(Price includes admittance into the exhibits at Portland Expo Center.)
Wednesday, Jan. 28:
- Full-time student: $15
- OAN member: $25
- Non-member: $30
- Full-time student: $25
- OAN member: $35
- Non-member: $45
OLCB: Each seminar is eligible for a (1) hour recertification credit from OLCB
ODA & WSDA: Both have approved three credits for our sessions – the 10am, 1pm and 2pm session will each be eligible for one regular credit each (not core credits).
Online registration is now closed.
Please register onsite at the Portland Expo Center.
The Northwest Agricultural Show Seminar Series
Show dates are January 27 - 29. The OAN Seminar Series will be held on January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Portland Expo Center. Recertification credits available.
OAN Seminar Schedule
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28
Morning Session 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Room D-201 ... Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Biological Cheat Sheet – To Boldly Go Beyond Neonics
Kathleen Baughman, IPM Manager, Iwasaki Bros. Nursery and Brian Spencer, President, Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. [view bio]
In this hour, Kathleen Baughman and Brian Spencer will discuss 10 things you should know about biologicals that will improve your understanding of how and why they work and what you need to know about the pests. More and more commercial nursery and greenhouse growers are using, or deciding where and how, to use beneficial insects, and reduce or eliminate insecticides and miticides from their available tools for control. Concrete examples will be given and a higher level discussion will take place based on strategies that are working at nurseries in Oregon and across North America. Attendees will walk away with several ideas to reduce the costs of pest control and make it easier to manage the pests.
Brian Spencer, President, Applied Bio-nomics Ltd.
Brian Spencer is currently the owner and President of Applied Bio-nomics Ltd. He is the Canadian Industrial Representative on the Expert Biological Control Panel of NAPPO (North American Plant Protection Organization). He is the past-President of ANBP (Association of Natural Biocontrol Producers) and is in the Regulatory Panel. He has been with Applied for 24 years, originally hired as General Manager in 1991. His formal training was a BSc in Microbiology at UBC in 1978. In 1978 Brian was apprenticed as a Winemaker with Andres Wines Ltd. (now Peller Estates) and for 10 years held the positions of Quality Control Manager, Cellar Master/Winemaker, Production Manager, Nation Materials Coordinator, Senior Winemaker and Plant Manager. In 1988 Brian left the Wine Industry and took the position of COO at Bevco Conveying Systems, a custom steel fabrication company specializing in food and pharmaceutical machinery. From 1990 to 1991 Brian was the President of the Canadian Machinery and Equipment Manufacturers Association (Western Region).
In his 24 years with Applied, Brian has lead the research into the effects of Cold Storage and changed the company's policy in 2000, eliminating all cold storage. This has allowed Applied to service the ornamental industry and field crops. Today Applied is currently helping manage many acres of Hops in Oregon and Washington, Pecans in Oklahoma, Filberts in BC, Washington and Oregon, Cole crops in BC, Strawberries in Holland, BC, and Oregon, Blueberries in BC and Oregon, just to name some.
11:00 a.m. - Noon: Sustainable Irrigation Strategies
Ulrike Mengelberg, Outreach Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon [view bio]
A discussion on strategies to increase irrigation efficiency and effective equipment upgrades, system conversions and scheduling practices available to help you become more energy efficient. This presentation will include information on the technical aspects of agricultural energy efficiency and provide information on cash incentives available from Energy Trust of Oregon to support farmers, greenhouse growers, and dairymen to improve the energy efficiency of their operations.
Ulrike Mengelberg, Outreach Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon
Ulrike Mengelberg has spent her career in the energy industry, and it is her passion. She started at Bonneville Power Administration working on the agricultural supply curves and has experience in every sector of energy efficiency. She is currently the outreach manager for Energy Trust of Oregon's Streamlined Industrial Agriculture offering. If you have questions about the program she has the answers.
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.: The Current Status of Rose Rosette and Other Emerging Diseases Affecting Ornamentals
Luisa Santamaria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Extension Nursery Specialist in Plant Pathology, OSU – North Willamette Research & Extension Center [view bio]
New plant diseases caused by fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens are constantly appearing in different areas of the United States. It is important for all members of the nursery industry to be informed and aware of the current situation with these emerging diseases. This presentation will focus on current developments in the symptoms, prevention, and management strategies of rose rosette disease. Also updates of other emerging diseases affecting ornamentals in landscape and greenhouse production such as downy mildew, boxwood blight, and other viral diseases will be discussed.
Luisa Santamaria, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Extension Nursery Specialist in Plant Pathology, OSU – North Willamette Research & Extension Center
Luisa Santamaria, joined Oregon State University as an Assistant Professor - Extension Plant Pathology Specialist in March 2009. In her current position at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) in Aurora, she is focused on the development of bilingual educational programs in plant health for the nursery industry. One of her goals is to train the nursery workforce on systems approach to prevent plant diseases and develop a better understanding of an integrated pest management. Luisa's applied research is dedicated to a better understanding of incidence and impact of soil-borne pathogens, such as Phytotphtora spp, Pythium spp and Verticillium spp, on nursery production.
2 – 3 p.m.: Unleashing Monsters: Global Trade in Live Plants Inadvertently Puts U.S. Forests at High Risk
Wyatt Williams, Ph.D., Invasive Species Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry [view bio]
Ever since European explorers first arrived, more than 400 non-native insects and pathogens have been introduced to American forests. Some of these have turned into notorious invasive species, all but eliminating their hosts from the face of the planet. For example, chestnut blight arrived from Asia and decimated the once mighty American chestnut. All in all, invasives have caused irreversible ecological harm, resulting in billions of dollars in economic damage.
According to Wyatt Williams, an invasive species specialist with the Oregon Department of Forestry, the nursery trade is indirectly responsible for introducing nearly 70 percent of the most damaging of these exotic species. He will discuss the implications of global trade in live plants and the risk to forest resources of the Pacific Northwest. Most importantly, he will outline steps that the nursery and the forestry industries can take together to avoid introducing the next invasive species while at the same time maintaining production and profitability.
Wyatt Williams, Ph.D., Invasive Species Specialist, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR
Wyatt Williams was hired to serve as the first invasive species specialist for the Oregon Department of Forestry. In this role, he works in cooperation with scientists from Oregon State University, Oregon Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, APHIS, and the State of Washington on projects aimed at preventing, detecting, and managing invasive forest pests. For the last two years, Wyatt has led the statewide survey for emerald ash borer, and he currently chairs the Oregon Invasive Species Council. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from Colorado State University.
All cancellations received in writing by Jan. 14, 2015 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received in writing by Jan. 21, 2015 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds given after Jan. 21, 2015.