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Tue, Feb 07


Okanogan County Fair Grounds

Annual Horticulture Meeting

Annual Horticulture Meeting
Annual Horticulture Meeting

Time & Location

Feb 07, 2023, 8:00 AM – Feb 08, 2023, 5:00 PM

Okanogan County Fair Grounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Rd, Okanogan, WA 98840, USA

About The Event

Okanogan CD will have a booth at the Annual Horticulture Meeting. There will be discussions on pest management, and guest speaker presentations; including one from our own Irrigation Planner, Jordana Ellis who is speaking on opportunities available to orchardists.  

4 WSDA pesticide update credits will be available pending WSDA approval.

This event is co-sponsored by:  WSU Extension and Okanogan County Horticultural Association

  • Apple Maggot
  • Update on Invasive Insects
  • X-disease Vector Management
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Pear IPM
  • Labor Management
  • Making Capital Investment Decisions

and More!

Agenda (subject to change)

9:00 AM | Apple Maggot – Current Status and Quarantine Impacts Panel Will Carpenter, Pest Board; Mike Bush, WSDA, Jon Devaney, Apple Maggot Subcomitee, Washington State Tree Fruit Association What is the current status of apple maggot in Okanogan County? What measures are being done to contain apple maggot? Potential quarantine restrictions.

9:40 AM | Invasive & Emerging Insects Update Betsy Beers, WSU Entomology Brown marmorated stink bug, Spotted lantern fly, Apple leaf curl midge, and more.

10:10 AM | Break

10:30 AM | X-disease Vector Management in Washington State Tobin Northfield, WSU Entomology Identifying the leafhopper vectors of X-disease, statewide distribution and seasonal infectious levels, monitoring, cultural controls and efficacious spray rotation.

11:00 AM | Spotted Wing Drosophila and Western Cherry Fruit Fly Management Beers lab Best management practices for Western Cherry Fruit Fly (WCFF). Organic post harvest management of SWD and WCFF. Introduction to new SWD baits. Identification tools.

11:30 AM | Codling Moth

12:10 PM | Lunch (Okanogan Catering, sponsored by Nutrien Ag)

12:50 PM | Opportunities Okanogan Conservation District Jordana Ellis, Okanogan Conservation District

1:00 PM | Integrated Pest Management and How it Works for Pear Psylla and Mites Robert Orpet, WSU Entomology

1:30 PM | Making Capital Investment Decisions Jon Driver, WSU Extension Two examples of how to use relevant cash flows to determine the financial feasibility of an investment.

2:00 PM | Tree Architecture, Deleafers, Hedging and Platforms to Optimize Labor Karen Lewis, WSU Extension

2:30 PM | Current Status of Laws Impacting Labor Pam Lewison, Washington Policy Center Initiative on Agriculture

2:50 PM | Strategies to Increase Labor Availability Diana Fernandez, WAFLA

3:15 PM | Closing and Credits

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