Topic: Labor and H2A. download flyer Speakers: Dan Fazio WAFLA will share costs, logistics, paperwork and to do lists for H2A. Format: Speaker presentation will be followed by facilitated discussion, networking and dinner. Registration Click Here: Registration is important to have a headcount for the caterer. Next Generation Tree Fruit Network: Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff. Thank you sponsors: North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association for…Find out more »
Dr. Stefano Musacchi will conduct pruning demonstrations at both the WSU Sunrise block in Rock Island and the WSU Roza block in Prosser. WSU Sunrise demonstrations will be held Wednesday, Dec 13 and WSU Roza demonstrations will be held Thursday, Dec 14. Demonstration trees are in their 5th leaf and trained to bi-axis, vertical spindle and angled spindle. To increase participant interaction, we have scheduled four 1-hour demonstrations at each location. We have received feedback about how difficult it is…Find out more »
Topic: Labor and H2A Speakers Dan Fazio WAFLA will share costs, logistics, paperwork and to do lists for H2A. Format Speaker presentation will be followed by facilitated discussion, networking and dinner. Registration Click Here Registration is important to have a headcount for the caterer. Next Generation Tree Fruit Network Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff. Thank you sponsors North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association for sponsoring this…Find out more »
Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course on the Produce Safety Rule Who should attend Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must…Find out more »
There will be a Cherry Orchards Systems Tour preceding the 75th Annual Cherry Institute. Stop 1: 1:00 pm Finley Cherries 1721 Cottonwood Road, Pasco 4th leaf 'Rainier'/'Gisela6' and 'Benton'/'Gisela6' Y-trellised fruiting walls (Taura, quad-V, double-V) Stop 2: Finley Cherries Highland Drive, Benton City (east side, just north of Ki-Be High School) 2nd leaf 'Coral Champagne'/'Gisela6' and 'Benton'/'Gisea6' Y-trellised fruiting walls At these orchards, we will discuss pruning and training to fruiting walls systems, trellis systems for shade and rain covers, use…Find out more »
Sponsored by NW Cherries
Seasonal Timeline for Achieving Superior Cherry Fruit Size, Assessing Cherry Fruit Size Tools, Sweet Cherry Varieties, Gum Acacia, Cherry Viruses and more.
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Chelan Future Farmers of America
Topics include: Fire Blight Prevention, Cosmic Crisp® Marketing Updates, Cosmic Crisp® Horticultural Updates, Woolly Apple Aphid, Native Stink Bug, Reducing Spray Drift, Spotted Wing Drosophila, and more.
Co-Sponsored by WSU Extension and NW Cherries
Topics include: Record Crop, Record Challenges, Looking Back and Moving Forward; Managing for Bigger High Quality Fruit; Grower Experiences with Cherry Training Systems; Spotted Wing Drosophila; Cherry Virus Update; Cherry Powdery Mildew Management Questions and Answers; and more.
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest
Topics include: Optimizing Pear Physiology, Handling Trees at Planting for Medium Density Demonstration, Novel Avenues for Increasing Pear Consumption, Farm Bill and Labor Issues Update, Tree Survey, Perennial Weed Control, Fire Blight, Conserving Natural Enemies in Pear Orchards: A Basis for Pear IPM, Choosing the Right Tools for Successful Pear IPM, Singing Psyllids, Attract-and-kill, and Landscape-wide tracking of Dispersal, and more.
Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc. Topics include: Can Deficit Irrigation Be Used as a Tool to Improve Fruit Quality in Honeycrisp?, Adoption of Protective Netting in WA Apple Production, Bitter Pit Prediction Models, Woolly Apple Aphid, Codling Moth, Managing Fire Blight in Young Trees, Update on Apple Powdery Mildew Control, Factors Affecting Glyphosate Efficacy, and more.Find out more »