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December 2016 Tree Fruit News


2016 Cherry Pruning Tour The Dalles

Join Oregon State University for the 2016 Cherry Pruning Tour December 12th. The tour will begin in English at Gary Wade and Marlis Rufener Orchard on Three Mile Road. The tour will be repeated at…

Cherry Dormancy Status

Because cold acclimation of temperate-zone trees is triggered by shortening day lengths and progressively lower temperatures, cherry trees  developed acclimation and hardiness despite the lack of ‘hard’ frosts.

Good Fruit Grower lanza sitio web para servir a los hablantes de español

Good Fruit Grower, la revista de Washington al servicio de los agricultores de árboles frutales y uva para vino, ha publicado un sitio web en español de artículos, documentos de investigadores y videos de las…

Have you looked at your web soil survey map?

Did you know that every fall the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) updates its data in Web Soil Survey? Web Soil Survey is an online tool that provides interactive soil maps and data for more…

Join WSU Extension for 2017 Winter Tree Fruit Programing in North Central Washington

Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 16, 17, 18, 19 and February 7. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Fruit Commission,…

2017 Annual International Tree Fruit Conference Registration is now open.

The 2017 Annual International Tree Fruit Conference Registration is now open! The conference is right in your backyard this year. Don’t miss it.

Food Safety Course

WSU will be offering “Basic Food Sanitation”, “Produce Rule” and “current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)”, FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance) –Preventive Controls for Human Food Training courses.


Pruning Bartlett Pears to Optimize Fruit Quality

Dr. Stefano Musacchi provides a tutorial on pruning Bartlett pear trees to optimize fruit quality. This includes using the concept of dynamic or renewal pruning, and the techniques of girdling, notching and limb bending. He…


Rob Blakey


FSPCA Preventive Controls Workshop-Ellensburg

December 13 @ 8:00 am – December 15 @ 3:00 pm

Ellensburg, WA

Next Generation Network

December 15 @ 2:00 am – 6:00 pm

Chelan, WA

Postharvest Systems Mini-Symposium

December 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:15 am

WSU-TFREC, Wenatchee, WA

Pear Pruning Demonstration

January 10, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tonasket, WA United States

OPDMC – Portland

January 11, 2017 – January 13, 2017

Hilton Portland, Portland, OR

Lake Chelan Horticulture Meeting

January 16, 2017

Chelan High School, Chelan, WA

Stone Fruit Day

January 17, 2017

Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

Pear Day

January 18, 2017

Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

Apple Day

January 19, 2017

Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA

Manejo de Frutales

January 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Convention Center, Wenatchee, WA


Cherry Institute – Yakima

January 20, 2017

Yakima Convention Center,

Apple Hort & Postharvest Review

January 25, 2017 – January 26, 2017

Red Lion Yakima Center, Yakima, WA

Apple Crop Protection Research Review

January 26, 2017 – January 27, 2017

Red Lion Yakima Center, Yakima, WA

Technology Research Review

February 2, 2017

WA Cattlemen’s Association – Ellensburg,

Okanogan Horticulture Meeting

February 7, 2017

Okanogan County Agriplex, Omak, WA United States

Washington State University