Good Fruit Grower

November 2016

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Page 40 of 63 GOOD FRUIT GROWER NOVEMBER 2016 41 Slower air speeds when spraying can provide better coverage PHOTOS COURTESY ANDREW LANDERS These two images show how a property of fl uid dynamics, known as the boundary layer effect, can impact spraying an apple. At higher air speeds, as shown in the top photo, most spray droplets go straight past the apple. But lower air speeds, which have a lower boundary layer, allow spray droplets to go around and land on the back of the fruit. Announcing the third annual . . . Winter AG Academy Series !! Pre-Registration is Required Choose from the following three event dates/venues: • January 24 th , 2017 @ Yakima Convention Center • February 7 th , 2017 @ Wenatchee Convention Center • February 15 th , 2017 @ Three Rivers Convention Center For more information and to register, contact Maegen or Salvador at G.S. Long Company : (800) 338-5664 or or Visit for a full calendar of events Choose from one of three all-day professional training opportunities in one quality event Workers - Training to the Worker Protection Standard (Spanish) Learn about the important changes to the Federal Worker Protection Standard taking a ect January 1, 2017. If you have employees working directly with or even around pesticides, this workshop is an excellent opportunity for you to provide them with Accredited and Documented Training. All training is Hands On and directly administered by experienced WSDA and L&I trainers. All participants will receive a WSDA Handler Card upon course completion – no testing required. Six WSDA Pesticide recerti cation credits will be available for licensed participants. Crew Leaders - Leadership Skills (Spanish) Provide your team leaders the training to cultivate a healthy workplace and gain respect from workers. The focus of this track is on-boarding beyond orientation through e ective communication, feedback and performance measurement. Topics will include how to properly and e ectively administer progressive discipline, as well as how to apply coaching and motivational techniques taught through hands on exercises, and much more. Other topics will include recognizing potential harassment or retaliation scenarios, next steps, and review on how to properly direct unwanted visitors that may show up to your eld or orchard. Owner/HR – Labor Law (English) This workshop o ers important labor and regulatory updates speci c to seasonal employers. Topics will focus on issues that a ect you, such as: union activity, secondary boycotts, and labor relations; past, present, and future labor trends and solutions; the new Form I-9; and the updated EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation to name a few. Foliar and/or Fertigation Programs Custom built programs using Cal-8 technology Improved stress tolerance Proactive farming Reduce yield loss / Cal-8 W W W . B I O G R O . C O M L E A R N M O R E A T A G R O N O M I S T S RANDALL MONTGOMERY () -8 MIKE HULBERT (6) - CAL-8 NUE Simply Honest QUALITY CA PRODUCT + 35% ORGANIC ACIDS COMPLETE FERTILITY SOLUTIONS 2017 CROP FERTILITY BEGINS POSTHARVEST Agronomy

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