2017 Full Schedule

Organic Crops Section

January 10, 2017

Chris Becker, Chairperson

 Buffet Breakfast in Exhibitor Pavilion 7:00 am to 8:30 am, included with registration

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Michelle Armstrong, President, NWHS
8:40 Door prizes – Session Chairperson – Chris Becker
8:50 * Transitioning to Organic farming – Drew Katz, Oregon Tilth
9:30 New Organic Extension program at OSU: priorities for annual Organic crops R&E – Nick Andrews, OSU Organic Extension
10:00 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:30 * Black Leg and light leaf spot research and management in Oregon organic vegetables – Cindy Ocamb, OSU Department of Botany & Plant Pathology.
11:10 * Blackleg and light leaf spot research and management in UK organic vegetables – Faye Ritchie, ADAS, Wolverhampton, England
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Pumpkin Seed tasting with Timothy Wastell (paid for by Alex Stone grant)

Door prizes before and after lunch.

1:15 Nutrient management for organic berry production – Javier Fernandez-Salvador, OSU Small Farms Extension
1:55 Cover crop grower panel: Jim Bronec (Praying Mantis Farm), Ryan Koch (Koch Legacy Farms) and John Yeo (Gathering Together Farm)
2:50 Climate change and unusual weather in the PNW: potential impacts on agriculture – Kathie Dello, Associate Director, OCCRI and Oregon Climate Services
3:30 Federal ag policy update & listening session: access to farmland, the future of sustainable ag R&E funding, and the 2018 Farm Bill – Congressman Earl Blumenauer by video, Megan Horst, Portland State University, Lauren Gwin, OSU Extension, and Nellie McAdams, Rogue Farm Corps
4:15 Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit the Exhibitor Pavilion.

* 2 hours of pesticide re-certification credits approved

2.5 CCA credits approved

Vegetable Crops Section

January 11, 2017

Cancelled due to weather

Alberto Dominguez, Chairperson 

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Jed White
8:40 Door prizes – Session Chairperson – Alberto Dominguez
9:00 *Protecting your veggies from their wild relatives – Dr.  Ed Peachey, OSU Vegetable Production and Weed Management,  Corvallis

* 1 hour of pesticide re-certification credits approved

Berry Crops Section

January 19, 2017

Jayson Hoffman, Chairperson 

Buffet Breakfast in Exhibitor Pavilion 7:00 am to 8:30 am, included with registration

8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Announcements – Michelle Armstrong, President, NWHS
8:35 Door prizes – Session Chairperson – Jason Hoffman
8:40 Weed management of berry crops – Tim Miller,  Extension Weed Specialist, WSU-NWREC
9:25 SWD and MRL research in raspberries –Beverly Gerdeman, Research Associate, WSU-NWREC
10:05 Exhibitor Break & Door Prizes
10:35 Fresh market strawberries all season long. Wendy Hoashi-Erhardt, Research Assistant, WSU
11:00 Berry cultivars in the Pacific Northwest. Pat Moore, Scientist, WSU
11:30 Mechanical Harvesting for Fresh market blueberries–Wei Yang, Berry Crops Extension Agent, OSU
12:00 Buffet Luncheon in Exhibitor Pavilion.

Door prizes before and after lunch.

1:15 * Managing mummy berries in blueberry production – Jay Pscheidt, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, OSU
1:45 * BMSB research in berry crops –  David Lowenstein and Heather Andrews, OSU Extension
2:20 * SWD research update in berry crops – Dalila Rendon, Postdoctoral Research Associate, OSU
2:55 * Pseudomonas management and emerging diseases in blueberries – Virginia Stockwell, Plant Pathologist, USDA
3:30 * Pesticides registration and update in berry crops – Joe DeFrancesco, Assistant Professor, NWREC, OS
4:15 Door Prizes and Adjourn. Please visit the Exhibitor Pavilion.


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3 hours of pesticide re-certification credits approved

3 hours of CCA credits approved

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