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Organic Pest & Disease Mgt. Fruit School

March 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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Join the WSU Extension Tree Fruit Team on March 14th & 15th for an Organic Pest and Disease Management Fruit School. This event will delve deep into the ecology, biology and tools for successful organic orchard pest and disease management with presentations, discussions, hands-on activities and demonstrations. The Fruit School focuses on organic practices, but will be applicable to any orchard using integrated control approaches.
The 2-day event is co-located at Wenatchee (primary), Prosser (satellite), and Omak (satellite). All locations will have WSU Extension hosts present on-site. You will be asked to select the site location where you will be attending when you register. If there are no remaining seats at your desired location, you will need to select and attend at a different meeting site with openings. Register early to avoid this.
Pesticide update credits will be awarded for program attendance.

Register here – fee includes lunch both days, materials, intensive lecture, demonstration, discussion, and reference items. With registration questions contact Prosser Extension (Jodi) (509) 786-5609 ext 5


March 14: 8 am – 5 pm


– Key Natural Enemies: Life Histories and Pests Controlled, Conserving Beneficials through Habitat Modification
– Augmenting Natural Enemies
– Augmenting & Conserving Natural Enemies Panel


– An effective IPM toolbox, Activity: Apple Pest Management Scenario
– Apple Codling Moth & Leafroller
– Woolly Apple Aphid, Managing Apple Pests Scenario
– SWD & Cherry Fruit Fly
– Pear Psylla & Mites
– Minor Pests

March 15: 8 am – 5 pm 


– How to Manage the Disease Triangle from Pre to Post-harvest
– Managing Post Harvest Diseases of Apple and Pear in the Field
– Rots & Spots – Managing Post Harvest Diseases in the Field
– Fire Blight Biology and Cultural Controls
– In Season Fire Blight Management Programs that Work
– Activity: Fire Blight Management Scenario
– Cherry Powdery Mildew, Apple Powdery Mildew,
– Activity: Apple or Cherry Disease Management Scenario
– Viruses: Little Cherry/ Western X & More

Confirmed Speakers/Panelists

– Achour Amiri, WSU Plant Pathology
– Betsy Beers WSU Entomology
– Andrea Bixby-Brosi, Brosi Consulting
– Kerik Cox, Cornell University
– Dain Craver, DAC Consulting
– David Granatstein, WSU Extension
– Dave Horton, USDA-ARS
– Drew Hubbard, GS Long
– David James, WSU Entomology
– Ken Johnson, OSU Botany & Plant Pathology
– Vince Jones, WSU Entomology
– Alison Kutz, Sound Horticulture
– Claudia Probst, WSU Plant Pathology
– Peter Shearer, WSU Entomology
– Teah Smith, Zirkle Fruit
– Kelly Vance, Beneficial Insectaries


Wenatchee (primary)
On-site hosts: Achour Amiri & Wendy Jones
Confluence Technology Center,
285 Technology Center Way, #102,
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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Prosser (satellite)
On-site hosts: Gwen Hoheisel & Jade Florence
Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center,
2140 Wine Country Rd,
Prosser, WA 99350
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Omak (satellite)
On-site host: Tianna DuPont
Havillah Road Business Center,
208 S Main St.,
Omak, WA 98841
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Thank You Sponsors!

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides; Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission; North Central Washington Fieldman’s Association; GS Long Co.; Certis, USA; US Department of Agriculture

With registration questions contact Prosser Extension (Jodi) (509) 786-5609 ext 5


March 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am
March 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758
Washington State University