Good Fruit Grower

February 15

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32 FEBRUARY 15, 2014 GOOD FRUIT GROWER Food safety research wanted T he Center for Produce Safety and its part- ners are making $3 million available to fund research projects addressing the safety of fresh produce. The center has issued a request for proposals that would generate the information needed to develop sci- ence- and risk-based practices and policies to enhance produce safety across the supply chain. The center hopes to fund research to address general produce food-safety questions in order to better under- stand the risks and to develop more effective food-safety management tools. It also would like to fund research to address commodity-specific ques- tions and fill knowledge gaps in practices for fruit, vegetable, and tree nut production. The center's research priorities and the full request for proposals can be found at Proposals are due March 14 and should be submitted through the CPS grant system Web site at Read more Quick Bites at www. Q UICK BITES Avoid the Orchard of No Return NORTHWEST, WA: Tim Purcell..........Mobile 360-630-4285 EASTERN WASHINGTON: Robert Rauert ....Mobile 509-728-2004 EASTERN WASHINGTON: Jason Rainer .......Mobile 509-731-5424 THE DALLES & HOOD RIVER, OR: David Sbur ..........Mobile 971-563-8848 Telone® II, Telone C-17, and Telone C-35 are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Telone II, Telone C-17, Telone C-35, and Pic-Clor 60 are restricted-use pesticides. • Row and broadcast applications available • Specializing in tree fruit, hops, grape, berry, and nursery crops Soil Fumigation Specialists Serving the Northwest for 30 years Replant disease can take the profit out of any orchard. Soil fumigation services offered by Trident manage replant disease and other soil-borne pathogens. Trident offers custom applications of Telone® C17, Telone C35, and Pic-Clor 60. PHOTO BY TJ MULLINAX Three-year-old Ciara Mullinax of Selah, Washington, celebrates a winning entry for our recent eFlash promotion. Ciara drew the name of Gary Kirckof of Gleed, Washington, winner of a Spider Pole cherry thinner courtesy of our friends at Foothills Irrigation of Cowiche, Washington. Other winners were Paul and Sue Flatau of Mesa, Washington, and Sue Root of Salem, Oregon. eFlash is our popular bimonthly newsletter delivered to your inbox. It's free and packed with essential news and information for the grower community. To sign up for eFlash. visit http://www. M ore information can be found at http:// cps.ucdavis. edu. Best SHOW Visit our new web site for videos on best growing practices. • Watch Cornell Professor Terence Robinson on increasing profits. • View an archive of speakers from the Washington Hort Show. • Videos in English and Spanish. The Essential Resource, online. of

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