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Feeling the Heat - 2021's Summer Heat Event and Tree Fruit in the PNW

Saturday Feb 19, 2022

Feeling the Heat: Effects of the Summer Heat Event on Tree Fruit in the PNW Tickets, Mon, 28 Feb 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite.  

Join a seminar series and panel discussions on the recent heat events, and look to the future of tree fruits in a changing climate!

The Okanagan Horticultural Advisor's Group would like to invite you to join a morning session of talks by research experts from BC, OR, and WA related to tree fruit production, fruit quality, and the heat event that affected the Pacific Northwest recently. Following this in the afternoon is a panel discussion on impacts by prominent growers and packers, who will discuss what they saw from their perspectives, and then engage in discussion groups on encouraging and influencing direction of future collaboration throughout the Pacific Northwest for tree fruit adaptation to a changing climate!

This event is designed so that you can attend all of the seminar talks, panel discussion, or discussion portion, or any combination of those that interest you.

Co-organized by: Okanagan Horticultural Advisor's Group, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BC Fruits Growers' Association, Oregon State University, Washington State University, Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission. 

We hope you can join us online for Monday, February 28, 2022 at 10 AM PST

Morning session –10 AM to 12 PM

10:00 – 10:05 – Welcome

10:05 – 10:20 – Dr. Faron Anslow (Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, BC)

10:20 -10:35 – Changing sunburn risk with warming and management options - Dr. Kirti Rajagopalan (Washington State University, WA)

10:35- - 10:50 –Short-term and long-term strategies to limit sunburn damage in apple – Dr. Lee Kalcsits (Washington State University, WA)

10:50 – 11:05 – 2021 research update from Summerland Research and Development Centre - heat impacts on tree fruit – Dr. Hao Xu, Dr. Kirsten Hannam, Jesse Macdonald (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, BC)

11:05 – 11:20 – Seasonal hot climate and its effect on fruit quality post-harvest –Dr. Carolina Torres (Washington State University, WA)

11:20 – 11:35 – Effects of Extreme Heat on Sweet Cherry Development –Dr. Kelsey Galimba (Oregon State University, OR)

11:35 - 11:50 – Dr. Matt Whiting (Washington State University, WA)

11:50 – 12:00 – Thank you, instructions for re-start at 1:00 PM

Afternoon session – 1 PM to 4:00 PM

Grower and Packer Panels, Breakout room discussions and Future research possibilities!