Good Fruit Grower

February 1

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GOOD TO GO For a complete listing of upcoming events, check the Calendar at www.goodfruit. com. Ag labor conference A half-day summit on how seasonal employers can best use the federal H-2A guest-worker program to obtain a legal workforce will be held on February 12, the day before the Washington Farm Labor Association's annual conference in Kennewick. The summit will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center, the same location as the conference. A "meet the speakers" reception will follow the summit from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. At the conference on February 13, Tom Nassif, president of the Western Growers Association, will speak on "Tales from the Trenches: Thirty Years in Ag Labor." The conference includes nine hour-long workshops. For information or to register, go to Our selection really stands out in a crowd ProTree Nursery, LLC has a great selection of the apple and cherry varieties that you want. We use FEBRUARY February 4 Okanogan Horticulture Day, Agriplex, Omak, Washington. For details, contact Tim Smith at or call (509) 667-6540. February 4–7 Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers meeting & trade show, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, Washington. Visit February 7 Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting, Hood River Inn/Best Western, Hood River, Oregon. Contact steve. February 7 Small Farms Conference, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington. To register, call (509) 4533157; February 4–6 Midwest Grape and Wine Conference, St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, Missouri. For information, go to February 11–13 World Ag Expo, Tulare County Fairgrounds, Tulare, California. Go to February 13 UVM Apple Program and Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Assocation meeting, American Legion, Middlebury, Vermont. Contact Terence Bradshaw, tbradsha@ or register online at www.eventbrite. com/e/118th-annual-vermont-tree-fruit-growers-association-annual-meeting-tickets-9947773057. February 18-19 Northwest Pear Research Review, Red Lion Yakima Center, Yakima, Washington. For information, contact Kathy Coffey at (509) 665-8271, ext. 2, or e-mail February 20–22 Minnesota Grape Growers Association Cold Climate Grape and Wine Conference, Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront, St. Paul, Minnesota. For information, go to February 22 Grape Expectations, a Viticultural and Enological Symposium, Forsgate Country Club, Monroe Township, New Jersey. Contact Dr. Gary Pavlis, (609) 625-0056 or e-mail February 22—March 1 International Fruit Tree Association annual conference, intensive workshop, and field tours, Delta Grand Okanagan Resort, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. For information, go to MARCH March 9–11 California Small Farm Conference, DoubleTree Sonoma Wine Country, Rohnert Park, California. For information, visit March 18-19 Cider Apples: The Future is Now! Workshop, Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Washington. Contact Karen Mauden at Northwest Agriculture Business Center, (425) 466-8722 or e-mail karen@ Register online at www.agbizcenter. org. only the best rootstocks and graft only the variety and stock combinations that best suit your needs. Our trees stand out... Don't you want your product to stand out too? Call ProTree Nursery, LLC today! Banning Red Fuji (USPP 16,624 P2) Beni Shogun LindaMac® (USPP 7997) Midnight Red Spur™ (USPP 12,900) Blondee™ (serial 74/458, 730) (USPP 19,007 McLaughlin cv) Pacific Gala® (USPP 9681) Brookfield® Gala Rising Sun Fuji® (USPP 10,016) ® ® Buckeye Gala (USPP 10,840) (USPP 10,115) ® ® (USPP 19,891) (USPP 21,300) Schlect Spur Delicious™ Dandee Red® ™ (USPP 16,620) Fuji (USPP 11,193) Golden Delicious Granny Smith Torres Fuji™ (USPP 7526) Ultima™ Gala (USPP applied for) Honeycrisp™ (USPP 13,753 P2) (USPP 7197) Zestar!™ (USPP 11,367) ™ (USPP 11,992) JonaStar JonaGold™ (USPP 20,590) These apple varieties are available on B-118, BUD-9, EMLA-7, EMLA-26, EMLA-106, EMLA-111, G-30, M-9 (T-337), NIC®-29, or Supporter 4. ™ ™ ™ ® ™ ™ ™ ® ™ Available on Colt, Gisela®, Krymsk®, Mahaleb, or Mazzard.* ™ ® ® *Not all varieties are available on all rootstocks. Call for specific grafting information. 10500 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513 800.634.1671 or 925.634.2191 (Alison Clegg or Richard Chavez) 877.457.6901 (Henry Sanguinetti) GOOD FRUIT GROWER FEBRUARY 1, 2014 45

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