• Canners need Bartletts

Canners need Bartletts

  • April 15th, 2015
Grandy closes almost 20 years as manager of pear bargaining group by sealing a three-year contract with record prices for growers.

Biennial pear congress to begin this year in Italy

  • March 18th, 2015

Beginning this year, Italy’s Interpoma congress and trade show, which focuses on apples, will be alternated with Futurpera, an exhibition devoted to pears.

Interpoma, which is held every other year, was last held in November 2014 in Bolzano in the South Tyrol area. The first biennial Futurpera exhibition will be [...]

Processed pear committee elections set for Washington and Oregon

  • February 26th, 2015

Oregon and Washington processed pear committee positions are open for election. The three committee positions in each state will be elected in public meetings in Yakima, Washington on February 26 and in Hood River, Oregon on March 10, 2015.  Keep up to date with tree fruit and grape events, [...]

  • Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

Lisa Perry, Young Grower from Odell, Oregon

  • December 23rd, 2014

age / 26
crops / pears, apples, cherries, berries, peaches, nectarines
business / Cody Orchards and Farm Stand
other experience / Learning from her stepfather on the family farm

I’m a fourth generation fruit farmer. My father passed away. However, my stepdad has been fantastic letting me continue farming. I [...]

  • People count at Duckwall Fruit

People count at Duckwall Fruit

  • December 17th, 2014
Duckwall’s mission is to mold a team who will achieve the best possible results for its growers and customers, and ultimately consumers.
  • Growers sought for Piqa pears

Growers sought for Piqa pears

  • November 16th, 2014

The New Zealand company Prevar is looking for orchardists in North America who would like to grow new Piqa brand pear varieties developed in New Zealand. Prevar commercializes fruit varieties bred by Plant and Food Research.

Piqa Boo (PremP009 cultivar) is a red pear that combines characteristics of European, Japanese, [...]

Crop insurance closing deadline approaches

  • October 16th, 2014

Fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest are being reminded about the November 20 closing deadline for crop insurance for 2015 by the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA also announced several changes to the multi-peril crop insurance plan for pear growers.

Details about these changes are noted in the [...]

  • OSU hopes to fill David Sugar’s research position

OSU hopes to fill David Sugar’s research position

  • September 3rd, 2014

Growers and other stakeholders will meet on September 9 at Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center near Medford to discuss how a plant pathology research position might be filled.

Dr. David Sugar, who worked primarily on postharvest pear problems, retired from the station in May, leaving OSU [...]