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Okanogan Horticultural Meeting
February 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$10
Co-sponsored by: WSU Extension and Okanogan County Horticultural Association
9:00 Fire Blight Common Questions and Answers* Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension
9:30 Grower Panel: Cropping Systems for High Quality Fruit* David Taber, TBA
10:15 Cosmic CrispTM Marketing and Frequently Asked Questions Tyler Brandt, Kathryn Grandy Proprietary Variety Management
Tyler Brandt will answer frequently asked questions on tree availability, royalties, where you can sell and pack, etc. Kathryn Grandy will share the most recent plans for marketing and promoting the new brand.
10:45 Managing WA 38 for High Quality Fruit Ines Hanrahan, Tree Fruit Research Commission
Hanrahan will share tips for increasing packouts, when to pick WA30 and the new starch scale.
11:15 BMPs for Managing Nitrogen and Carbon Dynamics in Perennial Horticultural Crops Mehdi Sharifi, Ag and Agri-food Canada
1:00 Pear Psylla: Everything you Wanted to know but were Afraid to Ask* Louis Nottingham, WSU Entomology TFREC
Louis Nottingham will talk about where psylla overwinter, winter survival mechanisms, reproduction, which products deter vs kill psylla, cultural controls and natural enemies.
1:30 Apple Leaf Curl Midge* Lindsay Hainstock, BC Tree Fruits Cooperative
2:00 Apple Maggot* Michael Klaus, Katie Buckley, WSDA
Klaus will explain the current regulations and what happens if you are designated in a quarantine area.
3:10 Pesticide Credits, Evaluation and Closing
2 to 3 Pesticide education certification credits awarded for program attendance based on WSDA approval.
Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.
All agendas are draft and subject to change.