Insect ID, Scouting and Management
August 1 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Join the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network and the Pear IPM Team to learn techniques in pest and natural enemy scouting, identification, and management in apples and pears. This event will feature field and laboratory experiences, and a presentation on using phenology models to time management actions.
8:00 to 8:30 am Coffee & Donuts
8:30 to 9:30 am Field Exercises: Natural Enemy and Pest ID
9:30 to 10:00 am Key Natural Enemies and Pests in Apple and Pear Orchards Introduction
10:00 to 11:00 am Laboratory Exercises: Leaf Brush and Microscopic ID
11:00 to Noon Lunch
Noon to 12:30 pm Pear IPM Concepts – Lecture, Dr. Louis Nottingham
12:30 to 1:30 pm Apple IPM Using Models to Target Pests – Lecture, Dr. Vince Jones
Registration limited to 25 participants. Please register at https://applepearipm.eventbrite.com
Next Generation Tree Fruit Network: Supporting the Future Faces of Farming. We offer educational opportunities for Young and Next Generation Growers, Managers & Field staff.
Thank you sponsors: Funded in part by the WSDA Specialty Crop Block Grants. North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association for sponsoring this event.