I just wanted to take a moment and send out notice and celebrate two very exceptional faculty members in the Nursery program at Oregon State University. Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ryan Contreras and Dr. Luisa Santamaria for both achieving Promotion and Tenure at Oregon State University. We are very lucky to have them and look forward to many years ahead. Robin
The week ahead is paved with the possibility of puddles based on the forecast from Rufus at the WxCafe®. Robin
Victoria Day May 23
Canada's honor to Queen Victoria today marks a national holiday and unofficial start to summer; likewise, our Memorial Day is next week. The weather will remain rather unsettled for the next couple of weeks, although the model trend has been for a bit less precip, slightly warmer temps and longer stretches of sunshine this week. First cup ready?
Key feature for the coastal and inland western valleys over the next several days will be the onshore NW breeze & pesky showers. High pressure to the west will trigger the coolness, and allow weak systems to ride 'up and over' the top of the ridge into the PNW. Expect showers to continue to pop up just about anywhere in the region, esp in the afternoons. A more concentrated period of showers is likely today and late Thu thru Sat.
Memorial Day weekend: still on tap for a risk of shower action, although the latest model solutions do hold back much of the moisture threat, with a slight chance for heavier showers east side. For now, plan on keeping an umbrella handy, just in case nature pops a good one over your head. Temps will be on the cooler side of normal, with a sweater or sweatshirt likely to be needed in the evenings. Sunday & Monday is on tap to be the drier of the 3 days. Bets anyone?
Another weak system will drop down from the NW by late Tue in the short work week of May 31 - June 3, so expect the damp wx to continue. Cool, showers & thunderstorms in play Wed, Thu, Fri. Yeah, unsettled, for sure. The first weekend of June is modeled to be, well guess -- cool, showery, with scattered intense storms, esp east of the Cascades. Mon & Tue, June 6,7 continue to prog DRY.
A couple weeks ago, when we posted that Plant Disease Management teams should have their best crop protection plan in place during the month of May, it was not just morning beverage humor. Hope attention was paid, as the plant disease triangle is entering the high risk mode.
"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself." - P. Stewart
Heading off, fully confident, to the Central Valley in California for a few days.
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Rufus at the WxCafe® speaks dirty ridge to us. Robin
Friday May 20
In the realm of finance, politics and weather things are unsettled as the third week of May 2016 ends. Let's go over the last category, shall we?
The upper-level low pressure over the PNW is shifting south over CA, then it will move NE and end up over Alberta by early next week. This will set up an extended period of unsettled pattern of showers and cooler temps for the entire PNW, including the inland states. As we have experienced the past couple of days, showers could intensify into thunderstorms, with associated winds, hail, and downpours. This will particularly be the case east of the Cascades. Stay alert.
A 'dirty ridge' pattern that will dominate next week. For new patrons, that means a ridge of high pressure centered over the pacific, with a contrasting low east of OR/WA; weak systems run up and over the ridge, drifting down into the region keeping us on the cool, unsettled side. Showers & NW breezes will be the story through the week. Unsettled.
By Friday May 27, the pattern breaks down, presenting a drier, warmer couple of days to start the holiday weekend. Models toy with a weak system dropping in from the NW by Monday. For now, plan on Memorial Day itself being cooler with a chance for showers, esp over the Puget Sound.
The month of June should start out dry & mild for 2-4 days, then turn cooler with a couple of pacific cold fronts bringing steady rain into the area by the weekend of June 4,5.
"The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." - Frank 'Kin' Hubbard
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Welcome Mr. Jeb Fields, Candidate for
Assistant Professor Nursery Research and Extension
May 18(NWREC), May 19 (Campus)
We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming interviews for the Oregon State University Nursery Production Position based at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC). This Tuesday at NWREC, growers will have an opportunity to meet and hear from Mr. Jeb Fields.
We would love your help to get a stakeholder view of the candidate. The interview day at NWREC has a particular emphasis on stakeholders with a an industry-oriented seminar from 11:00 am-noon, followed by a lunch for the candidate with stakeholders/faculty and staff until 1 pm. Please feel free to participate in the seminars and lunch to meet with the candidate at NWREC or head on down to the main campus at OSU as those events are open to the public.
We know Spring is a busy time for the industry and those who work with it but do hope you will be able to attend and meet with our candidates. Which candidate is chosen will strongly direct nursery research in the coming years. Your feedback can help determine this direction.
The link below goes to the flyer Mr. Fields with a detailed schedule.
Robin Rosetta and John Lambrinos, Co-Chairs,
OSU Nursery Production Position Selection Committee
Welcome Dr. Hongyoung Jeon, Candidate for
May 16 (Campus), May 17 (NWREC)
We would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming interviews for the Oregon State University Nursery Production Position based at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC). This Tuesday at NWREC, growers will have an opportunity to meet and hear from Dr. Hongyoung Jeon.
The link below goes to the flyer Dr. Jeon with a detailed schedule.