Organic Pest & Disease Management for Orchards

Join the WSU Extension Tree Fruit Team on March 14th & 15th for an Organic Pest and Disease Management Fruit School. This event will delve deep into the ecology, biology and tools for successful organic orchard pest and disease management with presentations, discussions, hands-on activities and demonstrations. The Fruit School focuses on organic practices, but will be applicable to any orchard using integrated control approaches.
The 2-day event is co-located at Wenatchee, WA (primary), Prosser, WA (satellite), and Omak, WA (satellite). All locations will have WSU Extension hosts present on-site. You will be asked to select the site location where you will be attending when you register. If there are no remaining seats at your desired location, you will need to select and attend at a different meeting site with openings. Register early to avoid this.
Pesticide update credits will be awarded for program attendance.
Visit Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center’s Website for more information and to register for this event.

Do you have codling moths in your apple trees?

This is the time of year to check your home orchard for codling moths. I hung a couple of codling moth traps at eye level in two different areas with apple trees. You can buy these simple cardboard traps with moth attractant at any gardening supply store for about $5 each. Since the traps were full of moths within a few days, I know I need to spray my trees. For more information, check out http://insect.pnwhandbooks.org/tree-fr…/…/apple-codling-moth