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Are You In The Know? Resources That You Should Be Utilizing

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Dr. Desmond R. Layne provides an overview and specific examples of resources that people in the fruit industry can use for self-education. He distinguishes unbiased, research-based, peer-reviewed information with other types such as that provided by the general public or commercial companies.

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Speaker: Dr. Desmond R. Layne, Professor and Endowed Chair, Tree Fruit Extension Program Leader. Affiliation: WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1230. Synopsis: Dr. Layne provides an overview and specific examples of resources that people in the fruit industry can use for self-education.  He distinguishes unbiased, research-based, peer-reviewed information with other types such as that provided by the general public or commercial companies.  He reminds viewers to consider where the information came from. He discusses how you can use Google alerts (https://www.google.com/alerts) to tailor the automatic delivery of information to yourself that is keyword based.  He highlights several tree fruit trade journals and on-line resources.  He identifies several reliable university and government websites. He also notes some online electronic newsletters to get fruit and produce information from around the world.  He shares information about webinars and YouTube expert videos.  He also shares information about the creation of a new, one-stop-shop tree fruit website at WSU. (25:15)

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