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    WA Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show 2019
    WA Small Fruit Conference & Lynden Ag Show 2019
    WSU & WA Red Raspberry/Blueberry Commissions
    Wed, December 04, 2019 — Fri, December 06, 2019

    The 9th Annual WA Small Fruit Conference is presented by WA Red Raspberries & WA Blueberry Commission, and Washington State University. The 3 day conference focusing on the latest research and developments in small fruit farming. The latest information is delivered first hand by the scientists performing the research. Topics of labor, food safety, and trade are updated buy industry leaders. Credits provided for WA, OR, and BC. Presented live in Lynden, WA with video broadcast to Prosser & Vancouver, WA.   

    The Lynden Ag Show is the largest agricultural trade show in western Washington, featuring vendors serving small fruit growers with their latest innovations, equipment, and services on display. It has become THE event of the year for the northwest berry community with over 400 attendees gathered together in one space.

    Lynden 2-Day Conference/1-Day Workshops - $110

    Lynden - Wednesday Only -  $75

    Lynden - Thursday Only -  $65

    Prosser & Vancouver Video Streaming -  $50

    Friday Worker Protection Standard Training in Lynden - $20

    Don't Delay - Lynden On-Site Registration $130 + $20 workshop

    Presented in collaboration

    Washington State University - Whatcom County Extension

    The Washington Red Raspberry Commission

    The Washington Blueberry Commission

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodations need to contact Chris Benedict by November 13th, 2019 at 1000 North Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-778-5809,

    ?Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicaciĆ³n o informaciĆ³n del programa

    o adaptaciones razonables deben comunicarse con Chris Benedict antes del 13 de noviembre de 2019

    en 1000 Norte Forest Street, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225, 360-778-5809,

    WASFC does not provide invitation letters for international registrations

    Registration: Open
    All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    Registration Closes
    December 06, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    NW Washington Fairgrounds - Equine Events Center
    1775 Front Street
    Lynden, WA  USA
    Equine Events Arena
    Summary Agenda
    Wednesday, December 04
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Washington Red Raspberry Commission Meeting
    9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
    Caneberry Decline Study - 3rd Year Summary
    9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    Food Safety Session 1 - Produce Safety Rule Implementation in Washington
    10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
    Moth Mania II - Moths infesting PNW Small Fruit
    10:25 AM to 10:45 AM
    Non-toxic controls for SWD
    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Keynote Speaker: Blueberry and Red Raspberry Markets
    11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Keynote Speaker: TBD
    1:30 PM to 1:40 PM
    Valuing nitrogen release from high organic matter soils
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Food Safety Session - Food Safety Lessons from the Past
    1:40 PM to 1:55 PM
    Digital Marketing: From Seed to Sale
    1:55 PM to 2:15 PM
    Do commercial mycorrhizae inoculants improve raspberry growth?
    2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
    Expanding AgWeatherNet to serve small fruit production
    2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
    Plastic mulch: Is it worth it?
    2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
    Food Safety Session - Viruses, parasites and berries, oh my!
    3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
    Prost! Caneberry Cultivation in Germany and Switzerland
    4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Alternate Year Production in Raspberry - A Viable Labor Saving Practice?
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Food Safety Session - Sanitation in Action
    4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Update on fumigation trials in Washington raspberry
    4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Machine harvesting for fresh market quality blueberry
    Thursday, December 05
    8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    Washington Blueberry Commission Meeting
    9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
    Berry Breeding Session
    9:45 AM to 10:15 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Post harvest handling
    10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Mulches in Strawberry Production
    10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Perpetual-flowering Strawberry Plug Plants
    11:00 AM to 11:10 AM
    Keynote Speaker: The Future of WSU Small Fruit Pathology Research
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Berry Breeding Session 2
    11:10 AM to 11:20 AM
    Keynote Speaker: Using crop databases and big-data to enable superior cultivar development
    11:20 AM to 12:00 PM
    Keynote Speaker: Agriculture Labor Issues
    1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Soilborne diseases and management in Washington
    1:30 PM to 2:05 PM
    Cultural management decisions for sustainable yield and quality of blueberry, considering costs
    2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Herbicide on Strawberry
    2:05 PM to 2:30 PM
    Fine-Tuning Nitrogen Fertilizer Sources, Rates, and Cut-Off Times in Organic Highbush Blueberry
    2:45 PM to 3:10 PM
    Fungicide resistance of Botrytis cinerea infecting small fruit crops
    2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Grower and Buyer Panel Discussion
    3:10 PM to 3:25 PM
    Rose Stem Girdler: An emerging pest of PNW caneberries
    3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: New Strawberry Management guide
    3:25 PM to 3:45 PM
    Could mycorrhizal fungal colonization of raspberry reduce root-lesion nematodes and root-rot?
    4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Plug vs Bareroot plants
    4:00 PM to 4:25 PM
    Using Drones to Assess Crop Water Limitations and Irrigation Needs of Blueberry and Raspberry
    4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Comparing new varieties to the standards in the field - Fresh Market Grow
    4:25 PM to 4:45 PM
    Alternative alleyway tillage in red raspberries to reduce costs and improve soil health
    4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    Fresh Market Strawberries: Next Steps in Fresh Market Strawberries
    Friday, December 06
    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    The Worker Protection Standard: Long Anticipated, Not well Understood: A Primer.

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