Jan 9, 2024
WSU offers North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Washington State University (WSU) has released information on its North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days, which will be Jan. 16-18 in Wenatchee and on Feb. 7 in Omak.

The WSU Tree Fruit Extension programs in North Central Washington, Jan. 16-18, is co-sponsored by Northwest Cherries, Pear Bureau Northwest, NCW Fieldmen’s Association and the Okanogan Horticultural Association. The programming is designed to provide research-based information on pest and disease management and networking opportunities.

North Central Washington Pear Day

This event is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (check in starts at 8:30 a.m.) on Jan. 16 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. There is also a virtual option. The day features several sessions. Session 1 focuses on pest and disease management and will address mites, phenology-based integrated pest management programs, scouting, thresholds and more. Session 2 focuses on preventing pathogens and will cover fire blight in pears and decay prevention strategies. Session 3 will focus on  production, quality and profits. For more information, visit treefruit.wsu.edu/event/pear-day-tfds-2024.

North Central Washington Stone Fruit Day

The event will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (check in starts at 8:30 a.m.) on Jan. 17, also at the Wenatchee Convention Center, with a virtual option. Topics of the day’s discussions include pest and disease management that focus on fungal die-back, powdery mildew management, X disease and more. There will be sessions on bird management and strategies, and cherry variety research, marketing and prevention of overset fruit and crop-load management. For more information, visit treefruit.wsu.edu/event/stone-fruit-day.

North Central Washington Apple Day

The event will be 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (check in starts at 8:30 a.m.) on Jan. 18 at the Wenatchee Convention Center,  and offers three sessions that will delve into topics including woolly apple aphids, new products and ways to manage codling moth. Additionally, sessions will address biocontrols, natural enemy releases and ways to conserve natural enemies, earwig trapping and pesticide impacts. The final session of the day will be about technology and mechanization — from a technology roadmap to mechanical harvesting and smart orchard soil mapping and testing methods, and more. For more information, visit treefruit.wsu.edu/event/apple-day-tfd-2024

Networking Lunch

Pre-registration is required for lunch, which provides an opportunity to learn and network with visiting speakers. Sponsors are GS Long, Nova Source, SymAgro and Orchard Robotics.

Online option

Registration is required for virtual participation in Apple, Pear, and Stone Fruit Days. Virtual participants will have a fee to cover livestreaming audiovisual expenses. Virtual Registration is now available online.


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