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Farwest Show boasts a stellar lineup of speakers

Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Beth Farmer
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The seminars are one of the best reasons to plan on attending the 2019 Farwest Show, which is just three weeks away. There will be a variety of topics covered during these seminars, which like the show run from August 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Here are just a few of the highlights.

For nursery professionals, two seminarswill look at the importance of mentoring for nursery staff and building bee-friendly gardens. Mark Krautmann, of Heritage Seedlings, will moderate a panel discussion dealing with the benefits of mentorship. Dr. Gail Langelloto, of Oregon State University, will share insight on building bee populations in Western Oregon.

Lloyd Traven of Peace Tree Farm LLC will deliver a talk on the do’s and don’ts for launching new plants into the retail horticulture marketplace. Traven’s session will highlight the essential components of plant introductions, giving breeders, growers, and retailers valuable insight that can make the difference between success and failure.

For greenhouse professionals, the Farwest Show has scheduled seven seminars dealing with important aspects of pests and pest control. In addition to being timely and informative, the seminars offer credit for pesticide recertification. Three of the seminars will be delivered by industry experts Coleen Warfield, Kelly Vance, and Lloyd Traven. The speakers will give talks on the spread of pathogens, pest identification for biocontrol, and biocontrol implementation.

Ty Boland and Lisa Port will speak on subjects of interest to landscape professionals during the 2019 Farwest Show. Boland will share his experience as manager and curator at the Oregon Garden. Port will offer her insight into bringing luminosity to gardens with diminished light typical of the Pacific Northwest.

For information about all the Farwest Seminars, visit