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December 2019

End of Year Holiday Celebration

December 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Faculty, staff, students, friends, and family, please join us for the annual end of the year potluck luncheon.

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January 2020

WTFRC 2020 Apple Horticulture/Postharvet and AppleCrop Protection Research Review

January 29 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm

The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission would like to invite everyone interested to attend this year’s Apple Horticulture/Postharvest and Apple Crop Protection Research Reviews. Day one will feature continuing research project reports on optimizing harvest time for WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp™), soil health management, organic apple storage and several reports on optimization of packingline food safety. Final reports on understanding decline on select apple scion-rootstock combinations, hot air impingement drying for fruit surface decontamination, risk assessment for delayed sunscald and…

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February 2020

Science in Our Valley: Tree Fruit Automation and the Regional Labor Market

February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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click to enlarge The Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series kicks off on February 5th featuring the research of WSU Center for Impact economist, Dr. Tim Nadreau. Dr. Nadreau has done research on the projected impact of automation in agricultural practices on the local labor and workforce needs in the near future. Dr. Nadreau’s seminar, “Tree Fruit Automation and the Regional Labor Market,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research…

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Marilyn & James Hyde Seminar Series

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Pathway of Discovery: How Automation enables agriculture to do more with less Join us this coming Monday, Feb 10 from 12-1pm to see Nathan Moses-Gonzales of M3 Consulting present “Pathways of Discovery: How Automation enables Agriculture to do More with Less”. The seminar will be held in the Large Conference Room at the TFREC. This is part of the WSU Entomology Department’s Hyde Seminar Series, but all are welcome! There will be lunch with Nathan for students and postdocs after the…

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Science in Our Valley: Enabling more efficient development of fire blight resistant apple varieties

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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The next in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Sarah Kostick, a Horticulture Graduate Student at the WSU  Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Ms. Kostick's seminar, “Enabling more efficient development of fire blight resistant apple varieties,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Fire blight, an economically damaging bacterial disease that impacts Washington apple production, is currently partially controlled through chemical applications. Breeding resistant apple varieties offers a…

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Science in Our Valley: Geology of Antarctica: Hot Science on a Cold Continent

February 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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The next in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Dr. Audrey Huerta, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Geology, Central Washington University. Dr. Huerta's seminar, “Geology of Antarctica: Hot Science on a Cold Continent,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Dr. Huerta has been studying the Geology of Antarctica for the past 15 years. Her primary interest is understanding the Geologic Evolution of the southern-most continent. More recently, the potential…

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Science in Our Valley: From Cranberries to Tree fruits: a fruitful plant science path

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The next in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Dr. Jenny Bolivar-Medina, Tree Fruit Specialist, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Jenny's seminar, “From Cranberries to Tree fruits: a fruitful plant science path,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Native from Colombia, my academic formation has been related to the study of plants from physiological and genetic perspectives. I have had the opportunity to live in Puerto…

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March 2020

Science in Our Valley: Netting Applications for Insect Management in Apple Orchards

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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The next in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Adrian Marshal, Doctoral Graduate Student, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Adrian's seminar, “Netting Applications for Insect Management in Apple Orchards,” will begin at 4 p.m. at the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Washington orchardists have begun employing shade netting structures to protect their fruit from sunburn. Certain shade netting structures can create a barrier to insect pests, such as codling moth and stink…

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SOV: Dr. Claudio Stockle

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WSU TFREC, 1100 N Western Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Science in Our Valley: Technology for trade: new tools and new rules for water use efficiency in agriculture and beyond All Science in Our Valley events will be conducted via Zoom meeting (remote online) until further notice. Meeting link The next in the Spring 2020 Science in Our Valley seminar series features Dr. Caudio O. Stockle, WSU Professor and Department Chair, Biological Systems Engineering, WSU. Dr. Stockle's seminar, “Technology for trade: new tools and new rules for water use efficiency…

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New Apple Taste Test – Canceled!

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The apple taste test set for Spokane on 3/14 has been canceled due to concerns over COVID-19 and public gathering concerns. Sorry for the inconvenience. They hope to reschedule later on.     Come and taste the next apple from the home of Cosmic Crisp® and tell us what you think! WSU’s apple breeding program is seeking consumer preference information about a potential new apple variety. Please join us to taste a sample and provide your input. Call or text…

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