Berry Crops Section

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