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Cherry Institute January 2021

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This year’s Cherry Institute will be a little different. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, the organizers have planned for an entirely virtual venue. Each individual program item is listed in our events calendar as well as being shown in the agenda below. You will need to register for each webinar separately to attend. Links for registration are provided for each presentation.  Each webinar is free and many qualify for pesticide credits.
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Jan 21 9:00-9:50 am X-disease and Little Cherry Virus*

Scott Harper, WSU Pathology; Tobin Northfield, Louis Nottingham, WSU Entomology; Cody Molnar, WSU Extension
Symptoms and Sampling. New biology information: symptom types and biological effects per-variety. Vector ID, biology and management. New vector management study results. New vector management product trial results. Tree removal case studies. To register for this webinar visit  http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/lcd-webinar/  *Qualifies for 1 pesticide update credit with WSDA approval.

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Jan 21 10:00-10:50 am Q&A on X-disease and Little Cherry Virus

Scott Harper, WSU Pathology; Tobin Northfield, Louis Nottingham, WSU Entomology; Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension
Join us for discussion questions and answers on X-disease and Little Cherry Virus biology and management.
To register for this webinar visit http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/lcd-webinar/

Jan 21 1:00-1:50 pm Cherry Powdery Mildew Management & Fungicide Resistance Results*

Gary Grove, WSU Pathology
Biology, cultural controls, spray rotations, and results from a new pesticide resistance study. To register for this webinar visit http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/cherry-powdery-product-resistance/ *Qualifies for 1 pesticide update credit with WSDA approval.

Horticulture Updates

Matt Whiting, WSU Horticulture, WSU IAREC
ON DEMAND available at http://treefruit.wsu.edu/education-training/expert-presentations/ starting Jan 21, 2021.

2020 Northwest Cherry Season by the Numbers B.J. Thurlby, Northwest Cherry Growers
Domestic Market: The Pandemic Powerhouse James Michael, Northwest Cherry Growers
Marketing Cherries Internationally During a Pandemic Keith Hu, Northwest Cherry Growers

ON DEMAND available at http://treefruit.wsu.edu/education-training/expert-presentations/ starting Jan 21, 2021.

Blue Orchard Bees for Improving Pollination

Theresa Pitts-Singer, USDA ARS
ON DEMAND available at http://treefruit.wsu.edu/education-training/expert-presentations/ starting Jan 21, 2021.

Orchard Systems for Labor Efficiencies and Profits

Greg Lang, Michigan State University
10-year summary of NC140 trial of TSA, KGB, SSA, and UFO canopy architectures comparison with economics and labor results.
ON DEMAND available at http://treefruit.wsu.edu/education-training/expert-presentations/ starting Jan 21, 2021.

Contacts:

Cherry Institute, Northwest Cherry Growers: Kathy Keeth cherryinstitute@wastatefruit.com;
WSU Extension: Tianna DuPont tianna.dupont@wsu.edu (509) 293-8758; Gwen Hoheisel ghoheisel@wsu.edu


Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Tianna DuPont at (509) 663-8181 tianna.dupont@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

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