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Pear Irrigation Virtual Field Event

May 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Join WSU Extension for a discussion of irrigation for fruit quality in pears. We will cover new research results as well as look at irrigation upgrades including soil moisture sensors and micro-irrigation. This event will be held as a virtual field day due to CoVoid-19 safety measures.


3:00-3:30 pm – Virtual Field day presented through Zoom.

3:30-4:00 pm  – Q&A with growers and researchers.

  • Learn about the results of recent research with Dr Lee Kalcsits on irrigation in pears.
  • Growers Larry and Renee Caudle and Brandon Long will share their experiences with irrigation system upgrades. Caudles installed a micro-system. to improve water infiltration and distribution in steep block with runoff and small fruit challenges in 2018. Brandon Long worked with irrigation set lengths determined by soil moisture in 2019.
  • Irrigation sensor demos, Troy Peters, WSU Irrigation Specialist; Jac le Roux, Wilbur Ellis.
  • Options for irrigation upgrades. Cascadia Conservation District with Sandy Letzing.

This virtual field day can be accessed from computer or listened to on the phone. To join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android:  Meeting ID: 829 747 6290

You will have to register with zoom to create an account so please leave yourself time to do so.

To listen over the phone call (long distance) +1 253 215 8782 and enter meeting ID:829 747 6290
+12532158782,,8297476290# US (One Tap Mobile Call)

If you have trouble dialing into zoom Wendy (509) 679-3867 or Abby (509) 550-5052 can help.

Thank you to project supports and funders:
Bob Gix WSU Extension Wilbur-Ellis Bonneville Environmental Foundation Cascadia Conservation District WTFRC Fresh Pear Committee



Tianna Dupont

Jenny Bolivar


May 27, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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