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Pear Study Circle – Phenology Based IPM

December 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


A panel discussion with Darin Palmer, Mel Weythman, Sam Parker and other project participants facilitated by Robert Orpet and Molly Sayles, WSU.

Study circles are designed  to provide opportunities where growers, consultants, researchers, and industry professionals can learn from one another to improve pear profitability and sustainability.

2023 Pear Study Circles Flier


  • What is phenology based IPM.
  • How did IPM programs compare to organic and conventional in 2023?
  • Grower discussion of pluses and minuses.
  • Discussion of improvements.


30 min presentation and 2 hrs of facilitated discussion.

Networking dinner

Networking dinner at 4:00 pm


3 pesticide credits (WSDA, ODA approved).


Walk-ins welcome for in-person. Registration required for virtual. Sign up for lunch. Register here.


Mission Creek Community Club 4724 Mission Creek Road, Cashmere WA 98815. Simultaneous virtual option available through WSU webinars (zoom). Registered participants will receive the zoom link.

Supported by

the Fresh and Processed Pear Committee and sponsorship from SymAgro.


No cost!

An $80 value.


Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Tianna DuPont at (509) 293-8758 at least two weeks prior to the event.



December 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Ricardo Lima Pinto


Mission Creek Community Club
4724 Mission Creek Road
Cashmere, WA 98815 United States
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Washington State University