Oct 7, 2021
Pear Study Circles planned by Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension

Join Washington State University Extension for a series of Pear Study Circles for pear producers on Tuesday evenings Oct. 19, 2021, to Feb. 22, 2022.

The goal of this series is to provide learning opportunities where growers, consultants, researchers, and industry professionals can learn from one another in order to improve pear profitability and sustainability.

Format: Each study circle meeting will include a 30 min presentation and 2 hrs of facilitated discussion. A meal break will provide informal networking time. Come with your ideas to share. *2 WSDA pesticide credits available for IPM sessions.

Location: Mission Creek Community Club 4724 Mission Creek Road, Cashmere WA 98815. Simultaneous virtual option available through WSU webinars (zoom).

Registration: Signup at treefruit.wsu.edu/events. Walk-ins okay for in-person. Registration required for virtual.

NOTE: We will be following local and state guidelines pertaining to COVID safety including masks. Registrants will be notified if event capacity is limited or if the event is canceled due to state COVID-19 restrictions.


Oct 19, 2021 3-6pm         Choosing products that work: A discussion of pesticide efficacy*

Nov 23, 2021 3-6pm         Honeydew Washing Systems – Adding a Cultural Control to your Toolbox*

Dec 14, 2021 3-6pm       Using pear psylla phenology to better time applications*

Jan 11, 2022 3-6pm        Assembling IPM programs that work*

Feb 8, 2022 3-6pm        How can we integrate thresholds and scouting?*


Oct 26, 2021   3-6pm     Are you happy with your orchard productivity?

Nov 30, 2021 3-6pm        Irrigation for Fruit Quality

Feb 22, 2022  3-6pm      Pear Post Harvest Survey and Superficial Scald

Contacts: Tianna DuPont (509) 713-5346, [email protected]; Louis Nottingham [email protected], Chris Hedges [email protected], Tory Schmidt [email protected]

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