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NCW Apple Day 2019
January 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
Join WSU Extension January 17, 2019 for an opportunity to learn about WA38 and new variety Horticulture, Food Safety, Fire Blight and more.
Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc.
Sessions free- no registration. No registration required for sessions. Registration required for lunch. Register for lunch here.
8:45- 8:55 New Tree Fruit Resources
8:55-9:00 Celebrating 50 Years of Tree Fruit Research Commission
Session I: Horticulture for WA 38 and other New Varieties
9:00-9:25 Learning from Recent Research – Respiration and Stem Clipping in WA 38 – Ines Hanrahan, Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission
9:30-9:55 Nutrient Absorption and Distribution in WA 38, Honey Crisp, Gala, Fugi and Granny Smith – Lee Kalcsits, Nadia Valverdi, Raquel Gomez, Michele Reid, WSU Horticulture
10:00-10:25 Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:55 WA 38 Horticulture Research Update – Stefano Musacchi, WSU Horticulture
Session II: Food Safety
11:30-11:55 Getting Produce Safety Rule Ready for 2019 – Faith Critzer, WSU Produce Safety Specialist
On-farm inspections for the Produce Safety Rule will begin during the 2019 growing season. We will cover key criteria that will be needed for compliance and help answer your questions.
12:00-1:00 Networking Lunch – Lunch Sponsor FMC
Pre-registration required for lunch. Networking lunch provides an opportunity to learn and network with your peers and visiting speakers. Join discussions on food safety, mechanization, new varieties, or create your own discussion with friends. Register for lunch here.
Session III: Pest and Disease Management
1:00-1:25 Old Diseases New Viruses* Scott Harper, WSU Prosser
Harper will discuss several emerging viruses in apple including Apple Rubberywood virus and Apple Hammerhead Viroid. Additional sampling of suspect trees will help determine the importance of these new viruses.
1:30-1:55 Codling Moth Management* Lee Gale, NWW; Mike Hodge, G.S. Long
Monitoring, mating disruption, key timings, effective spray mixes, coverage and more.
2:00-2:25 Evaluating Fire Blight Cultivar Susceptibility* – Sarah Kostick, WSU Horticulture-TFREC
Incidence and severity of fire blight infection in apple cultivars from an evaluation of 94 cultivars.
2:30-2:55 Fire Blight – Using Apogee and Regalia at Pink to Reduce Flower Infections* – Kerik Cox, Cornell University
3:00-3:25 Fire Blight Discussion* – Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension
Integrating biologicals to extend control, antibiotic mixes, new products, young trees.
3 WSDA Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance, WSDA approved.
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