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Bob Larson WSTFA Golf Tournament Pt 2
by Bob Larson, click here for bio

Program: Fruit Grower Report
Date: July 11, 2019

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With today's Fruit Grower Report, I'm Bob Larson. Many folks from the tree fruit industry will be teeing up for students August 6th at the 26th Annual Washington State Tree Fruit Association golf tournament at the Highland Golf Course in East Wenatchee.

Association president Jon DeVaney says the money raised will help fund scholarships ...

Devaney ... "Because we are putting dollars into a scholarship fund which is run, in some cases, by the North Central Washington Community Foundation and others by the Washington Apple Education Foundation. So, we do not actually administer the scholarship process ourselves. We raise funds to go into existing scholarship funds."

DeVaney says the timing of the tournament is key ...

Devaney ... "Yes, it's a good break for folks between cherries and when apple harvest gets started. And, it's a good way to catch up with friends and enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon!"

If you're not a golfer, but would like to be a tournament sponsor, there are several options ...

Devaney ... "Yes, and we can customize those in some case, you know, if you have particular promotional materials, for example, that you want to get in front of our members. So, really, if there's something on the list that doesn't quite suit you, just give us a call."

And, DeVaney says you don't have to be a pro ...

Devaney ... "Yes, it's a scramble format so you just have to be willing to swing a club rather than having a great deal of skill, that's why I'm able to play every year.

The staff says I'm allowed for that reason."

Go to www.wstfa.org to find out more OR to register your foursome OR to check out sponsorship opportunities. But don't wait, space is limited.

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BL: Welcome back to another "Fruit Bites" brought to you by Valent U.S.A. With us again is Valent's Allison Walston. And this week Allison, tell me how a cheap digital kitchen scale can help agriculture?

AW: Dry Flowable and Water Dispersible Granular formulations have gained popularity in agriculture because they are easy to handle, easy to pour out like a liquid and don't give off dust.

BL: I'm feeling a "but" coming...

AW: But, those handy scoops that come with the product can be off as much as 10%. Growers obsess over measuring cups but what they really need is a cheap digital kitchen scale.

BL: ahh, so by weighing the product instead of using a measuring cup, you gain accuracy.

AW: Exactly! Because the product settles, similar to that bag of chips that never seems full, dry materials should be measured by weight and not by volume.

BL: seems like a great investment.

AW: As my buddy Byron says, just cause you can measure a dry product like a liquid, doesn't mean you should.

BL: That's heavy, thanks Allison. Join us again next time for Fruit Bites, brought to you by Valent. Until then, I'm Bob Larson.

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