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November 2016

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Page 4 of 63 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2016 5 Canadian bee expert joins OSU O regon State University has hired an expert on bee pollinators to fill a new extension position focused on improving the health of honey- bees and other pollinating insects. Andony Melathopoulos comes to OSU from a post-doctoral posi- tion in pollination ecology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Before earning his doctorate at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Melathopoulos spent 13 years in Alberta, working on honeybee pests and diseases for Canada's national honeybee research center. He also studied less- er-known species, including the alfalfa leafcutter bee and wild bees in lowbush blueberry fields in Atlantic Canada and Maine. Melathopoulos is working with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to roll out a statewide pollinator education and safety plan in the next few months. He is also forging ties with Oregon's com- mercial beekeepers, farmers, pesticide applicators, urban parks departments and others who play a role in keeping pollinators healthy. "We want to give people the tools to keep Oregon pollinator-friendly," Melathopoulos said. "If we do our job right, protecting pollinators will merge seamlessly with people's daily life and work." He joins two other bee health experts recently hired at OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences: Hannah Lucas and Jared Jorgensen. Lucas, who QUICK BITES People and industry in the news. Read more Fresh Updates at COURTESY LYNN KETCHUM/OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Andony Melathopoulos, Extension pollinator specialist, watches honeybees at OSU's Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture. 1261 Ringold Rd., PO Box 300 • Eltopia, WA 99330 We ship nationwide, so please call for price and availability! CONTRACTS for 2017 and beyond! Custom Contracted Apple, Cherry & Pear Trees ➱ TOP QUALITY ➱ VIRUS TESTED ➱ VERY COMPETITIVE PRICING HIGHEST QUALITY FRUIT TREES ! Call for: • TREES • ROOTSTOCK • INTERSTEMS • BENCH GRAFTS • SLEEPING EYES • ROYALTIES TIME TO: Build initial planting plan for 2019 & 2020! STACY GILMORE 509-266-4669 Stacy Gilmore • SUPERIOR FRUIT EQUIPMENT Call or email for your nearest dealer Phone 509-662-6065 : Web : Wenatchee, WA USA PROFESSIONAL PRUNING TOOLS Manufactured / Distributed by Superior Fruit Equipment Manzana Clippers Anvil Loppers

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