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WSU Tree Fruit Research Field Day

August 7, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center for a field day Wednesday August 7, 2019. This field day is designed to highlight the latest research for growers, consultants, and other industry professionals. We hope you will take home new ideas and enjoy and afternoon full of new information and networking with your peers.

What: Educational event for growers, packers, consultants, industry, university researchers and staff

When: Wednesday August 7, 2019 @ 3:30 to 6:30 pm followed by dinner

Where: 114 Sunrise Ct, Rock Island, WA 98850

Who: Hosted by Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension

This third annual event will highlight the latest in horticulture, entomology, plant pathology and breeding projects. Horticulture highlights include a fourth leaf top-grafted WA 38 block with Dr. Stefano Musacchi and evaporative cooling and netting for sunburn mitigation with Dr. Lee Kalcsits.  Dr. Betsy Beers will showcase netting trials to exclude stink bug and do sterile codling moth releases with M3 consulting. Compare three types of particle films and learn to ID pear natural enemies with Dr. Louis Nottingham. Take a sneak peek at pear rootstock breeding with Dr Soon Li Teh. Learn about cropload management and bitterpit predictive models with Tree Fruit Research Commission Tory Schmidt and Manoella Mendoza. Learn how Dr. Loren Honaas is examining gene activity in multiple apple cultivars to find genes that relate to maturity in the search for new maturity indices. Walk a newly planted block where Extension Tianna DuPont and ARS’s Dr. Mark Mazzola are using biologically based methods to prevent replant disease.

Join us for dinner, networking, and to honor the retirement of Dr. Jim McFerson, WSU TFREC director.

No registration is necessary to attend. No fee. To RSVP for dinner go to Sunrise field day dinner rsvp. Dinner rsvps have reached maximum capacity. Sorry.

Thank you to sponsors: North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association.

For more information visit or contact Tianna DuPont (509) 293-8758.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or reasonable accommodation should contact Tianna 2 weeks prior to the event.

Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local extension office.


August 7, 2019
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm


WSU Extension – Tianna DuPont
(509) 293-8758


WSU Sunrise Orchard
115 Sunrise Court
Rock Island, WA 98850 United States
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