Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers is a non-profit organization of 440 growers and 20 shippers of tree fruit in the Mid-Columbia area. Hood River, Wasco and Sherman counties in Oregon; and Klickitat and Skamania counties in Washington produce more than 225,000 tons of cherries, apples and pears.
The objective of the Association is to encourage and promote the fruit industry through legislation, research, education and marketing; to support growers through the exchange of information regarding sound practices and regulations; and to work cooperatively with other industries and organizations.
2017 Frost Report - March 20-May 31
Note: The Frost Report can be heard on the following radio stations beginning some time during the second week of March. Until that point, please call 541.387.2732 or online at www.precisionforecasting.com where the information can be accessed all season.
The recorded notice may be heard at 541.387.2732, or tune to radio stations at approximate times listed below:
KIHR (98.3 FM/1340 AM)
|KCGB (105.5 FM/96.9 FM)||
KACI Hood River (93.5 FM)
|KACI Wasco (93.5 FM/1300 AM)|
|12:20 pm preliminary||6:35 pm forecast||7:41 pm forecast||5:41 pm forecast|
|6:35 pm forecast||7:35 pm forecast||6:41 pm forecast|
|7:35 pm forecast||8:35 pm forecast|
|8:35 pm forecast|
or on-line at www.precisionforecasting.com
NEW 2017 WEATHER SITE: Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Weather Network
OREGON FARM BUREAU OFFERS ICE PRIMER: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Primer for Oregon Agricultural Producers
FIRST AID/CPR classes
NEXT CLASSES: Currently scheduing one English class and one Spanish class in April.
GLOBAL GAP classes
NEXT CLASS: None Scheduled. Please call Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers at 541-387-4769 to request a class (offered in Spanish).
Classes can be held either in The Dalles or in Hood River.
2016 BOLI POSTERS
Links to the new FLSA and EPPA posters are available at http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/TA/pages/index.aspx
|March 31||OSU Orchard Manager's Meeting: Improving Polliination and Fruit Set on Cherries, with Dr. Andony Melathopoulos (OSU), 6:30 a.m., The Riverenza, 401 E. 10th St., The Dalles OR.|
|April 7||OSU Orchard Manager's Meeting: A Better Understanding of Bee Activity in Relation to Sweet Cherries, with Dr. Clive Kaiser (OSU Umatilla County); Wasco County Watershed Pesticide Monitoring Results in 2016, with Kevin Masterson (DEQ), 6:30 a.m., The Riverenza, 401 E. 10th St., The Dalles OR.|
|April 11||Agricultural Labor Laws Forum for Agricultural Employees in English, 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Pine Grove Grange, 2835 Van Horn Dr., Hood River OR.|
|April 14||OSU Orchard Manager's Meeting: Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Research Funding Update/Weather Network Plans, with Mike Doke (CGFG); MCMC Occupational Health Services Update, Dr. Gina Sheedly (MCMC), 6:30 a.m., The Riverenza, 401 E. 10th St., The Dalles OR.|
|*Orchard Manager's Meetings: Topics are subject to change due to the fact that programs coordinators try to respond to immediate needs of growers. Meetings are held at the Riverenza at the corner of 10th and Federal streets in The Dalles. The meeting begins with a full sponsored breakfast at 6:30am. 2017 details will be published here when available. For more information contact Lynn Long, OSU Extension Horticulturist, at 541-296-5494.|
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