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SWD Presentations Online

If you attended this year’s annual WCFS member meeting in April, you hopefully got to experience these presentations first hand. If not, or if you would like to review the SWD presentations, here is the PDF version of Dick buy champix online nz & Marilyn Tilbury’s SWD Overview and the Snohomish County Fruit Society’s SWD Research Review, also available online at the SCFS SWD Webpage, along with a lot of other SWD links.

SCFS 4/11 Mtg, Thurs – “Pest Management”

Do you have pests in your orchard or home fruit garden? Snohomish Country Fruit Society presents, “Pest Management,” with Dave Pehling, WSU Snohomish County Extension Agent, Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:00pm, Snohomish Library, Multipurpose room, 311 Maple Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290. Dave will speak on apple maggot, spotted wing drosophila, codling moth, voles, rabbits, brown marmorated stink bug, etc. (time permitting).

Dave Pehling has been studying & teaching about insects for WSU Extension in Snohomish County since 1978. Dave is trained as a zoologist, but has varied buy chantix usa interests including: insect pest management, arthropod parasites (especially mosquitoes), & pollinators. In addition to entomological work, Dave teaches vertebrate pest management for the WSU Master Gardener and Livestock Advisor programs in several western Washington Counties and is webmaster of the WSU Extension Snohomish County website and “WSU Gardening in Western Washington”.

Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited.  For further information, email or call (425) 398-5544.

SCFS sells SWD Traps

The Snohomish Country Fruit Society will be selling Spotted Wing Drosophila traps at the WWFRF Winter Field Day in Mt Vernon on Saturday, March 2. If you are interested in purchasing traps please send us an email at For additional information about traps and the SWD, please visit our SWD Traps page on our website.

SCFS 2/13 Mtg (*Wed*) – “Grafting & Scion Gathering”

*Wednesday*, February 13, 2013, 7-8:45pm, Snohomish Library

Looking for a variety of fruit tree not sold in the nurseries or a more economical way to increase your home orchard? Learn to graft your own ‘designer’ fruit trees! Gil Schieber will discuss the Whip & Tongue method of grafting. Come learn the technique and about appropriate tools, rootstock, & scion wood. Rootstock & scion wood will be offered for sale & use in creating your own dwarf apple trees. Gil Schieber has a Bachelor of Science champix online degree in horticulture, has worked in the fruit industry & edible landscaping for over 40 years, & has taught in all aspects of horticulture. He owns Skipley Farms, a small, local, diverse, holistic farm which grows apples, grapes, blueberries, cherries, and other berries and vegetables.

For more information contact SCFS by email at

Check out our events calendar on our website at  Send us an email if you would like to add an event to this calendar.

SCFS 1/10 Mtg (Thurs) – “Winter Happenings in the Orchard”

Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7-9pm, Snohomish Library

Winter’s here and you have the urge to get out and garden? Or you want to get a jump on the work for next spring? There are things you should be doing in your orchard in winter buy champix online months. Come listen to Larry Davis, Master Gardener and Seattle Tree Fruit Society member, share his knowledge of important winter orchard activities, including winter pruning, pest and disease detection and control, and soil amending.

For more information contact SCFS by email at

SCFS 12/15 Mtg (Sat) – “Bats”, Elections & Potluck

The Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) will hold our December meeting this Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm in the Snohomish Library Multipurpose Room (311 Maple Ave, Snohomish, WA).

Beki Olsen*, will speak to us about “Bats, An Extraordinary Species”. We will also hold officer elections for 2013 at this meeting.  If you wish to hold an office, please be sure to attend. A potluck will be held following the speaker’s presentation.  Please bring a salad, side dish, or dessert if you wish to participate.

* Beki graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s in Biology Secondary Education.  She developed an interest in bats and subsequently spent 11 ½ years doing bat rescue/rehabilitation.  Beki works for the Lake Stevens School District.

SCFS 10/11 Mtg – “Apple Identification”

Do you have a mystery apple you cannot identify?

Come join us and learn to use the Apple Identification Tool developed by the Seattle Tree Fruit Society to help identify your mystery fruit! Mike Ewamciw, who is a board member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation, and the Snohomish County Fruit Society will champix online without prescription walk us through the use of this exciting new too during our monthly meeting on Oct 11th @7-9pm, in the Snohomish Library multi-purpose room.

The Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is the newest chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email

SCFS 9/13 Mtg – Soil Health and Improvement

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7p-9p, Snohomish Library

Want to make something grow? Then there’s nothing more important than soil, soil, soil! Come hear Caitlin Price, a farm planner for the Snohomish Conservation District who specializes in soil, manure management, and composting, discuss “Soil Health and Improvement” at the next meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society. The meeting champix buy online india will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in the multi-purpose room of the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave, Snohomish. The Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is the newest chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email

SCFS at the Evergreen State Fair Aug 23-Sept 3

Stop by our booth in the Snohomish County Agriculture Display area #260 just west of the Grandstand (between the grandstand and the West Gate Entrance). We’ll be right champix next door to the bee group. Contact if you would like to help staff the booth.

Check out pictures of our booth on our Facebook Page.

SCFS presents “Sustainable Orchard Practices” 6/14/12

Sustainable Orchard Practices  – Cindy Krepky

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 pm

The Snohomish County Fruit Society is pleased to announce that Cindy Krepky of Dog Mountain Farm in Carnation will speak about sustainable orchard practices at our meeting on June 14, 2011.  The meeting starts at 7 pm and is at the Snohomish Library (311 Maple Avenue in Snohomish, WA 98290) in the multipurpose room at 7 pm.  Cindy will discuss their sustainable family farm and sustainable orchard management practices including: disease and pest control, pollination, and the best varieties of fruit for this buy generic champix area.

Cindy is the owner of Dog Mountain Farm, which runs a small CSA program; produces 250 varieties of vegetables/fruits/herbs; & raises livestock. She established a non-profit School of the Lost Arts, is a founding member of the Sno-Valley Tilth & Slow Food Sno-Valley, an advisory board member for the agricultural programs at Cedarcrest High School, & a participant in the Snoqualmie Valley agricultural community. She has a BS in Botany, Masters in Public Administration, and Executive MBA from the University of Washington.