(Price includes admittance ($10 value) into the exhibits at Portland Expo Center.)
Tuesday, Jan. 26:
- Full-time student: $15
- OAN member: $30
- Non-member: $40
- Full-time student: $25
- OAN member: $40
- Non-member: $50
OLCB: Each individual seminar is eligible for (1) CEH: Technical continuing education credit from the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board.
ODA: The morning session is eligible for 2 credits (one core and one regular) and the afternoon session is eligible for 1 credit (regular).
The 10am, 11am and 2pm sessions are all eligible for 1 regular credit each.
The Northwest Agricultural Show Seminar Series
Show dates are January 26 - 28. The OAN Seminar Series will be held on January 26 from 10am to 3pm at the Portland Expo Center. Recertification credits available.
OAN Seminar Schedule
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
Morning Session 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Room D-202 ... Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
10am - 11am: Resist Developing Herbicide Resistance
Speaker: Tim Miller, Extension Weed Scientist, Washington State University NWREC, Mount Vernon, WA.
We used to think that weeds just aren't capable of becoming resistant to herbicides. We now know that to be false—weeds are quite fast becoming resistant to even our most effective herbicides. In this talk, WSU's Tim Miller will discuss how herbicide resistance develops, what the scope of the problem is, and how to best combat herbicide resistant weed species.
Tim Miller, Extension Weed Scientist, Washington State University NWREC, Mount Vernon, WA
Tim Miller has been working for Washington State University as an extension weed scientist since 1997, and is stationed at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center. Tim earned his Ph.D. in plant science from the University of Idaho. His program includes weed control research in western Washington crops, as well as studying control of non-native vegetation on agricultural, range, and forest lands.
11am - Noon: Bee-Friendly Noxious Weed Control
Speaker: Alison Halpern, Executive Secretary, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Noxious weeds are detrimental to our native ecosystems and agriculture; however, many of them provide pollen and nectar for bees and other important pollinators. Don't despair – you can control those invasive, noxious weeds while still helping our crucial pollinators out. Learn how in this presentation.
Alison Halpern, Executive Secretary, Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board
Alison Halpern has served as the Executive Secretary for the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board since 2007. She and her husband moved to Olympia, WA from Syracuse New York, where she attended graduate school to study invasive plant ecology. Alison grew up outside of Boston but has also lived in the Midwest, southern California and upstate New York. She is now enjoying the flora, fauna, and rain of the Pacific Northwest.
Afternoon Session 1pm - 3pm, Room D-202 ... Check-in begins at 12:30pm
1pm – 2 pm: El Nino Update, and the rest of the Winter and Early Spring forecast!
Speaker: Phil Volker, President, ERF Company, inc. Water Management Group Inc.
The latest on the massive El Nino that developed last summer, 2015, and continued to build through the early Fall. We should be seeing the effects over the West and Southwest, and certainly here in the Pacific Northwest too. I will also look ahead at the remainder of the winter and early Spring. It will be interesting to see how this shifts and turns.
Phil Volker, President, ERF Company, inc. Water Management Group Inc.
For a complete Bio, you can go to ERFWEATHER.com and review the information.
2pm – 3 pm: The Dark Side of Combination Fungicides
Speaker: Jay W. Pscheidt, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist and Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University
Several new combination fungicides have been registered for the ornamental industry. Some of these fungicides contain two active ingredients but a few may have 3 or more. Many of the new ingredients are at high risk of encouraging the development of resistant fungal pathogens. These new combinations represent a challenge for sustained plant disease management. Ideas will be discussed on how to best deploy these materials.
Jay W. Pscheidt, Extension Plant Pathology Specialist and Professor of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University
Jay W. Pscheidt received his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1985. Since 1988 he has been a professor at Oregon State University as an Extension Plant Pathology Specialist. His principal duties are to lead a statewide extension program related to the diagnosis and management of diseases of all fruit, nut, and ornamental/nursery crops. He is also co-editor of regional publication The Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook.
All cancellations received in writing by Jan. 14, 2016 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received in writing by Jan. 21, 2016 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds given after Jan. 21, 2016.