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Tree Fruit News August 13, 2018

NEWS

Cherry Residue Study Results Available

For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted studies to provide the Northwest cherry industry basic information about residues of commonly used pesticides.

New WSU Produce Safety Website Launched

We’re happy to announce that the produce safety website has been revamped!  Take an opportunity to review the content at foodsafety.wsu.edu.  We will use this site to post pertinent information for produce growers and packers…

We Need Your Input

Dear Stakeholder: We need your help! Your input on rosaceous crop research priorities is critical to help us define objectives for a new USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative project to increase the efficiency and success…

FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Growers

The FDA has recently announced further flexibility for growers with respect to testing the agricultural water used for postharvest washing and cooling, hand washing, sanitizing food contact surfaces, and making ice.

OPPORTUNITIES

Position Available Yakima

There is one extra help, temporary position with the WSU Extension Office. The position of Tree Fruit Extension Assistant will be responsible for working on soils and tree tissue sampling, visiting growers located in the…

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

Save the Dates – North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days January 15-21 in Wenatchee and Chelan, February 5 Okanogan

Save the date for WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in Central Washington on January 15, 16, 17, and 2; Omak February 5. Co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association, Chelan Future Farmers…

WSU WA 38 Field Day – Sunrise Orchard

There will be two opportunities to view WSU WA 38 test blocks. The first event will be from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Roza Orchard at WSU Prosser. Please see the Rosa Orchard…

Next Generation Network – Organic Tour

Dain Craver will share organic IPM practices that work in the field. Dr. Achour Amiri will explain some ideas for control of rots and spots (pre-harvest) to prolong storage of organic fruit.

EVENTS

Taiwan Orchard-Bin-Cull Sampling – Quincy
Aug 14 | Double Diamond Cherry line lunchroom

Pear IPM Discussion: Bugs & Brews
Aug 16 | Mission Creek Community Club

Next Generation Network – Organic Tour
Aug 22 | Stein Manzana Orchards

Taiwan Orchard-Bin-Cull Sampling – Brewster/Chelan
Aug 29 | Gebbers Farms- C Line lunchroom

WSU WA 38 Field Day – Roza Orchard Prosser
Sep 11 | WSU Prosser Roza Orchard

WSU WA 38 Field Day – Sunrise Orchard
Sep 11 | WSU Sunrise Orchard

TEAM

 

Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tory Schmidt

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

Bernardita Sallato

Gary Grove

Faith Critzer

 

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