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WA 38 & WA 2 Fall Field Visit – Quincy & Rock Island

September 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

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.

Agenda

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

Directions

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)

Event Contacts:

Ines Hanrahan hanrahan@treefruitreseaarch.com
Karen Lewis kmlewis@wsu.edu
Stefano Musacchi stefano.musacchi@wsu.edu
Tom Auvil auvil@treefruitresearch.com
Kate Evans kate_evans@wsu.edu

Tianna DuPont (509) 713-5346
or call WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center at 509-663-8181

 

Details

Date:
September 22, 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Washington State University