Reminder: Retail and Greenhouse Chapters to meet today
OAN's Retail and Greenhouse Chapters will meet today (Wed., July 27) at The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton, Oregon. Tours of new plants — presented by Ball FloraPlant, EuroAmerican, PanAmerican Seed and Selecta — will be given at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and presentations from Ron Newble of EuroAmerican on the new selections. Also, Ty Boland and Mark Hunter of The Oregon Garden will give updates on the current garden plantings and the future direction of the botanical attraction. For more information, contact Mark Leichty at email@example.com or 503-522-9678.
PEST ALERT: Ash whitefly
Ash whitefly activity is on the rise, OSU entomologist Robin Rosetta reported.
"One can definitely find them as adults and the immature stages with a little looking on familiar hosts such as Oregon ash," she said, while noting that help is already on the way. "By last fall, both the parasitic wasp and a specialist lady beetle for this whitefly had been detected in Oregon. Hopefully we'll see what other states with the whitefly and natural enemies have seen — a disappearing act on the part of the whitefly."
To control this pest right now, Rosetta suggested to try and avoid killing populations of beneficial natural enemies and to tolerate the whitefly if possible. For those who might be shipping possible hosts right now, inspect closely and spot apply as needed to ensure clean shipments.
Oregon experiencing a hazelnut 'renaissance'
Oregon produces 99 percent of U.S. hazelnuts and 4 percent of the world's supply — and production is showing no signs of slowing. Between 3,000–4,000 acres of hazelnuts have been planted in the Willamette Valley each year since 2014, bringing the state's total hazelnut acreage to 46,000 acres.
According to a story published this week by Capital Press, growers are having a hard time keeping up with demand for new hazelnut trees.
"A lot of things have come together at the same time that have really pushed the hazelnut industry forward," said Rich Birkemeier of Birkemeier Nursery in Canby, Oregon. "There's a gaining realization in the agricultural community that hazelnuts are the things to grow in Oregon."
Plant donations and volunteers needed for scholarship fundraiser
The OAN Clackamas Chapter's annual plant sale at the Clackamas County Fair is a fundraiser for scholarship funds and the Small Grant Award Program. This year, the sale is scheduled to take place Friday–Sunday, August 19–21.
Proceeds from the sale will help fund three scholarships offered through the Oregon Nurseries Foundation: the Clackamas Chapter Award, and the Ed Wood and Larry Fitzgerald Memorial Awards. The chapter also sponsors the Small Grant Program Award, which funds requests for horticultural supplies from area community colleges and high schools.
Plant donations can be dropped off the week of August 8 at these locations:
- Simnitt Nursery, 138 NE 22nd Ave., Canby, 503-266-9640
- Willamette Nurseries, 25571 S Barlow Rd., Canby, 503-263-6405
Alternatively, plant material can be taken directly to the Clackamas County Fairgrounds (694 NE 4th Ave., Canby), on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13. Volunteers are also needed for the sale setup on August 13. For more information, contact Adam Farley at 503-678-0511 or Brian Raab at 503-422-6135.
Farwest Show volunteers needed!
The OAN event team is looking for volunteers to help make some of Farwest's features even more fun and memorable. Would you like to spend the day in Nursery Country or attend the stellar seminars lined up for this year? Or how would you like competing against your fellow retailers to win some prizes in our container and merchandising competitions?
Tour Bus Captains, Seminar Moderators and Retail Competitors:
To sign up and for more information, contact Crystal Cady at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-582-2006.
Display set up and tear down:
We are looking for enthusiastic, able-bodied volunteers to help with Farwest Show display setup and teardown. Get an insider behind-the-scenes look at the industry. Bring your own shovel and gloves.
Monday, August 22, 1-4pm (5-6 people)
Tuesday, August 23, 9am-noon (5-6 people)
Wednesday, August 24, 10am-3pm (3-4 people)
Saturday, August 27, 2-5pm (3-4 people)
Contact Ali Pennell at email@example.com or 503-582-2010 to sign up for a shift.
It's a great way to meet members and show attendees. Plus, you will receive access to the show floor for FREE, and have the satisfaction of helping your trade association help the industry!
Retail and Greenhouse Chapters
♦ JULY 27 - On Wednesday, July 27, the Retail and Greenhouse chapters will meet at The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton, Oregon. Tours of new plants — presented by Ball FloraPlant, EuroAmerican, PanAmerican Seed and Selecta — will be given at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and presentations from Ron Newble of EuroAmerican on the new selections. Also, Ty Boland and Mark Hunter of The Oregon Garden will give updates on the current garden plantings and the future direction of the botanical attraction. Cost is $30. For more information, contact Mark Leichty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-522-9678.
♦ 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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OAN Resource Guide
For our valued members, we have put together the 2016 OAN Resource Guide — a free download for members only.
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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