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Lake Chelan Horticulture Meeting

January 16, 2017

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Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to the 71st Lake Chelan Horticultural Meeting on January 16, 2017 at Chelan High School. Topics in Chelan this year include: Tips for Successful Grafting; Dollars Talk: Economic Considerations for Orchard Renewal; A Soil Quality Survey of Central Washington; Brown Marmorated Stink Bug; Best Practices for Weed Management; Psylla and Mite IPM; Sunburn Control and more.

This event is part of five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 16, 17, 18, 19 and February 7. Co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association 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.

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Chelan High School

Agenda (Note this Agenda is a Draft. Speaker times may change)

8:30 – 9:00              Registration and Announcements

9:00 – 9:30              Soil Quality in North Central Washington – A Pilot Survey – Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension

9:30 – 9:55              Top Ten Tips for Successful Grafting – Will Mooney

10:00 – 10:30          Managing Pollination Risk in Orchards with Mason Bees – Watts Bees

10:30-10:50             Coffee Break

10:50-11:15             Sunburn Physiology & Management – Rob Blakey, WSU Extension

11:15 -11:45            Weed Management Best Practices* – Lynn Sosonsky, WSU Weed Science

Noon-1pm               Lunch

1:00-1:30                 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug – Current Status & Management on the Horizon* – Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology

1:30-2:15                 Costs and Benefits – Will Higher Density Make More $ – Clark Seavert, OSU Extension Economist

2:15-2:45                  Psylla & Mite IPM* – Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology

2:45-3:15                  TBA*

2-3 pesticide education credits will be awarded for program attendance depending on final WSDA approval.

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


January 16, 2017


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


Chelan High School
Chelan, WA United States + Google Map
Washington State University