WSU Fall Field Day on Sept. 27

ROCK ISLAND — Ranchers from throughout the area can talk horticulture and learn tips to optimize fruit quality of WA 38, Washington State University’s newest breeding program release, during Fall Field Day from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at WSU’s Sunrise Orchard in Rock Island.

The free session will focus on the impacts of pruning, hedging and training strategies on fruit quality, show how to use the new WA 38 starch scale, discuss management for high pack outs, view mechanical pruning tools, and offer samples of WA 38 fruit.

With more than 637,224 WA 38 trees in the ground already, WSU and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission are working to provide growers with the information they need for producing high quality fruit.

WSU Sunrise Orchard is located off Highway 28 on Sunrise Lane, about 11 miles south of Wenatchee.

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