California pears high on sustainability scale

July 30, 2010

By: Western Farm Press

SureHarvest Professional Services was commissioned by the California Pear Advisory Board and the Pear Pest Management Research Fund to survey the use of sustainability farming practices among California pear growers. SureHarvest surveyed 56 growers representing 71% of the industry and found a large majority employing integrated pest management practices, conservative applications of fertilizer and a high use of cover crops to conserve soil.