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International Blueberry Organisation Summit

“Join us in beautiful Richmond, BC, Canada for the 2019 IBO Summit. Through continuous research and innovation, we are setting standards and winning fans among consumers and industry alike. From food safety to sustainable practices, ours is an industry that is building strength on strength.”

Go here for more information and registration.

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5:30 PM17:30

Food Safety Workshop

Hosted by Northwest Berry Co-op, WA Red Raspberry, WA Blueberry, and WSDA. Who should attend? 1) Growers who are interested in what a FDA FSMA inspection will look like when WSDA sets foot on your property. The do's and don'ts of a government inspection. 2) Hands-on refresher course in machine harvester sanitation. 3) Get your GAP questions answered. 4) Those growers who need a 4 hours food safety class to meet 3rd party audit standard.

Contact Joan Yoder, NWBC, with questions. 360-318-8900. Go here for registration.

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1:00 PM13:00

Organic Strawberry Management Workshop

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Step up your fresh market strawberry game. This hands-on workshop will teach you about extending your season - both earlier and later - with low tunnels, how to successfully employ fertigation, the nuts and bolts of nutrition and fertility, and organic pest management. Join Small Farms Agent, Javier Fernandez-Salvador for this in-depth look at organic strawberry production. Go here for more information & registration.

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5:00 PM17:00

Rose Stem Girdler: An Emerging Pest of PNW Caneberries

Join WSU Clark County Extension at Joe's Place Farms to learn more about rose stem girdler, an increasingly damaging pest of raspberries and blackberries in western Washington and Oregon.

Rose stem girdler is a relatively recent pest to this region, and much is still unknown about its potential impact and best management of it in caneberries here. Come learn about how to identify this pest in your caneberry planting and what WSU Extension, farmers, and consultants have learned so far about it.

Register here ($5). Contact Justin O’Dea (360 )524- 2383 with questions.

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