Pest Alert: Western tent caterpillar
Now is the time to watch for egg hatch of western tent caterpillars, according to OSU entomologist Robin Rosetta. Egg hatch coincides with bud break on host plants, which include red alder, crabapples, madrones and roses.
Oregon English Ivy Forum to take place next Tuesday
Conservation professionals will host a day of learning about English ivy. English ivy is listed as an invasive, noxious weed in Oregon due to its ability to out-compete native plants. The transport, sale or propagation of English ivy is prohibited in Oregon.
Information on ecology, impacts and integrated management tools will be presented and discussed from 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at the Oregon Department of Forestry, Building C-Tillamook Room, 2600 State Street, Salem. For more information and to register, call Jo Davis or Beth Myers-Shenai at 503-986-4621.
Clackamas Community College kicks off spring term next week
Clackamas Community College's Horticulture Department is offering a wide range of courses for degree-seeking students as well as those persons interested in simply continuing their education and learning new skills.
Classes begin Monday, March 28. Click here to download a complete list of classes. For more information, contact Loretta Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-594-3292.
Register for webinar on spotted wing drosophilia — April 12
A free webinar — "All-Seasons Approach to Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wind Drosophilia" — will take place from 10–11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Pre-registration is required.
Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit-growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies. The webinar will discuss effective techniques to monitor and reduce SWD populations year round.
Wanted: New plants for the New Varieties Showcase at Farwest
Do you have one or more exciting new plant introductions? The New Varieties Showcase at the Farwest Show is the place to show them off to garden centers, growers, landscape designers and architects, trade publications and garden writers.
Farwest organizers are now accepting submissions for the 2016 show. They're looking for plants with such characteristics as new colors, better manners, increasingly compact shape, extended seasons of interest, and improved landscape and production performance. To be eligible, all plant selections must be:
- new to the market for 2016 or 2017;
- available for order from a Farwest Show exhibitor; and
- have different attributes than plants currently on the market.
The submission deadline is March 31, 2016. Questions? Contact Crystal Cady at 503-682-5089 or email@example.com.
Farwest New Varieties Showcase submission deadline
♦ MARCH 31 - Do you have one or more exciting new plant introductions? The New Varieties Showcase is the place to show them off to garden centers, growers, landscape designers and architects, trade publications and garden writers. More Info »
OAN membership renewal deadline
♦ APRIL 1 - Membership includes opportunities to market your business, provide the industry with a strong voice, keep your industry knowledge current, and save money. Our member savings calculator helps you quantify your membership return on investment. If you're an existing member and haven't paid your 2016 dues, renew today and stay part of the action!
ONF scholarship applications due
♦ APRIL 15 - Applications must be postmarked for the Oregon Nurseries Foundation (ONF) scholarships. Ranging from $500 to $1,500, the awards are sponsored by individuals and OAN chapters as a way to support the next generation of green industry professionals. More Info »
Willamette Chapter Plant Sale at Ag Fest
♦ APRIL 23-24 - The Willamette Chapter will hold its annual Plant Sale at the Oregon Ag Fest on April 23-24. Your generous donation of plant materials helps raise money for the chapter's educational fund. More Info »
Clackamas County student scholarships due
♦ APRIL 29 - Applications are due for the two $2,000 scholarships being offered by the Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District for the 2016–17 school year. For questions, contact Lisa Kilders at 503-210-6002. More Info »
AFE scholarship applications due
♦ MAY 1 - The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is offering more than 20 scholarships to floriculture and horticulture students. The deadline to submit applications is May 1. More Info »
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Allison Pennell joins OAN staff
Seed Your Future program encourages careers in horticulture
Oregon governor signs landmark minimum wage bill
State revises proposal to increase nursery license fees
EPA approves new Syngenta insecticide
Portland considers changes to approved plant list
2016 Farwest Show announces keynote speaker
Oregon horticultural sales hit $932 million for 2014
Spraying for Asian gypsy moth to begin this spring in Portland
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