OAN to host meeting on NWREC nursery position — May 6
The Oregon Association of Nurseries and Oregon State University invite you to attend this meeting on the Professor of Nursery Production position at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC). Bill Braunworth, department head at OSU's Horticulture School, and Mike Bondi, NWREC director, will lead the meeting and review last fall's unsuccessful search, as well as possible changes to the position description and announcement that will go out in the next round.
The meeting will take place from 4–5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 at the OAN office in Wilsonville. Please RSVP to Mike Bondi, email@example.com. For any other questions, contact Jeff Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free agricultural pesticide waste collection for six area counties — May 22
Residents of Polk, Yamhill, Marion, Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties can register to drop off pesticide waste and containers from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday, May 22, at the Polk County Public Works, 820 S.W. Ash St., Dallas. Participants must pre-register by Friday, May 8. To download the registration form, visit www.polkswcd.org or www.yamhillswcd.org. For more information, contact Clare Sullivan at the OSU Extension Office at 541-730-3537 or email email@example.com.
Azalea lace bug nymphs spotted in Oregon
Azalea lace bug nymphs have been spotted in Oregon, according to Robin Rosetta of the OSU Extension. "Folks should start monitoring in earnest and be prepared for intervention soon," Rosetta said. "After they hatch (eclose) the nymphs stay and feed together for a bit. This is a key timing for intervention with 'softer' contact insecticides such as insecticidal soap and horticultural oil."
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Reminder: Tonight is Retail and Greenhouse chapters meeting
The Retail and Greenhouse chapters will host their first meeting of the year tonight — Wednesday, April 22 — at McMenamins Old Church & Pub, 30340 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Wilsonville. Join your friends and colleagues for dinner followed by a round-robin presentation detailing the newest plant introductions on the market for 2015 and what's coming down the pike. Presenters include Terra Nova Nurseries, Fisher Farms, Log House Plants, Van Essen Nursery and more!
Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation and an EXTRA BIG raffle you don't want to miss. Cost is $25. For more information, contact Lisa Barnett, 503-509-8755, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us promote gardening at the Spring Garden Fair in Canby
We need your help! The Oregon Association of Nurseries will have a Plant Something booth at the upcoming Canby Spring Garden Fair on Saturday and Sunday, May 2–3, at the Clackamas County Event Center (aka the fairgrounds) in Canby.
This gardening event featuring some 170 vendors will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers will receive free admission to the event. Shifts will last about three hours. We will be giving out copies of the Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers Guide and various other doodads designed to excite the gardening public.
To sign up to help, please click here and you will be taken to VolunteerSpot to complete the sign-up process. You'll receive a reminder a few days before the event.
For details or questions, contact Crystal Cady or Curt Kipp at 503-682-5089, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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UDSA reminds nursery growers of May 1 crop insurance deadline
The USDA's Risk Management Agency would like to remind nursery growers of the May 1 deadline to purchase crop insurance. Nursery growers who already have coverage under the federal crop insurance program need to renew or modify their crop insurance policies before the sales closing date has passed. Growers applying for coverage for the first time may purchase a crop insurance policy at any time.
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Willamette Chapter Plant Sale at AgFest
The Willamette Chapter will hold its annual Plant Sale at the Oregon Ag Fest on Saturday and Sunday, April 25–26, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. NE, Salem). Your generous donation of plant materials helps raise money for the chapter's educational fund. Blooming plants are the best, although all plants are needed and welcome. Please label all plants, and include an invoice with your donation. Please complete the Annual Plant Sale form and email to Val Tancredi at email@example.com.
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