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Tree Fruit News – July 25

NEWS

Cherry Residue Report Released

For the sixth 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.  These studies are intended to help growers…

Felix F-750

The F-750 is a hand held device, which uses near infrared spectroscopy to determine different fruit quality parameters. This article provides an overview on the necessary steps for use of this device.

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…

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…

EVENTS

Postharvest Physiology and Handling of PNW Pears – Yakima

July 18, 2016

Postharvest Physiology and Handling of PNW Pears – Wenatchee

July 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NFE Apple & Pear Exporter Workshop – Wenatchee

July 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

NFE Apple & Pear Exporter Workshop – Yakima

July 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance Orchard Tour

August 4, 2016

Taiwan orchard/bin & cull cutter training – Prosser

August 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taiwan orchard/bin & cull cutter training – Yakima

August 10

Taiwan orchard/bin & cull cutter training – Wenatchee

August 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taiwan orchard/bin & cull cutter training – Quincy

August 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Orchard Netting Field Day

August 17, 2016

Orchard Floor Management – Organic Intensive Workshop

October 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

TEAM

Karen Lewis

Gwen Hoheisel

Tom Auvil

Tory Schmidt

Ines Hanrahan

Tim Smith

Wendy Jones

Tianna DuPont

David Granatstein

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