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Cherry Institute – Yakima
January 20, 2017
Sponsored by NW Cherries and WSU Extension. Join us research and education on cherry horticulture and pest management topics. Topics this year include: Use of Platforms; Trellis Engineering; Powdery Mildew; Sweet Cherry Breeding; Nutrient Diagnostics; Cost Estimates; Edible Coatings to Reduce Cracking and WSU updates.
8:00 – 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 8:40 Introduction & Welcoming Address – Dave Verhey, President, Cherry Institute Cherry Institute Co-Moderators, B.J. Thurlby, President, Northwest Cherry Growers, Yakima WA, Dr. Mike Bush, WSU Extension- Yakima County, Union Gap, WA
8:45 – 9:00 2016 Northwest Cherry Season at a Glance — B.J. Thurlby, President, Northwest Cherry Growers, Yakima WA
9:05 – 9:20 Elections – Facilitated by B.J. Thurlby, President, Northwest Cherry Growers, Yakima, WA
9:25 – 9:55 Ups and Downs of Platform Use in Cherries — Tim Welsh, Horticulturist, Columbia Fruit Packers Inc., Wenatchee, WA10:00 – 10:45 Cherry Marketing— Possible Panel Discussion — James Michael, & Keith Hu, Northwest Cherry Growers, Yakima, WA
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Trellis Engineering — Dr. Mark De Kleine, De Kleine Machine Co., Prosser, WA.
11:35 – 11:55 How/When Best to Manage Powdery Mildew with Fungicides — Dr. Claudia Probst, WSU-IAREC, Prosser, WA.
12:00 – 1:20 Luncheon Program and Trade Show Time — Eurotrip: Cherry Production Trends in Italy and Turkey – Dr. Mathew Whiting, WSU IAREC, Prosser WA
1:20 – 1:40 Growers Visit the Vendors at our Annual Cherry Institute Trade Show
1:40 – 2:00 Lessons Learned From the Sweet Cherry Breeding Program — (Cameron Peace, TITLE)
2:05 – 2:35 Nutrient Diagnostic in Cherry Trees – Bernardita Sallato Camona, Horticulutral Manager of the WSU Cherry Breeding Program
2:40 – 3:00 Cost Estimates of Establishing and Producing Sweet Cherries — Dr. Karina Gallardo, WSU Research & Extension Center, Puyallup, WA
3:05 – 3:30 WSU Developments: Karen Lewis, Regional Extension Specialist and Tree Fruit Extension Leader, WSU Extension, Moses Lake, WA
- Clean Plant Center — Dr Scott Harper, Director for the Clean Plant Center, WSU IAREC, Prosser, WA
- Tree Fruit Extension Team — Karen Lewis
- Postharvest Physiologist — Robert Blakey, Extension ITT in Postharvest Physiology, WSU IAREC, Prosser, WA
3:35 – 4:00 Edible Coatings for Cherries to Reduce Cracking in Storage — Dr. Girish Ganjyal, WSU Campus, Pullman, WA
4:00 – 4:30 Door Prize Drawing from collected evaluation forms – – Thank you!