Science in Our Valley Seminar: Bitter Pit Incidence in Apples
- Wednesday, 16 October, 2019
- 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
- WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center
WSU Graduate Student Raquel Gomez will present “Modifying tree transpiration and nutrient mobility to control bitter pit incidence in apples” on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The presentation will take place from 4-5 p.m. in the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (1100 N. Western Ave. Wenatchee).
Bitter pit incidence is caused by a localized calcium deficiency with apple fruits, however increasing calcium content in the fruit can be challenging. Raquel has been researching the way plants distribute nutrients when transpiration is limited to control bitter pit incidence in Honeycrisp apples.
Students and educators of all levels are welcome to attend. The Science in Our Valley Series is open to the public and provides an opportunity to meet the presenting scientist and ask questions about current and locally relevant scientific research.