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Tree fruit events look at best practices, pests

Posted by | January 7, 2016
Stefano Musacchi, Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Physiology and Management, shows how to prune Bartlett pear trees to optimize fruit quality. Learn more best practices for tree fruit at upcoming workshops.
Stefano Musacchi, Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Physiology and Management, shows how to prune Bartlett pear trees to optimize fruit quality. Learn more best practices for tree fruit at upcoming workshops.

Tree fruit producers and industry professionals are invited to five Tree Fruit Extension Programs in North-central Washington, January 18, 19, 20, 21 and February 4, providing the latest information on horticulture, pest and disease management. Events are held in Chelan, Wenatchee and Omak.

Chelan Horticultural Meeting
January 18, 2016
Chelan High School
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Chelan High School
Topics include: Spotted Wing Drosophila Update; Improving your Spray Coverage; Soil Quality; Tree Fruit Nutrition; Irrigation for Quality; WSU Decision Aid System Updates for 2016; Considering Value Added Hard Cider; and more.

North Central Washington Stone Fruit Day
January 19, 2016
Wenatchee Convention Center
Topics include: Spotted Wing Drosophila; Little Cherry Virus; End of Season Irrigation Timing for Cherry Quality; Observations on the Newest Cherry Breeding Materials; and more.

North Central Washington Pear Day
January 20, 2016
Wenatchee Convention Center
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest
Topics Include: Integrated Management of Pear Psylla and Mites: Biology, Natural Enemies, New Tools and IPM; Pear Pruning; Higher Density Pears Panel Discussion; Pear Marketing Update; and more.

North Central Washington Apple Day
January 21, 2016
Wenatchee Convention Center
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Association
Topics include: Update on the Release of Cosmic Crisp; Limiting Risk and Reducing Stress by Using Netting in Apple Orchards; Precision Irrigation Management to Meet High Water Needs and Reduce Stress in Hot Summers; Honey Crisp Storage; FSMA Update and Irrigation Water Quality Research; Bullseye Rot; and more.

Okanogan Horticultural Association Meeting
February 4, 2016
Okanogan County Agriplex, Omak
Co-Sponsored by WSU Extension and Okanogan County Horticultural Association
Topics include: Market Update; Little Cherry Virus; WSU Decision Aid System Updates for 2016; Coddling Moth Resistance Management; Spotted Wing Drosophila; So You are Going to Go Organic.

For agendas and event information visit treefruit.wsu.edu. Pesticide update credits will be awarded for program attendance.