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Chelan Horticulture Day 2019

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Join us January 21, 2019 for an opportunity to learn and network.

Co-sponsored by: WSU Extension and Chelan High School FFA

Tree Fruit Days Flier 2019 (nMF)



8:30 – 9:00       Registration, Announcements, FFA Introduction

9:00 – 9:30       Managing Little Cherry Virus* – Hannah Walters, Stemilt

9:30 – 9:55      Cherry Varieties – Summerland – Nick Ibuki, Summerland Varieties Corp      

10:00 – 10:20  Coffee Break

10:20-10:50     Blue Orchard Bees for Improving Pollination* Natalie Boyle, USDA ARS

10:50-11:15     Assembling the Pear IPM Toolbox* Louis Nottingham, Chris Strohm, WSU Extension TFREC

11:15 -11:45    Using Native Covers to Attract Beneficial Predators and Pollinators* – David James, WSU Prosser

Noon-1pm       Lunch – Support Chelan FFA – Join us for Lunch!

1:00-1:30          Getting Produce Safety Rule Ready for 2019 – Faith Critzer, WSU Food Safety Specialist                          

 1:30-2:00          d’Anjou Pear Sorting by Predicting Dry Matter and its Effect on Consumer Preference – Sara Serra, WSU Horticulture

2:00-2:30          Blossom Thinning – 50 years of research and reminders – Tory Schmidt, Tree Fruit Research Commission

2:30-3:00          Managing Post Harvest Diseases* – Achour Amiri, WSU Plant Pathology

3:00                  Pesticide Credits and Closing

3 pesticide education credits will be awarded for program attendance – WSDA approved.

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

If you are interested in joining our trade show contact: Bailey Dezzllum 509-860-1950. Proceeds benefit the Future Farmers of America Scholarship.


January 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 663-8181 x211


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