2013 Planning and Implementing Sustainable IPM Systems
at Oregon State University
A residential course on the planning and implementation of sustainable IPM extension programs in uncertain times
Over two weeks of seminars, discussions and case studies, participants will build their capacities to work with farmers to plan and implement sustainable integrated pest management (IPM) programs. The course will employ innovative teaching and learning methods that maximize participation and engagement, and draw upon data and experiences with real farms and farmers.
Attendees will specifically address the challenges of implementing IPM in systems that are subject to novel, invasive pests and systems experiencing the increasing uncertainties associated with climate change. All the case studies will consider the challenges associated with sustainable production intensification and the role that IPM can play in meeting this global imperative.
The Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) at OSU will host the course. The IPPC is an award-winning research and extension center with current programs in the USA and West Africa and a wealth of experience in global IPM systems.
The IPPC will lead the program which will also include contributions from farmers, certification organizations, the UN FAO, crop consultants, government agencies and other IPM stakeholders.
Participants will develop their capacity to design and implement appropriate modes of IPM extension for diverse farming systems and pest threats. They will also acquire skills in pest risk assessment, determination of appropriate IPM tactics, IPM decision support, use of advanced human health and environmental risk assessment tools and extension program evaluation.
The course is targeted at professionals with responsibility to establish sustainable IPM programs in agriculture. We aim to attract a diverse cohort of participants from US and international extension programs, non-profits and NGO’s, government agencies, and certification and commodity organizations. Graduates from the program will receive continuing support and will also be able interact with their co-participants once they return to their home setting. The language of instruction will be English.
Pre-registration is now open and further course details will be posted regularly to the course website. We will contact successful applicants once their applications have been reviewed and confirm participation no later than May 1st, 2013.
Aug 11-24, 2013
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A course fee of $2995 will cover accommodation, meals, tuition and course materials. Participants are expected to meet their own travel expenses to and from Corvallis, Oregon. Attendance by international participants may require a visa. Contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org for international visa information.
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About Corvallis, Oregon
Corvallis, Oregon is in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Home to Oregon State University, it is the quintessential college town. The wide streets, sheltered by ancient trees, masonry buildings and its location along the Willamette River make Corvallis a handsome city. This central location makes Corvallis an ideal place to stay as you explore other areas such as the Coast Range, nearby towns and wildlife areas.
The 500 acre Oregon State University campus is the state’s oldest institution of higher education, and the center of much of the town’s activities. Activities on the park-like campus include theater productions, concerts, films, art exhibits, and all types of college sports. There are bookstores, restaurants, craft boutiques and other shops along the edge of campus.
Running and biking are favorite pastimes in Corvallis. Bike lanes are included on most streets, and there are routes along the Willamette and Mary’s rivers. Trails for hiking or biking are available in Avery Park (15th Street and US 20), or in OSU’s Peavy Arboretum (8 miles north on Hwy 99W). Corvallis is also close to the Siuslaw National Forest, a 630,000 acre forest that includes the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. There are campgrounds, hiking, picnic areas, fishing, hunting, and many more activities available in the national forest.
August Weather in Corvallis, Oregon
August is a wonderful time to visit Oregon State University. Expect temperatures between 56° F (13° C) at night to 85° F (29° C) during the day.
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The LaSells Stewart Center features ample parking across the street in the Reser Stadium parking lot. The campus parking lots are pay lots from 7 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Parking permits are available from automated kiosks in the lots and from the Parking Services office in Adams Hall, located at 15th & Washington. The full-day (five-hours or more) price is $7, with the parking lot kiosks offering hourly parking passes at $1 per hourly increment for up to four hours. To purchase a parking pass online, please click here. More information available at OSU Parking Services.