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Pest Management Workshops
for Greenhouse and Nursery Growers
Thursdays in October

Tentative program below. Stay tuned for more info on the 2016 program!

Oct. 6, 2016 - Innovations in Sustainable Nursery IPM

Oct. 13, 2016 - Beginning Bugs [in Spanish]: Intro to Economic Entomology for Ornamental Plants
Luisa Santamaria, Oregon State University Extension/NWREC

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

Oct. 27, 2016 -Beneficial Insects 101 for Open Systems
Gwendolyn Ellen, Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University



Last year's program


PDF agenda for 2015 OktoberPest Registration form

Oct. 8, 2015 – Ash Whitefly Information Session PDF agenda
Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC and Gary McAninch and Josh Vlach from Oregon Department of Agriculture.

The ash whitefly, Siphoninus phillyreae (Haliday), was detected in Oregon in 2014. Late summer/fall flights of ash whiteflies have been noticed in both 2014 and 2015 in the Willamette Valley. The whitefly has a wide host range which includes many ornamentals, native plants, and fruit trees. Little is known of how impactful will be this newly detected insect in Oregon but it is not too soon to begin to learn more about this whitefly and reduce the risk in nursery production. This information session will cover what we do know about this insect pest and provide an opportunity for growers to share observations and information needs. There will be no charge for this workshop but registration is appreciated. Recertification Credit Hours will not be available for this session.

Oct. 15, 2015 –Germ Warfare: Getting the most out of Disinfectants
PDF agenda
Instructors: Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany, Plant Pathology, Oregon State

Good sanitation practices are key to producing healthy plants, and disinfectants are an important tool for maintaining sanitation. Disinfectants are used regularly in nurseries and greenhouses to eliminate pathogens during plant propagation, in tool disinfection, and several other sanitation practices. Despite disinfestation protocols, many problems with plant pathogens still persist. This workshop will provide important information about the different types of disinfectants and their modes of action to better understand how to use disinfectants properly. The discussion will focus on how growers can adjust their protocols to manage plant diseases more effectively. The workshop will have a hands-on demonstration of the use and evaluation of disinfectants. Attendees will participate in the activities. 


Oct. 22, 2015 –Taking it to the Next Level: Advanced Insect Biocontrol for Nurseries PDF agenda
Instructor: Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting

This is an opportunity for nursery growers who are experienced users of insect and mite biological control to increase the consistency and effectiveness of their existing programs and to expand their programs to cover additional pest species. The workshop will cover biological control programs for key insect and mite pests in nursery systems. Emphasis will be on refining techniques and building capacity (ie. use of banker plants, insectaries, indicator plants, application methods).

Oct. 29, 2015 –OktoberPest - Bee Aware - Strategies to protect pollinators PDF Agenda
Instructors: Sujaya Rao, Crop Science Dept., Ramesh Sagili, Wei Yang, and Robin Rosetta, Horticulture Dept. Oregon State University,

The speakers will present information on using key principles of Integrated Pest Management and an understanding of bee species and their ecology to reduce risks to pollinators in landscapes. There will be a discussion of specific tactics to mitigate harm and improve bee health. Assessment and enhancement of pollination in blueberries will be discussed. There will be no charge for this workshop but registration is appreciated.

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
Germ Warfare program: Luisa Santamaria 971-801-0389
Registration: Jan Egli at (503) 678-1264, jan.egli@oregonstate.edu
FAX: (503) 678-5986 http://oregonstate.edu/Dept/NWREC/

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