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Interim tree fruit center named at Washington State University

Washington State University professor and horticulturalist Kate Evans is the interim director of the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center.

Pear Bureau NW launches shoppable recipe technology online

Recipes on Pear Bureau Northwest’s website are now shoppable for consumers, one of several tactics to kick off the season in September.

Time to plan for Rushing Rivers pears in fall line-up

Stemilt Growers is encouraging retailers to plan ahead to include varieties of Rushing Rivers pears in their fall line-up.

Domex Superfresh Growers sees organic apple, pear growth

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., saw growth in organic apples and pears this past season, with galas and bartletts leading each category.

California pear season ramping up

California pear season will begin by mid-July, bringing the first domestic pear supplies of the year.

California pear suppliers expect good volume this year

California pear grower-shippers say they anticipate ample supplies of fruit, although the first promotable volumes likely will be a bit late during the 2019 season.

NW pear group appoints officers

The Pear Bureau Northwest recently appointed new officers on its board of directors.

NW pear production set to drop, but still a ‘solid crop’

Northwest pear growers are estimating the 2019-20 fresh market crop will be 17.3 million 44-pound box equivalents, a drop of 9% from the previous harvest, and 6% the industry’s five-year average.

Argentina’s fruit exports dip as economy sags

Planting area and exports continue to fall for Argentina apple and pear producers, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

South African exports of deciduous fruit rise

Exports of apple, pears, and grapes continue to rise from South Africa, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.