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Lake Chelan Horticultural Meeting

January 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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70th Annual Chelan Horticultural Meeting
Chelan High School
Co-sponsored by: WSU Extension and Chelan High School FFA

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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.







January 18, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Chelan High School FFA


Chelan High School
215 West Webster Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816 United States
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Washington State University