Good Fruit Grower

January 2014

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GOOD TO GO For a complete listing of upcoming events, check JANUARY January Organic Training for Agricultural Professionals: January 7-8, Salem, www.goodfruit. Oregon; January 23-24, Medford, Oregon; January 27-28, Pendleton, com. Oregon; January 30-31, Redmond, Oregon. Contact Ben Bowell, (503) 580-4767, e-mail benjamin.bowell@ January 8–10 Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism and Organic Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois. Call (309) 557-2107 or e-mail January 9-10 Yakima Ag Expo, State Fair Park, Yakima, Washington. Contact Kelly Gasseling,, (509) 248-2900, or visit January 9–12 Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, Savannah International Trade & Conference Center, Savannah, Georgia. Call (877) 994-3842 or visit January 9 Simplot Growers Solutions grower meetings, State Fair Park, Yakima Washington. 8 a.m.–3 p.m., lunch provided. License credits available. Call Jerry Scribner, (509) 248-5756, January 10 Cherry Institute, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington. For information, call (509) 453-4837, e-mail, or go to www. January 14-15 Southeastern Apple Growers Meeting, Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact Lisa Nix, (828) 674-8133, e-mail, or visit January 20 Lake Chelan Hort Day, Chelan High School Performing Arts Center, Chelan, Washington. For details, contact Tim Smith at or call (509) 667-6540. January 20–22 Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association Congress, Kalahari Convention Center, Sandusky, Ohio. For information, go to January 20–22 Northwest Food Manufacturing and Packaging Expo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. For information, call (503) 327-2200; e-mail; or visit January 21 North Central Washington Stone Fruit Day, Wenatchee Center, Wenatchee, Washington. For details, contact Tim Smith at or call (509) 667-6540. the Calendar at January 21–23 Indiana Horticultural Congress & Trade Show, Wyndham Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, Indiana. For information, visit January 21–23 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo, Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse, New York. For information, e-mail, or visit www.nysaes. January 22 North Central Washington Pear Day, Wenatchee Center, Wenatchee, Washington. For details, contact Tim Smith at or call (509) 667-6540. January 23 North Central Washington Apple Day, Wenatchee Center, Wenatchee, Washington. For details, contact Tim Smith at or call (509) 667-6540. January 23 Washington Growers League annual meeting, Yakima, Washington. Register online at January 23-24 Iowa Fruit & Vegetable Growers & Marketers Conference, Ankeny, Iowa. For information, call (319) 316-2650 or e-mail January 28–30 Northwest Ag Show, Portland Expo Center, Portland, Oregon. For information, call (503) 769-7120, or visit January 28–30 Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention, Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania. For information, e-mail, or visit www. January 28–30 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California. For information, go to Pests, diseases, and health care Dan Fazio, director of the Washington Farm Labor Association, will discuss the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on the tree fruit industry during the Cherry Institute's annual meeting in Yakima on January 10. Also on the agenda are updates on honeybee colony collapse disorder and the brown marmorated stinkbug. In addition, there'll be advice on how to manage the spotted wing drosophila, powdery mildew, and cherry viruses. The meeting will be held at the Yakima Convention Center from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, go to www.nwcherries. com. To register, e-mail or call (509) 853-3504. Registration for the meeting only costs $15. The cost for both the meeting and lunch is $30. Registration will cost more at the door. January 29–31 Apple Horticulture & Postharvest/Apple Crop Protection Research Review, Red Lion Yakima Center, Yakima, Washington. For information, contact Kathy Coffey at (509) 665-8271, ext. 2, or e-mail January 30–February 1 Tennessee Horticultural Expo, Nashville Airport Mariott, Nashville, Tennessee. For information, go to Fundamentally important More than 2,000 Pacific Northwest wine grape growers, wineries, researchers, educators, and wine trade and media will gather for the annual meeting of Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers on February 5-7. The three-day meeting, in addition to educational sessions and a trade show featuring more than 160 exhibitors, includes a trade show reception, research poster session, Spanish language sessions for vineyard managers and workers, an industry dinner with a live and silent auction benefiting the Washington Wine Industry Foundation, and an awards luncheon. This year's program theme is "Fundamentally Important." Topics of grower-related workshops will include nematodes, vine diseases, pesticide resistance, and viticulture for vineyard managers. Workshops for winemakers and winery staff will cover fermentation, wine analysis, direct sales, wine tourism, and exports. For registration information, visit GOOD FRUIT GROWER JANUARY 1, 2014 39

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