Spring Orchard Meeting
Date and Location
When (Date/Time)May 17, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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The meetings are being held in orchards across the state. Growers have an opportunity to visit other commercial tree fruit operations, learn from Extension specialists who are experts in their program areas, and discuss current tree fruit issues with other growers at a critical time of the growing season.
- There are no fees for this program
- Preregistration is requested
The program highlights include:
Integrated Pest Management Options for Pest and Beneficial Insects
Greg Krawczyk, Extension Tree Fruit Entomologist
Updates on new tools and techniques to monitor and manage insect pests while protecting beneficial organisms in fruit orchards.
Managing Tree Fruit Diseases in 2017
Kari Peter, Extension Tree Fruit Pathologist
Timely disease management tips will be discussed for early season issues, as well as what growers should keep in mind for potential issues that may be encountered during the summer. In addition, a handout including an updated Fungicide Resistance Management Table for key diseases will be available.
Apple Thinning and Promoting Return Bloom
Rob Crassweller, Professor of Tree Fruit and Extension Pomologist
The effect of blossom density, and weather during the current growing season on apple fruit set will be summarized, with the objective of helping growers make decisions for apple crop load management and return bloom.
Spotted Lanternfly Information
Emelie Swackhamer, Extension Horticulture Educator
Current up to date information on the spotted lanternfly will be presented.
Pesticide credits available for this meeting:
- PC - Private Category (5)
- 02 - Fruit and Nuts (5)
- 05 - Forest Pest Control (1)
- 06 - Ornamental and Shade Trees (1)
- 10 - Right of Way & Weeds (1)
- 18 - Demonstration and Research (5)
- 23 - Park / School Pest Control (1)