Good Fruit Grower

August 2013

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GOOD TO GO For a complete listing of AUGUST upcoming events, August 1 Cornell University Fruit Field Day, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Fruit and Vegetable Research Farm South, Geneva, New York. Preregistration cost check the of $30 per person includes lunch; walk-ins $40. Register online at For sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact Debbie Calendar at www Breth, (585) 798-4265, or e-mail August 6 Cornell University Storage Workshop, Ithaca, New York. For information, contact Max Welcome, (607) 255-5439, or e-mail August 7 Washington State University Sunrise Research Orchard Field Day/Biocontrol and Weed Management Workshops, Sunrise Research Orchard off Highway 28 about 11 miles south of Wenatchee, Washington. Preregister by calling (509) 663-8181 or e-mail August 8 Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center Centennial Celebration, Hood River, Oregon. Research review tour and displays, barbecue. Call MCAREC (541) 386-2030. August 22-23 U.S. Apple Association Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. For information, call (800) 781-4443; register at Call for: • • • • • • TREES ROOTSTOCK INTERSTEMS BENCH GRAFTS SLEEPING EYES ROYALTIES WSU field day, workshops G rowers and others in the tree fruit industry will have an opportunity to meet Washington State University's new pomologist Dr. Stefano Musacchi during the annual Sunrise Research Orchard Field Day on August 7. Musacchi, an internationally recognized leader in pome fruit physiology and production, fills a new endowed chair position at WSU, which was created as a result of a special research assessment that Washington growers are paying. He was previously assistant professor at the University of Bologna in Italy, where he studied propagation and training systems, evaluated rootstocks and cultivars, and did research on the mechanisms of graft incompatibility. The field day will also highlight research on a solid-set canopy delivery system, various fabric coverings for protecting apple orchards, mechanical and chemical thinning, and control of replant disease. Dr. Kate Evans will give an update of the apple breeding program and WSU's new apple variety WA 38. Visitors may have an opportunity to test some new apple varieties. Apple crop outlook Workshops Two workshops will be offered before the main field day, one on weed management and the other on enhancing biological control. In pple industry representatives from the bicontrol workshop, growers around the world will convene in can learn how to identify natural Chicago in August for the U.S. Apple Assoenemies, including predators and ciation's annual Apple Crop Outlook and parasitoids, in their various life Marketing Conference. stages, as well as their pest prey or The event will be held August 22-23 at hosts. the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Various sampling techniques Representatives from Europe, China, will be demonstrated and particiCanada, South America, and the United pants will collect natural enemies States will report on the 2013 apple crops from the orchard to practice identiin their regions and a panel will discuss fication skills. Scientists will discuss the apple juice and concentrate market. new monitoring tools, natural eneSteve Lutz, with the Nielsen Perishmies, and pesticide effects, and proables Group, will speak on apple marketvide take-home guides for further ing, and Terry Soto with About Marketing reference. Solutions, Inc., will explain how to market The workshops start at 3:00 p.m. and merchandise successfully to the and the main field day at 5:00 p.m. multicultural shopper. Dinner will be served in the equipRegister at ment compound at 6:30 after the For information, call (800) 781-4443. field day ends. Sunrise Orchard is located on Sunrise Lane, off Highway 28 about 11 miles south of Wenatchee. The workshops are free, but let WSU know which you would like to participate in by e-mailing or phoning (509) 663-8181. HIGH QUALI EST TY FR TREES UIT ! TOP QUALITY VIRUS TESTED VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING CONTRACTS FOR 2014, 2015 & beyond Custom Contracted Apple, Pear, Cherry & Peach Trees A • Order 2015 Trees • Order Rootstock for 2016 now Paul Tvergyak: 509-669-0689 We ship nationwide, so please call for price and availability! 509/662-6931 1261 Ringold Rd., PO Box 300 • Eltopia, WA 99330 GOOD FRUIT GROWER AUGUST 2013 5

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