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January 2018

NCW Pear Day

January 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wenatchee Convention Center Wenatchee, 98801 United States + Google Map
Free

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest
Topics include: Optimizing Pear Physiology, Handling Trees at Planting for Medium Density Demonstration, Novel Avenues for Increasing Pear Consumption, Farm Bill and Labor Issues Update, Tree Survey, Perennial Weed Control, Fire Blight, Conserving Natural Enemies in Pear Orchards: A Basis for Pear IPM, Choosing the Right Tools for Successful Pear IPM, Singing Psyllids, Attract-and-kill, and Landscape-wide tracking of Dispersal, and more.

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NCW Apple Day

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wenatchee Convention Center Wenatchee, 98801 United States + Google Map
Free

Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc. Topics include: Can Deficit Irrigation Be Used as a Tool to Improve Fruit Quality in Honeycrisp?, Adoption of Protective Netting in WA Apple Production, Bitter Pit Prediction Models, Woolly Apple Aphid, Codling Moth, Managing Fire Blight in Young Trees, Update on Apple Powdery Mildew Control, Factors Affecting Glyphosate Efficacy, and more.

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2018 Apple Hort. & Postharvest Research Review

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Holiday Inn Express Pasco-TriCities, 4525 Convention Pl.
Pasco, WA 99301 United States
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Free

The 2018 Apple Horticulture and Postharvest Research Review will be held January 24, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Express in Pasco. The meeting agenda can be viewed here: 2018 Apple_Agenda.pdf Research review talks are scheduled for 8am to noon, and 2pm to 5:30pm. Anyone other than committee members interested in attending the dinner business meeting should contact Kathy Coffey well in advance of the meeting day. For more information contact Kathy Coffey at (509) 665-8271, extension 2 or via email at:…

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2018 Apple Crop Protection Research Review

January 25 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Express Pasco-TriCities, 4525 Convention Pl.
Pasco, WA 99301 United States
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Free

The 2018 Apple Crop Protection Research Review will be held January 25, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Express in Pasco. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pesticide credits may be available. The agenda is now available by clicking on the link below. The meeting agenda can be viewed here: 2018 Apple_Agenda.pdf Research review talks are scheduled for 8:30 am to12:30 pm, and 1:15 pm to 5:30 pm. Anyone other than committee members interested in attending the dinner…

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Columbia Basin Tree Fruit Club

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cousins Restaurant, 4605 N Rd 68
Pasco, WA 99301 United States
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Free

The first meeting for 2018 will feature Gwen Hoheisel speaking on "A tale of technology from 3 European study tours". This will be a great opportunity to see what's happening in Europe and discuss the adoption of technology in our industry. Guest Speaker: Gwen Hoheisel, WSU Regional Extension Specialist, Benton County Director Location: Cousins Restaurant, 4605 N Rd 68, Pasco, WA 99301 Time: drinks at 6:30 pm, talk starts at 7 pm Contact: Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension Specialist Mobile: 509-439-8542  …

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February 2018

2018 Technology Research Review

February 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wanapum Dam Visitor Center, 14352 Highway 243 S
Beverly, WA 99321 United States
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Free

The 2018 Technology Research Review is scheduled for February 1, 2018 at the Wanapum Dam Visitor's Center in Vantage, WA. The Commission is now accepting research pre-proposals for consideration.  Full details can be found at:  http://treefruitresearch.com/proposals-reports/requests-for-pre-proposals. For questions or more information contact Kathy Coffey at 509-665-8271, ext. 2 or kathy@treefruitresearch.com.

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WSDA Interactive Pesticide Handlers Course

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St.
Yakima, WA 98901 United States
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$95

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), in partnership with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), will hold this interactive workshop offered in Spanish and English, now required annually for compliance with the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). It has been purposely developed to train unlicensed pesticide handlers on using pesticides safely, legally, and skillfully. WPS Handler Training Verification Cards are issued and six recertification credits will be available. Friday, February 2, 2018 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Yakima…

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Pear Pruning Demo – Southern Site

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Are you interested in improving your pear blocks? Are you interested in higher density pears or how higher density techniques can help you in your standard pear blocks? Join Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State University Professor of Horticulture and Bob Gix, Blue Star Horticulturalist for a demonstration of pear pruning. We will discuss and demonstrate: tying, spreading and other ways to move away from loppers; simple branches, keeping branches headed up; and controlling the tops of trees in later years.

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Okanogan Horticultural Society Meeting

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Okanogan County Agriplex Omak, WA United States + Google Map
$10

Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and North Central Washington Fieldmen’s Association
Topics include: Fire Blight Common Questions and Answers, Cosmic CrispTM Marketing and Frequently Asked Questions, Managing WA 38 for High Quality Fruit, BMPs for Managing Nitrogen and Carbon Dynamics in Perennial Horticultural Crops, Pear Psylla: Everything you Wanted to know but were Afraid to Ask, Apple Leaf Curl Midge, Apple Maggot, and more.

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2018 NW Pear Research Review

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way
Wenatchee, WA 98801
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Free

The NW Pear Research Review is scheduled for February 15, 2018, at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee.  The Review is free and open to the public; there is no registration required.  The agenda is now available to view/download by clicking on the link below. For questions or more information, contact Kathy Coffey kathy@treefruitresearch.com or (509) 665-8271, extension 2.   NW_Pear_Agenda.pdf  

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