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WSU Cherry Fruit School shares better ideas from bud to bucket

Sweet cherries in boxes, with empty crates behind.Sharing research updates and recommended production practices with Northwest cherry growers, Extension specialists with WSU Tree Fruit Extension and Oregon State University lead the 2019  Cherry Fruit School, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13.

The event will be held at the Confluence and Technology Center in Wenatchee, the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Wash., the Discovery Center at The Dalles, Ore.; and Landmark Cinemas in West Kelowna, British Columbia.

WSU Fruit School presents the latest science and practices in cherry growth and production. Presentations cover pertinent topics from tree establishment and bud development through harvest, including physiology, breeding, nutrition, crop load, and harvest economics. Orchard managers and operators can learn from leading researchers and a panel of top Pacific Northwest cherry producers from three different growing areas. All three locations include speakers.

“Cherry Fruit School lets growers gain the latest information on best management practices and experiences, helping them make informed decisions for stronger, healthier orchards and better crops,” said Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension Specialist and co-organizer of the event.

Cost is $140 before Feb. 28, $180 after. Registration closes March 5.

To learn more, visit WSU Tree Fruit.