Pear Crop Down This Year

TALENT, Ore. — The pear crop forecast is down this year from year’s past.  Orchardists say this due to an early season frost along with natural causes. The drought is not impacting the pear crop at many orchards.  Most orchardists pull water from irrigation districts.  This will keep them from running out of water and … Continue reading »

Pear Orchards Prepare For Cold Temps

TALENT, Ore. — Pear orchardists in the Rogue Valley are keeping a close eye on Monday night’s weather. Pear trees have begun to bloom and freezing temperatures could threaten the entire crop. At 35 degrees, an alarm will sound at Meyer Orchard in Talent and workers will be called in to fire up the heaters … Continue reading »