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November 2016 Tree Fruit News

NEWS

Prevalence of storage decays of apple: Lessons from the 2016 statewide survey

Many fungal pathogens cause decay on apple with significant economic losses for packers. The Washington industry is familiar with pathogens like blue mold, gray mold and bull’s eye rot, but other pathogens, known as the…

Alternative Pollinator Meeting in Hood River Dec 9-10

The Orchard Bee Association is holding its annual meeting in Hood River, Oregon, on December 9-10, 2016.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about these species, the potential role they could play in…

Bark Grafting Learn Now Video

Penn State Extension’s new ‘Bark Grafting’ Learn Now video guides growers through the process of top-working trees, and discusses how to manage the planting in the subsequent years as the grafts begin to refill their…

Revised 2016 Washington Apple Harvest Estimate

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) released its revised forecast for the 2016 Washington state fresh apple crop.  The August forecast estimated the Washington state apple harvest to be 132.9 million standard forty pound…

Fieldworker Orientation and Food Safety ©2016 (Orientación para Trabajador del Campo y Seguridad Alimentaria) a new farmworker training video is available now.

AJL Productions in consultation with the EPA, L and I, and the WSDA developed an engaging video that will help growers comply with Food Safety programs such as GLOBALG.A.P. as well as the most recent…

Positions Available

Position Available: Regional Extension Tree Fruit Specialist South-Central Washington

Regional Tree Fruit Extension Specialist, Washington State University Extension. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within the WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences…

EVENTS

Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

“Building Connections towards Resiliency” REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016 CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE November 30 – December 2, 2016 Doubletree by Hilton, Portland, OR The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable…

“Building Connections towards Resiliency”

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE 2016
CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

November 30 – December 2, 2016
Doubletree by Hilton, Portland, OR

The 5th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture will bring together farmers, educators, technical assistance providers and activists engaged in healthy food and farming to share educational and organization strategies, build technical and business skills, and address policy issues aimed at expanding the success of women farmers and ranchers.

WSTFA Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 112th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Wenatchee Convention Center on December 5, 6, & 7th.  The Annual Meeting will continue the tradition…

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 112th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Wenatchee Convention Center on December 5, 6, & 7th.  The Annual Meeting will continue the tradition of hosting the largest tree fruit educational gathering in the country.

The three day event serves as a forum to discuss the latest trends and hot topics within the tree fruit industry.

EVENTS

Stone Fruit Research Review 

November 22  – WSU – IAREC, Prosser, 24106 N Bunn Rd., Prosser, WA 99350 United States

Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture

November 30December 2 – Doubletree Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232 United States

WSTFA Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo

December 5December 7 – Wenatchee Convention Center

Farm Transition

December 7 @ 8:00 am12:00 pm  – Wenatchee Convention Center

Orchard Bee Symposium

December 9 @ 9:30 amDecember 10 @ 5:00 pm – Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR , 97031 United States

OPDMC – Portland

January 11, 2017January 13, 2017 – Hilton Portland, 921 SW Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204 United States

Lake Chelan Horticulture Meeting

January 16, 2017 – Chelan High School, Chelan, WA United States

Stone Fruit Day

January 17, 2017 – Wenatchee Convention Center

Pear Day

January 18, 2017 – Wenatchee Convention Center

Apple Day

January 19, 2017 – Wenatchee Convention Center

Cherry Institute – Yakima

January 20, 2017 – Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St., Yakima, WA 98901 United States

Apple Hort & Postharvest Review

January 25, 2017January 26, 2017 – Red Lion Yakima Center, 607 E Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98801 United States

Apple Crop Protection Research Review

January 26, 2017January 27, 2017 – Red Lion Yakima Center, 607 E Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98801 United State

TEAM

Rob Blakey

Washington State University