Fire Blight Discussion with Tim Smith of WSU

Tim Smith is currently a Regional Extension Tree Fruit Specialist with Washington State University, stationed in Wenatchee, WA. Tim has two presentations at the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting and Postharvest Conference that takes place each year in December. The presentations are Fire Blight Management in the Pacific Northwest – Current and Future Control Products and Practices and Modern Materials and Methods […]

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I’m a Grower and I just want to Grow

That is what Washington State Fruit Tree Grower Dan Russell says in the closing comments of a recently released video about the use of ApRecs software. We attempted in the video to demonstrate how ApRecs provides simple to use, food safety record keeping solutions so that Growers can focus on growing. See more videos here.   […]

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Lean Service Waste in Food Safety

The original seven wastes (Muda (Japanese term)) were defined by Taiichi Ohno, the father of the Toyota Production System. They were Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Wait, Over-processing, Over-Production, and Defect. These wastes have been often been redefined to better fit new organizations, industries, or external processes. One redefinition of these wastes for service operations by Bicheno and Holweg (2009) is […]

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Import from Agrian, Wilbur – Ellis or GS Long

Many customers appreciate ApRec’s flexibility in allowing Recommendations from other companies (3rd Parties) to be imported into their profile. This allows you to keep all of your Recommendations and Records in one easy-to-use system. Currently ApRecs will “read” Recommendations for WA State from Agrian®, GS Long® and Wilbur-Ellis®.* If you have another common format from a […]

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Create a Grower Profile Worksheet

Sometimes its easier to have a hard copy to work from.  We provide a worksheet that you may use to write down your Account Profile information such as defining your Blocks, Lots in order to set-up your fields as well as your Applicators and Equipment so you can complete your Application Records. Setting up your profile […]

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