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Lake Chelan Horticultural Meeting
January 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
70th Annual Chelan Horticultural Meeting
Chelan High School
Co-sponsored by: WSU Extension and Chelan High School FFA
9:00 – 9:15 Announcements: New Tree Fruit Specialist; The Tree Fruit Portal; Tree Fruit News
9:15 – 9:45 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update. Dr. Elizabeth Beers, WSU-TFREC
9:45 – 10:00 SWD Discussion
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:10 Improving Your Spray Coverage: The answer is blowing in the wind. Gwen Hoheisel, Regional Extension Specialist, WSU
11:10 – 11:30 Rootstock Trial: Projections of rootstock availability and initial impressions from rootstock trials.
Tom Auvil, Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission
11:30 – Noon Soil Quality – What is it? What does it do for us? Tianna DuPont, Regional Extension Specialist, WSU-TFREC
Noon -1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Understanding Calcium Nutrition in the Orchard. Lee Kalcsits, Tree Fruit Physiology, WSU-TFREC
1:30 – 2:00 Seasonal Irrigation Needs: Why did I get so behind on my irrigation this year? Tim Smith, WSU Extension
2:00 – 2:20 WSU Decision Aid System Updates 2016. Ute Chambers, DAS Manager & Educator, WSU-TFREC
2:20 – 3:00 Considering Value Added Options: Hard Cider. Peter Ringsrud, Snowdrift Cider Company
2 pesticide education credits will be awarded for program attendance.
Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be
reported through your local Extension office.