Lectures will be given throughout the day at the
2014 Seattle Tree Fruit Society Fall Fruit Show
Saturday Oct 25, 10am-3pm
Cedar Valley Grange Hall
20526 52nd Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Here is the lecture schedule.
10:30 – Cherry Production in Zaragoza, Spain (Greg Guiliani)
Greg, along with some other fruit enthusiasts, toured the Zaragoza fruit producing region of Spain in late May and early June. He will present a slide show of the trip and talk about what was learned about this area’s techniques for producing cherries.
12:00 – Protecting Your Winter Orchard from Furry Pests (Dave Pehling)
Dave has worked for the WSU Snohomish extension since 1978. Trained as a Zoologist, he wears many hats, being well regarded for his knowledge of pollination, entomology, and pest management. Dave has taught classes in vertebrate pest management for WSU in the Master Gardener program, as well as the Livestock Advisor program. This presentation will focus on the methods available to control voles and other vertebrate orchard pests.
1:00 – Growing Pears in the Pacific Northwest (Jacky King)
Jacky King has worked at the Fruit Horticulture department of NWREC since 1979. She has been active in many trials at this facility, including Cider Apples, Crab Apples, Grapes, and Alternative Crops. She will discuss the varieties of pears that do well in the Pacific Northwest, the techniques required for a successful crop, and factors that affect the pear crop.
2:00 – The Latest News About Kiwis for the Puget Sound Region (Bob Glansman)
“KiwiBob” will discuss the best methods for success in growing all types of kiwis in the Pacific Northwest. Included in this presentation are discussions of different kiwi species, varieties that perform best in this area, and cultural tips. The recently occurring Actinidia Yellow Leaf Spot (AYLS) disease will also be a focus of this presentation.
STFS members – free admission
Members of other WCFS chapters – free admission
Non-members joining STFS when entering FFS – free admission
General public adults – $10 & kids free