Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Apple IPM Transition Project

Field Day Events

2nd Annual WSU Sunrise Orchard Field Day

July 29, 2010 from 9am to 12pm.

Sunrise Research Orchard

A collaborative event:

Tree Fruit Research Extension Center, WSU Extension, USDA-ARS Fruit Research Laboratory and Tree Fruit Research Commission.

To see what you missed, view the online Scrapbook from this even at:

Program Summary

Research Orchard Development – update on the development of the new orchard.
Apple Breeding – discussion of germplasm planting and role in development of new cultivars adapted to Washington.
Biological Control – new traps and information on enhancing biological control in orchards will be discussed.
Crop Load Management –mechanical technologies for thinning apple, pear, cherry, and soft fruits will be demonstrated and research results discussed.
Apple Replant – a new planting featuring treatments for managing apple replant disease in organic systems will be shown.
Automated Traps – an automated insect trap will be shown and an update on its development will be given.
Weed Seeker Technology – a technology that targets only weeds when present will be demonstrated.

Directions to Sunrise Research Orchard

The WSU Sunrise Research Orchard is located between Wenatchee and Quincy on Hwy28. From Wenatchee travel south about 11 miles and turn left on Sunrise Ln. From Quincy travel towards Wenatchee on highway 28 about 17 miles and turn right on Sunrise Ln. Questions? Contact Darla Ewald, 509-663-8181, or email

Left turns into Sunrise Ln. crosses highway traffic.
Use caution and consider turning right then crossing the road when all traffic has cleared.

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Past Field Day Events

The 2009 Field Day events were held at four locations across the state's major tree fruit growing region. Unlike the previous year's events, the 2009 events consisted of revolving stations with active demonstrations or exhibits with experts on hand to answer questions.

If you are interested in hosting a Field Day event at your orchard in 2010 or have comments or suggestions for topics for 2010 call us at 509-663-8181, email us or use the comments or contact form links at the bottom left.

Download the 2009 Field Day Flyer or the 2009 Field Day handouts.

Here are some of the topics covered at the 2009 Field Days

IPM demonstrations
IPM demonstrations
Monitoring techniques
Monitoring Techniques
Natural enemies in your orchard
Orchard natural enemies
Measuring your sprayer efficiency
Measuring sprayer efficiency


Slideshow of the 2008 Field Day Events

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