Thank you for visiting the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s website. We support applied science to improve the financial and ecological sustainability of Washington’s tree fruit industry through innovative horticulture, pest and disease management, postharvest programs, and development of new technologies which efficiently deliver premium quality fruit to consumers.
Below is a list of upcoming industry events of note:
ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING WORKSHOP-
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a hands-on environmental monitoring workshop on April 20, 2018, Yakima, WA from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Washington Fruit & Produce. This workshop is designed to train food safety personnel on environmental monitoring techniques to verify effective cleaning and sanitation programs in the packinghouse.
PRODUCE SAFETY ALLIANCE GROWER TRAINING
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course on April 26th in Wenatchee at the Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This one-day class fulfills the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement for Produce Growers outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.” The course will be led by a trainer that has attended the PSA lead trainer training, and holds the Produce Safety Alliance Lead Trainer Certificate.
Pre-registration is required, no on-site registration will be accepted. Visit WSTFA's website to register. Registration fee of $25 will include the PSA Grower Training Manual, a certificate of course attendance issued by AFDO, lunch and refreshments.
DRONE DATA ANALYTICS IN AGRICULTURE
When: May 24, 2018
Where: Ag Tech Building, WSU IAREC, Prosser, WA 99350
Time: 7:30 am to 5 pm
This one-day workshop will cover basics of photogrammetry, best practices in UAS imagery data collection, theory and hands-on training on data analytic methods while analyzing actual agricultural data (case studies). Hands-on training will be provided by certified industry trainers and participants will get educated with available open source (QGIS) and commercial (Pix4D) data analytics software(s).
Registration Fee: $275/ attendee, Group of 5 or more $250/attendee. Maximum seats limited to 35. Registration cost includes lunch and coffee/light snacks.
Register at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3400887
WSU Extension Irrigated Agriculture
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Since 2011, the WTFRC has conducted studies in apple and cherry to generate pesticide residue data for commonly used insecticides and fungicides to help Washington growers make more informed choices about their spray programs. The WTFRC Internal Program recently compiled results from the past 6 years which includes all insecticides/acaricides and fungicides reviewed over the course of this study. The results are available below, as well as similar reports from previous years on apple and cherry.
2017 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2016 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2015 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2011-2014 WTFRC Apple Residue Summary
2014 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2013 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2012 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2011 WTFRC Apple Residue Study
2017 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2016 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2015 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2012-2014 WTFRC Cherry Residue Summary
2014 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2013 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2012 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2011 WTFRC Cherry Residue Study
2011 Univ. California Extension Cherry Residue Study
The latest edition of "Fruit Matters", is now available. This monthly newsletter is a product of the Tree Fruit Extension team which is comprised of members from WSU and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission whose goal is to share timely information with the tree fruit community.