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July 11, 2016-Tree Fruit News

NEWS

Water Sampling Done Simply

This document is meant to provide simple, easy to follow recommendations for water quality sampling under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule for Agricultural Water testing. The methods described here are not meant to be prescriptive, as there…

New Tools to Help Determine Maturity of Tree Fruit

Accurate information about the status of maturity of fruit on the tree prior to harvest, at receiving in the storage facility and throughout storage is necessary to provide a year around supply of fruit with adequate…

Worker Protection Standards Changes

Worker Protection Standards (WPS) across the nation are changing effective Jan. 1, 2017 and some rules take effect in 2018. Rose Kachadoorian (ODA Pesticide Regulatory Leader) and EPA region 10, have summarized the changes below.

Monitoring and Conserving Earwigs in Washington State Apple Orchards

Studies show earwigs can suppress woolly apple aphid populations and they also feed on many other pests, including rosy apple aphid, apple aphid, codling moth larvae, and scales. Though they can damage soft fruits such…

EVENTS

Tour for Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance Aug 4

Join us to discuss orchard systems for high quality fruit. Stop in for any portion of the tour you can. We know its crazy during the field season but take a breath for learning and…

Orchard Netting Field Day Aug 17 @ 10am

Orchard netting can provide hail and sunburn protection. See the impacts in the field as part of WSU’s large scale trials at McDougall and Son's Prospector Orchards. Washington State University researchers are studying how different…

Putting Cleaning and Sanitation Programs into Practice: A hands-on workshop for sanitation workers and food safety managers July 20th and 21st

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will offer cleaning and sanitation workshops on ” Putting Cleaning and Sanitation Programs into Practice: a hands-on workshop for sanitation workers and food safety managers”, on July 20th and…
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