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NCW Apple Day 2019

January 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


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.

Tree Fruit Days Flier 2019 (nMF)

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.

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


January 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 663-8181 x211


Wenatchee Convention Center
Wenatchee, 98801 United States + Google Map
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