Good Fruit Grower

May 15

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GOOD TO GO What Sets For a complete OVS Apart? listing of upcoming events, MAY May 15 Five-State Cherry Commission meeting, Red Lion Hanford House Hotel, Calendar at Richland, Washington. Contact Kathy Keeth at e-mail kathy@wastate, or call (509) 853-3504. May 18 Fruit Label Swap Meet, Yakima Valley Museum, Yakima, Washington. For more information, contact Del Bice, (509) 966-2844. May 23 Golfers Against Gangs, Elks Golf Course, Selah, Washington. For information, call Keith Mathews, (509) 853-4747, or e-mail May 29–30 Pear Bureau Northwest annual meeting, Embassy Suites Downtown Portland Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Contact Ashley Lathrop, phone (503) 652-9720, e-mail alathrop@usapears .com; Web site check the May 30 Orchard cover crop field day hosted by U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service and Washington State University starting at Tudor Hills Orchards, Grandview, Washington, at 1 p.m. Contact David Granatstein, e-mail granats@, phone (509) 881-7489, or e-mail Pamela Pavek, pamela.pavek@ CONVENIENT ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR VITICULTURISTS JUNE June 12–14 Agricultural Transportation Coalition annual meeting, San Francisco, California. For information, call (202) 783-3333, e-mail, or visit June 19 Fruit Crop Guesstimate, Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, contact Terry Morrison, (231) 271-5752, June 29–July 13 Wine industry tour of France, offered by Washington State University. For information, contact Theresa Beaver, (509) 335-3446, or e-mail JULY BUILT TO LAST Managed by experienced viticulturists and winemakers for over 25 years; we understand farming. July 15 Wine Cup golf tournament, Meadow Springs Country Club, Richland, Washington. For information, contact July 16–17 International Fruit Tree Association study tour, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. For information, visit July 31 Viticulture Day, Michigan State University's Southwest Michigan Research and Education Center, Benton Harbor. For more information, call (269) 944-1477. THE SPIDER POLE Cherry Thinner TM TM T he Natural Resources Conservation Service and Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center are teaming up to host a field tour of their legume cover-crop research plots on May 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. They planted 22 different legumes in three orchards to determine the plants' ability to grow in an orchard environment, compete with weeds, and withstand traffic. The trial originated from orchardists' interest in finding a plant source of nitrogen that may be incorporated into the drive row or mown and blown into the tree row. The best-performing legumes in this trial will be advanced into other trials to evaluate timing of nitrogen release and plant uptake, competition, and other factors. This field tour will provide an opportunity to visit two of the three orchard sites and observe differences in plant growth, and differences among orchards. One is a new orchard planted with a broadcast seeder, and the other a mature orchard planted with a tine drill. The afternoon tour will also offer an opportunity to discuss orchard cover crops with researchers and other orchardists. Meet at Tudor Hills Orchards, northeast of Grandview, Washington, at 1 p.m. Take exit 75 off of Interstate 82, head north, and then make a left onto County Line Road. Go to Evans Road, turn right, and the orchard is 500 feet on left. Depart for second orchard at 3 pm. For more information, contact David Granatstein at http://granats, cell (509) 881-7489, or Pamela Pavek at pamela N NO MORE L S! Call Foothi l Today ls ! 800-653-2216 Store Hours: Mon–Fri: 8–5 Sat: 8–Noon OVS AURORA 19658 HWY. 99 E. HUBBARD, OR (971) 216-0111 OVS MCMINNVILLE 2700 ST. JOSEPH RD. MCMINNVILLE, OR (503) 435-2700 OVS MEDFORD Distribution Warehouse 640A Mason Way Medford, OR 97501 (541) 613-7330 OVS UMATILLA Distribution Warehouse 500 6th Street Umatilla, OR 97882 (800) 653-2216 GOOD FRUIT GROWER May 15, 2013 ML910-01-108190-3 Cover crop field day Visit to download your copy of our Trellis Supplies Catalog today! 47

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