, 2013|

When Dr. Amit Dhingra joined Washington State University seven years ago as a plant genomicist, one thing immediately struck [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]