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Chelan Horticulture Day 2020

January 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Join us January 20, 2020 for an opportunity to learn and network.

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

All agendas are subject to change.



9:00 AM to 9:20 AM How to Establish a Successful Planting* Site selection, soil preparation and fumigation, rootstock decisions, tree care.
9:20 AM to 10:00 AM Cosmic Crisp® Release – Kathryn Grandy, Tyler Brandt, Provar Variety Management; Carolina Torres, WSU; Ines Hanrahan, Tree Fruit Research Commission
Marketing update, volumes, prices and projections. Harvest report, harvest criteria, color grades, defects.
10:00 AM to 10:20 AM Break
10:20 AM to 10:45 AM Strategies to Minimize Bitter Pit Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension
A review of bitter pit physiology and management strategies including crop load management, maintenance of healthy roots, water and soil calcium, and supplemental calcium sprays.
10:50 AM to 11:15 AM Changing Chilling Conditions for Tree Fruit. Lee Kalscits, WSU Horticulture
11:20 AM to 11:50 AM Setting up Your Orchard for Consistent Quality and Packout: Refining and Planning your Thinning Strategy* Tory Schmidt
11:50 AM to 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Achieving Successful Cherry Powdery Mildew Control in the Face of Resistance* Gary Grove, WSU Pathology
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Five Most Important Things to Prep your Sprayer this Winter* Gwen Hoheisel, WSU Extension
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM Beating the Psylla Battle* Louis Nottingham, WSU Entomology
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM Fire Blight Management – Reminders and New Research* Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension


3 pesticide education credits will be awarded for program attendance – dependent on WSDA approval.

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 20, 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


Chelan High School
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