WENATCHEE, Wash. — A post-harvest fruit school — targeted to post-harvest and quality control professionals in apples, pears, cherries, stone fruit and berries — will be offered by Washington State University Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission.
The inaugural school will be held simultaneously at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee and the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser, March 20-22. Lectures will be live streamed between the sites with speakers split between the two.
WSU fruit schools are designed to deep dive into topics important to the industry using a combination of presentation, discussion, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
The first day will focus on principles of post-harvest science, engineering and management. The second day will address crop-specific problems with sessions for apples or berries in the morning and cherries or pears in the afternoon. The berry session will also be live streamed to Lynden. The third day will be warehouse tours in Wenatchee and Yakima.
Day One dinners will give professionals time to network and talk with speakers.
For more information and registration: treefruit.wsu.edu. Click on WSU Fruit School.
— Dan Wheat