Feb 3, 2022
WSU webinar to cover organic control of apple rot pathogens

Washington State University Extension will hold a webinar in March about best management practices to fight pre- and post-harvest pathogens.

The online event will be held 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 9, according to the WSUE website.

“This event is targeted toward pome fruit growers, packers, field and warehouse workers, Extension specialists, industry representatives, consultants and others interested in learning about early disease detection and best management practices in organic orchards and packinghouses to reduce the impact of postharvest rots and increase pack-out,” according to WSU.

Topics covered by the webinar will include pre- and post-harvest rot pathogens and best management practices in organic systems (e.g. cultural and sanitation practices, efficacy of multiple organic materials, and dynamic controlled atmosphere), according to WSU.

For more information, including an agenda and a registration link, visit http://treefruit.wsu.edu/event/postharvest-workshop-2/. Registration is required.

The workshop is sponsored by Washington State University Extension with support from the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and Syngenta Crop Protection, according to WSU.

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