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WSU TFREC Pear Psylla Field Day 2022

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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For growers and consultants who would like to learn about the outcomes of the pear psylla phenology-based management program this season.

Join us for an opportunity to learn about the outcomes of the pear psylla phenology-based management program in the Wenatchee River Valley. The goal of this event is to present the results of this season and compare a conventional and IPM orchard. There will be educational activities that emphasize scouting for and identification of the most effective psylla predators. Lab members will be presenting on some current management related work.

When: Tuesday, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: McDevitt orchard in Peshastin, WA

Address: Nibbelink Rd Peshastin WA Address on Google Maps here

47.599462, -120.613821

 Topics

  • Phenology program
  • Natural enemy identification
  • Effects of common pesticides on natural enemies
  • Scouting tactics

Credits

2 pesticide credits given for attendance.

Registration

This is a free event. Pre-registration is required. Register here

Agenda

Agenda

9:30 AM Registration, snacks, hand out folders

10:00 AM Welcome – Molly Sayles, brief background of the site – Robert Orpet

FIRST-YEAR OUTCOMES ­– PHENOLOGY-BASED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

10:10 AM

  1. What is the phenology program?Louie Nottingham

Q&A

10:30 AM

  1. Outcomes this season – Robert Orpet
  • See a phenology-based IPM orchard and a conventionally managed orchard side-by-side
  • Expectations for next season

Q&A

NATURAL ENEMIES AND SCOUTING

11:00 AM

  1. Pesticide trials on natural enemiesRob Curtiss

Q&A

11:15 AM

  1. Scouting demonstration/predator and parasitoid identification
  • See differences in psylla and natural enemy numbers between IPM and conventional blocks
  • What are the most important psylla enemies to look for?
  • How to spot the hard-to-see beneficials

11:30

  1. Discussion
  • How can we improve our management tools to make them more useful to you?

11:55 AM Survey and closing remarks– Molly Sayles

Organizers

Molly Sayles and Louie Nottingham

Contact

Molly Sayles

Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center – Graduate Student

Washington State University

Mobile: 513-316-1104

Email: molly.sayles@wsu.edu

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communications or program information or reasonable accommodation should contact (513)316-1104 or molly.sayles@wsu.edu at least two weeks prior to the event.

Details

Date:
September 21
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Washington State University