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Okanogan Horticultural Society Meeting

February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Co-sponsored by:  WSU Extension and Okanogan County Horticultural Association
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Agenda (Draft – Timings Subject to Change)

8:45                     Welcome

9:00                     Successful Codling Moth Management: Don’t Forget the Basics Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology

9:20                     Hitting the Target – Using the New WSU Spray Evaluator to Optimize Spray Timings – Matt Jones, WSU Entomology

9:40                     Break

10:00                   Adding SIR to the Codling Moth Toolbox – Kacie Athey, WSU Entomology                        

10:30                   Mass Trapping to Massively Reduce your Codling Moth Problem – Does it Work? – Alan Knight, Private Consultant, Instar Biologicals

11:00                   Thinking ForwardMarketing Trends, Looking at the Dollars, Tips to Stay Relevant and Continue Farming in the Current Market – Todd Kammers, Chelan Fruit; Dennis Carlton, Smallwood Farms; TBA A panel discussion.

12:00                   Lunch

1:00                     Cosmic Crisp® ReleaseKathryn Grandy, Tyler Brandt, Provar Variety Management; Carolina Torres, WSU; Ines Hanrahan, Tree Fruit Research Commission. Marketing update, volumes, prices and projections. Harvest report, harvest criteria, color grades, defects.

1:40                     X Disease and Little Cherry Virus – A Looming Threat – Be Ready – Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension. Epidemic distribution, phytoplasma and virus biology, sampling, testing, tree removal and vector management.

 2:10                     Psylla Management Louis Nottingham, WSU Entomology

 2:40                     Pesticide Education Credits distributed for morning session, 3 credits with WSDA approval.

 2:45                     Identificación y eliminación de la nueva enfermedad de la cereza: Little Cherry and X Disease Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension

3:15                     Manejo del Polilla de Manzana (Codling Moth Management) Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension

 3:45                     Prácticas seguras en el uso de pesticidas* (Safe Pesticide Application Practices) Manuel Ornelas, WSDA

 4:15                     Actualización de los requisitos para usar Paraquat, licencias de pesticidas y nueva página de Internet de WSDA. (New requirement for Paraquat users, Licensing and WSDA website updates) Flor Servin, WSDA                          

4:45                     Pesticide Education Credits distributed for afternoon session, 2 credits with WSDA approval.


Vendors contact Corbin Moser to reserve your space at the trade show (509) 560-9389

 WSDA 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.

 All agendas are draft and subject to change.


February 11, 2020
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


Okanogan County Agriplex
Omak, WA United States + Google Map
Washington State University