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Science in Our Valley: Sustaining Orchard Productivity w Dr. Lee Kalcsits

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sustaining orchard productivity into the future for Eastern Washington

Washington State has abundant sunshine, low humidity, and warm temperatures that allow local orchards to be among the most productive in the world. Volatility in temperatures will create less predictable snow packs, hotter summers, and changes to our winter patterns that will affect orchard productivity.

Dr. Kalcsits’s research program works with local and global collaborators to develop new tools to predict impacts, mitigate losses, or adapt practices that will create productive, resilient orchard systems.

The Science in Our Valley seminar series began in October 2017 as a way for local scientists and science educators to bring their research to the community and as a way to engage and connect with one another. The series features presentations by local scientists and science educators as well as guests from outside the region.

Host organizations include the Apple STEM Network, the North Central Educational Service District, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Station, WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, and Wenatchee Valley College. The series also is a key step in The Bridge Research and Innovation District strategic plan.

K-12 Educators are also encouraged to attend the seminars to learn about local career connections and research efforts that they can bring back to their students. Clock hours are available through the North Central Educational Service Districts for the series.

All events are open to the public, and run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be held at either the WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center or at Wenatchee Valley College. The content is intended for a ‘science-based’ audience, including researchers, postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, undergraduate scientists, K-12 educators and science enthusiasts.

Here is the rest of the spring lineup:

  • April 17: Dr. Tracy Somera and Dr. Christopher Van Horn of the USDA Agricultural Research Station, “Career Perspectives From the Road to Science,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
  • April 24: Dr. Laura Lavine of WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center, “How Genetics Can Help Control Insect Populations,” 4 to 5 p.m., WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

For more info contact:
Dr. Sue Kane
co-director of the Apple STEM Network


April 10
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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