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Webinar: Flowering, fruit set, and pollination biology

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us for the first topic of our WSU-OSU Tree Fruit Extension Webinar series!

Flowering, fruit set, and pollination biology. WSU professor, researcher and extension specialist Matthew Whiting will talk about fundamentals of flowering and fertilization, pollenizers + pollinators, S-alleles and compatibility, and the latest research on environmental effects on flowering and practical strategies for optimizing fruit set.

Flowering is a critical time for growers because fertilization rate has a fundamental relationship to yield and there is a short window of opportunity to set the crop for the year. The processes of pollination and fertilization are dependent upon many factors and these can vary from year to year and among cultivars. This webinar will cover the basics of pollination/fertilization biology as well as strategies for reducing variability and optimizing fruit set. Specifically, the following topics will be addressed:

– Fundamentals of flowering and fertilization
– Pollenizers + pollinators
– S-alleles and compatibility
– Environmental effects on flowering and fruit set
– Practical strategies for optimizing fruit set

The emphasis will be on sweet cherry but other tree fruit species will be addressed as well.

Date: Friday 27th, March
Time: 10 am (Pacific Time)

Register in advance here
or copy and past the link below in your browser

For more information contact:

Bernardita Sallato M.Sc
Washington State University
Tree Fruit Extension Specialist
Mobile: (509) 4398542


Ashley A. Thompson PhD
Oregon State University
Fruit Tree Extension Wasco and Hood River Counties
Mobile: (541) 526-5589


March 27
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Bernardita Sallato
Ashley Thompson
Washington State University