2012 June 18-21, Leavenworth, Washington, USA
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Wednesday, June 20

730Depart LeavenworthSpeakers on both buses, describe the Upper Valley, the area, the Washington organic program size and volumes of tree fruit, change in climates from Upper Valley to Columbia Basin
900Arrive WSU Sunrise research orchardVince Jones biocontrol work, Kate Evans apple breeding, orchard floor plots, alyssum biocontrol, tree resistance to codling moth, solid set overhead spray delivery, Mazzola replant study (1.5 hr.)
1030Depart for Chelan
1130Arrive Brownfield Organic OrchardMike Brownfield Orchard - Grower #1 of WSDA organic certification, 1987. Talk sustainability, small family organic farm, direct market, small packing line, pears, apples, stone fruit organic.
1230Depart Brownfield Orchardeat box lunch along the way
1300Arrive Stormy Mountain Ranch, lowerBosc pears, high density Rainier cherries (probably in harvest) Giesla cherry rootstock; all organic
1400arrive Stormy Mountain Ranch, upperMazzola replant tests, spindle high density apples, ‘speciatly apple varieties’ (Ambrosia, Pinata, Sweetango), all organic
1500depart for Wenatchee
1600arrive Stemilt Growers facilityTour large organic packing facility. Possible see both organic apples and cherries being packed
1715depart Stemilt Growers
1745arrive Kyle Mathison OrchardsOrganic Bosc pears, organic Gala apples, and/or composting facility
1840arrive at dinner siteWine tasting, group interaction
2100depart for Leavenworth
2200arrive Leavenworth

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