North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days Jan. 18-20, Feb. 9

Choose in-person or hybrid virtual webinar option

NCW - Join us for North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days Jan. 18-20 and Feb. 9 designed to provide research- based information on key horticulture and pest management topics impacting your profitability in the short and long term.
This year Apple, Pear and Stone Fruit Day events will be hosted in-person in Wenatchee, Jan. 18-20, with a hybrid virtual webinar option. The Okanogan Horticultural Association Annual meeting will be Feb. 9, in Omak. A half day Spanish session will be available Jan. 19, in Wenatchee. Co-sponsored by WSU Extension, Northwest Cherry Growers, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association, and the Okanogan Horticultural Association.
Two-three pesticide update credits will be available per day pending WSDA/ODA approval. Visit treefruit.wsu.edu/events for more information.
 NCW Apple Day
January 18,  9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wenatchee Convention Center
Two-three WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits pending approval.
Hybrid In-person and Virtual event. No fee to attend.
Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and NCW Fieldmen's Association.
Session 1: Codling Moth
and Mites
• Preventing and Trouble Shooting Codling Moth Problems
• Insights from the Codling Moth Survey - Where are We?
• Adding Alternative Controls to your Codling Moth Toolbox - SIR, Nematodes, and Netting
• Mite Management: New Information on Pesticide Non-Target Effects
Session 2: Healthy Roots for High Quality Crops
• Potential to Use Soil Health Assessments to Avoid Replant and Vigor Issues in New Plantings
• Root Health, Fertility, Water, and Crop load Effects on Bitter Pit
Session 3: Managing
Heat Stress
• Outlook on Climate and Washington Tree Fruit Production
• BMPs for Mitigating Heat Stress and Sunburn
• Designing an Effective Cooling System
    • Managing Heat Stress: Lessons Learned at 118
Session 4: Technology and Engineering
    • Trellis Engineering
    • Hedging and Mechanical Leaf Removal for Quality and Profits
 NCW Stone Fruit Day
January 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wenatchee Convention Center
Two-three WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits pending approval.
Hybrid In-person and Virtual event. No fee to attend. Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and NW Cherry Growers.
 Session 1: Insect management
• X-disease and Little Cherry Disease
• Updates on Spotted Wing Drosphila Research and Management
Session 2: Disease management
    • Bacterial Canker
    • Cherry Powdery Mildew
Session 3: Horticulture
    • Cherry Horticulture Updates
    • Evaluating Block Profitability
 
Manejo de Frutales
January 19, 1-4 p.m.
Wenatchee Convention Center
Two-three WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits pending approval.
   • Flexibilidad con Programas de Fuego Bacteriano / Flexibility with Fire Blight Programs
    • Prácticas seguras en el uso de pesticidas / Safe Pesticide Application
    • Manejo Integral de Plagas/ Integrated Pest Management
    • Cereza Pequeña y Fitoplasma X / X-disease and Little Cherry disease
 
NCW Pear Day
January 20, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wenatchee Convention Center
Two-three WSDA and ODA pesticide update credits pending approval.
Hybrid In-person and Virtual event. Co-sponsored by WSU Extension and Pear Bureau Northwest.
 Session 1: Pest and Disease Management
    • Best Management Practices to Prevent Post Harvest Rots in the Orchard
    • Trechnites Wasps for Biological Control in Pear
Session 2: Pear Psylla Management
    • Season Long IPM Management for Pear Psylla
Session 3: Production, Quality and Profits
    • Evaluating New Pear Rootstocks
    • Increasing Pear Production in New and Existing Blocks
    • Irrigation Technology for Small Blocks Panel
    • High Density Pears Virtual Tour
 
Okanogan Horticultural Assoc. Annual Meeting
February 9,9-2:30 p.m.
Okanogan County Agriplex (County Fair Grounds)
Two-three WSDA pesticide update credits pending approval.
In-person event. $10 fee. Co-sponsored by Okanogan County Horticultural Association.
 Topics:
    • Apple Maggot Fly Discovered in Hawthorns in the Okanogan Valley
    • Update on Apple Maggot Survey, What a Potential Quarantine Expansion Would Mean for Growers
    • Pear Psylla Management
    • Site Preparation for a Successful New Planting
    • Vigor Management in WA38
    • and More!
 

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