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WTFRC 2020 Apple Horticulture/Postharvet and AppleCrop Protection Research Review
January 29 @ 8:00 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm
The WA Tree Fruit Research Commission would like to invite everyone interested to attend this year’s Apple Horticulture/Postharvest and Apple Crop Protection Research Reviews. Day one will feature continuing research project reports on optimizing harvest time for WA 38 (Cosmic Crisp™), soil health management, organic apple storage and several reports on optimization of packingline food safety.
Final reports on understanding decline on select apple scion-rootstock combinations, hot air impingement drying for fruit surface decontamination, risk assessment for delayed sunscald and light/water optimization for orchards covered with netting will be presented.
Day two will highlight continuing reports on optimizing sterile insect release for codling moth management, understanding the epidemiology of grey mold (Botrytis spp.) and integrated fire blight management.
Final reports on results on airblast spray drift exposure levels, fire blight control both non-antibiotic and SAR, brown marmorated stink bug control are some of the highlighted research reports covered in the afternoon session that day.
A full agenda will be uploaded to the WA Tree Fruit Research Commission website (treefruitresearch.org) approximately two weeks in advance of the review. For more information contact Kathy Coffey, Kathy@treefruitresearch.com, (509)665-8271, extension 2.