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February 2018

Management of spotted wing drosophila using organically approved strategies: An update

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) has emerged as a devastating pest of small and stone fruits worldwide. Losses due to SWD can be as high as 100% and have been valued more than $718 million annually in the U.S. The zero tolerance for SWD in fresh fruit has led conventional growers to make preventative insecticide applications when fruit are ripe. Organic management of SWD is even more challenging due to the low number of effective OMRI-approved materials and limited understanding on…

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March 2018

Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Prosser

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WSU – IAREC, Prosser, 24106 N Bunn Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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Spray Application Equipment Best Management Practices (BMPs) The Spray Application Best Management Practices workshop is a one-day, hands-on training aimed to provide both managers and operators the information needed to optimize spray operations. Managers must know the steps, time, and requirements to properly operate and calibrate a sprayer so that they can empower operators to do it correctly. The course is offered in both Spanish and English. Information will include maintenance, calibration, optimization, and environmental considerations with the focus on…

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PSA Train the Trainer – Mt. Vernon

March 6 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Best Western Skagit Valley Inn, 2300 Market St.
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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$150

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) was tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA has developed two types of training courses: Grower Training Course and Train-the-Trainer Course. The PSA Grower Training Curriculum was created through a four-year nationwide development process. In 2011, after hosting an international gathering to review current…

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PSA Grower Training – Mt. Vernon

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) was tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA has developed two types of training courses: Grower Training Course and Train-the-Trainer Course. The PSA Grower Training Curriculum was created through a four-year nationwide development process. In 2011, after hosting an international gathering to review current…

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Sprayer Calibration Workshop – Wenatchee

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WSU-TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Spray Application Equipment Best Management Practices (BMPs) The Spray Application Best Management Practices workshop is a one-day, hands-on training aimed to provide both managers and operators the information needed to optimize spray operations. Managers must know the steps, time, and requirements to properly operate and calibrate a sprayer so that they can empower operators to do it correctly. The course is offered in both Spanish and English. Information will include maintenance, calibration, optimization, and environmental considerations with the focus on…

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WSU Postharvest Fruit School

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

The 2018 Post-harvest Fruit School is an excellent opportunity for warehouse and other professionals in the tree fruit and berry industries to deepen and develop their knowledge of post-harvest science and management with lectures, expert panels, demonstrations, and tours.

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Irrigation Water Management Workshop – Spanish

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Drive
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Free

This free training is designed to provide Spanish speaking agricultural workers practical tips and techniques for understanding when and how to irrigate efficiently for better crop production and water conservation. This workshop will cover water holding capacity and other characteristics of soils, flow rates for common irrigation systems, soil moisture monitoring, crop demands, irrigation scheduling and more.

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Irrigation Water Management Workshop – Spanish

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 28, 2018 at 9:00am

Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Drive
Hood River, OR 97031 United States
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Free

This free training is designed to provide Spanish speaking agricultural workers practical tips and techniques for understanding when and how to irrigate efficiently for better crop production and water conservation. This workshop will cover water holding capacity and other characteristics of soils, flow rates for common irrigation systems, soil moisture monitoring, crop demands, irrigation scheduling and more.

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April 2018

PSA Grower Training – Spokane

April 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
WSU Spokane Academic Center, 600 N Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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$50

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) was tasked with developing the standardized national produce safety training program to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The PSA has developed two types of training courses: Grower Training Course and Train-the-Trainer Course. The PSA Grower Training Curriculum was created through a four-year nationwide development process. In 2011, after hosting an international gathering to review current…

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