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Okanogan Hort. Assoc. Mtg.
February 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$10
Okanogan Horticultural Association Meeting
Okanogan County Agriplex, Omak
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Okanogan County Horticultural Association
9:00 – 9:45 Market Update Panel Discussion
9:45-10:15 New Tree Fruit Extension Specialist Introduction; Soil Quality Basics Tianna DuPont, Extension Specialist, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Codling Moth Resistance Management (20 min talk + 10 min Q&A) Jay Brunner, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
11:00-11:30 WSU Decision Aid System Updates 2016 (20 min talk + 10 min Q&A) Ute Chambers, DAS Manager & Educator, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
11:30-11:55 Insect Updates: Spotted Wing Drosophila Andrea Bixby Brosi, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
11:55-Noon Elections and Business Meeting
1:00-1:15 Little Cherry Virus Tim Smith, WSU Extension
1:15-1:40 Detecting and Managing Little Cherry Virus Andrea Bixby Brosi, WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
1:40-2:00 Economics of Little Cherry Management Options Karina Gallardo, WSU Puyallup
2:00-2:30 Detecting and Managing Little Cherry Discussion
2:30-3:00 So You are Going to Go Organic (20 min talk + 10 min Q&A) Timeline, common pitfalls and considerations for transitioning to Organic. Jeff Collins, WSDA.
3 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.