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WA 38 & WA 2 Fall Field Visit – Quincy & Rock Island
September 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Join us to discuss horticulture and storage of WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp™), WSU’s newest breeding program release.
- Observe tree growth habits of older orchard.
- Review harvest planning and storage decisions based on maturity.
- Observe WA 2
- Observe tree response to mechanical pruning and string thinning.
- Discuss sunburn.
The tour will start at field plots in Quincy and move to WSU Sunrise Research Orchard at 11:45 am.
10:00 am Quincy – Plots are off of highway 28 behind the White Trail Store just past where White Trail Rd leaves 28.
- Introduction Kate Evans, WSU POME Fruit Breeding Program
- Tree growth habits of an older WA 38 orchard, Tom Auvil, Tree Fruit Research Commission
- WA 2 Kate Evans, WSU POME Fruit Breeding Program
- Harvest planning and storage decisions based on maturity Ines Hanrahan, Tree Fruit Research Commission
11:45 am WSU Sunrise Research Orchard, Rock Island
- Summary of current results on appropriate trellis and training systems for WA38, Stefano Musacchi, Tree Fruit Physiology and Management
- WA38 tree response to mechanical pruning and string thinning, Stefano Musacchi, Tree Fruit Physiology and Management, Karen Lewis, WSU Extension
- Sunburn potential, Tom Auvil, Tree Fruit Research Commission
- Top grafted WA38, Stefano Musacchi, Tree Fruit Physiology and Management
Stemilt’s Highway 28 orchard on the North side of highway 28 about a half mile East of White Trail Rd.
WSU Sunrise Orchard, off highway 28 on Sunrise Lane, about 11 miles south of Wenatchee. (see map below for Sunrise)
Tianna DuPont (509) 713-5346
or call WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center at 509-663-8181