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Second biocontrol workshop announced, Duffers Classic is next Thursday, Pioneer Dinner on June 28, more.
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June 1, 2016    |     IMPORTANT DATES     |     ADVERTISE
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Geschwill, Zielinski deliver message to D.C. officials

OAN President Leigh Geschwill (F & B Farms & Nursery) and Government Relations Committee Chairman Josh Zielinski (Alpha Nursery) spent a busy three days last week visiting with Oregon's congressional delegation and various administration officials in Washington, D.C.

Accompanying and supporting Geschwill and Zielinski were OAN Executive Director Jeff Stone and legal counsel Steve Shropshire (Jordan Ramis P.C.).

The group gave updates on the state of the industry and raised several critical issues, including the need for congressional action on immigration and how the lack of labor is not allowing nurseries to grow to their potential in the currently recovering market.

"The Oregon delegation were all very attentive to our messages regarding labor shortages hurting the industry," Zielinski said. "There seemed to be some hope from a few folks that a long-term solution to the immigration issue may come about in 2017, but it hinges on the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. The business community needs to make its collective voice heard over the ruckus from anti-immigrant voices."

The group emphasized the importance of working with the USDA on plant and disease regulation and keeping products moving domestically and internationally. They also raised concerns about the cumulative impact of federal regulations addressing worker protection, pesticide restrictions, overtime rules, driver hours and the Waters of the U.S. rule.

"The meetings with various departments within USDA served to highlight that Oregon is seen as a leader on many issues," Geschwill said. "Our collaborative approach continues to get us a seat at the table. This is especially important when it comes to shaping the direction of the agency, and particularly when it comes to trade, plant pests and diseases, and the ongoing work on water supplies and pollinator health."

The group pushed for funding of water infrastructure, transportation projects and the cost-saving, environmentally smart intelligent sprayer, and laid groundwork for nursery priorities in the forthcoming 2019 Farm Bill.





Second biocontrol workshop announced

Oregon State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides are planning a second workshop on biological pest management.

"Going Further on the Biocontrol Bus: Advanced Biological Pest Management for Nurseries and Greenhouses" will take place June 16 and will cover techniques for more challenging pests. This day is intended for a grower audience with experience. It will follow a workshop intended for beginners on June 15.

A morning workshop will take place the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC), located at 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, Oregon, followed by afternoon tours at two area nurseries. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. The deadline to register is June 7.

Pre-registration is required





Duffers Classic is set for next Thursday

It's almost here! The 27th annual Duffers Classic Golf Tournament, sponsored by Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas and Jordan Ramis PC, is scheduled to take place at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Oregon, next Thursday, June 9.

A benefit for the Oregon Nurseries' Political Action Committee, the event is a great way to reconnect with friends, have a lot of fun, and support a strong nursery industry voice in Salem and Washington, D.C. It's going to be a big election year, and ONPAC needs your support. We hope to see you out there on the links.

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Parasitic wasps deployed against emerald ash borer

The USDA and 24 states are deploying a new ally in the fight against the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle responsible for killing 38 million ash trees.

The release of tiny, parasitic wasps has been approved and expanded to 24 states, with two more states (Texas and Georgia) expected to join the program shortly. The mosquito-sized wasps deposit eggs inside the ash borer larvae, causing their death before adulthood, and interrupting the life cycle that helps them spread.

The borers were first detected in North America in Michigan and Ontario in the 1990s, arriving from Asia via wooden shipping crates. Although they have natural enemies in Asia, they had none in America and spread unabated, decimating ash trees on American streets. The larvae cause damage to the trees' vascular systems, denuding urban canopies and eventually killing the trees. The pest, along with fungal ash-dieback disease, also has helped drive ash trees to the brink of extinction in Europe.

Researchers from the University of Delaware and the USDA Agricultural Research Service sought to identify the borers' enemies back in Asia so they could be brought to American shores to help control the pest here.

The pest has been detected in most states east of, or bordering on, the Mississippi River, and has spread as far west as Colorado (detection map PDF).

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OAN Open House scheduled for June 29

The Oregon Association of Nurseries will hold an Open House for all members and interested members from 4–6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in the Dick Joyce Conference Room at the OAN offices (29751 SW Town Center Loop West, Wilsonville, Oregon).

Join us for snacks and light refreshments while networking with nursery industry leaders and learning more about the benefits of belonging to OAN. Please RSVP by Monday, June 27 to Allison Pennell at 503-682-5089 or apennell@oan.org



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Register for New Products Showcase by June 3

Are you introducing a new product in 2016? Is it more reliable, easier to use, less expensive or just plain revolutionary? Would you like to show it off in an exclusive gallery where it can gain targeted exposure from thousands of attendees?

If you answered "Yes" to any of the above, then the New Products Showcase at the Farwest Show is the place your product should be — and be seen. Gain exposure on the show floor, in the Farwest Edition of Digger magazine and online at www.FarwestShow.com.

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Pioneer Dinner to honor nursery pioneers on June 28

The Mt. Hood Chapter will once again pay tribute to our nursery pioneers — those men and women over the age of 60 with more than 20 years in the nursery and greenhouse industry — at its annual Pioneer Dinner on Tuesday, June 28.

This year's theme is "Luau Party," so put on your most colorful Hawaiian shirt and dig into the dinner buffet featuring tropical fruit, Kahlua pork, chicken teriyaki and sweet rolls! Dinner is complimentary for nursery pioneers and kids under 18; the cost is $25 for all other attendees. OAN members from all chapters are invited.

Festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. at Persimmon Country Club (500 SE Butler Rd., Gresham). Please RSVP by June 13 to Rhonda Boni-Burden at 360-772-3082 or rhonda@gulicklogistics.com or register online.

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Ship and save with OAN Trucks to 2016 Summer Trade Shows

The OAN is coordinating trucks to two summer trade shows — Cultivate'16 and IGC Chicago — and we are forming a waitlist for a third, IGC Baltimore.

Trucks to Trade Shows

Space is limited and reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a reservation, fill out the order form and send it to Ali Pennell (apennell@oan.org or fax it to 503-682-5099). For questions, contact Ali at 503-582-2010.

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Important Dates

Duffers Classic Golf Tournament
JUNE 9 - The 27th annual Duffers Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Oregon, on Thursday, June 9. A benefit for the Oregon Nurseries' Political Action Committee, the event is a great way to reconnect with friends, have a lot of fun, and support a strong nursery industry voice in Salem and Washington, D.C. Register today! More Info »

Biological pest management workshop
JUNE 15 - "Jump on the Biocontrol Bus: Introductory Biological Pest Management for Nurseries & Greenhouses" will train field and greenhouse growers in beginning methods of biological control. The workshop and educational tour/demonstration will be offered in English and Spanish, and will take place at the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC), located at 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, Oregon. Although all spots on the afternoon tour are taken at this time, there is still space in the morning seminar. Pre-registration is required. More Info »

♦ JUNE 16 — "Going Further on the Biocontrol Bus: Advanced Biological Pest Management for Nurseries and Greenhouses" will cover techniques for more challenging pests. This day is intended for a grower audience with experience. A morning workshop will take place the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC), located at 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, Oregon, followed by afternoon tours at two area nurseries. Pre-registration is required at www.pesticide.org/advanced_biological_pest_2016. The deadline is June 7. More Info »

Farwest Show
AUGUST 25-27 - Register now for the Farwest Show, taking place Thursday–Saturday, August 25–27, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The show is growing; last year's attendees met over 400 exhibitors from across the globe and connected with over 6,000 industry professionals. This year is on track to be even better.

Registration offers range from a $5 admission for OAN members on up to combination tickets that help you save big. All include an early bird discount if you register now. More Info »

Farwest Nursery Tours
AUGUST 24 - Grow your success and competitive advantage. Discover new varieties. Meet new growers and suppliers. Explore new ideas. And meet other wonderful people and leaders in our industry. These are just a few reasons to join one of the Farwest tours. More Info »

FREE Farwest Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charlie Hall
AUGUST 25 - His speech, "Factors Affecting Short and Long-Term Demand in the Future," will share vital information that will guide the green industry as it formulates strategic marketing plans for the post-Great Recession economy. More Info »

Farwest Pub Crawl
AUGUST 25 - With names like Vlad the Imp Aler, Organic Green Elephant and Survival Seven Grain Stout, you know you're in a town devoted to microbrews and that is appropriately nicknamed Beervana. Farwest is celebrating the city's beer culture with its 5th Annual Pub Crawl. Explore the best that Portland's local craft brewers has to offer! More Info »

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This 20-page PDF will help you get more from your OAN membership investment. It includes the full list of current OAN board, staff, chapter and committee contacts for the 2016 membership year. In addition, it has information about the member benefits that are available to you.

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