PACIFIC NORTHWEST VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 11/14/2018 - 11/15/2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
THREE RIVERS CONVENTION CENTER

Categories


Regional vegetable growers annual educational conference held in central Washington State.

 

Hotel Information

Springhill Suites by Marriott (Attached to the Convention Center)

(509) 820-3026 | $122 PNVA Room Rate (Expires October 12, 2018)

Hilton Garden Inn (Across the road from Convention Center)

(509) 735-4600 | $112 Room Rate (Expires October 12, 2018)

 

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    Day 1 – November 14th
    Onion Session
    8:30 a.m. Soil Moisture Monitoring Devices and Data Interpretation
    9:00 a.m. Irrigation Management for Drip and Furrow Irrigated Onions, Jim Klauser, Clearwater Supply
    9:30 a.m. Irrigation Management for Center Pivot Irrigated Onions
    10:00 a.m. Break – Trade Show
    10:45 a.m. The Importance of Proper Diagnosis of Bacterial and Fungal Onion Pathogens, James Woodhall, U of I
    11:15 a.m. Management of Fusarium Basal Rot of Onion, Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    11:45 a.m. Regionally Appropriate Fungicide Programs for Common Pathogens Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    12:15 p.m. Luncheon
    1:30 p.m. Onion SCRI Project Update, Hanu Pappu, WSU
    2:00 p.m. Thrips Management of Onions, Stuart Reitz, OSU
    2:30 p.m. Break – Trade Show
    3:15 p.m. Nematode Sampling and Control in Onions, Russ Ingham, OSU
    3:45 p.m. Bacterial Pathogens of Onions, How to Mitigate Disasters, Bhabesh Dutta, U of G
    4:15 p.m. Columbia Basin Onion Research Committee Update: Current and Future Research Projects

     

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    Day 1- November 14th
    General Vegetable Session
    8:30 a.m. Integrated Management of Diseases on Tomato, Beth Gugino, Pennsylvania State University
    9:00 a.m. Utilizing Drip Irrigation in Vegetable Crops, Dr. Scott Lukas, OSU-HAREC
    9:30 a.m. Early Season Diseases and Pests of Sweet Corn in the Columbia Basin, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    10:00 a.m. Break – Trade Show
    10:45 a.m. Melons and Watermelon Production in the PNW, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group
    11:15 a.m. The Symptoms and Management of Bacterial and Fungal Diseases on Cucurbits, Dr. Lydia Tymon, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    11:45 a.m. Optimizing Watermelon Grafting, Pinki Devi and Abigail Attavar, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    12:15 p.m. Luncheon
    1:30 p.m. Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture, Laurie McKenzie, Organic Seed Alliance
    2:00 p.m. Quinoa Cropping Systems: Varieties, Pests and Soil Management, Dr. Kristine Buckland, OSU
    2:30 p.m. Break – Trade Show
    3:15 p.m. Navigating the Smokey Haze – Impacts of Smoke Pollution on Vegetable Crops, Dr. Carrie Wohleb, WSU
    3:45 p.m. A Proposed New N Management Approach for Sugar Beet, Dr. David Tarkalson,USDA/ARS
    4:15 p.m. Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Profitability in Agricultural Applications, Suzette Galinato and Kuan-Ju Chen, WSU
    4:45 p.m. Trade Show Social

     

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    Day 2- November 15th
    Pest Management Session
    8:00 a.m. Art and Science of Collecting Residue Samples, Dr. Bill Cobb, Cobb Consulting
    8:30 a.m. Legume Diseases, Dr. Lyndon Porter, USDA
    9:00 a.m. Diagnosing Vegetable Problems, Maryna Serdani, OSU; James Woodhall, U of ID; Rachel Bomberger, WSU10:00 a.m. Break – Trade Show
    10:30 a.m. Impact of Fungicides on Plant Health, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    11:00 a.m. New Insect Threats, Dr. Tim Waters, WSU
    11:30 a.m. Controlling Yellow Nutsedge, Dr. Joel Felix, OSU
    12:00 p.m. Pesticide Impact on Soil Microbes, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri
    12:30 p.m. Pesticide Update, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group
    1:00 p.m. Conference Adjournment

     

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    Day 2- November 15th
    Organic Session
    8:00 a.m. Welcome
    8:05 a.m. Efficacy Update of Organic Products, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group
    8:35 a.m. Bee Better Certification, Cameron Newell, Xerces Society
    9:05 a.m. Complexities and Synergies in Large-Scale Conventional and Organic Agriculture in Washington, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    9:35 a.m. Organic and Conventional Systems; A Soil Microbial View, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri
    10:00 a.m. Break – Trade Show
    10:30 a.m. Biopesticides in Soil, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri
    11:00 a.m. Update on Organic Standards and Requirements, Brenda Book, WSDA
    11:30 a.m. IPM in Organic Agriculture, Alison Kutz, Sound Horticulture
    12:00 a.m. Record Keeping for Organic Certification: Tips, Tricks and Questions Answered, Drew Katz, Oregon Tilth
    12:30 p.m. Conference Adjournment