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NCW Pear Day 2019

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us January 16, 2019, for an opportunity to learn about improving fruit size and quality, conserving natural enemies, fire blight, and pear IPM.

Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest

No registration required for sessions. Registration required for lunch.Register for lunch here.

Agenda (Draft)

Session I: Horticulture

8:45- 9:00         Announcements, Tree Fruit News, 50 years of Tree Fruit Research Commission

9:00-9:30          Towards Good Size Fruit and Less Cork -Evaluating your Irrigation System – Troy Peters, WSU, IAREC

9:35-10:05        Grower Case Study in Irrigation for Fruit Quality – Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension

10:05-10:20     Coffee Break

10:20-10:50     A Review of Pear Scion and Rootstock Trials – Ashley Thompson, OSU Extension

10:50 – 11:00   Elections – Grower Member for Fresh Pear Committee. Jessica Livesay, Pear Bureau NW

11:00-11:30     Marketing, and Promotion Update.  Kevin Moffitt, President Pear Bureau NW                         

11:30-12:30     Networking Lunch – Join us for networking and discussion. Discussion groups will include Visioning Pears, Pear IPM and chatting with your favorite neighbor. By registration only. Register for lunch here.

Session II           IPM

12:30-12:50        Natural Enemies in Pear Orchards – How Many do I Need? How do I do it?* – Chris Strohm, WSU Extension TFREC

12:55 – 1:25       Native Psyllids in Washington and Oregon – How Might they Impact Pear Psylla?* – David Horton, USDA-ARS, Wapato, WA

Native psyllid diversity, life histories, native hosts and their interactions with pear psylla.

1:30-2:10          Assembling the Pear IPM Toolbox* Louis Nottingham, Chris Strohm, WSU Extension TFREC

Products and programs which keep psylla in check with high efficacy and by maintaining natural enemies.                          

2:15-3:15          Fighting Fire Blight – An Interactive Discussion*                          

3:30                    Pesticide Credits and Closing      

3 Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance, depending 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


January 16, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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


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