(Price includes admittance into the exhibits at Portland Expo Center.)
Wednesday, Jan. 29:
- Full-time student: $15
- OAN member: $25
- Non-member: $30
- Full-time student: $25
- OAN member: $35
- Non-member: $45
Online registration is now closed.
Please register onsite at the Portland Expo Center.
The Northwest Agricultural Show Seminar Series
Show dates are Jan. 28 - 30. The OAN Seminar Series will be held on January 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland Expo Center.
OAN Seminar Schedule
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29
Morning Session 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Room D-201 ... Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Neonicotinoids, Bees and the Buzz about Label Changes
Dave Stone, Ph. D., Associate Professor, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
This presentation will highlight how neonicotinoids differ from other insecticides and important implications for the potential effects on bees. Recent changes to pesticide labels and uses will be discussed in relation to minimizing exposure to bees.
11:00 a.m. - Noon: Pesticides and Pollinators – Risk Assessment and Management
Jeffrey Jenkins, Professor, Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
What are the risks associated with using neonoicotinoids in the nursery, and how can these risks be managed? We'll talk about the risks of exposure for non-target species (including beneficial insects and pollinators), and possible lethal and non-lethal impacts. We will also discuss the risks associated with chemical alternatives. Participants will better understand the challenges of risk assessment in the context of their own integrated pest management program.
Afternoon Session 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Room D-201 ... Check-in begins at 12:45 p.m.
1 – 2 p.m.: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug: An Emerging Threat to Oregon Agriculture
Dr. Nik G. Wiman, Entomology Research Associate, Horticulture/Crop & Soil Science, Oregon State University
This seminar will cover the identification, biology, distribution, and agricultural impact of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in Oregon.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Ornamentals Gone Wild: The Dark Side of Old-time Ornamentals
Glenn Miller, Northwest Oregon Region Noxious Weed Control Program, ODA
Vern Holm, Coordinator, Western Invasives Network
Before the modern concepts of ecology, conservation and biological invasions there was horticulture, agriculture and commerce. These three factors introduced the world to the marvels of new crops, beautiful landscapes and increased prosperity. Today land managers often deal with the aftermath of the golden age of natural sciences and horticulture as many of the botanical marvels of yesteryear became today's invasive species.
A selection of escaped aquatic and terrestrial ornamentals will be presented; their history, habitats and their long-term impacts as currently effecting native environments in Oregon will be discussed, as well as the lessons learned for the future.
All cancellations received in writing by Jan. 15 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received by Jan. 22 will receive 50%. No refunds given after Jan. 22.