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Using Honeydew Washing to Improve Pear IPM: Webinar
January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This webinar will discuss recent case studies and research trials describing the use and efficacy of honeydew washing systems to improve IPM in Pear.
- Honeydew washing system designs.
- Honeydew washing system costs.
- Ability of honeydew washing systems to remove honeydew: new research results.
- Fruit marking in IPM programs with and without honeydew washing.
This session PLUS the previous PEAR IPM seminar will qualify for one Washington/ Oregon pesticide re-certification credit with WSDA/ ODA approval. To receive credit attendees must attend the entire 50 min seminar and participate in polls within the session.
Chris Strohm is an entomologist and WSU Extension Assistant. His work for the past five years has been in testing the efficacy of biologically based IPM programs for pears in large field trials in the Wenatchee River Valley. The goal of the project is to develop IPM programs that selectively target pests and enhance biological control for clean fruit and higher profits.
Tree Fruit Days Webinar Series
This webinar is part of the Tree Fruit Days Webinar Series co-sponsored by WSU Extension, NW Cherries, Okanogan Hort Assoc., Pear Bureau NW, NCW Fieldmen’s Assoc.
For additional educational opportunities see http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/tree-fruit-days/ and the WSU Winter Institute http://treefruit.wsu.edu/article/winter-educational-opportunities/