2 sessions have been scheduled:
Yakima (WSDA) – 10am, May 17th, 2017
Wenatchee (TFREC) – 10am, May 19th, 2017
Oriental Fruit Moth (OFM) Detection Training for Stone Fruit Cull Cutter Certification
According to the requirements of the systems approach for the export of stone fruits (apricots, peaches & nectarines) to Canada and the work plan for the export of apricots to Mexico, participating packing facilities must have trained employees to conduct the cull cutting portion of these protocols. Mexico requires two trained technical employees, while Canada only requires that trained people perform the work.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture and Washington State University conduct two group training sessions in May: one in Yakima; and one in Wenatchee. If you missed the session in your area you will need to contact your WSDA inspector (or other local agency if outside of WA) for in-house training.
Both sessions begin at 10am and end at noon.
Yakima session: WSDA 2nd floor classroom, 21N 1st Ave., Yakima, WA 98901
Wenatchee session: Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center (TFREC), 1100 N Western Ave., Wenatchee, WA, 98801
Contact person: Wendy Jones, WSU Tree Fruit Extension, phone: 509-663-8181 x260 email: email@example.com