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Pest Management Workshops
for Greenhouse and Nursery Growers
Thursdays in October
2016 OktoberPest Program. This season's workshops have concluded. Stay tuned for 2017 OktoberPest information! PDF OktoberPest agenda Registration form for OktoberPest
Oct. 6, 2016 - Going Soft: Designing Target-Focused IPM Programs PDF agenda
Instructors: Sam Doane, J.Frank Schmidt & Son Co.; Mary Halbleib, Integrated Plant Protection Center, OSU and Karen Lewotsky, Oregon Environmental Council; Dr. Andony Melathopoulos and Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture
This workshop will help growers judge how to apply pesticides with minimal impact to pollinators and to reduced off-target movement of pesticides. Learn more about the results of current efforts and which specific strategies and tactics can be used to protect our waterways. Listen as other nurseries share examples of actions they are taking to reduce impacts of pest management activities.
Oct. 13, 2016 - Beginning Bugs [in Spanish]: Intro to Economic Entomology for Ornamental Plants PDF agenda (English) PDF agenda (Spanish)
Luisa Santamaria, Oregon State University Extension/NWREC
This session is an introductory course on ornamental entomology taught in Spanish. The participants will learn basic insect and mite anatomy, life cycles and ecology including chewing and sucking insects, incomplete and complete metamorphosis, common orders of arthropods and insects, and visual recognition of common insect and mite pests of ornamental plants in the Pacific Northwest as well as their associated damage. This class is designed for those professionals working with ornamental plants who have little or no prior training in entomology.
Oct. 20, 2016 - Beginning Bugs [in English]: Intro to Economic Entomology for Ornamental Plants
Sharon Collman, Washington State University Extension/Snohomish County; and Robin Rosetta, Oregon State University Extension/NWREC PDF agenda
This session is an introductory course on ornamental entomology taught in English. The participants will learn basic insect and mite anatomy, life cycles and ecology including chewing and sucking insects, incomplete and complete metamorphosis, common orders of arthropods and insects, and visual recognition of common insect and mite pests of ornamental plants in the Pacific Northwest as well as their associated damage. This class is designed for those professionals working with ornamental plants who have little or no prior training in entomology.
Oct. 27, 2016 -Attracting friends: Beneficial Insects 101 for Open Systems
Gwendolyn Ellen, Integrated Plant Protection Center, OSU; Lisa Kilders, Information and Outreach Coordinator, Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation Districtand Robin Rosetta, OSU Extension/NWREC PDF agenda
This session will focus on recognizing, attracting and conserving natural enemies of key pests in open systems. Identification of key elements and practices of conservation biological control will be presented.
All Workshops will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center,
15210 NE. Miley Rd., Aurora, OR. We have applied for pesticide recertification credits hours
for each of our sessions
For further information contact :
Program: Robin Rosetta 971-801-0387
Spanish language program: Luisa Santamaria 971-801-0389
Registration: Jan Egli at 971-373-5912, firstname.lastname@example.org
FAX: (503) 678-5986 http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/NWREC/
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