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    WA Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show 2018
    WA Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show 2018
    Broadcast to Prosser & Vancouver, WA
    Wed, November 28, 2018 @ 07:00 AM — Fri, November 30, 2018 @ 01:00 PM
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Washington Small Fruit Conference is a 3-day conference, presented Live in Lynden and broadcast to Prosser & Vancouver, with the latest relevant research information delivered by the scientists performing the research.

    This conference is presented in association with the Lynden Ag Show, a trade show featuring vendors serving the small fruit community.


    2-Day Conference Lynden - $95

    Wednesday Only - $70

    Thursday Only - $60

    Prosser & Vancouver - $50

    (Add $10 for onsite registration)


    Presented in collaboration

    Washington State University - Whatcom County Extension

    The Washington Red Raspberry Commission

    The Washington Blueberry Commission

    Registration: Closed
    All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    NOV
    28
    WEDNESDAY
    to
    NOV
    30
    FRIDAY
    7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    Registration Closes
    November 30, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
    Location
    Address
    NW Washington Fairgrounds - Equine Events Center
    1775 Front Street
    Lynden, WA  USA
    Summary Agenda
    Wednesday, November 28
    7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    REGISTRATION
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Washington Red Raspberry Commission Meeting
    9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
    MORNING BREAK 1
    9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
    Moth Mania! Lepidopteran Pests in Red Raspberry and Blueberry
    9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    Transitioning Your Workforce
    10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Insect Management in Blueberries
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
    MORNING BREAK 2
    11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    KEYNOTE: Positively Bluetiful Industry Results of the USHBC and NABC
    11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
    The Washington State University – Small Fruit Industry partnership
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    LUNCH
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Fine-Tuning Nitrogen Fertilizer Source, Rate, and Cut-Off Times in Organic Blueberry
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Raspberry Preplant Fumigation Strategies
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Mechanized Harvesting for Fresh Market Blueberry
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Prevalence and Distribution of Soil-Borne Pathogens of Strawberry in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia
    2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    AFTERNOON BREAK 1
    2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    Disease Control in Berries
    2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
    Increasing Raspberry Productivity with Plastic Mulches
    3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Herbicide Programs to Control Weeds in Blueberries
    3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    AFTERNOON BREAK 2
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Dynamics of Colonization of Red Raspberry Flowers and Fruit by Botrytis cinerea
    4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Use of Biofertilizers in Red Raspberries & Blueberries: Agronomic Results
    4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Performance of Some Commonly Used Sprayers in Highbush Blueberries
    4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Use of Biofertilizers in Red Raspberries & Blueberries: Food Safety Results
    5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    SOCIAL HOUR
    Thursday, November 29
    7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    REGISTRATION
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Washington Blueberry Commission Meeting
    9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
    MORNING BREAK 1
    9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
    Effects of Cane Burning on Older Raspberry Fields
    9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
    Introduction and Panel Discussion on Present State of the Washington Fresh Strawberry Market
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Fresh Strawberry Research Update:Cultivar choices and the future of strawberry cultivar development in the Northwest
    10:15 AM to 10:45 AM
    Herbicide and Fungicide Residues in Blueberries at Harvest
    10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
    MORNING BREAK 2
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    KEYNOTE: Trade Challenges & Berry Exports
    12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    LUNCH
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Question and Answer Panels: Stories from Fresh Strawberry Growers/ Interest from Potential Buyers
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    SWD Resistance Management
    2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
    AFTERNOON BREAK 1
    2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    Mid-late Season Pest Management for Day Neutral Strawberries
    2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    Updates on Modeling Blueberry Coldhardiness
    3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Profitability in Agricultural Applications
    3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Weed Management Update and Strawberry Herbicide Discussion
    3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    AFTERNOON BREAK 2
    4:00 PM to 4:20 PM
    Caneberry Insecticide/Miticide Decline Study - 2018
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Fresh Market Equipment and Supplies Discussion and Audience Response Survey
    4:20 PM to 4:40 PM
    Whatcom County Purchase of Development Rights Program: What You Need to Know
    4:40 PM to 5:10 PM
    Spider Mite Tolerance Studies in Whatcom Red Raspberry
    Friday, November 30
    7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
    WORK SHOP REGISTRATION
    8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    An Update on the Produce Safety Rule in Washington
    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Pollination: A Key Element to Effective Berry Production
    10:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Pre-Selection, Selection; Use, Maintenance, & Cleaning . . . The Mysterious Respirator Protection Plan!

     

     

     
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