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Join WSU Extension for 2018 Winter Tree Fruit Programing in Central Washington

Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in Central Washington on January 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, and February 6. Co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association, Chelan Future Farmers of America and the Okanogan Horticultural Association. These events provide the latest research based information on horticulture, pest and disease management. We hope you will join us to network and learn this winter. For agendas and additional information visit treefruit.wsu.edu/events . Pesticide update credits will be awarded for program attendance.

 

Lake Chelan Horticultural Day

Monday January 15, 2018

Chelan High School

9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 8:30 am registration

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Chelan Future Farmers of America

Topics include: Fire Blight Prevention, Cosmic CrispTM Marketing Updates, Cosmic CrispTM Horticultural Updates, Woolly Apple Aphid, Native Stink Bug, Reducing Spray Drift, Spotted Wing Drosophila, and more.

 

North Central Washington Stone Fruit Day

Tuesday January 16, 2018

Wenatchee Convention Center

8:45 am to 3:30 pm, 8:15 am registration

Co-Sponsored by WSU Extension and NW Cherries

Topics include: Record Crop, Record Challenges, Looking Back and Moving Forward, Managing for Bigger High Quality Fruit, Grower Experiences with Cherry Training Systems, Spotted Wing Drosophila, Cherry Virus Update, Cherry Powdery Mildew Management Questions and Answers, and more.

 

North Central Washington Pear Day

Wednesday January 17, 2018

Wenatchee Convention Center

8:45 am to 3:30 pm, 8:15 am registration

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest

Topics include: Optimizing Pear Physiology, Handling Trees at Planting for Medium Density Demonstration, Novel Avenues for Increasing Pear Consumption, Farm Bill and Labor Issues Update, Tree Survey, Perennial Weed Control, Fire Blight, Conserving Natural Enemies in Pear Orchards: A Basis for Pear IPM, Choosing the Right Tools for Successful Pear IPM, Singing psyllids, attract-and-kill, and landscape-wide tracking of dispersal, and more.

 

North Central Washington Apple Day

Thursday January 18, 2018

Wenatchee Convention Center

8:45 am to 4:00 pm, 8:15 am registration

Topics include: Can Deficit Irrigation Be Used as a Tool to Improve Fruit Quality in Honeycrisp?, Adoption of Protective Netting in WA Apple Production, Bitter Pit Prediction Models, Woolly Apple Aphid, Codling Moth, Managing Fire Blight in Young Trees, Update on Apple Powdery Mildew Control, Factors Affecting Glyphosate Efficacy, and more.

 

Okanogan Horticultural Society Annual Meeting

February 6, 2017

Omak Agriplex

9:00 am to 3:30 pm, 8:30 registration

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association

Topics include: Fire Blight Common Questions and Answers, Cosmic CrispTM Marketing and Frequently Asked Questions, Managing WA 38 for High Quality Fruit, BMPs for Managing Nitrogen and Carbon Dynamics in Perennial Horticultural Crops, Pear Psylla: Everything you Wanted to know but were Afraid to Ask, Apple Leaf Curl Midge, Apple Maggot

 

Cherry Institute

Friday January 12, 2018

Yakima Convention Center

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sponsored by NW Cherries

Seasonal Timeline for Achieving Superior Cherry Fruit Size, Assessing Cherry Fruit Size Tools, Sweet Cherry Varieties, Gum Acacia, Cherry Viruses and more.

 

No pre-registration is required. For agendas and event information visit <treefruit.wsu.edu>.

 

Pesticide update credits will be awarded for program attendance.

 

Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local extension office.

 

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