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Join WSU Extension for an Organic Pest and Disease Fruit School March 14 and 15

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Washington leads the nation in organic fruit production.  Join us to delve deep into the ecology, biology and tools for successful organic orchard pest and disease management. This two-day school will include in-depth presentations from science experts, panel discussions with industry leaders, hands on activities, problem solving case studies and an opportunity to network with your peers.  For agendas and additional information visit: This event will take place in Wenatchee, Prosser and Omak. Pesticide update credits will be awarded for program attendance. Co sponsored by WSU Extension and the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides.

Date: March 14 and 15, 2017

Time: 8 am to 5 pm


Wenatchee (primary), Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, #102, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Prosser (satellite): Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Rd, Prosser, WA 99350

Omak (satellite): Havillah Road Business Center, 208 S Main St., Omak, WA 98841

Topics include:

  • Key Natural Enemies: Life Histories and Pests Controlled, Conserving Beneficials through Habitat Modification
  • Augmenting Natural Enemies
  • An effective IPM toolbox
  • Apple Codling Moth & Leafroller
  • Woolly Apple Aphid
  • SWD & Cherry Fruit Fly
  • Pear Psylla & Mites
  • Minor Pests
  • Managing Postharvest Diseases of Apple and Pear in the Field
  • Fire Blight Biology and Cultural Controls
  • In Season Fire Blight Management Programs that Work
  • Apple & Cherry Powdery Mildew Programs
  • Viruses: Little Cherry/ Western X & More


Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited, so register early. The registration fee is $150 which includes lunch, materials, intensive lecture, demonstration, discussion, and reference information. To register visit: or call 800-838-3006 option 2 event number 2812823 for 24hr registration assistance. Have the event name on hand. For additional questions contact Prosser Extension at 509-786-5609.

Thank you to our sponsors Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission; North Central Washington Fieldman’s Association; Certis, USA; G.S. Long  Co.; and US Department of Agriculture

For agendas and event information visit:

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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