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NCW Apple Day

January 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Free

North Central Washington Apple Day
Wenatchee Convention Center
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Association

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9:00 – 9:30
Update on progress in the breeding program and the release of Cosmic Crisp (20 min. talk + 10 min. Q & A)
Dr. Kate Evans, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 

9:30 – 10:00
Limiting risk and reducing stress by using netting in apple orchards
Netting modifies the orchard environment and reduces several factors of risk for apple growers including sunburn, wind and hail damage. (20 min. talk + 10 min. Q & A)
Dr. Lee Kalcsits, Tree Fruit Physiology, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 

10:00 – 10:15
Your Apple Industry Nominations and Elections

10:15 – 10:25
Introducing the New Tree Fruit Specialist

10:25 – 10:45   Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:20
Woolly Apple Aphid (20 min. talk + 10 min Q & A)
What is known about pesticides, nutrition, soil, and natural enemies for woolly apple aphid management.
Robert Orpet, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 

11:20 – 11:50
Seasonal Irrigation Needs: Why did I get behind on my irrigation this year?
Tim Smith, WSU Extension

Noon – 1:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 – 1:30
Honey Crisp Storage
Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Union Gap, WA

1:30 – 2:00
Apple Powdery Mildew (20 min. talk + 10 min. Q & A)
Dr. Achour Amiri, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, Wenatchee, WA 

2:00 – 2:30
FSMA Update and Irrigation Water Quality Research Results
Ines Hanrahan, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Union Gap, WA

2:30 – 3:05
Bullseye Rot (25 min. talk + 10 min Q & A)
Seasonality of Infection, Timing of Canker Expansion, Pre- and Post-Harvest Fungicides
Christian Aguilar, USDA-ARS, Wenatchee, WA

2 Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance.

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

Details

Date:
January 21, 2016
Time:
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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