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September 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Brad Felger | Bird Control Using Falconry*

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Brad Felger, Airstrike Bird Control. Birds are a serious pest of horticultural crops. Learn how falconry can be utilized to prevent crop damage and loss of yield from pest bird species. Presentation will be outside. Stay tuned for further location details. *One (1) Pesticide License Recertification credit will be available.

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October 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Lydia Tymon | Powdery Mildew On Evergreen and Deciduous Rhododendron: Speciation In The Backyard*

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Dr. Lydia Tymon, Associate in Research and Plant Pathologist at WSU NWREC. In the Pacific Northwest (PNW), both deciduous and evergreen rhododendron occur sympatrically as landscape plants, and given their distinct overwintering strategies, it is possible that the number of powdery mildew fungi colonizing and infecting Rhododendron species in the PNW has been underestimated. Powdery mildew fungi infecting deciduous and evergreen rhododendron were collected from western Oregon, Washington, and Canada and morphologically and molecularly characterized. Analyses of concatenated ITS and…

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November 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Ryan Solemslie | Improving Sweet Corn: Screening for Resistance to Early Season Seedling Diseases*

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Ryan Solemslie, MS Student in the Department of Plant Pathology at WSU NWREC. In northern growing areas, like the Pacific Northwest, sweet corn production is often limited by cold conditions at planting that favor seedling diseases. As a part of larger USDA SCRI Sweet CAP project to improve sweet corn production and marketability, the focus of this project is to isolate and identify possible seedling pathogens found on stunted and dying sweet corn seedlings grown in the Columbia Basin of…

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December 2019

Brown Bag Seminar | Dr. Lindsey du Toit and Dr. Walt Mahaffee | Fieldside Manners in Research and Extension

December 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 United States
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Dr. Lindsey du Toit, Professor of Plant Pathology at WSU NWREC, and Dr. Walt Mahaffee, Research Plant Pathologist at USDA-ARS in Corvallis, OR. Serving and interacting effectively with stakeholders requires mindful communication and deliberate exchange of expertise for successful and collaborative relationships. Learn techniques to enhance your ability to interact effectively with stakeholders in professional development presentations by Drs. du Toit and Mahaffee, organized by the American Phytopathological Society. Pre-recorded webinar presentations.

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