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Apple Day – North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Join us for the latest research-based information on codling moth, soil health, mite management, trellis engineering, heat stress and more. 2-3 WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits pending approval. Hybrid in-person and virtual event.

With the increasing spread of Omicron Virtual Participation is encouraged. The in-person option will still be happening.

North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Join us for WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington. 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. Apple, Pear and Cherry Day will be held in Wenatchee, WA January 18-20, 2022 with a virtual webinar option. Okanogan Horticultural Day will be held in Omak, February 9, 2022.

Covid-19

In order to accommodate folks we are planning to have Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit day sessions available simultaneously via webinar. The most current COVID-19 protocols will be followed for in person attendees including masking and social distancing.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Covid cases in Chelan County are up to 2545/100K as of Jan 10 compared to 320/100K Dec 27.

  • Virtual participation is encouraged.
  • In person participants will be asked to mask and social distance.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Vaccine boosters are encouraged.
  • WSU will provide hand sanitizer at entrances and a limited supply of disposable medical masks/ KN95s on hand for people that have misplaced their own mask.
  • The wearing of cloth masks, neck gaiters, or bandanas is no longer considered an effective face covering. To mitigate the spread of omicron, the use of a high-quality mask is important. This means at a bi-layer medical-style mask or a KN95 should be worn when indoors. N95 and KN95 masks are available onsite.
  • Check the website before coming for changes to meeting status.

Format

NCW Tree Fruit Days events in 2022 will be held in person with a virtual option through zoom webinars for Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Days.

Apple Day Topics

Session 1: Codling Moth and Mites

  • Preventing and Trouble Shooting Codling Moth Problems
  • Insights from the Codling Moth Survey – Where are We?
  • Adding Alternative Controls to your Codling Moth Toolbox – SIR, Nematodes, and Netting
  • Mite Management: New Information on Pesticide Non-Target Effects

Session 2: Healthy Roots for High Quality Crops

  • Potential to Use Soil Health Assessments to Avoid Replant and Vigor Issues in New Plantings
  • Root Health, Fertility, Water, and Cropload Effects on Bitter Pit

Session 3: Managing Heat Stress

  • Outlook on Climate and Washington Tree Fruit Production
  • BMPs for Mitigating Heat Stress and Sunburn
  • Designing an Effective Cooling System
  • Managing Heat Stress: Lessons Learned at 118

Session 4: Technology and Engineering

  • Trellis Engineering
  • Hedging and Mechanical Leaf Removal for Quality and Profits

Credits

2-3 pesticide update credits will be available per day with WSDA and ODA approval.

See Credits Q&A at the bottom of the page for questions.

Registration

Registration is required for virtual webinar attendance. In person attendees are welcome to register to have a back-up attendance method through the webinar link. Walk-ins okay for in person participation. Check the website in case of COVID related cancellation.

Register for Apple Pear and Cherry Day webinar attendance at: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S1zupWthQAmuUYjDeq84YQ All webinar participants will be required to have a zoom account to register due to WSU security policies. If you don’t have a zoom account go to https://zoom.us/ to sign up (free) and don’t forget to check your email to confirm.

For in-person attendance registration is not required. To receive schedule updates and reminders RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tree-fruit-days-tickets-230547191857

Having trouble. See Common Zoom Problems and Trouble Shooting and Step by Step Registering at the bottom of the page. Still having trouble. Call (509) 293-8758, (509) 293-8792, or (509) 713-5346. Note these phone numbers will be forwarded to volunteers during the hour before and after the webinar starts as Tianna will be running the meeting.

Agenda

All agendas are draft and are subject to minor changes.

NCW Apple Day
January 18, 2022 @ 9:00am‐4:00pm
Wenatchee Convention Center 121 N Wenatchee Ave Wenatchee WA
2‐3 WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits pending approval.
Hybrid In‐person and Virtual event

Session 1: Codling Moth and Mites
9:00 AM         Insights from the Codling Moth Survey ‐ Where are We? Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology

9:20 AM         Adding Alternative Controls to your Codling Moth Tool Box Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology
The research and how to use it on SIR, nematodes, netting and other tools to add to high pressure codling moth blocks.

9:40 AM         Preventing and Trouble Shooting Codling Moth Problems Panel discussion with Justin Wiggs, Chamberlin Ag; Chuck Weaver, GS Long; Mike Doerr, Wilbur Ellis Backyard trees, pollinizers and other common sources; identifying missed sprays; and mating disruption holes.

10:10 AM        Break

10:25 AM        Mite Management: New Information on Pesticide Non‐Target Effects Paul Bergeron, WSU Entomology

Session 2: Healthy Roots for High Quality Crops

10:45 AM         Potential to Use Soil Health Assessments to Avoid Replant and Vigor Issues in New Plantings Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension
We will discuss the results of a recent project and how we can use soil health assessments to identify and avoid nematodes,
replant disease, compaction, low available water and other potential limiting factors.

11:15 AM         Root Health, Fertility, Water, and Cropload Effects on Bitter Pit Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension Bitter pit overview, factors               contributing to bitter pit in WA and targeted management.

11:45 AM         Lunch

Session 3: Managing Heat Stress

1:00 PM         Climate Outlook and Considerations for Washington Tree Fruit Production Sonia Hall, WSU CSANR
Expected changes in climate, ongoing research areas, including future chilling hours, sunburn and irrigation water availability.

1:30 PM         Best Management Practices for Mitigating Heat Stress and Sunburn Lee Kalcsits, WSU Horticulture
Shade net, cooling and irrigation management recommendations.

2:00 PM        Designing an Effective Cooling System Speaker cancellation
Dos and don’t’s for effective cooling systems.

2:20 PM       Managing Heat Stress: Lessons Learned at 118
Grower panel with Matt Miles, Alan Bros; Marty Robinson, Honeybear; Eladio Gonzalez, GS Long facilitated by Jenny Bolivar, WSU Extension. The goal of this panel is to provide the tree fruit industry with examples how the heat stress affected the tree fruit industry (apples, pears and/or cherries), and what are the strategies that growers used to mitigate the effect of this type of stress.

Session 4: Technology and Engineering

2:50 PM         Trellis Engineering Mark De Kleine

3:20 PM         Hedging and Mechanical Leaf Removal for Quality and Profits Karen Lewis, WSU Extension

3:50 PM         Pesticide Credits and Closing

Speakers

 

Betsy Beers, Professor and Entomologist, WSU Department of Entomology, Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center. Beers has worked for 30+ years on integrated pest management of apple pests.

Justin Wiggs is a horticulturalist with Chamberlin Ag covering North Central Washington.

Chuck Weaver is a horticulturalist with GS Long covering North Central Washington.

Mike Doerr is a horticulturalist with Wilbur Ellis covering Central Washington.

Paul Bergeron is a 4th year PhD student studying conservation biological control of pests in apple orchards. Some of his other research interests include honey bee pest biological control, soil ecology, machine learning applications in agroecosystems, and design of sustainable food systems.

Tianna DuPont is a Tree Fruit Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor for Washington State University. Her focus is on sustainable pest and disease management, soil and water management and providing opportunities for orchardists to learn and apply research-based information. DuPont has worked with soil health for 14 years including work with assessments, cover crops, conservation tillage, nematodes and building organic matter.

Bernardita Sallato is a Tree Fruit Extension Specialist and Assistant professor for Washington State University. Her program provides leadership in applied research, extension, and outreach for the PNW tree fruit industry. Her goal is improving orchard efficiency and fruit production through horticultural management practices and technology. Sallato’s main areas of interest are 1) soils and plant nutrition; 2) tree fruit stress management; and 3) general horticultural practices for tree fruit production.

Lee Kalcsits is an Associate Professor in WSU Department of Horticulture. His work focuses on tree fruit physiology, abiotic stress, plant nutrition and impacts of preharvest environment on postharvest physiology.

Karen Lewis is a WSU Extension Regional Tree Fruit Specialist housed in the Grant-Adams Area Extension office and CPAAS. Karen’s extension and applied research program has been guided by active participation and leadership in international, multi state and statewide academic teams and grower member industry organizations. Current program focus includes: development and integration of mechanized / labor assist technologies for tree fruit pruning, thinning and harvest; competitive apple and pear orchard systems; Engineering, horticultural and economic strategies for sustained production of high quality tree fruit nursery stock and light duty electric vehicles for on-farm operations.

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Step by Step registering

  1. Go to http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/apple-day-2022/ or Pear/Stone fruit day
  2. Scan down to registration and click the link https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S1zupWthQAmuUYjDeq84YQ
  3. Fill out information.
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  12. Go back to your email and you will have an email from Tianna DuPont titled “ North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days Confirmation.

Credits Q&A

WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits have been approved for morning sessions of apple, pear and cherry days as well as afternoon Spanish session. To receive credits for online attendance participants must:

  1. Register each participant including pesticide license information. Make sure registrant name matches name on license.
  2. Attend the full morning session. The webinar software tracks the number of minutes each attendee is participation. 2 credit sessions require 100 minutes of pesticide related content.
  3. Respond to poll questions and check-ins during the morning session.

Common questions:

Can I have multiple people watching on one computer? The webinar host can only verify attendance for each logged in participant. If it is not possible for each participant to login separately, please contact Tianna (509) 713-5346 in advance to designate a host for your site who can verify attendance.

Details

Date:
January 18
Time:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Organizer

WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
Phone:
(509) 293-8758
Email:
tianna.dupont@wsu.edu

Venue

Wenatchee Convention Center
Wenatchee, 98801 United States + Google Map
Washington State University