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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 ReviewDavid 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

12:00-1:00        Lunch

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

2:00-2:30          TBD

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.

Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.


January 18
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Tianna DuPont


Wenatchee Convention Center
121 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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