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Two Small Fruit Workshops Announced

Volume 6 Issue 1

WaterTalks: Ground Water Day

  • Wednesday February 22, 2017
  • Lynden, WA
  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

In its fourth year, WaterTalks focuses on everything from policy to practice for farmers to better understand issues surrounding irrigating their crops/animals and to walk away with practical knowledge to makes changes on their own farms. This year we will focus on groundwater covering a wide-range of topics.

Water talks


Well Inspection and Maintenance

  • Bill Clothier, President – B&C Well Drilling & Pump Service Inc.

Hydrogeology of Western Whatcom County

  • Chuck Lindsay, Senior Principal Hydrogeologist – Associated Earth Sciences Inc.

Water Rights and Permitting Update

  • Andy Dunn, Project Hydrogeologist – RH2 Engineering Inc.

Measuring Pump Efficiency

  • Mike Eglitis, Irrigation Sales Manager – Mitchell, Lewis & Staver Co.

Flow Meters, Application and Accuracy

  • Katie Englin, Agriculture Business Development Manager – Seametrics Inc.

More Information Including Registration

Western Washington Berry Workshop

  • Thursday March 23, 2017
  • Multiple Locations*:
  • Mount Vernon, WA
  • Lynden, WA
  • TBD Lewis County
  • 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

This day-long workshop will focus on many aspects of berry farming and is available to all small fruit growers.

*NOTE: There will be multiple locations with Mount Vernon as the main site and Whatcom and Lewis Counties as simulcast sites. An application for pesticide credits has been submitted

Picture of blueberries and raspberries


Mummy berry Biology

  • Dalphy Harteveld, WSU Department of Plant Pathology

Botrytis Resistance Management

  • Tobin Peever, WSU Department of Plant Pathology

Aboveground Disease Management

  • Alan Schreiber,

Pre-plant to replant: Improving Management of Root Lesion Nematodes in Red Raspberry

  • Inga Zasada, USDA-ARS and Lisa DeVetter, WSU Department of Horticulture

Screening Phytopthora rubi for Fungicide Resistance

  • Jerry Weiland, USDA-ARS

Nutrient Management Update for Blueberry and Raspberry

  • Lisa DeVetter, WSU Department of Horticulture

Post-Harvest Nitrogen Test

  • Aime Messiga, Agri-Canada

Meeting Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Standards

  • Barbara Fick

Links to registration websites: