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January 2021

Apple Thinning: Webinar

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

How PGRs and PGR-like compounds can manipulate two of the most common practices: fruit thinning and flower formation. Current and new products. In the tree fruit industry, everyone understands how economically important fruit thinning is. The benefits go beyond just fruit size increase to include high fruit quality (color, flavor), better return bloom, greater harvest and packing efficiency, more uniform fruit ripening, less fruit drop and limb or tree breakage, and more. Although there are several chemical thinning compounds available…

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Matching Rootstocks to Scions and Varieties

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a webinar to discuss getting a good rootstock-scion-soil-system combination. Topics Major characteristics of common rootstocks. Overview of data of honeycrisp on different rootstocks. Case studies of success. Speaker Jenny Bolivar is a WSU Tree Fruit Extension Specialist. Bolivar’s program focuses on tree fruit horticultural issues including apple rootstock evaluation, abiotic stress outreach programs and emerging industry needs. Her position is made possible through the Tree Fruit Industry Endowment. Schedule A 25-min talk will be followed by 10…

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2021 Apple Horticulture/Postharvest Research Review

January 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2021 Apple Horticulture/Postharvest Research Review will be held on January 27th. Due to COVID-19, they decided it would be beneficial to move this meeting from in-person to virtual. The meeting is free and open to the public; there is no pre-registration.  An agenda will be uploaded to the WTFRC site approximately 2 weeks in advance. In 2020, the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission funded over $1.1 million in new and continued apple horticulture & postharvest research.  For more information and the…

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2021 Apple Crop Protection Research Review

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2021 Apple Crop Protection Research Review will be held on January 28th. Due to COVID-19, they decided it would be beneficial to move this meeting from in-person to virtual.  The meeting is free and open to the public; there is no pre-registration.  An agenda will be uploaded to the WTFRC site approximately 2 weeks in advance. In 2020, the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission, Commission funded over $650,000 in new and continued apple crop protection research.  For More information and…

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February 2021

SoilCon

February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 12 @ 5:00 pm

A week of soil health presentations from experts across the nation and Washington State. View only those presentations that interest you. Topics include: Soil health in the Western US Long-Term Research from the Oldest Agricultural Research Center in the World Lessons Learned from US Long-Term Research Sites Using Indicators to Make Soil Management Decisions Soil Health in Orchards Soil Health in Vineyards Soil Health in Potatoes Biological Soil Indicators and Practical End Uses Pros and Cons of Soil Health Indicators…

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Cosmic Crisp®/ WA 38 Webinar Scheduled

February 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

WSU and PVM have scheduled a Cosmic Crisp®/ WA 38 webinar for 10:30am-11:45am on Tuesday Feb 9, 2021. Pre-registration is required, and participants must be signed into their zoom account to enter the webinar.   Register here: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8nUwQ_lmSmKih9_y8rmPdg Webinar updates include: Planting Trends - Kevin Brandt, PVM Marketing Program - Kathryn Grandy, PVM WSU Royalty Update - Scot Hulbert and Albert Tsui, WSU CAHNRS 2020 Season Update - Jill Burberry, PVM International Agreements - Lynnell Brandt and Kevin Brandt, PVM Discussion and Q&A…

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Sweet Cherry Powdery Mildew Updates

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sweet Cherry Powdery Mildew Updates
Powdery mildew is one of the most devastating diseases in WA sweet cherry industry. Resistance to fungicides can further threaten our WA production and sustainability. Dr. Gary Grove will talk about resistance found in WA in different production regions and recommendations for the future.
When: When: Feb 11, 2021 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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2021 NW Pear Research Review

February 17 @ 8:40 am - 12:00 pm

The NW Pear Research Review will be held February 17, 2021, virtually. The meeting is free and open to the public; there is no pre-registration. An agenda will be uploaded approximately 2 weeks in advance of the meeting. The Fresh & Processed Pear Committees funded over $800,000 in new and continued pear research. The list of projects funded can be accessed by clicking on the file below. For more information and updates visit: https://treefruitresearch.org/nw-pear-research-review/ Here's the link for the webinar…

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Webinar

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You are invited to join a webinar focused on brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) hosted by the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) project.  This is the final Stakeholder meeting of the project, and experts from across the country will summarize their research on this pest.  This is a 2 half-day meeting Feb. 17 and 18, 10 am – 2 pm PST (1 pm – 5 pm EST) (agenda).  Registration is free, but you will need to register in order to…

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Be BRAVE: Sustainable control of pear psylla

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Learning objectives: European regulation has made pear psylla control more difficult; however, the DAPPER (brave) program, which focuses on natural enemies, and new spray technology has made good pear psylla control a reality. Speaker: Stijn van Laer, Fruit Consult Zoom meeting registration link: https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NW1YKPIBSlera5zNtF4O3A Contact: Ashley A. Thompson PhD Oregon State University - Fruit Tree Extension Wasco and Hood River Counties Office: (541) 296-5494 -- Mobile: (541) 526-5589 400 E. Scenic Drive, The Dalles, Oregon 97058  

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