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Cherry field Day June 4

PROSSER - The 2012 Washington State Cherry Field Day is set for Monday, June 4, in Prosser.

The event will begin at noon with a barbecue lunch in the picnic area of the WSU irrigated agriculture research extension center.

The program will consist of a tour of the WSU Roza experimental orchards.

Discussions will focus on the Washington-Oregon cherry breeding program updates, a demonstration of shake-and-catch harvest technology, upright fruiting offshoots plantings and training systems, observations from the Michigan State University rootstock trial, a demonstration of a labor monitoring system and a solid-set canopy delivery system demonstration.

The field day will conclude with orchard tours.

For a detailed agenda, visit http://bit.ly/cherryfd2012.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Matt Whiting at 509-786-9260.

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