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Okanogan Horticulture Meeting

February 7, 2017

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Join WSU Extension and the Okanogan Hortitultural Association February 7, 2017 for an educational opportunity for Tree Fruit Producers. Topics include: Matching your Rootstock to your Site and your System; Choosing a Training and Pruning System for Medium to High Density Plantings; Sunburn Management; Codling Moth; Minor Pests; Managing Post Harvest Disease in the Field; Retain & Harvista.

This training is part of five WSU Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North Central Washington on January 16, 17, 18, 19 and February 7. Co-sponsored by the Washington State Fruit Commission, 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.

Agenda (Note speaker times are subject to change)

9:00        Matching your Rootstock to your Site and your SystemTom Auvil, Tree Fruit Research Commission

9:30        Matching your Scion Variety to your Market and your Site – Sam Godwin, Chelan Fresh

10:00    Choosing a Training and Pruning System for Medium to High Density Plantings Karen Lewis, WSU Extension
Economic considerations: benefits and costs when moving to narrower canopy systems. Labor, pest management, shading and microclimates. Example return on investment for high density trellised spindle, high density European V, medium density free standing spindle, grafting over to V. Labor for different systems.

10:45    Sunburn Management Lee Kalcsits, WSU Horticulture
Sunburn risk, infared camera demonstration, netting, cooling, clay.

11:10   Woolly Apple Aphid, Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology

11:30    H2A Greg Vasquez, WAFLA

Noon     Lunch ** Lunch Provided with Registration

1:00        Brown Marmorated Stink Bug* – Adrian Marshall, WSU Entomology, TFREC

1:30    Codling Moth: Trap Counts, Timing and What it Means* Ute Chambers, WSU Entomology
How many traps to use. What trap counts tell us. Larvae and eggs as targets. New lures to add. DAS. Myth buster.

2:00    Post Harvest Disease in Apple – Start Management in the Field*    – Achour Amiri, WSU Plant Pathology, TFREC

2:30        Retain & Harvista* – Byron Phillips, Valent; Fernando Edagi Agrofresh

3:10       Pesticide Credits and Closing

2-3 Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance pending WSDA approval.

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


February 7, 2017


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


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