2018 Program

Vegetable Crops Section

January 9, 2018

Jed White, Chairperson

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Jayson Hoffman, President, NWHS
8:40 Door prizes – Jed White, Session Chairperson
8:45 NWREC Update – Mike Bondi, OSU NWREC Director and Regional Administrator
9:00 Agricultural Issues in Oregon – Alexis Taylor, Director Oregon Department of Agriculture 
10:00 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:30 Mechanical Weed Cultivation, Sam Hitchcock Tilton, Michigan State University *
11:15 Herbicide Choices and Issues for Vegetable Production,  Tim Miller, Washington State University, Mt. Vernon. *
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Door prizes before and after lunch.

1:15 NWHS business meeting
1:30 Brief comments from the new NWREC Vegetable Crops Specialist, Kristie Buckland, OSU
1:45 Microbial Water Quality and Fresh Market Vegetables –   Joy Waite-Cusic (Department of Food Science, OSU) and Lauren Gwin
2:30 BREAK
2:45 Going Soft on Pollinators and Hard on Pests Andony Melathopoulos, OSU Horticulture*
3:30 Soil and Fertilizer Relationships in Vegetable Production, Dan Sullivan, OSU, Crop and Soil Science
4:15 Adjourn

3 hours of pesticide re-certification credits requested & 3 hours of CCA credits requested


Organic Crops Section

January 10, 2018

Anne Berblinger, Chairperson

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Jayson Hoffman, President, NWHS
8:40 Door prizes – Session Chairperson – Anne Berblinger
8:50 Nutrient Management for Sustainable Vegetable Cropping Systems in Oregon – Dan Sullivan, OSU Department of Crop & Soil Science
9:30 Organic conservation with EQIP, Organic certification cost-share, and agricultural loan programs – Dean Moberg, NRCS; Kent Willett, Farm Service Agency; and tbc NW Farm Credit Services 
10:00 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:30 State policy: canola rules, and cap and invest program – Ivan Maluski, Friends of Family Farmers
11:10 On-farm biodiversity that improves food safety – Bill Snyder, WSU Entomology
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Door prizes before and after lunch.

Tasting: Winter greens grown outside and under plastic, Anne Berblinger

1:15 *In-row mechanical weed control: lessons from Michigan and Switzerland – Dan Brainard and Sam Hitchcock-Tilton, Michigan State University
2:05 *Beneficial Insects: Habitat Establishment, Organic Pesticides, Certifications and Funding – Mace Vaughn, Xerces Society
2:55 FSMA Produce Rule in Oregon: an update – Sue Davis, ODA Produce Safety Farm Liaison and Kate Allen, Produce Safety Network, FDA
3:30 Cover crops and strip tillage – Dan Brainard, Michigan State University
4:15 Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit the Exhibitor Pavilion.

* 2 hours of pesticide re-certification credits requested & CCA credits requested


Berry Crops Section

January 11, 2018

Steve Carlson, Chairperson

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Jayson Hoffman, President, NWHS
8:35 Door prizes – Steve Carlson
8:40 Panel: Organic Berry Production
9:25 How potassium fertilizer and biochar affect your blueberry production? Dave Bryla, USDA-ARS
10:05 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:35 Strawberry cultivars and production trends in the northwest. Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, Washington State University
11:00 Caneberry cultivars in the Pacific Northwest. Pat Moore, WSU
11:30 *SWD update in berry crops and Rose stem girdler in caneberries.  Beverly Gerdeman, WSU
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Door prizes before and after lunch.

1:30 Microbial quality in agriculture water, Joy Waite Cusic, Food Science and Technology, OSU
2:15 *Pollinators – how to break down a label-blueberry specific. Andony Melathopoulos, Pollinator Health, OSU Extension
2:55 *Pesticides registration and update in berry crops – Joe DeFrancesco, NWREC, OSU
3:40 *Weed management of berry crops – Tim Miller, WSU
4:15 Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit the Exhibitor Pavilion.

3 hours of pesticide re-certification credits requested & 3 hours of CCA credits requested