Sponsored by NW Cherries and WSU Extension. Join us research and education on cherry horticulture and pest management topics. Topics this year include: Use of Platforms; Trellis Engineering; Powdery Mildew; Sweet Cherry Breeding; Nutrient Diagnostics; Cost Estimates; Edible Coatings to Reduce Cracking and WSU updates. Agenda 8:00 – 8:30 Registration 8:30 – 8:40 Introduction & Welcoming Address - Dave Verhey, President, Cherry Institute Cherry Institute Co-Moderators, B.J. Thurlby, President, Northwest Cherry Growers, Yakima WA, Dr. Mike Bush, WSU Extension- Yakima…Find out more »
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Seasonal Timeline for Achieving Superior Cherry Fruit Size, Assessing Cherry Fruit Size Tools, Sweet Cherry Varieties, Gum Acacia, Cherry Viruses and more.
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), in partnership with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), will hold this interactive workshop offered in Spanish and English, now required annually for compliance with the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It has been purposely developed to train unlicensed pesticide handlers on using pesticides safely, legally, and skillfully. WPS Handler Training Verification Cards are issued and six recertification credits will be available. Friday, February 2, 2018 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Yakima…Find out more »
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 114th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima WA on December 3, 4, & 5th. 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. For more information visit the WSTFA event page at https://wstfa.org/annual-meeting/Find out more »
The 76th annual Cherry Institute annual meeting is sponsored by Northwest Cherry Growers and the Washington State Fruit Commission, and is coordinated with WSU County Extension offices.Find out more »
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold two (2) Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training courses on October 25th, 2019 in Wenatchee, WA and November 8th, 2019 in Yakima, WA. This one-day class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce Growers outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food…Find out more »
77th Annual Cherry Institute This is the big Northwest cherry industry event of the year. As always, there will be a special luncheon including a special speaker. Download Agenda There is limited space for this meeting and the luncheon, so Pre-register Now so you don't miss out. Pre-registration Deadline Your Pre-registration must be received by December 9, 2019 Absolutely NO pre-registration accepted after this deadline!! Download Pre-registration form Mail registration forms to WSFC, 105 S 18th St. Suite 205, Yakima,…Find out more »