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 and Lauren Gwin, OSU
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 Door Prizes & Adjourn to the Exhibitor Pavilion for the OFMGA Wine & Cheese Reception Featuring St Josef Wines

 

*2 hours of pesticide re-certification credits

*1 hour of CCA credits


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 Brandi Crandall 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

* 2 hours of CCA credits

 

 


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 Microbial quality in agriculture water – Joy Waite Cusic, Food Science and Technology, OSU
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 How potassium fertilizer and biochar affect your blueberry production – Dave Bryla, USDA-ARS
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.

*4 WSDA hours of pesticide re-certification credits

*1 ODA hour of pesticide re-certification credits

*2.5 hours of CCA credits