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April 2024

Food Microbiology 101 for the Fresh Produce Industry Training – April

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
WSU – IAREC, Prosser, 24106 N Bunn Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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$500

Many people involved with managing food quality and safety have not been exposed to traditional education in food microbiology. This 2.5-day course will seek to provide foundational information as it relates to the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables. Topics will cover an introduction to food microbiology, culturing microorganisms from food and the environment, and mechanisms to control and inactivate microorganisms in fresh produce. A special focus will be placed on providing information for foodborne pathogens. There will be afternoon…

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Episode 3 of Weather with AWN

April 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The topics for this month’s virtual presentation will be heat stress and Air Quality Index. AgWeatherNet and staff from the UW Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (PNASH) will discuss the best ways to access station specific heat stress and air quality data, how to setup customized alerts on the AWN portal, and the associated risks of heat and poor air quality as well as best practices to reduce exposure. You can join the Zoom meeting by visiting the…

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May 2024

Día de campo: Importancia y manejo del riego en Frutales

May 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
WSU-Prosser Roza Orchard, 53002 N. Crosby Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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Free
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Acompañenos a aprender sobre la importancia del riego en diferentes estados de desarrollo, el efecto del riego en la nutrición y desórdenes fisiológicos. Vamos a revisar conceptos básicos del riego, la relación suelo - planta - agua, tecnología de riego: monitoreo y automatización.

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Pear Pest Management Discussion Group

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
La Tortuga Cashmere, 106 Cottage Ave
Cashmere, WA United States
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Free

The Pear Pest Management Discussion Group is designed for Washington pear growers, consultants and researchers to learn from each other. Topic: Biocontrol and Thresholds. What natural enemies are in the orchards? What are they doing? How many is enough? Location: La Tortuga Loca, 106 Cottage Ave, Cashmere, WA 98815 Contacts: Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension (509) 713-5346 tianna.dupont@wsu.edu Molly Sayles, WSU Entomology molly.sayles@wsu.edu Ricardo Lima Pinto, WSU Extension j.limapinto@wsu.edu Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology robert.orpet@wsu.edu

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Food Microbiology 101 for the Fresh Produce Industry Training – May

May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
WSU – IAREC, Prosser, 24106 N Bunn Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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$500

Many people involved with managing food quality and safety have not been exposed to traditional education in food microbiology. This 2.5-day course will seek to provide foundational information as it relates to the microbiology of fresh fruits and vegetables. Topics will cover an introduction to food microbiology, culturing microorganisms from food and the environment, and mechanisms to control and inactivate microorganisms in fresh produce. A special focus will be placed on providing information for foodborne pathogens. There will be afternoon…

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Fire Blight Summer Sanitation Field Visit

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A field demonstration of best management practices for cutting fire blight during the spring and summer. Will include demonstration, new research and hands-on activities.

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June 2024

Pear Pest Management Discussion Group

June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
La Tortuga Cashmere, 106 Cottage Ave
Cashmere, WA United States
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Free

The Pear Pest Management Discussion Group is designed for Washington pear growers, consultants and researchers to learn from each other. Topic: TBD Location: La Tortuga Loca, 106 Cottage Ave, Cashmere, WA 98815 Contacts: Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension (509) 713-5346 tianna.dupont@wsu.edu Molly Sayles, WSU Entomology molly.sayles@wsu.edu Ricardo Lima Pinto, WSU Extension j.limapinto@wsu.edu Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology robert.orpet@wsu.edu

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WA 64 Spring Field Tour South Central Washington

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
WSU-Prosser Roza Orchard, 53002 N. Crosby Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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Free

Join Kate Evans, Stefano Musacchi and Bernardita Sallato who will talk about the new apple variety WA 64 in two field tours. Learn what we know so far about this new apple and how to grow it.

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WA 64 Spring Field Tour North Central Washington

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
WSU Sunrise Orchard, 115 Sunrise Court
Rock Island, WA 98850 United States
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Free

Join Kate Evans, Stefano Musacchi and Bernardita Sallato who will talk about the new apple variety WA 64 in two field tours. Learn what we know so far about this new apple and how to grow it.

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July 2024

Pear Pest Management Discussion Group

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Pear Pest Management Discussion Group is designed for Washington pear growers, consultants and researchers to learn from each other. Topic: Summer Field Day – How is IPM doing in 2024? Visit sites with Honeydew washing systems. Location: TBD Contacts: Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension (509) 713-5346 tianna.dupont@wsu.edu Molly Sayles, WSU Entomology molly.sayles@wsu.edu Ricardo Lima Pinto, WSU Extension j.limapinto@wsu.edu Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology robert.orpet@wsu.edu

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