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OktoberPest 2019

Do blights give you the frights? Come to our 2019 OktoberPest Fight Blight workshop to learn how to prevent, monitor, and manage boxwood blight. As part of the 19th Anniversary Celebration of OktoberPest, there will be a Special OktoberPest session: Shop of Little Horrors: Reflection on 25 Years of Nursery Pest Extension in Oregon followed by a retirement celebration for Robin Rosetta

IPM OktoberPest is a series of workshops designed to help improve knowledge about pest management. Our workshops and information sessions provide a focused learning environment for pest management professionals.  Classes are held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15201 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, Oregon. Still one of the best deals around, we're keeping our registration fees low for each workshop.

Click here for the registration flyer.


Nov. 7    Fight Blight: Boxwood Blight Workshop

Dr. Jay W. Pscheidt and Dr. Luisa Santamaria, Department of Botany/Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Dr. Jerry Weiland, USDA/ARS, and Chris Benemann, Oregon Department of Agriculture.  

The participants of this workshop will learn how to prevent, predict, monitor, and manage boxwood blight. Participants will learn more about the Oregon Department of Agriculture Boxwood Blight Cleanliness Program. There will be 2 ODA Pesticide Recertification Credits (1 Core and 1 other) for participants that attend the entire workshop. Registration: $25.00. Click for the agenda

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


Nov. 14 Shop of Little Horrors: Reflection on 25 Years of Nursery Pest Extension in Oregon

Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, OSU/NWREC

Robin will reflect on 25 years of Nursery IPM Extension and Research activities to prevent, perceive and protect against pests in Oregon Nursery systems. This event will include a presentation, followed by a retirement celebration for Robin Rosetta. Time and further details to be announced.  Registration: FREE. Click here for agenda

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.



For further information about these classes, contact Jan Egli at 971-801-0387 or e-mail at jan.egli@oregonstate.edu. Boxwood Blight workshop program: Luisa Santamaria 971-801-0389. We have applied for Pesticide Recertification Credits for all workshops.

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religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status. OSU Extension
Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provded to those with physical or mental disabilities in
order to attend Extension programs. Please contact the Extension office in advance to make arrangements.


We have had 19 OktoberPest Workshops
for Greenhouse and Nursery Growers since 2001


I will retire at the end of November 2019 and want to extend my appreciation for all of the support over the years for this workshop series. Although the future of OktoberPest has yet to be determined, I have no doubt there will be great workshops ahead from OSU faculty.

Thank you to all of the attendees, speakers, and staff (Special thanks to Jan Egli for huge and enduring work she did to keep OktoberPest running smooth). You have helped to make OktoberPest a success.


Robin Rosetta




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