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NCW Apple Day
January 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Co-Sponsored by: WSU Extension and North Central Fieldmen’s Assoc.
Agendas are draft and times may be subject to change.
8:45- 9:00 New Tree Fruit Resources
Session I: Managing Tree Stress
9:00-9:25 Using Mulches and Soil Quality to Buffer Environmental Stress: A Review. David Granatstein, WSU Extension
9:30-10:00 Can Deficit Irrigation Be Used as a Tool to Improve Fruit Quality in Honeycrisp? Lee Kalcsits, Michelle ReidWSU Horticulture, TFREC.
10:00-10:30 Adoption of protective netting in WA apple production. Giverson Mupambi, Lee Kalcsits, WSU Horticulture, TFREC.Lessons from research in WA and data collected from a recent survey.
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
Session II: Bitter Pit
11:00 – 11:30 Bitter Pit Prediction Models. Adapting PA Models to WA. Ines Hanrahan, WSTFRC
11:30-12:00 Grower Panel- Experiences Managing Bitter Pit
Session III: Pest and Disease Management
1:00-1:30 Woolly Apple Aphid* Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology, TFREC
1:30-2:00 Codling Moth* Vince Jones, WSU Entomology, TFREC
2:30-3:00 Managing Fire Blight in Young Trees* Ken Johnson, OSU
3:00-3:30 Update on Apple Powdery Mildew Control* Achour Amiri, WSU Plant Pathology, TFREC
3:30-4:00 Factors Affecting Glyphosate Efficacy* Lynn Sosnoskie, WSU Weed Science, TFREC
2-3 Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance, depending on WSDA aproval.
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