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Okanogan Horticultural Association Summer Field Day

August 3, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for demonstrations and discussions on Sugar Bee tree growth and management, codling moth, cherry dieback, apple maggot, bird and rodent control. 1 Washington Pesticide Update Credit available.

When: August 3, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Location 1: Box Canyon Orchard, Inlow Loop Rd Tonasket WA 48.812121, -119.505375 (Off of Loomis Oroville Rd between the two ends of Inlow Loop Rd).

Location 2: High View Orchard 22 Hi View Lane Tonasket WA


3:00 pm – Sugar Bee Tree Growth and Management Grafted Trees

Alton Leatherman will discuss management programs for tree growth and fruit quality with grafted trees. Description of Management at Box Canyon Pedro Garcia.

3:30 pm  – Travel to location 2

3:40 pm  – Sugar Bee Tree Growth and Management cont.

Experience with summer pruning with a hedger at High View, Broc Sutton, Rod Wedel.

4:00 pm  – Apple Maggot Update

Update on potential Apple Maggot Quarantine in Orroville area. Will Carpenter, Tri-County Pest Board.

4:10 pm – Codling Moth Pheromone Trapping

Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology will discuss factors influencing trap catch and new product efficacy.

Rod Wedel, High View Orchard and Curtis Pusey, Wilbur Ellis will show camera-based traps.

4:30 pm – Dieback and Canker Diseases of Cherries

Show and tell with Gary Grove, WSU Plant Pathology. Gary will bring examples of three common cherry dieback cankers for you to see and discuss potential management.

4:50 pm – Bird and Rodent Control

Experiences with Drapenet and lasers for bird control, show and tell at High View. Mike Brown will share experiences from Gebbers.  Tianna DuPont, WSU will summarize rodent control recommendations from UC Davis rodent specialist.

5:10 pm – Pesticide Credits and Closing

5:15 pm – Hamburger dinner sponsored by Okanogan Horticultural Society


Jason Unrugh, Okanogan Horticultural Association Secretary (509) 429-0648
Rick Delap, Okanogan Horticultural Association President (509) 429-9135


August 3, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Box Canyon Orchard
Inlow Loop Rd - 48.812121, -119.505375
Tonasket, WA
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Washington State University