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Pest Management Workshops
for Greenhouse and Nursery Growers
Every Thursday in October


Oct. 2
Name That Weed: Weed Identification for Nursery Production.
Dr. James Altland, Department of Horticulture, OSU/NWREC and Dr. Carol Mallory-Smith, Department of Crop and Soil Science, OSU/NWREC- This workshop will focus on identification of weeds common in nurseries. Weed identification, lifecycle, damage, monitoring, and management will be discussed. Hands-on demonstrations with weeds will be included.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 9
Root Cause: A Crusade to Improve the Life and Well Being of Root Systems.

Dr. Robert Linderman, USDA/ARS, Corvallis - This workshop will focus on integrating biological control into the root environment. Biological control agents can improve nutrient absorption, stimulate root growth, and suppress root diseases. Learn about the cutting edge research in this area which can be implemented in production nurseries.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 16
Chill Out: Preparing and Protecting Plants for Winter Conditions.

Rich Regan. Department of Horticulture, OSU/NWREC and Rita Hummel, Horticulture Scientist, Washington State University, Puyallup. The "Halloween Freeze" of 2002 in the Willamette Valley reminds us of how important it is to prepare and protect nursery crops from winter harm. So, we thought it was time again to refresh your knowledge on plant winter hardiness, how plants prepare for winter, and winter protection strategies.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Oct. 23
Bored Stiff: A Primer on Insects that Bore into Nursery Crops.

James LaBonte and Richard Westcott, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, OSU/NWREC - Attendees will learn the basics of boring insects: the species likely to occur in nurseries, their biology, monitoring, and management.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Oct. 30
Unwanted Guests: Invasive Species and the Nursery Industry

Speakers include: Tim Butler, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Sharon Collman, Pesticides/IPM Outreach Coordinator, US EPA Region 10; Jay Pscheidt, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, OSU; Mark Systma, Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University; and Mandy Tu; The Nature Conservancy - This workshop will focus on present and potential invasive species of concern to the nursery industry. Learn about exotic pest threats to the industry and how their establishment might be slowed or prevented.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop Registration Costs: $35.00 per workshop (Multi-workshop discount available).
Register by Septermber 30. After Sept 30, contact Jan Egli.

All Workshops will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE. Miley Rd., Aurora, OR. For further information about these classes, contact Jan Egli at (503) 678-1264 or e-mail at jan.egli@orst.edu. We have applied for Pesticide Recertification Credits.