Two free invasive plant trainings taking place this week
Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council is hosting two workshops on the early detection, reporting and identification of invasive noxious weeds. Attendees learn plant identification through a PowerPoint presentation, herbarium sheet specimens and live material. Attendees also learn methods of manual removal and which species they should not attempt to remove.
Dates and locations are as follows:
- 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thurs., April 30: Mt. Hood National Forest Headquarters, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, Oregon
- 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., May 3: Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest North Bend Ranger Station, Meeting Hall (behind Ranger Station), 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend, Washington
The May 3 workshop includes a field component where participants can practice their invasive plant identification skills in the field. If you would like to attend one of these free trainings, please RSVP to Julie Combs at email@example.com or call 615-812-5295 to reserve your place. Attendees can receive two WDSA pesticide license recertification credits.
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NRCS budgets nearly $4 million for watershed rehabilitation in Oregon
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon announced it will invest more than $3.9 million this year through the Watershed Rehabilitation Program.
Project sites include the Plat I and Cooper Creek dams located in Douglas County. The Plat I reservoir provides irrigation water to agricultural producers, while the Cooper Creek reservoir provides supplemental water supply for the City of Sutherlin. In a separate effort, NRCS will provide rehabilitation assessments on the Wolf Creek and Pilcher Creek dams, both of which provide storage and regulation of irrigation water.
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OAN needs your help this weekend at the Spring Garden Fair in Canby
The Oregon Association of Nurseries will have a Plant Something booth at the upcoming Canby Spring Garden Fair this 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Register today for the 2015 International Trials Conference and save $50
Held in conjunction with the 2015 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon, the prestigious
2015 International Trials Conference promises to be an incredible experience. Educational programming and tours will further the mission of encouraging the creation of universal evaluation criteria and collaboration among plant trial locations, resulting in more meaningful trial data.
Attendees who register before July 31 will save $50 off the regular price of $449. Student/teacher passes are also available for $199. For more information about the conference, visit www.FarwestShow.com/trials.shtml.
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By attending, you will find far more to see, make far more connections with thousands of top industry professionals, and gain far more ideas. Bundle your Expo Pass with tours, seminars, pesticide classes or the Equipment Innovation Day, and save. Register now and grab the early bird discount to save even more.
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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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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, firstname.lastname@example.org. For any other questions, contact Jeff Stone, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Trials Conference speakers and tours announced
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