How to Avoid Growing an $8 Box: From Tree to Market
Who should come: Next Generation and Young Growers, Managers & Field staff
Topics: No one wants to spend all year pruning, spraying, picking and end up with an $8 box. Come discuss with experts does and don’ts.
We will discuss:
- Size and grade
- What holds and loses value
- Managing calcium related disorders
- Decay management
- Crop load management
Brent Milne, Horticulturalist McDougall and Sons.
Brandt Fritz, Assistant Operations Manager, Columbia Fruit.
Dale Goldy, Assistant General Manager Stemilt
Format: We will begin this session with a series of short presentations from panelist speakers followed by a study circle style discussion. Participants bring your questions. Expect one hour of presentation and two hours of discussion followed by dinner.
Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance: Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff. This new project is piloting six events in 2016 in the North Central Region as a partnership between the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team and young growers.
Thank you sponsors: North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association
Thank you to our advisors for the Next Generation Tree Fruit Alliance Lindsey Morrison, Columbia Fruit; Steven Beirlink; Dillon Miller, Kasey O’Dell K&K Family Farm; Jorge Zavola, Taylor Orchard; Mark Stennes, Cascade Organics; John Gebber, Gebber Orchard; Jake Robison, Robison Orchards