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August 2020

Pear Rootstocks & Systems Virtual Field Tour

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online webinar

Don’t plant pears for your heirs, plant pear blocks that can pay for themselves within 8 years! Join us for a tour of a pear rootstock research trial featuring a number of quince selections that show promise in Pacific Northwest conditions. We’ll also showcase an existing high-density commercial bi-axis Bartlett block that will be picking a significant crop this year in its 4th leaf. Our webinar will feature pre-recorded video demonstrations, live presentation of research results, and live Q & A where participants can ask questions in real-time to the scientists and growers featured during the broadcast.

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Taiwan/China Export Training – WebEx session 3

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This training covers all the requirements for cutters and field staff to evaluate apples for export to Taiwan. Requirements for China export will also be covered. Training for Taiwan cutters is required every other year. However, annual refreshers are recommended by WSDA.

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Webinar: The Role of Dendrometers for Irrigation Management in Apple

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

What is a dendrometer? How can we use this tool to improve the precision of irrigation management and fruit quality? Join WSU extension on August 20 for a webinar designed to learn about dendrometers and how we can use these tools in the tree fruit industry.

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Pesticide Pre-License Review Webinars (August 31)

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WSU is offering two types of Pesticide Pre-license Review Webinars: for Private Applicators or for All Other License Types.

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September 2020

WA 38 Virtual Pre-Harvest Field Day

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The WA 38 field day will be presented live from a WA 38 block in Quincy. Agenda topics include Overview of block management, 2020 PVM Cosmic Crisp® marketing and quality standards, Harvest management and criteria for storage, Demonstration and Discussion of starch scale, and Defects and Disorders. We will use the zoom chat feature to take questions from viewers in real-time.

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WA 38 Grower/field staff pre-harvest Q and A web meeting

September 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This will be a great opportunity to ask questions or share information with the WA 38 team and fellow grower/field staff participants. Overview of recommended harvest criteria for commercial WA-38 Storage in 2020 will be discussed. We will use the zoom chat feature to take questions from viewers in real-time. Presenters include Carolina Torres, WSU Wenatchee; Ines Hanrahan, WTFRC Executive Director; Stefano Muasacchi, WSU Wenatchee; Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension; Jill Burberry, PVM (Proprietory Variety Management); and Karen Lewis, WSU Extension.…

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Virtual Digital Agriculture Summit 2020

September 28 @ 12:00 am

Washington State University will be hosting a virtual Digital Agriculture Summit on October 6-7, with participation from a broad range of stakeholders and presentations from regional, national, and global leaders. It will highlight the development of digital agriculture technology, focusing on policy issues, industry challenges, and research progress. See flyer below. 

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WA 38 Packer/Shipper Q&A web meeting

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This session is specifically for individuals involved in packing and shipping operations for WA 38/Cosmic Crisp®. Defects and disorders, fruit quality, and an overview of recommended harvest criteria for commercial WA-38 Storage in 2020 will be covered. We will use the zoom chat feature to take questions from viewers in real-time. Presenters include Carolina Torres, WSU Wenatchee; Ines Hanrahan, WTFRC Executive Director; Stefano Muasacchi, WSU Wenatchee; Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension; Jill Burberry, PVM (Proprietory Variety Management); and Karen Lewis, WSU…

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October 2020

WSU-OSU Webinar: Co-Robotic harvest-aid platforms can increase harvesting speed

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Please join us for this joint WSU-OSU seminar discussing how Co-robitic harvest aid platforms can increase harvesting speed.

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Invitation for Young Tree Fruit Growers

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fruit growers in Washington State as well as the Netherlands have many similarities. Both have a worldwide leading position and both face many similar climate, sustainability and labor challenges. Therefore we invite you On October 21th (8:00 am Washington time and 17:00 hrs Netherlands) for a bilateral fruit growers meeting to reflect on (shared) issues and possible solutions by technology development.

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