Nov 25, 2022
WSU presents pear IPM workshop

Washington State University Extension and the university’s Pear Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Team will present an intensive workshop on effective IPM for pears.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific Dec. 14 at the Confluence Technology Center in Wenatchee, Washington, as well as an online conference option.

The workshop is designed for pear orchardists, field staff, consultants and scouts, according to a WSU news release. It will include lectures, hands-on activities and in-depth discussions.

Topics include psylla and natural enemy identification, using new thresholds for psylla and natural enemies, selective bio-based IPM programs using phenology models, honeydew washing and thresholds.

Three pesticide update credits are available, with Washington State Department of Agriculture/Oregon Department of Agriculture approval.

Registration is required for in-person attendance, and virtual participation. For registration and schedule details, visit WSU’s webpage on the workshop.

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