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NCW Stone Fruit Day 2019

January 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to the North Central Washington Stone Fruit Day on January 15, 2019 in Wenatchee, WA. Join us to learn about improving pollination, cherry horticulture, tools to protect from BMSB and more.

Co-sponsored by NW Cherry Producers

Tree Fruit Days Flier 2019 (pdf)

Register for lunch here.

This event is part of five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 15, 16, 17, 21 and February 5. Co-sponsored by the Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association and the Okanogan Horticultural Association, 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.


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

9:00-9:25 am           Blue Orchard Bees for Improving Pollination* – Natalie Boyle, USDA ARS                               

9:30-10:00                Cherry Horticulture – Matt Whiting, WSU Horticulture, Prosser.

10:10                         Elections

10:15-10:30             Coffee Break                                             

10:30-10:55             Cherry Market – BJ Thurlby, James Michael, NW Cherries

11:00-11:25             Fire! The Many Issues of Smoke Filled Skies. – Karen Lewis, WSU Extension       

11:30-11:55             New Canadian Varieties Nick Ibuki, Summerland Varieties Corp

What’s new in cherry variety testing?  A preview of what is coming down the Canadian cherry breeding program pipeline from early Bing timing to beyond 13S2009 (Staccato™ cherry).

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. Join discussions with Karen Lewis on Smoke; BJ Thurlby on Markets, Gary Grove on Mildew or create your own discussion with friends. Register for lunch here.

1:00-1:25                  Testing insecticide attractants and oviposition deterrents for spotted-wing drosophila in cherry orchards* – Dalila Rendon, Oregon State

1:30-1:55                  Cherry Powdery Mildew Management and Fungicide Resistance Results* – Gary Grove, WSU Plant Pathology, Prosser

2:00-2:25                  Samurai Wasp Potential to Keep BMSB in Check* –  Josh Milnes, WSU Entomology- TFREC

 2:30-3:00                Good bird/bad bird: beneficial predators or danger to food safety?*  – Bill Snyder, WSU Entomology

 3:00                          Pesticide Credits and Closing

 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 15
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


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