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May 16, 2016

NEWS

Managing Cherry Pesticide Residues: No One’s Favorite Topic

Cherry growers have a lot on their plates at this time of year:  staying ahead of powdery mildew, watching for Spotted Wing Drosophila, keeping a wary eye on the rain clouds, and figuring out how…

Irrigation Scheduling Tool Available Online and as a New Phone Ap

Water stress can affect fruit size and quality. The irrigation scheduler from AgWeatherNet is a handy tool which can help you match irrigation applications to tree fruit needs. It uses your soil type and tree…

VIDEOS

Cosmic Crisp™ WA 38 Field Days

MoreThis video was recorded at two commercial grower field days on September 17 and 30, 2014. It provides the viewer with a look at the Cosmic Crisp™ WA 38 apple both at Washington State University…

EVENTS

FSMA Water Quality Workshops

May 17, 2016 Wenatchee

May 19, 2016 Union Gap

This training for orchard and packinghouse food-safety managers will review sampling and testing methodologies to address microbial water quality in irrigation source waters necessary for compliance with FSMA agricultural water testing requirements.The classroom instruction will cover location, timing, testing equipment and practices.

WA 38 June Field Days – Storage Evaluation and Mechanical Pruning Demonstration

Wednesday June 1, 2016   

9:30 to 11:00 am   WSU ROZA Orchard

3:00 to 4:30 pm   WSU Sunrise Orchard

Join us at one or both locations for horticultural recommendations and storage evaluations.

  • See the impact of pruning and training strategies on the canopy.
  • See a demonstration of mechanical pruning.
  • Review the results of storage evaluations.
  • See how last year’s heat effected fruit quality.
  • See and taste fruit MCP-treated and non-treated.
  • Fruit from two locations with different soils.

Stone Fruit Export Cert. Training

This training is for packing house technicians responsible for cull cutting stone fruit being packed for Mexico or B.C., Canada. Training includes identification of Oriental fruit moth larvae, sampling method and associated documentation.

Two sessions are scheduled:

  • May 18 at 10am, WSDA Classroom, 21 N 1st. Ave., Yakima
  • May 20 at 10am, WSU TFREC lg. conf. rm., 1100 N Western Ave.,Wenatchee

 

EVENTS

Tuesday May 17, 2016 FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshop. Wenatchee, WA

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Stone Fruit Export Certification Training. Yakima, WA

Thursday May 19, 2016 FSMA Water Quality Testing Workshop. Union Gap, WA

Friday May 20, 2016 Stone Fruit Export Certification Training. Wenatchee, WA

Wednesday June 1, 2016  WA 38 June Field Days – Storage Evaluation and Mechanical Pruning Demonstration.  9:30 to 11:00 am Prosser, WA; 3:00 to 4:30 pm Rock Island, WA

 

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