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Feb 10 Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting

The Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10.  Please note that the location will be the Hood River Inn. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of program sponsors.  ODA and WSDA pesticide re-certification credits have been applied for.  3 credits are anticipated for the afternoon. For more information or questions about the meeting, call or email Steve Castagnoli at 541-386-3343 ext 38255,

Hood River Winter Horticulture Meeting Friday, February 10, 2017
Hood River Inn/Best Western – Gorge Room, Hood River, OR
8:00 Welcome – Steve Castagnoli, OSU MCAREC
8:15 Fall and Summer Pruning to Control Vigor and Psylla in Anjou Pear – Stefano Musacchi,
WSU TFREC, Wenatchee
8:35 Evaluating Fruit Quality and Maturity in Large Open Vase-Trained ‘D’Anjou’ Trees –
Stefano Musacchi, WSU TFREC, Wenatchee
8:55 Pear Research Program Update – Todd Einhorn, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State
9:35 New Irrigation Water Management Training Opportunities for Growers and Spanish
Speakers – Jordan Kim, Manager, Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District
9:55 Break – Refreshments Provided – Thank You Sponsors!
10:10 Effect of Harvista on On-tree Maturation and Storability of Bartlett and Anjou Pears– Yan
10:40 The Pear Harvest Prediction Model Unpacked – Steve Castagnoli, OSU MCAREC
11:00 Pear Bureau Northwest Promotion Program Update– Kathy Stephenson, Marketing
Communications Director, Pear Bureau Northwest
11:30 MCAREC Administrative Update – Steve Castagnoli, OSU MCAREC
12:00 Columbia Gorge Fruit Growers Elections and Updates – CGFG Board of Directors
12:15 Lunch Provided – Thank You Sponsors!
1:00 Managing Pear Psylla: Past, Present, and Future – Rick Hilton, OSU SOREC, Central Point
1:45 Natural Enemy Monitoring in Pear IPM – Steve Castagnoli, OSU MCAREC
2:05 Monitoring and Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Pacific Northwest
Orchard Crops – Nik Wiman, OSU NWREC, Aurora
2:50 Update of Fire Blight Management Practices – Ken Johnson, OSU Department of Botany &
Plant Pathology, Corvallis
3:20 Airblast Sprayer Optimization – Steve Castagnoli, OSU MCAREC
3:45 Adjourn
ODA & WSDA pesticide recertification credits have been applied for