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NCW Apple Day 2020

January 27, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Join WSU Extension January 27, 2020 for an opportunity to learn about horticulture and pest management.

Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc.

Sessions free- no registration. No registration required for sessions. Registration required for lunch.

These events provide the latest research-based information on horticulture, pest and disease management. We hope you will join us to network and learn this winter.


DRAFT. Times subject to change.

2020 North Central Washington Apple Day

January 27, 2020 Wenatchee Convention Center 121 N. Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, WA 98801

Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc.

8:45- 9:00           Announcements

Session I: Horticulture

9:00-9:25            Strategies to Minimize Bitter Pit Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension

A review of bitter pit physiology and management strategies including crop load management, maintenance of healthy roots, water and soil calcium, and supplemental calcium sprays.

 9:30-9:55            Extending Post Harvest Storability – Carolina Torres, WSU – Horticulture

 10:00-10:25       Coffee Break                         

10:30 – 10:55    Cropload Management – Back to Basics Tory Schmidt, WTFRC

11:00 –11:55     Bringing Economics to the Table – Focus on the Money Makers A panel discussion facilitated by Karen Lewis, WSU. What can I learn from people making 20 packs per bin? Pink lady, Honeycrisp and WA38. Tips for improving packouts. Time value of $. Thoughts on when to stay, change or leave. Do your own math.

12:00-1:00          Networking Lunch

Pre-registration required for lunch. Networking lunch provides an opportunity to learn and network with your peers and visiting speakers.

Session II: Pest and Disease Management

1:00-1:25            WSU Pesticide Spray Evaluator: A New Tool to Optimize Codling Moth Spray TimingsVince Jones, WSU Entomology TFREC

1:30-1:55            Mass Trapping for Codling Moth Control Alan Knight, USDA-ARS

2:00-2:25            Sterile Insect Release for Codling Moth Control – Betsy Beers, WSU-TFREC

2:25-2:35            Stretch Break                  

2:35-2:55            Entomopathogenic nematodesEd Lewis, University of Idaho Entomology

3:00-3:30            Bird and Rodent Management – Paula Rivadeneira, University of Arizona

2-3 WSDA Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance contingent on WSDA approval.

Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.

For Vendors
Please contact NWF Fieldmen’s Association to reserve your vendor booth or sponsorship. 509-784-0357
Note: 2020 dates are later than normal due to venue availability.


January 27, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


Wenatchee Convention Center
Wenatchee, 98801 United States + Google Map
Washington State University