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Pre- and Post-harvest Disease Management Workshop
Storage Rots Management: from Orchard to Packing
March 4th 2020, 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee
Join us to learn about best management practices to fight pre- and post-harvest pathogens which cause rots and continue to challenge the pome fruit industry. This event is targeted towards pome fruit growers, packers, field and warehouse workers, extension specialists, industry representatives, consultants and others interested in learning about best management practices in orchards and packinghouses to reduce the impact of postharvest rots and increase pack-out. The event includes presentations, activities, quizzes, and networking opportunities. For agendas and additional information, visit http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/postharvest-workshop/. The Pre- and Post-harvest Disease Management Workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension with support from the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Syngenta Crop Protection, and Pace International.
Six hours of training and interactive activities will include an introduction to pre- and post-harvest rot pathogens and their occurrence in the PNW; timeline of infections from bloom to packing; best management practices in conventional systems, cultural control, and fungicide resistance occurrence and mitigation. Participants will build a foundation for best management practices of major postharvest rots; learn the latest research-based information for effective management; understand how and when major pathogens infect flowers and fruit; and better understand the risks of fungicide resistance and how to minimize its effect on disease management.
Register at http://ppdmw030420.brownpapertickets.com
Pome Fruit Postharvest Pathologist
WSU Tree Fruit Reserach and Extension Center