Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group

of Washington State University, Oregon State University, and University of Idaho

Calendar of Vegetable Events

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2017 Calendar of Vegetable Events

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Date/Time
  Event/Location and Contact Information
Jan 2017  

 

Jan 10, 2017  

2017 North Willamette Horticulture Society Meeting - Organic Crops Section. The 62nd Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings will be held at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby, OR. Program and registration information for the 2017 North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings are now posted here on the NWHS website.

Jan 11, 2017  

2017 North Willamette Horticulture Society Meeting - Vegetable Section. The 62nd Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings will be held at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby, OR. Program and registration information for the 2017 North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings are now posted here on the NWHS website.

Jan 12, 2017  

2017 North Willamette Horticulture Society Meeting - Berry Section. The 62nd Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings will be held at the Clackamas County Event Center in Canby, OR. Program and registration information for the 2017 North Willamette Horticulture Society Meetings are now posted here on the NWHS website.

Feb 2017  

 

Feb 16, 2017  

Growing Success: Best Practices in On-farm Food Safety - Mid-scale produce farms at NWREC, Aurora, OR. The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19. These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Further info: Series website.

Feb 17, 2017  

Growing Success: Best Practices in On-farm Food Safety - Small-scale diversified produce farms at Food Innovation Center, Portland, OR. The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19. These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Further info: Series website.

Feb 19, 2017  

Growing Success: Best Practices in On-farm Food Safety - Small-scale diversified produce farms at Food Innovation Center, Portland, OR. The OSU Center for Small Farms has teamed up with FamilyFarmed to bring their On-Farm Food Safety Project to Oregon in February in three day-long workshops: February 16, 17, and 19. These workshops, taught by Atina Diffley, nationally known farmer & on-farm food safety expert, will cover practical food safety strategies for your farm, along with up-to-date guidance on FSMA requirements and compliance strategies.

Further info: Series website.

Feb 2 - 4 2017  

Organicology Conference, Portland, Oregon. Since 2009, over 3,200 participants from 23 states and four countries, representing all facets of the organic food sector -- retailers, merchandisers, wholesalers, growers, seed breeders, processors, chefs, certifiers, policymakers, producers, nonprofits and consumers -- have attended Organicology. 2017 promises new educational tracks, engaging keynotes and opportunities to network with key members of the organic food sector gathered to discuss and create a sustainable food future.

Further Info: Conference website.

Feb 22, 2017
9:30am – 3:00pm
 

Water Talks - Groundwater Day, 177 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden, WA 98264 (map). In its fourth year, WaterTalks focuses on everything from policy to practice for farmers to better understand issues surrounding irrigating their crops/animals and to walk away with practical knowledge to makes changes on their own farms. This year we will focus on groundwater covering a wide-range of topics.

Further Info: Website

Feb 24, 2017
9:00am – 5:00pm
 

35th Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 Washington 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

Further info: Brochure and Agenda

Feb 25, 2017
8:00am – 4:00pm
 

 Skagit Agriculture Summit, WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 Washington 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. The 2017 Skagit Agriculture Summit (SAS) highlights water, labor, land preservation and economic issues. This event allows leaders to have a public discussion on issues that are vital to Skagit County and the Washington State economy.

Further info: Website  |  Program & Agenda

Mar 2017  

 

Mar 19 - 21 2017  

38th International Carrot Conference, Doubletree Hotel in Bakersfield, California. The conference will be hosted by the University of California Cooperative Extension and the California carrot industry. The International Carrot Conference is a biennial meeting that attracts people from private industry, government, and universities from throughout the world. The conference is an excellent way for people to exchange ideas and concerns in all aspects of carrot production. Topics including breeding, new products, production, and pest management are discussed in formal paper sessions, poster sessions and a field tour. There will also be ample opportunity to interact with others in social gatherings.

Further Info: Download newsletter;
Conference website;
Contact Joe Nunez
Cooperative Extension Kern County
1031 South Mount Vernon Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 868-6222
jnunez@ucdavis.edu

Mar 28 - 30 2017  

Meeting of the 63rd Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 49th Annual California Nematology Workgroup, University of California, Davis, CA. Meet with colleagues from the western U.S. working on various aspects of soilborne fungal pathogens, nematodes and diseases- from the molecular to the applied. This meeting is very informal and loosely structured, allowing lots of time for discussions and interactions. A field trip is set for Tues. March 28, including lunch. Registration for the field trip will be $50. Tentative stops include a biocontrol company, California Department of Food and Agriculture in Sacramento and the Foundation Plant Services at UC Davis (grape and strawberry). Social/dinner on the evening of March 28 at the University of California, Davis. Keynote talks on the topic of “Genetic Solutions to Soilborne Pathogens and Diseases” will be given Weds. morning March 29.

Further Info:  Registration and hotel information can be found on http://soilfungus.wsu.edu.

Mar 30 2017
11:00am - 2pm PDT
 

Webinar: Using Biofungicides, Biostimulants and Biofertilizers to Boost Crop Productivity and Help Manage Vegetable Diseases in Organic Tomato Production. In this webinar, presenters will describe the different types of products available in the marketplace today, provide an overview of recent studies evaluating their efficacy, and discuss strategies for identifying the most effective products and application practices. Cost: Free.

Further info: Details and registration.

Apr 2017  

 

Apr 5, 2017
3pm - 5pm
 

Cloud Mountain Farm Center’s Farmer Roundtable Series: “High-Quality Transplant Production,” workshop and discussion, 6906 Goodwin Rd., Everson, WA. Cloud Mountain Farm Center, a local non-profit agricultural education center, will host local researchers and farmers interested in sharing their experiences producing transplants in organic systems. This session is intended to spark conversation between growers with a variety of experience levels and a variety of systems. The workshop is free to attend. Please RSVP to info@cloudmountainfarmcenter.org or at 360.966.5859 ext. 1300.

May 2017  

May 22 - 25, 2017  

VII International Symposium on Brassicas, Pontevedra, Spain. On behalf of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Group of Genetics, Breeding and Biochemistry of Brassicas (MBG-CSIC) is pleased to invite scientists with an interest in brassicas to this Symposium. This Symposium will cover studies on many Brassica species, including important crops used as vegetables, edible oils, forages and raw materials, for obtaining bioactive compounds. The meeting is aimed at scientists working in a wide range of topics within the 'Brassica world', including diversity studies, resistance to stresses, or food technology.

Further info: Symposium website.

June 2017  

July 2017  

Aug 2017  

Sep 2017  

Sep 4 - 7, 2017  

XIV International Asparagus Symposium, Potsdam, Germany. The Asparagus Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Leibniz-Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) is inviting interested people to attend the 14th International Asparagus Symposium. Welcome are everyone engaged in research, teaching, cultivation, or public services related to asparagus cultivation and product quality. The Symposium will include oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibition, and seminar discussions. Pre- and Post-Tours are planned to visit farmers and research locations. Abstracts can be submitted from January 1st, 2017 onwards of papers for oral presentations and posters to topics covering the entire field of asparagus research including • General Topics • Genetics and Breeding • Pathology and Replant • Physiology and Biochemistry • Agronomy and Field Research • Post-Harvest, Quality and Processing.

Further Info: Website  |  Flier  |  Hashtag: #asparagus2017

Oct 2017  

Nov 2017  

Dec 2017  


2016 Calendar of Vegetable Events

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Date/Time   Event/Location and Contact Information
Jan 2016  

 

Jan 11 - 17, 2016  

IX International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Giza, Egypt. The main purpose of this Symposium is to bring together researchers, stakeholders and students of science interested in different disciplines of plant tissue culture and horticultural breeding in order to exchange information, findings and new technologies in the field.

Further Info: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/492
Jan 12 - 14, 2016  

61st Annual Meeting of the North Willamette Horticulture Society, Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, OR. The North Willamette Horticulture Society is a group of farmers, Extension agents and other agricultural professionals who are hosting a three-day annual meeting which includes an Organic Crops Section, Vegetable Section and Berry Section. The meeting also features exhibitor booths with information from leading suppliers.

Tuesday, January 12 – Organic Crops Section

Wednesday, January 13 – Vegetable Section

Thursday, January 14 – Berry Section

Those interested in being exhibitors or program sponsors are urged to contact Jan Egli at jan.egli@oregonstate.edu or 971-373-5912.

The Society has been approved for CCA credits. Oregon and Washington pesticide credits will also be available all three days. The program agenda and registration information is on their website: http://nwhortsoc.com/.

Registration Form.

Jan 22, 2016  

Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Association Annual Meeting, Moses Lake Event Center, Moses Lake, WA. This meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in producing seed crops in the Columbia Basin. There is no pre-registration process or fee to attend. Seed Field Representatives:  The 2016 Winter Seed Field Reps Meeting will take place immediately after the CBVSA Annual Meeting.
Further info: Please contact Carrie H. Wohleb, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Regional Vegetable Specialist, Washington State University Extension
Tel: (509) 754-2011 ext. 4367
Email: cwohleb@wsu.edu
View the Agenda.

Jan 26, 2016  

2016 Syngenta Potato Update Meeting, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Boulevard, Rooms F-H, Kennewick, WA 99336, 10:00am - 12:30pm. A lunch reception will be included.
Further info: View the flyer.
RSVP here by December 21.

Jan 26 - 28, 2016  

2016 Washington-Oregon Potato Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99336.
Further info: Visit the Website.

Feb. 3
5:30pm-9:00pm
 

Marketing to Restaurants part of the Viva Farms Spring 2016 Workshop Series. Presented By Jerry Shackette. $10 Registration Fee Includes Resource Binder and Refreshments. All Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and will be held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Registration required for all workshops—Scholarships available! Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
General or Registration Questions? Please Email info@vivafarms.org or Call (360) 969-7191 x2

Event Flyer in English
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El Mercadeo a los Restaurantes, parte de la serie 2016 Taller Viva Granjas Primavera. Presentado por Jerry Shackette. $10 Costo de Inscripción - Incluye un Libro de Recursos y Bebidas. Todos los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en:
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Inscripción requerido para todos los talleres —Becas Disponibles! Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
¿Preguntas generales o de inscripción? Por favor escribe info@vivafarms.org o llame (360) 969-7191 x2

Folleto para el evento en español

Feb 3-6, 2016  

8th Organic Seed Growers Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. The largest organic seed event in the U.S. Co-hosts the Organic Seed Alliance, Oregon State University, Washington State University, and eOrganic. Expand your seed knowledge and skills, hear the latest in scientific research, and discover new resources and tools that help seed growers breed, grow, and sell more seed. The conference week includes an agenda of over 80 experts in their fields and more than two-dozen sessions, a daylong organic seed production intensive, a tour of organic seed in the Willamette Valley, and a number of social events, including a vegetable tasting from our trials.
Further Info: Conference website.

Feb. 4
5:30pm-9:00pm
 

Marketing to Restaurants part of the Viva Farms Spring 2016 Workshop Series. Presented By Jerry Shackette. $10 Registration Fee Includes Resource Binder and Refreshments. All Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and will be held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Registration required for all workshops—Scholarships available! Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
General or Registration Questions? Please Email info@vivafarms.org or Call (360) 969-7191 x2

Event Flyer in English
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El Mercadeo a los Restaurantes, parte de la serie 2016 Taller Viva Granjas Primavera. Presentado por Jerry Shackette. $10 Costo de Inscripción - Incluye un Libro de Recursos y Bebidas. Todos los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en:
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Inscripción requerido para todos los talleres —Becas Disponibles! Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
¿Preguntas generales o de inscripción? Por favor escribe info@vivafarms.org o llame (360) 969-7191 x2

Folleto para el evento en español

Feb 4-6, 2016  

Save the Date! 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference, Corvallis, Oregon. The biennial Organic Seed Growers Conference brings together hundreds of farmers, plant breeders, researchers, university extension, certifiers, food companies, seed production and distribution companies, and other organic stakeholders in two days of presentations, panel discussions, and networking events. It's a unique opportunity to trade knowledge, techniques, and ideas that strengthen the organic seed community.
Further Info: Conference Website

Feb 5, 2016  

Oregon Farm to School Summit, at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. A day of workshops, resource sharing, and networking focused farm to school topics including local food procurement and farm to school education programs. There will be a special workshop track for farmers and producers including workshops on Selling to Schools, Food Safety (for Farm to School), and Effective Farm Field Trips. Full scholarships and travel reimbursement are available for farmers and producers!

Deadlines: Scholarships and travel reimbursements are available but applications for both are due Sunday, 1/10/16.
Regular registration closes 1/17/16
Late registration closes 1/24/16

For registration plus information about agendas, scholarships, travel reimbursements, lodging, and more, please go to:
http://www.upstreampublichealth.org/summits-2016
For registration questions, please contact amber@upstreampublichealth.org.

Feb. 16
1:30pm-4:00pm
 

Seedborne Phoma (Black leg) in Crucifers and Hot Water Treatments for Organic Growers, North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Hot water seed treatment is an important way of reducing the risk of seed-borne diseases, especially for organic brasssica growers (seed, fresh market or processed market) now that Pacific Northwest growers are dealing with black leg and potential light leaf spot epidemics. Hot water treatment can be tricky though, so come and learn how to do it right.

Further Info: Download the Registration Form.

Feb. 19
10:00am-4:30pm
 

Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers, part of the Viva Farms Spring 2016 Workshop Series. Presented By Frédéric Thériault. $20 Registration Fee Includes Lunch. All Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and will be held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Registration required for all workshops—Scholarships available! Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
General or Registration Questions? Please Email info@vivafarms.org or Call (360) 969-7191 x2

Event Flyer in English
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Planeacion por Productores, parte de la serie 2016 Taller Viva Granjas Primavera. Presentado por Frédéric Thériault. $20 Costo de Inscripción - Incluye Almuerzo. Todos los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en:
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Inscripción requerido para todos los talleres —Becas Disponibles! Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
¿Preguntas generales o de inscripción? Por favor escribe info@vivafarms.org o llame (360) 969-7191 x2

Folleto para el evento en español

Feb 25, 2016
1:00pm – 3:30pm
 

Seedborne Phoma (Black leg) in Crucifers and Hot Water Treatments for Organic Growers, Linn County Extension Office, Tangent OR. Hot water seed treatment is an important way of reducing the risk of seed-borne diseases, especially for organic brasssica growers (seed, fresh market or processed market) now that Pacific Northwest growers are dealing with black leg and potential light leaf spot epidemics. Hot water treatment can be tricky though, so come and learn how to do it right.

Further Info: Download the Registration Form.

Feb 25, 2016
1:00pm – 4:30pm
 

Hands-On Approaches for Detecting Potato virus Y Workshop at WSU NWREC in Mount Vernon. Topics: Best Practices for Producing PVY-free Seed Potato Tubers; Tissue Culture Techniques for Creating PVY-Free Seed Stock; Detecting PVY using ELISA and Agdia Immunostrips®.
Further info: To register: Contact Don McMoran at dmcmoran@wsu.edu or (360)428-4270 x225
View the workshop flyer.

Feb 26, 2016
8:00am – 3:30pm
 

34th Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop at WSU NWREC in Mount Vernon.
For more information contact:
Don McMoran
Agriculture Extension Agent
WSU Skagit County. Extension
Phone: 428-4270, ext. 225
dmcmoran@wsu.edu
View the workshop flyer.

Mar 6 - 9, 2016  

XIV International Symposium on Processing Tomato - XII World Processing Tomato Congress Santiago, Chile. The 14th ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato will be held in parallel with the 12th World Processing Tomato Congress. This Symposium is the world's premier event for the processing tomato production chain. This unique forum brings together academics, researchers, students with growers, processors and industry suppliers from around the world to share the latest knowledge and advances in this globally important industry. It is jointly organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), Chilealimentos and the World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC).
Abstract submissions for the symposium can now be made by following the guidelines in the call for papers which can be downloaded from the symposium website. The call for abstracts will close on 31st August 2015.
More information on the symposium can be found at:
http://www.ishs.org/symposium/558

For more information, you can contact the Symposium Secretary, Sophie Colvine, at: wptc2016@tomate.org.

Mar 10
1:00pm-5:00pm
 

Farm Financial Benchmarking, part of the Viva Farms Spring 2016 Workshop Series. Presented By Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC). $10 Registration Fee Includes Refreshments. All Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and will be held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Registration required for all workshops—Scholarships available! Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
General or Registration Questions? Please Email info@vivafarms.org or Call (360) 969-7191 x2

Event Flyer in English
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Evaluación Financiera del Agro negocio, parte de la serie 2016 Taller Viva Granjas Primavera. Presentado por La Asociación del Desarrollo Económico del Condado Skagit (EDASC). $10 Costo de Inscripción - Incluye Bebidas. Todos los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en:
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Inscripción requerido para todos los talleres —Becas Disponibles! Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
¿Preguntas generales o de inscripción? Por favor escribe info@vivafarms.org o llame (360) 969-7191 x2

Folleto para el evento en español

Mar 16
11:00am Pacific
  eOrganic Webinar: Good Sense Food Safety Practices for Organic Diversified Vegetable Farms. Join eOrganic for a webinar on good sense food safety practices on organic diversified vegetable farms by Chris Blanchard of Purple Pitchfork! The presentation is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.
More information and registration on the website.
Mar 17
1:00pm-5:00pm
 

Farm Financial Benchmarking, part of the Viva Farms Spring 2016 Workshop Series. Presented By Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC). $10 Registration Fee Includes Refreshments. All Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and will be held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Registration required for all workshops—Scholarships available! Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
General or Registration Questions? Please Email info@vivafarms.org or Call (360) 969-7191 x2

Event Flyer in English
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Evaluación Financiera del Agro negocio, parte de la serie 2016 Taller Viva Granjas Primavera. Presentado por La Asociación del Desarrollo Económico del Condado Skagit (EDASC). $10 Costo de Inscripción - Incluye Bebidas. Todos los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en:
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Inscripción requerido para todos los talleres —Becas Disponibles! Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
¿Preguntas generales o de inscripción? Por favor escribe info@vivafarms.org o llame (360) 969-7191 x2

Folleto para el evento en español

Mar 22-24  

Meeting of the 62nd Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 48th Annual California Nematology Workgroup, University of California, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier, CA. A gathering of colleagues from the western U.S. working on various aspects of soilborne fungal pathogens, nematodes and diseases- from the molecular to the applied. Informal, loosely structured, time for discussions. A Nematology Extension Day in the morning of Tues. March 22, lunch, and afternoon tour of the Kearney Research Station in Parlier. CEU credits have been applied for. Social/dinner on the evening of March 22. Keynote talks by Mike Stanghellini, TriCal on The Future of Fumigation, and Mark Mazzola, USDA-ARS, Wenatchee, WA on Manipulation of the Soil Microbiome for Enhanced System Resistance to Pathogen Proliferation. A session focusing on drought and disease on Thurs. March 24 with a presentation by Richard Bostock titled Predisposing Abiotic Stress in Plant Disease. Research presentations will be on Weds, March 23 and Thurs., March 24. The California Nematology Workgroup will meet on Tues. March 22. Registration and hotel information can be found on http://soilfungus.wsu.edu. Registration includes the social/dinner on Tues. evening. Program Chair: Kelly Ivors (kivors@calpoly.edu)

Mar 26
8:30am-5:00pm
 

Wholesale Success: Post Harvest Handling & Food Safety, part of the Viva Farms Spring 2016 Workshop Series. Presented By Atina Diffley & Family Farmed. $20 Registration Fee Includes “Wholesale Success” Book & Lunch. All Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and will be held at WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Registration required for all workshops—Scholarships available! Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
General or Registration Questions? Please Email info@vivafarms.org or Call (360) 969-7191 x2

Event Flyer in English
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Mayoreo con Éxito: Manejo Post-Cosecha & Seguridad Alimentaria, parte de la serie 2016 Taller Viva Granjas Primavera. Presentado por Atina Diffley & Family Farmed. $20 Costo de Inscripción - Incluye “Mayoreo con Éxito” Libro y Almuerzo. Todos los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en:
WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Inscripción requerido para todos los talleres —Becas Disponibles! Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
¿Preguntas generales o de inscripción? Por favor escribe info@vivafarms.org o llame (360) 969-7191 x2

Folleto para el evento en español

Mar 29
11:00am Pacific
 

eOrganic Webinar: Impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act on Diversified Organic Vegetable Farms. Join eOrganic for a webinar on the impacts of the Food Safety Modernization Act on Diversified Organic Vegetable Farms, by Erin Silva of the University of Wisconsin. The presentation is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.
More information and registration on the website.

April 11-14, 2016  

III International Symposium on Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Izmir, Turkey. The Symposium will have scientific and technical sessions presented in parallel as well as one day field tour including a visit to ancient city Ephesus. Joint scientific and technical programs will bring together researchers, academics, growers, advisers, suppliers, policy makers and other professionals to present their works regarding strategies on organic greenhouse horticulture, to discuss key issues and to exchange information and ideas that will help to gather and disseminate all available expertise and knowledge in this area. Submit your abstract before the 15th of September, 2015.

Further Info: Symposium website.

April 14, 1:00pm   Field Workshop on Black Leg Disease of Canola, Pendleton Ag Research Center (the center is located six miles northeast of Pendleton, OR on Highway 11 and one mile east of Tubbs Ranch Road). Winter canola in the region has been, again, affected by blackleg disease, said Mary Corp, director of the Columbia Basin Ag Research Center. At the current plant stage, symptoms can be subtle and easily overlooked, she said. The workshop will show growers how to identify the disease.

 For more information, call 541-278-5403.
April 15-17  

Medicinal Herb Growing & Marketing Conference, Port Townsend, Fort Worden, Olympic Peninsula, WA. The conference will explore the current state and future of US herb production with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Workshops, Keynote Presentations, Panels, Round-tables, Herbal Trade Show, Farmer/Buyer Meet-up, Network Building. Information on Presenters, Tracks, Schedule, etc. are on the conference website.

April 28, 5pm-6pm   Conference calls discussing the current blackleg epidemic. Attention organic brassica farmers: New information is available about hot water seed treatment during the current blackleg epidemic that is threatening all brassica crops in Oregon. Please join in a conference call to hear the details. Also discussed will be crop residue management and prevention of wind-blown ascospores. Light Leaf Spot, another important brassica disease that may have been introduced with black leg, will also be touched on.
Conference Call times:
·        Thursday April 28th from 5-6pm
·        Wednesday May 4th from 5-6pm
Conference Call Number:  541-713-3840. Conference ID:  20316 Anyone is invited to join these calls. There is no registration needed. Please call Nicholas Andrews if you are interested but can’t join either call at 503-913-9410.
   
May 4, 5pm-6pm   Conference calls discussing the current blackleg epidemic. Attention organic brassica farmers: New information is available about hot water seed treatment during the current blackleg epidemic that is threatening all brassica crops in Oregon. Please join in a conference call to hear the details. Also discussed will be crop residue management and prevention of wind-blown ascospores. Light Leaf Spot, another important brassica disease that may have been introduced with black leg, will also be touched on.
Conference Call times:
·        Thursday April 28th from 5-6pm
·        Wednesday May 4th from 5-6pm
Conference Call Number:  541-713-3840. Conference ID:  20316 Anyone is invited to join these calls. There is no registration needed. Please call Nicholas Andrews if you are interested but can’t join either call at 503-913-9410.
 May 12, 4pm-6pm   Hands-On Biodegradable Plastic Mulch Field Day Series, Omache Farm, 3601 Klemgard Rd, Pullman, WA 99163. Learn more about biodegradable plastic mulches in a hands-on field day. Biodegradable plastic mulches are an alternative to standard polyethylene mulches that ideally provide the same benefits of weed and moisture control while biodegrading over time. Participate in a hands-on machine laying demonstration, learn about current technologies, and ask questions of a grower trialing these products at Omache Farm (near Pullman, WA). This event is free and light refreshments will be provided. For more information and directions to Omache Farm, contact Courtney Lyons at (509) 335-2327 or courtney.lyons@wsu.edu.
Further Info: See the Flyer.
 May 31 - June 3   5th Workshop on the Molecular Aspects of Seed Dormancy and Germination, Simon Fraser University (Harbour Centre) in Vancouver, Canada. Presented by the International Society for Seed Science. Research and education in the scientific understanding of seed biology will be promoted by a host of International speakers that will highlight both applied and fundamental seed research on model and non-model species within the realm of the regulation of seed dormancy and germination, and biological processes that control the viability and vigor of the next generation. Education and outreach – for youth and the public – comprise the final session.
Further Info: Visit the workshop website.
June 13-16, 2016  

V International Symposium on Tomato Diseases: Perspectives and Future Directions in Tomato Protection (under the auspices of the International Society of Horticultural Science-- ISHS), Málaga, Spain.
- ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: deadline 20 December 2015.
- EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: deadline 19 February 2016.

Further Info: http://www.ishs.org/symposium/546

June 20, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm

Potato Virus Detection Training: Field identification of PVY (strains O, N-Wi and NTN) on 40 popular cultivars, WSU Othello Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 1471 W. Cox Rd., Othello, WA. Learn about tuber symptoms of PVY, PMTV and TRV; new diagnostic assays for viruses and their vectors. Talk with experts from the USDA, UID, MTSU, WSU and UWI.  For growers, inspectors, regulators and anyone interested in learning more about detection of PVY, PMTV and TRV in field applications. Lunch will be provided. Additionally, the WSU Commercial Seed Lot Evaluation will be held on June 21st, the WSU Potato Field Day on the 23rd, both in Othello, and the OSU Potato Field Day at the OSU Research Center in Hermiston, OR will be held on June 22nd. Register for the Virus Detection Training at http://bit.ly/wsu-potatovirusworkshop.
For more information about the event, contact Mark Pavek, WSU Associate Professor/Research and Extension Horticulturist, Potato and Vegetable Crops, mjpavek@wsu.edu.
Website: http://pppmb.cals.cornell.edu/content/potato-virus-detection-training-workshop
Download the flyer.

June 21, 2016  

WSU Commercial Potato Seed Lot Evaluation, Othello, WA.
For more information about the event, contact Mark Pavek, WSU Associate Professor/Research and Extension Horticulturist, Potato and Vegetable Crops, mjpavek@wsu.edu.

June 21, 2016
12:15 PM PDT
 

Organic Seed Production, eOrganic Webinar Series - Part 1: Introduction to the Organic Seed Webinar Series: Which crops should I grow? Field planning; Recordkeeping. Speakers: Micaela Colley, Organic Seed Alliance; Organic Seed Grower TBD. Offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA). Appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. Register HERE.

June 22, 2016  

OSU Potato Field Day at the Oregon State University Research and Extension Center, 2121 S. 1st St. Hermiston, Oregon
Further Info: Visit the OSU Field Days website and/or contact Silvia I. Rondon silvia.rondon@oregonstate.edu.
Download the agenda.

June 23, 2016  

WSU Potato Field Day, 1471 W Cox Rd., Othello, WA 99344
For more information about the event, contact Mark Pavek, WSU Associate Professor/Research and Extension Horticulturist, Potato and Vegetable Crops, mjpavek@wsu.edu.

June 27-29, 2016  

Pacific Northwest IPM Train the Trainer Working Group 2016 IPM Workshop, Aberdeen R&E Center, 1693 S 2700 W., Aberdeen, ID 83210. A 2 1/2 day short course designed to train University Extension field faculty, agency professionals, and crop consultants on insect, disease and weed identification, management and control will take place at the University of Idaho R&E Center in Aberdeen ID. The training will include many hands-on aspects, such as collecting, mounting, and identifying pest issues in your area. Training will also include pest management strategies and creation of an educational display. This course is partially funded by WSARE. Contact Pamela Hutchinson, phutch@uidaho.edu
Phone 208-397-4181 or 208-681-1304

June 28-30, 2016  

Pacific Division Annual Meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Maple Hall, 104 Commercial, La Conner, WA 98257. The first day of the meeting will feature a professional development workshop and, in the afternoon, a field trip showcasing local agriculture and food production, coordinated by the local arrangements team of Drs. Lindsey du Toit, Debbie Inglis and Tobin Peever. The next two days of the meeting, activities will showcase a special presentation from APS President-Elect Dr. Tim Murray on trends in APS and the profession of plant pathology, and an opening symposium on the impacts of climate change and drought on forest health, plant disease, and disease management. An opportunity will be given to undergraduates to present their research during a poster session.

Further Info: See the meeting website for details and to register on-line. View Flyer.

June 29, 2016
5:30pm-7:30pm
 

Small Farm Irrigation — Riego para Granjas Pequenas, 15366 Ovenell Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 - View Map. A workshop on Irrigation for small organic production systems. The workshop will focus on irrigation systems with field demonstrations and activities. The workshop will be bilingual, offered in English and Spanish. Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.

Further info: Download the flier.

July 2016    
July 19
12:15 PM PDT
 

Organic Seed Production, eOrganic Webinar Series - Part 2: Trials and Selection. Offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA). Appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. Register HERE.

July 27
5:30pm-7:30pm
 

Weed Management — Manejo de Malezas, 15366 Ovenell Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 - View Map. A workshop on weed management for small organic production systems. The workshop will focus on control techniques with hands on field demonstrations and activities. Bring your hand tools for practice. The workshop will be bilingual, offered in English and Spanish. Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.

Further info: Download the flier.

August 2016    
Aug 10
5:30pm-7:30pm
 

Pest Management — Manejo de Plagas, 15366 Ovenell Rd, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 - View Map. A workshop on pest management for small organic production systems. The workshop will focus on management techniques with field demonstrations and activities. The workshop will be bilingual, offered in English and Spanish. Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.
Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com.

Further info: Download the flier.

Aug 15-18  

National Association of Plant Breeders Annual Meeting / Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee Annual Meeting-- Improving Efficiency in Breeding Programs, Raleigh, North Carolina. The NAPB / PBCC joint meeting aims to discuss current topics in plant breeding research. Topics ranging from CRISPR-Cas9 to high-throughput phenotyping will be discussed as they apply in row, horticultural, and tree crops. Graduate student presentations are a prime focus of the meeting as well as interactions with scientists and industry sponsors. A pre-conference field tour will feature the breeding programs of crops important to North Carolina. Registration at plantbreeding.org

Further Info: Download the flier.

Aug 16
12:15 PM PDT
 

Organic Seed Production, eOrganic Webinar Series - Part 3: Diseases and Pests, Case Study. Offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA). Appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. Register HERE.

Aug 25
9:00am-1:00pm
 

2016 WSU Extension Onion Field Day, The trial is ~5 miles north of Othello on the SW corner of Herman and Steele Rds. This year’s trial includes 53 onion cultivars and lines from 7 different seed companies to compare and contrast under local growing conditions. The Field Day will begin with a short overview of the crop. Participants will then have an opportunity to examine the trial entries. WSU Onion Researchers will be on hand to discuss their research with those interested. A BBQ Luncheon will be held in a facility just a couple of miles from the trial.

Further Info: Download the flier (includes map and directions).

Aug 31  

Deadline for titles of oral presentations or posters at the 2016 National Allium Research Conference (NARC) to be held in conjunction with the National Onion Association (NOA) Winter meeting in Savannah GA Nov. 30-Dec 3, 2016. Please take note that the title and author listing deadline is AUGUST 31, 2016 and organizers need to know by that time if you are presenting an oral paper or a poster. Also organizers need to know if it is to be considered for student competition.

Full abstracts are not due until October 28, but the title, authors and poster/oral information are needed by end of August to ensure that it gets to the printers in time for inclusion in the program.

Further Info: Submission Guidelines. Contact Ron Gitaitis, Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus, dronion@uga.edu

Sep 2016    
Sep 20
12:15 PM PDT
 

Organic Seed Production, eOrganic Webinar Series - Part 4: Seed Quality, Harvesting Techniques and Equipment. Offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA). Appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. Register HERE.

Oct 2016    
Oct 12
5:30pm-7:30pm
 

Viva Farms: Fall 2016 Workshop Series! Los Talleres del Otono 2016 !
Financial Record Keeping — Manejo de Registros Financieros

Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and Will Be Held at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com
Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com
Download the flier.

Oct 17 - 21  

III International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe - SHE2016, Chania, Crete (Greece). The Symposium is a joint initiative of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Department of Horticultural Genetics & Biotechnology, Greece and the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science. The symposium will be hosted at the Minoa Palace Resort, a 5* luxury hotel situated in the Platanias region, west of Chania city center.

The Symposium aims to bring together researchers from diverse fields of study who share a common interest in Horticultural Sciences. The conference will provide the opportunity for scientists, professionals and students to present their latest findings and discuss their current work related to basic and applied aspects on issues of horticulture. The symposium will be comprised of plenary and ordinary sessions, workshops and poster display sessions.
Further Info: Symposium website.

Oct 18
12:15 PM PDT
 

Organic Seed Production, eOrganic Webinar Series - Part 5: Cleaning and Recordkeeping, Case Study. Offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA). Appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. Register HERE.

Oct 19
5:30pm-7:30pm
 

Viva Farms: Fall 2016 Workshop Series! Los Talleres del Otono 2016 ! Intro to Quickbooks — Introducción a Quickbooks. Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and Will Be Held at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com
Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com
Download the flier.

Oct 19-22  

The Western Region of the International Plant Propagators' Society 2016 Annual Meeting, Tempe, Arizona. This event brings together educators, researchers, professionals and students in the field of plant propagation and related disciplines. Membership in IPPS is not required. The annual meeting is an especially good opportunity for undergraduate students to tour cutting-edge plant production facilities and to present research projects through a poster.

Further Info: Contact Larry A. Rupp, Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Center for Water Efficient Landscaping Utah State University, Larry.Rupp@usu.edu, 435-232-1158. IPPS website.

Oct 26
5:30pm-7:30pm
 

Viva Farms: Fall 2016 Workshop Series! Los Talleres del Otono 2016 ! Crop Insurance and Taxes — Seguro de Cultivos e Impuestos. Workshops are Bi-Lingual English/Spanish and Will Be Held at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Los talleres serán bilingües Español/Ingles y se encuentren en Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Register for All Workshops at http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com
Inscribirse para los Talleres a http://vivafarms.eventbrite.com
Download the flier.

Nov 2016    
Nov 15
12:15 PM PDT
 

Organic Seed Production, eOrganic Webinar Series - Part 6: Seed Contracting, Economics and Policy. Offered by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA). Appropriate for farmers, interns, students, and other agricultural professionals. Register HERE.

Nov 16 - 17 2016  

Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Annual Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA. The Convention center offers a trade show area large enough to accommodate small booths or the biggest equipment in comfort. State of the art meeting rooms and a host of nearby hotels and restaurants will make this a premier event. Program focuses on the issues growers are most interested in.

Member/attendee input requested. The Board of Directors would like input to help plan the upcoming conference and are asking interested persons to complete a short survey to help the Association bring valuable topics to the conference.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ZJDJDX

Nov 29, 2016  

Building Soils for Better Crops workshop, Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA. Topics: Emerging soil amendments; Humic substances; Soil organic matter; Nutrient placement in Strip-till and No-till; Soil acidification and liming; Economics of soil building.
CCA credits: Soil & Water Management: 3, Nutrient Management: 1  In conjunction with the High Residue Farming Workshop on Nov. 30.

Further Info: Website

Nov 29 - Dec 1 2016  

International Spinach Conference, El Tropicano Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
Registration HERE.
Hotel & Additional Information HERE.
Contact: Maribel Alonzo
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Ph# 830/278-9151 ext 234
malonzo@ag.tamu.edu
Download the FLYER.

Nov 30 2016  

High Residue Farming Workshop, The Basics, Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA. Topics: Benefits of high residue farming; Conditions for stand establishment; Residue management; Direct seeding with a planter or a drill; Challenges of high residue farming; Strip-till systems; High residue farming in the Columbia Basin. n conjunction with the Better Soils for Better Crops workshop on Nov. 29.

Further Info: Website

Nov 30 - Dec 2 2016  

43rd Annual Hermiston Farm Fair - Seminars & Tradeshow, NEW LOCATION at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center, 1705 E. Airport Rd, Hermiston, OR. The Farm Fair is an agricultural forum co-sponsored by OSU Extension Service, the Agriculture Committee and the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce. Local agriculture-related businesses will be displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Event Center. Agriculture-related seminars will be offered all three days.

Further Info: Visit the Fair Website
Final agenda (pdf)
Vendor registration form (pdf)

Nov 30 - Dec 3 2016  

2016 National Allium Research Conference (NARC) to be held in conjunction with the National Onion Association (NOA) Winter meeting, Savannah GA. Titles of oral presentations or posters due by Aug. 31. Details HERE.

Further Info: Nat'l Onion Assoc. website.

Dec 2016  

 

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2015 Calendar of Vegetable Events

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Date/Time
  Event/Location and Contact Information
Jan 8  

3rd National Grafting Symposium: Growing New Roots for the U.S. Vegetable Industry, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Savannah, GA. In-depth, interactive, and grower- and educator-focused sessions on using grafted vegetable plants as sources of income and commercial production tools. Local to international leaders, including propagators and growers who sell and use grafted melon, watermelon, tomato and pepper plants coast to coast, will share their experience and outlook. Participants were highly satisfied with the two previous National Vegetable Grafting Symposia (see www.vegetablegrafting.org). Join in January 8 for this day-long program that includes educational sessions, lunch and refreshments and is capped with a social hour and industry showcase. The symposium will take place either in Westin Savannah Harbor or Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. These buildings are located next to each other.
Further Info: Project Website, Registration, Questions: Olya Rysin obsydoro@ncsu.edu

Jan 13  

The 60th Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Annual Meeting - Organic Crops Section, Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby, Oregon. The event organizers are working on the program agenda, and they will be online soon.
Further Info: Registration (attendees and exhibitors).

The presentations made at the North Willamette Horticulture Society meeting have been posted on the Society's website for public access:
Organic Crops Section: http://nwhortsoc.com/?page_id=801

Jan 13  

eOrganic Webinar: Systems Organic Management Suppresses Cabbageworm Outbreaks: Evidence from 4 Long-term Organic Farms. Presenters: Jake Asplund, Washington State University; Doug O'Brien, Doug O'Brien Agricultural Consulting. Free presentation open to the public. Takes place at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time.
Further Info: Find out more and register HERE.

Jan 14  

The 60th Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Annual Meeting - Vegetable Section, Clackamas County Event Center, 694 NE 4th Ave., Canby, Oregon. The event organizers are working on the program agenda, and they will be online soon.
Further Info: Registration (attendees and exhibitors).

The presentations made at the North Willamette Horticulture Society meeting have been posted on the Society's website for public access:
Vegetable Section: http://nwhortsoc.com/?page_id=822

Jan 14
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Western Disease Conference - Field/Vegetable/Specialty Crops/Turf Session, Hilton Hotel, Portland, OR. Intended audience: People working on vegetable, ornamental, turf and fruit pathology research, extension, and industry in the western United States. This also includes organic and specialty crops production (challenges and successes). The informal approach of these meetings encourages brief presentations with interactive and lively discourse. Presentation topics include diagnostic reports (e.g., new problems, annual reports, diseases difficult to diagnose), research trials, new developments in crop pathology, chemical registrations/efficacy trials, biological control associated with organic production, extension activities and resources (bring copies of new crop bulletins, website addresses, and other resources), etc. This meeting is held on conjunction with the Orchard Pest & Disease Management Conference each January in Portland, Oregon.
Further Info: Contact: Tamla Blunt, Ph.D., Plant Disease & ID Clinic Diagnostician, Colorado State University (Email). See the Agenda

Jan 20  

2015 Annual Meeting of the Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Association. The annual meeting of the Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Association will take place on Tuesday, January 20th, in Moses Lake, WA. Presentations will be given by researchers funded by the CBVSA and other research and extension specialists on topics of interest to vegetable/seed producers in central Washington. For more information on the program, location, and WSDA pesticide license credits, contact Carrie Wohleb, WSU Grant/Adams Counties Regional Extension Specialist, at cwohleb@wsu.edu or (509) 754-2011 ext. 413
Further info: Flier

Jan 20
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
 

Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers Workshop presented by Tilth Producers of Washington. This workshop provides a structure for determining how to operate a profitable, diversified vegetable farm. It hones in on the core issues of farm success: which crops to grow, when to plant them, and in what quantities. Then it provides a logical, linear process for completing it all on time. The workshop material is based on the book, Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers, co-authored by Frédéric Thériault, who will also be presenting. Location: WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 15560 SR 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Register by January 16th to avoid a $10 late fee.
Further info and registration: Event website.

Jan 20  

eOrganic Webinar: Rotational No-till, Mulching and Conservation Tillage for Organic Vegetable Farms. Presenter: Jan-Hendrik Cropp. Free presentation open to the public. Takes place at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time.
Further Info: Find out more and register HERE.

Jan 22  

eOrganic Webinar: Managing Bad Stink Bugs Using Good Stink Bugs. Presenter: Yong-Lak Park, West Virginia University. Free presentation open to the public. Takes place at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time.
Further Info: Find out more and register HERE.

Jan 27 - 29  

Washington / Oregon Potato Conference, Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99336.
Further info: Conference website

Jan 29  

2015 Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission Grower Meeting, Linn County Expo Center, 100 Opal Court, Albany, OR 97322. 2 hours (1 Hour Core Credit) of Oregon and Washington pesticide recertification credit hours have been approved.
Further info: Agenda

Jan 30  

2015 Annual Meeting of the Puget Sound Seed Growers’ Association, at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 15560 SR 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Hear updates from the PSSGA board as well as presentations on vegetable seed crop research funded by the PSSGA, including Dr. Tim Miller, WSU Weed Scientist, Drs. Bev Gerdeman and Lynell Tanighoshi, WSU Entomologists, and Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Vegetable Seed Pathologist. An application will be made for WSDA pesticide license credits for the event. For further information contact: Debbie Danielson at ddanielson@westag.org or (360) 424-7327, or Kirby Johnson, President of the PSSGA at homes@laconnerrealty.com or (360) 466-3485.

Feb 4-5  

Onion School, 211 W. Highway 95 - Parma Idaho 83660. For those seeking expert advice on growing onions, join Western Laboratories, Inc. for this comprehensive and informative 2-day course on onions. Covering most aspects of onion production under drip and sprinkler irrigation in a workshop environment where questions will be answered from the floor.
Further Info: Download the Onion School Flier.

Feb 5-7  

Organicology, Portland Hilton Downtown, Portland, OR. The organizers of Organicology are hard at work planning yet another not-to-be-missed Organicology. Last year over 800 people representing all facets of the organic trade attended Organicology. From farmers, activists, policy experts, educators, sustainable organizations, processors, retailers and eaters of great food—everyone finds sources of inspiration at Organicology.
Further Info: Organicology Website

Feb 10-25  

Understanding Soils and Plant Nutrition. This 2-day class will be offered three times in February (Feb. 10 - 11, Feb. 17 - 18, Feb. 24 - 25) with all classes held at Western Laboratories, 211 W. Highway 95 in Parma, Idaho. The classes will cover the physical, chemical and biological properties of soil. CCA credits will be available for Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Idaho. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on first day and breakfast and lunch on second day. Class schedule and accommodations to be provided on Western Laboratories' website under Events. There will be 7 instructors: John P. Taberna, Soil Scientist, Harry Kreeft, Nematologist, John Taberna Jr., Agronomist, Mir Seyedbagheri, UI Soil Scientist, Cathy Bingham, Lab Manager, Rose Gonzales, Lab Technician and Kim Bech, Administrative Assist.
Further Info: Download the Flier.

Feb 12
8:30 am to 11:00 am
 

Black Leg Field Meeting, hosted by Oregon State University Botany and Plant Pathology, at the Hyslop Farm; 3455 NE Granger Rd., Corvallis, Oregon. The meeting is for a brief update on Black Leg in crucifer crops, including:

•    Overview on current disease outbreak in research plots and commercial fields
•    ODA Permanent seed rules for black leg disease prevention in Oregon
•    Seed treatments and foliar fungicides for management of black leg
•   Sclerotinia is appearing in a number of Brassica plantings, including turnip seed fields, probably due to our warmer temperatures. Black leg will likely increase the infection levels by Sclerotinia. Growers with fields plagued by black leg should be vigilant for Sclerotinia for as long as the weather remains rainy.

The experts' presentations will be short so as to provide plenty of time for questions and/or discussions.
Further Info: Meeting announcement | Fact Sheet: Sclerotinia management in turnip seed crop .

Feb 16
8 am to 10 am
 

A Presentation and Discussion of the Latest Results from Variety Tests of Wheat, Barley, Oats and Dry Beans by the Wsu Mount Vernon Plant Breeding Program, Sakuma Auditorium, WSU Mount Vernon Research Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mt. Vernon. The program has been growing variety testing nurseries at multiple locations west of the Cascades to identify varieties suited for the region, and evaluating them for their field performance and grain quality. These trials generate yield, disease resistance and quality data to help farmers and seed dealers choose varieties suited to specific end-uses, production systems or market classes. Please bring along your questions and comments. Staff and researchers will be on hand. Attendance free of charge, no registration required.
More information available from Louisa Winkler:
louisa.winkler@wsu.edu, 360-848-6129

Feb 17
11 am
 

Weed Blasting in Organic Grain and Vegetable Crops Webinar. Join eOrganic for a webinar on using air-propelled abrasive grits for weed management in organic grain and vegetable crops. This webinar will provide an introduction to the concept of weed management with air-propelled abrasive grits, or "weed blasting", in organic cropping systems. Information will be presented about the design of the first abrasive-grit applicator and initial field studies in corn, soybean, tomato, and pepper crops. Lastly, ongoing and future research objectives recently funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Organic Research and Extension Initiative will be outlined. The webinar takes place on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 11AM Pacific Time, 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central and 2PM Eastern Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/956478288

Feb 20
9 am - 12 pm
 

Vegetable Grafting: Hands-On Workshop, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
16650 State Route 536, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273. Led by Carol Miles and Patti Kreider, Vegetable Horticulture Program.
Further info: Flier, Register

Feb 24-25  

2015 International Spinach Conference, Yuma, AZ. Speakers at the 2015 International Spinach conference will include leading experts in areas of global spinach production, spinach breeding, disease and pest management, and genomics from the E.U. and the U.S. In addition, there will also be a poster session providing attendees an opportunity to present and discuss research findings.
Further Info: Website and Flier.

Feb 27
8:00am to 3:30pm
 

33rd Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center, Mount Vernon, WA.
Further info: Flier.

Mar 3
10:00 am
 

California Hybrid Carrot Trial Display for Observation and Evaluation, UC Desert Research and Extension Center, Meloland, CA. The trials include 99 baby carrot entries, 65 cello entries, and 40 specialty entries from the USDA Cooperative Breeding Program as well as from seed companies. Attendees are urged to participate in judging this interesting collection. Those who participate at this trial will have their own score sheets returned along with a summary of all judges. The harvest and selection of released inbred lines and early-generation breeding material will begin Monday morning, March 2, and will continue after the hybrid trial. You are welcome to participate in these operations as well as the hybrid trial. The University of California Desert Research and Extension Center (UC-DREC) is off old Highway 80 (Evan Hughes Highway), 8 miles east of El Centro and 3 miles west of Holtville.
Further info: Phone (760) 356-3060; fax (760) 356-3073.

Mar 11
3:00 pm
 

Cleaning and Sanitation: Putting Principles into Practice - A Hands-On Workshop for Sanitation Workers and Food Safety Managers. Attendees will first meet at the Washington Apple Commission offices at 2900 Euclid Avenue, Wenatchee, WA and secondly at Mcdougall & Sons, 13032 State Route 2, Wenatchee, WA 98801. This workshop is designed to provide insight on best practices related to cleaning and sanitation programs to reduce food safety risks at the packinghouse level, with specific emphasis on Listeria monocytogenes. Hands-on demonstrations will provide sanitation leads with information related to implementing effective cleaning and sanitation strategies. Communicating about food safety principles within sanitation crews as well as with food safety managers and upper management will also be addressed.

Registration is $25. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please contact Nicole Brunner, nicole@wstfa.org or 509-665-9641 for more information.

Click HERE to register. Click HERE to view flier.

Mar 12
7:00 am
 

Cleaning and Sanitation: Putting Principles into Practice - A Hands-On Workshop for Sanitation Workers and Food Safety Managers, Cleman's View Sports Park Clubhouse, 8894 US Highway 12 (next to Allan Bros packing warehouse), Naches, WA 98937. This workshop is designed to provide insight on best practices related to cleaning and sanitation programs to reduce food safety risks at the packinghouse level, with specific emphasis on Listeria monocytogenes. Hands-on demonstrations will provide sanitation leads with information related to implementing effective cleaning and sanitation strategies. Communicating about food safety principles within sanitation crews as well as with food safety managers and upper management will also be addressed.

Registration is $25. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please contact Nicole Brunner, nicole@wstfa.org or 509-665-9641 for more information.

Click HERE to register. Click HERE to view flier.

Mar 13  

Cleaning and Sanitation: Putting Principles into Practice - A Hands-On Workshop for Sanitation Workers and Food Safety Managers, Hood River, OR. The time and location have yet to be determined. This workshop is designed to provide insight on best practices related to cleaning and sanitation programs to reduce food safety risks at the packinghouse level, with specific emphasis on Listeria monocytogenes. Hands-on demonstrations will provide sanitation leads with information related to implementing effective cleaning and sanitation strategies. Communicating about food safety principles within sanitation crews as well as with food safety managers and upper management will also be addressed.

Registration is $25. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please contact Nicole Brunner, nicole@wstfa.org or 509-665-9641 for more information.

Click HERE to register. Click HERE to view flier.

Mar 25
Noon to 5pm
 

Pre-Harvest Water Workshop. Location: WSU-NWREC, 16650 Hwy. 536, Mt. Vernon, WA. Objective: Increase understanding of pre-harvest agricultural water risk management. The Pre-Harvest water workshop sessions will offer an overview of the proposed FSMA Produce Rule, with discussion of proposed standards for agricultural water.  Growers are encouraged to bring data related to their agricultural water sources and experiment with spreadsheets to calculate geometric means and statistical threshold values. Location: WSU-NWREC, 16650 Hwy. 536, Mt. Vernon, WA.
To view the agenda, click here.

Mar 26
11 am
 

Brassica diseases field day at the OSU Botany Farm – 34016 NE. Electric Rd., Corvallis, Oregon in the crucifer research plots. An array of crucifer crops were sown last fall (arugula, broccoli, cabbage, canola, collards, forage rape, kale, mustard greens, pak choi, radish, rutabaga, and turnip), offering an opportunity to examine symptoms of black leg, light leaf spot, and other diseases on these crucifer crops.  A fungicide trial was overlaid across the plots where fall and winter applications of protective fungicides were made. Disease management in conventional and organic production will be discussed with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and have discussion on crucifer diseases.
Further Info: Flier | Map to site

Mar 26
Noon to 5pm
 

Pre-Harvest Water Workshop. Location: NWWA FAIR – Rotary Bldg., 1775 Front Street, Lynden, WA. Objective: Increase understanding of pre-harvest agricultural water risk management. The Pre-Harvest water workshop sessions will offer an overview of the proposed FSMA Produce Rule, with discussion of proposed standards for agricultural water.  Growers are encouraged to bring data related to their agricultural water sources and experiment with spreadsheets to calculate geometric means and statistical threshold values.
To view the agenda, click here.

Mar 24-26  

Meeting of the 61st Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 47th Annual California Nematology Workgroup, University of California, Riverside, CA. Meet with colleagues from the western U.S. working on various aspects of soilborne fungal pathogens, nematodes and diseases- from the molecular to the applied. This meeting is very informal and loosely structured, allowing lots of time for discussions and interactions: A field trip on Tues. March 24 to visit the UCR Agricultural Operations Farm, BBQ lunch, and afternoon tour of the UCR Botanical Gardens; A social/dinner on the evening of March 24 at the University of California, Riverside. Research presentations will be on Wed., March 25 and Thurs., March 26. The California Nematology Workgroup will meet on Tues. March 24. The Symposium at the beginning of the meeting will feature keynote talks by emeritus member Dr. R. James Cook and UCR nematologist Dr. Phil Roberts. Also offered are two student scholarships for $500 plus free registration.
Further Info & Registration: http://soilfungus.wsu.edu

Mar 27
8 am to Noon
 

Pre-Harvest Water Workshop. Location: Quincy Community Center, 115 F Street Southwest, Quincy, WA. Objective: Increase understanding of pre-harvest agricultural water risk management. The Pre-Harvest water workshop sessions will offer an overview of the proposed FSMA Produce Rule, with discussion of proposed standards for agricultural water.  Growers are encouraged to bring data related to their agricultural water sources and experiment with spreadsheets to calculate geometric means and statistical threshold values.
To view the agenda, click here.

Mar 27
Noon to 5 pm
 

Post-Harvest Water & Tree Fruit Line Design Session. Location: Quincy Community Center, 115 F Street Southwest, Quincy, WA. Objective: Increase understanding of post-harvest agricultural water and line design food safety issues. The Post-Harvest water workshop will provide an overview of the proposed FSMA preventive control rules with emphasis on verification of post-harvest water management for dump tank and flume systems.  Guest speakers will highlight line design options to strengthen food safety.  A facility tour will be provided.  Research project results will be presented for chlorine use in dump tanks and peroxyacetic acid spray bar systems.
To view the agenda, click here.

Apr 2015    
Apr 16
9:30am-2:30pm
 

USDA Farmers Market & Local Foods Promotion Program Grants Workshop, Central WA University Student Union Building, Ellensburg, WA 98926. WSU is partnering with USDA to provide training to help applicants develop and successfully submit competitive proposals to the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotion Programs. The workshop is FREE but requires registration. Please email Colleen Donovan [colleen.donovan@wsu.edu] to register at least one week before the workshop you would like to attend. Space may be limited.
Further Info: Flier

Apr 21
9:30am-2:30pm
 

USDA Farmers Market & Local Foods Promotion Program Grants Workshop, Urban Grace Church, 902 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402. WSU is partnering with USDA to provide training to help applicants develop and successfully submit competitive proposals to the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotion Programs. The workshop is FREE but requires registration. Please email Colleen Donovan [colleen.donovan@wsu.edu] to register at least one week before the workshop you would like to attend. Space may be limited.
Further Info: Flier

May 14-16  

Enhancing Risk Index-Driven Decision Tools for Managing Insect Transmitted Plant Pathogens Workshop Program, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. Featured speakers and discussions focused on development and deployment of risk index-driven tools for the management of vector-borne diseases, including modelling, epidemiology, risk assessment and user interfaces. Early bird registration will begin mid-December 2014.
Further Info:Website, fliersubmit abstracts for contributed posters.

May 16-20  

Xth International Symposium on Thysanoptera and Tospoviruses, Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA. A unique opportunity to convene leading international scientists, extension specialists, and individuals
in the agricultural industry to share and discuss the latest findings in thrips and tospovirus biology, ecology and management. As with previous meetings, the Xth ISTT program will feature presentations of common interest to both insect and virus research areas during morning sessions and a poster session, more specific discussions, and contributed presentations (concurrent sessions) in the afternoon and evening. Early bird registration for the symposium begins mid-December 2014.
Further Info:Website, fliersubmit abstracts for contributed posters.

May 21-25  

VII International Symposium on Edible Alliaceae, Nigde, Turkey. The symposium will provide an opportunity for scientists, growers and market players from around the world to discuss and share information on genetics and breeding, cultivation, quality control and so forth in Alliums such as bulb onion, garlic, leek and etc. Several innovative ideas and research outcomes to solve problems through discussion and application of appropriate technologies will contribute to effective and sustainable production management; strengthen global food security and environmental protection. Deadline for abstract submission: 23 January 2015. Deadline for for discounted registration fee payment: 30 January 2015.
Further Info: For more information about the symposium, please go to http://www.ishs.org/symposium/410

May 22-26   VIII International Symposium on Light in Horticulture, East Lansing, MI (United States of America), 22-26 May 2016. For more information visit http://www.ishs.org/symposium/453#LightSym2016
Jun 2015    
Jun 8, 6pm-8pm  

Irrigation for Small Farms, Viva Farms 15366 Ovenell Rd. Mount Vernon, 98273. Jacob Slosberg, previous farm manager of the University of British Columbia Farm, will present efficient irrigation options for small acreage farms. He will briefly discuss principles of irrigation and the pros and cons of drip vs overhead, but he will focus on practical skills and equipment required for getting water onto crops. The talk and demonstration will be bilingual, offered in English and Spanish. Free- registration required.
Further Info: Contact Kate Selting, Kate.selting@wsu.edu, 360-399-6052.

Jun 8 - 10  

2015 Pacific Northwest IPM Train the Trainer Workshop, Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, Hermiston, OR. A 2 1/2 day short course designed to train University Extension field faculty, agency professionals, and crop consultants on insects, diseases and weeds identification, management and control. The training will include many hands-on aspects, such as collecting, mounting, and identifying pest issues in your area. Training will also include pest management and creation of an educational display.
If interested contact OSU Extension Service to register:
PH: 541-278-5403 Email: Shevon.hatcher@oregonstate.edu
PH 541-567-8321 Email: Annette.Teraberry@oregonstate.edu
Further Info: Flier

Jun 22 - 26  

5th International Symposium on Cucurbits, Cartagena, Murcia, Spain. This is a unique opportunity to convene leading international scientists, extension specialists, and private companies in the agricultural industry to share and discuss the latest findings in the research field of Cucurbitaceae. Topics dealt with will cover all aspects of the crops included in the Cucurbitaceae family, from genetics and biotechnology to crop management and post-harvest, and each will have a guest speaker of international acclaim. At the moment, confirmed keynote speakers include Nurit Katzir (ARO, Israel), Zhangjun Fei (Cornell University, US), Daniel Leskovar (Texas A&M University, US), Manuel Jamilena (UAL, Spain), Antonio Monforte (IBMCP, Spain), Belén Picó (COMAV-UPC, Spain), José Blanca (COMAV-UPC, Spain), Joaquín Cañizares (COMAV-UPC, Spain), Miguel Aranda (CEBAS-CSIC, Spain), Yiqun Weng (University of Wisconsin, US) and Jordi García-Mas (CRAG, Spain).
For more information, please go to:
http://www.ishs.org/symposium/243#cucurbit2015

Jun 24  

OSU HAREC Potato Field Day, Hermiston, OR.
Contact: Annette Teraberry
PH 541.567.8321 Email: Annette.Teraberry@oregonstate.edu
Further Info: Potato Field Day Agenda (PDF).

Jun 24 - 26  

2015 Pacific Northwest IPM Train the Trainer Workshop, WSU, Colfax, WA. A 3 day short course designed to train University Extension field faculty, agency professionals, and crop consultants on insects, diseases and weeds identification, management and control. The training will include many hands-on aspects, such as collecting, mounting, and identifying pest issues in your area. Training will also include pest management and creation of an educational display.
If interested contact WSU Extension Service to register:
PH: 509-3976290
Contact: Steve Van Vleet Email: svanvleet@wsu.edu
Further Info: Flier

Jun 25
8:30am - 1:00pm
 

WSU Potato Field Day, Othello, WA. In addition to viewing the seed lots, attendees will be able to participate in one of two concurrent sessions. Sessions I and II will allow you to view a sample of this year’s in- field research. Both sessions will offer CCA recertification credits; however, only session II (pest management tour) will offer WA and ID pesticide recertification credits. A hosted-lunch, offered between 12:00 and 1:00 pm, will complete the field day. The agenda, seed lot information, and a map to the research center can be found on our website: www.potatoes.wsu.edu. See Potato Progress, Volume 15, Number 9, dated June 10, 2015 for an introduction to the field day.
Contact: Mark Pavek
PH: 509.335.6861 Email: mjpavek@wsu.edu

Jul 2015    
Jul 7, 11am  

Public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the WSDA Crucifer Quarantine ruling to include eastern Washington (east of the Cascade Mountains, i.e., including central Washington), in Yakima at the WSDA building upstairs conference room.
Further Info: Please visit the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group website home page for details.

Jul 7, 11am  

Public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the WSDA Bean Seed Quarantine ruling, in Yakima at the WSDA building upstairs conference room.
Further Info: Please visit the Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group website home page for details.

Jul 8  

Summer Farm Festival and Annual Field Day, Malheur Experiment Station, 595 Onion Ave., Ontario, OR 97914.
Further Info: Janet Jones - 541-889-2174 or janet.jones@oregonstate.edu 

Jul 9  

WSU Mount Vernon NWREC Field Day, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
Further Info: Contact Kim Bincewski at kim.binczewski@wsu.edu or 360-848-6153 or visit http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/.

Jul 9  

OSU Malheur Experimental Station Summer Farm Festival
For more information visit http://cropinfo.net/events.php or call 541.889.2174
Flier: http://cropinfo.net/pdf/events/2014-FarmFestival-Flyer.pdf

Jul 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm  

WSDA informational meeting: Possible herbicide use regulation changes, WSDA Office, 21 North 1st Avenue, Yakima, WA, 2nd Floor conference room. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is considering making changes to county regulations involving use-restricted herbicides (primarily phenoxy herbicides) in Eastern Washington. The current regulations are out of date. Technology has improved, crops grown in the area have changed and product labels have changed. The meeting is to discuss the issues and the process for change and gather input from individuals and various affected stakeholder groups. An identical meeting is also scheduled for July 23 in Pasco, WA.
Further Info: WSDA Announcement.
Please RSVP to Joel Kangiser, jkangiser@agr.wa.gov or 360-902-2013.

Jul 15 - 18  

National Onion Association Summer Convention, The Grove Hotel, Boise, ID.  Further Info: http://www.onions-usa.org

Jul 19 - 23  

Greensys 2015 - International Symposium on New Technologies and Management for Greenhouses, Evora, Portugal.
Further Info: Website

Jul 21  

Business Meeting for the Working Group, Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates, main cloister of the Espírito Santo College (Colégio do Espírito Santo), University of Évora, Portugal. During this Business Meeting the future of the Working Group will be discussed, particularly the name and the theme. The idea is to revitalize the activities by expanding 'mild winter' to 'temperate and tropical' which have standard definitions as climatic areas.

Further Info: Contact Juan A. Fernández, juan.fernandez@upct.es

Jul 23 6:30pm - 8:30pm  

WSDA informational meeting: Possible herbicide use regulation changes, Columbia Basin College, 2600 N. 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA, L Building/Library, Room L-102. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is considering making changes to county regulations involving use-restricted herbicides (primarily phenoxy herbicides) in Eastern Washington. The current regulations are out of date. Technology has improved, crops grown in the area have changed and product labels have changed. The meeting is to discuss the issues and the process for change and gather input from individuals and various affected stakeholder groups. An identical meeting is also scheduled for July 15 in Yakima, WA.
Further Info: WSDA Announcement.
Please RSVP to Joel Kangiser, jkangiser@agr.wa.gov or 360-902-2013.

Jul 28  

Soil Fumigant Stewardship and Safety Update - Telone and Chloropicrin Products, Big Bend Community College ATEC, Moses Lake, WA. The 2015 program will include a review and update of chloropicrin products along with safety information concerning product transportation, handling, application, and temporary storage. Equipment operation and handler safety will also be discussed. Also a reminder of safety precautions, stewardship practices, and use procedures for Telone will be provided.

Further Info: RSVP by July 23. Ryan Roslak at rjroslak@dow.com, (509) 994-3273
Mike Conway at mconway@tridentag.com.

Jul 29  

Soil Fumigant Stewardship and Safety Update - Telone and Chloropicrin Products, Pasco Red Lion Pasco, WA. The 2015 program will include a review and update of chloropicrin products along with safety information concerning product transportation, handling, application, and temporary storage. Equipment operation and handler safety will also be discussed. Also a reminder of safety precautions, stewardship practices, and use procedures for Telone will be provided.

Further Info: RSVP by July 23. Ryan Roslak at rjroslak@dow.com, (509) 994-3273
Mike Conway at mconway@tridentag.com.

Aug 2015    
Aug 13, 9:00am - 11:30am  

WSU Carrot Field Day, WSU Franklin County Extension Research Farm, 2280 N. Road 80, Pasco, WA 99301. The field day will feature the results to date of the USDA Funded  project entitled "Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture With Added Grower and Consumer Value." Entries from the current trial will be on display as well. A brief discussion on carrot disease and insect control will be included. Following the discussion of carrots, a brief overview of other vegetable research projects at the site will be offered for those interested.
Further Info: Contact: Tim Waters, twaters@wsu.edu, 509 545-3511

Aug 24 - 27  

The XVII International Plant Protection Congress, Berlin, Germany. The program of activities is being developed jointly by the three German organisations (DPG, JKI and IVA) together with the International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS). It is aimed to address many of the key issues faced by farmers, governments and plant protection scientists in meeting the challenge of designing and implementing appropriate and sustainable plant protection measures.
Further Info: http://www.ippc2015.de/

Aug 25  

Onion Variety Day, Malheur Experiment Station, 595 Onion Ave., Ontario, OR 97914.
Further Info: Janet Jones - 541-889-2174 or janet.jones@oregonstate.edu

Aug 27  

WSU Onion Field Day, Grigg & Sons Farm, Road K NW, Quincy, WA 98848. This year’s trial contains 43 onion cultivars and lines from 7 different seed companies to compare and contrast under local growing conditions. The Field Day will begin with a short overview of the crop. Participants will then have an opportunity to examine the entries in the trial. WSU and USDA Onion Researchers will be on hand to discuss their research with those interested. A BBQ luncheon will be held following the field day.
Further Info: Tim Waters, WSU Benton-Franklin Extension, 509-545-3511 or twaters@wsu.edu
Map to event location.

Sep 2015    
Sep 3   Durable Resistance against Phytophthora by cisgenic modification (One day Conference), Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands. A fundamental and applied research project aiming to develop potato cultivars with a durable and a high level of resistance against the main potato disease, late blight or Phytophthora.
Further Info: Full Program. Contact: Mira Teofanovic, secretary (mira.teofanovic@wur.nl), before June 15, 2015 for registration.
Sep 15-17  

37th International Carrot Conference, Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Centre, Alliston, Ontario, Canada. Purpose: To bring together everyone interested in carrots: growers, packers, shippers, seed producers, breeders, pathologists, marketers, equipment manufacturers, university and government researchers, extension specialists, students and others interested in carrots. A welcome reception is planned for the evening of Monday, September 14th. Registration packages will be available during the reception. A field tour will occur on September 17. Instructions for Abstracts for Oral Presentations or Posters are found HERE.
Further Info: For complete conference information, visit the conference website. You may register on-line.
For questions regarding registration please contact University of Guelph Conference Services at eventreg@uoguelph.ca or at 519-824-4120 ext. 53350

Sep 17   Vegetable Variety Field Day at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR (Map).

Variety trials have returned to the North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) and this year we have tomato plantings with Bejo Seeds and Johnny’s Selected Seeds and basil, parsley and leeks with Vitalis Organic Seeds.   The Culinary Breeding Network featured crops are, Shiso, Spigarello and low-heat peppers.    Nick Andrews will give an update on the Croptime project and representatives from Bejo Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Vitalis will lead field tours of their varieties.   The day will end with a tasting table from the Culinary Breeding Network.  

For more information on varieties and seed sources please follow this link:  NWREC Vegetable Variety Field Day.   RSVP’s to heidi.noordijk@oregonstate.edu are encouraged but not necessary. 
Further Info: Download the Flyer
Sep 22 - 23   IR-4 Global Food Use Workshop, Chicago, IL.
Further Info: http://www.ir4.rutgers.edu/FoodUse/FUWorkshop/index.html
Sep 24   IR-4 Global BioPesticide Workshop, Chicago, IL.
Further Info: http://www.ir4.rutgers.edu/FoodUse/FUWorkshop/index.html
Oct 2015
Oct 15, 1pm -  3pm  

Bejo Seeds Fall Vegetable Variety Showcase, Thistledown Farm, Junction City, Oregon. A great opportunity to view new and existing Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Leeks, Cabbage (all types, all maturities, red, green, processing, storage), Kohlrabi, Chinese cabbage, Kale and Beets. After an excellent trial this season, most items should be in their prime maturity by mid-October, including over a dozen “new varieties” that are performing well and could be a great addition to your program.
RSVP: J.Christopherson@bejoseeds.com

Nov 2015    
Nov 12 - 13  

International Conference on Fusarium wilt of lettuce, Yuma, Arizona. The Yuma Center for Excellence in Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) and the University of Arizona will be hosting an international symposium, field day, and workshop on the management of Fusarium wilt of lettuce, an emerging disease that is impacting lettuce production worldwide. The meeting has a lineup of international speakers representing those who have worked on the disease over the last 10 years. The conference is targeted to those in industry and academia who are actively engaged in management of this disease or developing improved/novel management strategies. We are also looking forward to participation by those engaged in wilt management in other cropping system. Indeed, those who work on Fusarium wilt on other crops may have novel insights into alternative management strategies that may be successfully applied to lettuce production.
Further Info: 1) Flyer promoting the conference; 2) Agenda for the two days.

Nov 15 - 18  

Entomology 2015, Synergy in Science: Partnering for Solutions, Minneapolis, MN. The Entomological Society of America will co-locate their Annual Meeting with the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America in Minneapolis in November. This important event offers valuable opportunities to gain exposure for research, learn what's new and exciting, and make valuable one-on-one connections with the top scientist from all four societies.
Further Info: http://entsoc.org/entomology2015

Dec 2015    
Dec 2  

eOrganic Webinar: Biological Control of Cole Crop Pests on the California Central Coast by Diego Nieto of the University of California, Santa Cruz, 11am Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. The webinar will describe the role of predators and/or parasitoids in managing cabbage aphids, diamondback moth and cabbage root fly in organic brassica crops.
Further Info: View website.
Register here.

Dec 2 - 4  

42nd Annual Hermiston Farm Fair - Seminars & Tradeshow, Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR 97838. The Farm Fair is an agricultural forum co-sponsored by OSU Extension Service, the Agriculture Committee and the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce.Agriculture-related businesses will be displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Conference Center. Seminars will be offered all three days.
Further Info: See the website.
View the Agenda.
View the Vendor Map.

Dec 4  

Perfect Blend Biotic Conference, Red Lion Hotel, 802 George Washington Way, Richland, Washington 99352.
Topics to be covered:
    The Truth About Climate Change for Agriculture;
    Managing Nutrition to Control Plant Diseases;
    Soil Microbe - Plant - Pesticide Interactions;
    USDA - ARS Research Updates on Building Healthy Soils.
Further Info: Registration 7:00am - 7:45am. Continental breakfast provided 7:45am - 8:00am. Two Morning Sessions: 8:00am -12:00pm. Lunch provided. Two afternoon sessions: 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
View the flyer.

Dec 7  

Fourth National Vegetable Grafting Symposium, Grand Rapids, MI, hosted by a university-USDA-industry vegetable grafting research team (http://www.vegetablegrafting.org/). The team will also offer a day-long Grafting Clinic on December 8 and 9 at the same location.

Register HERE.

View event flyer.

Dec 9  

eOrganic Webinar: An Integrated Approach to Managing Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle (YMLB) in Crucifer Crops, 11am Pacific Time. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. A previous eOrganic webinar on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle described the biology and basic management approaches for this pest. This webinar will provide advanced IPM information related to trap crops, attractants, and biorational insecticides. We will conclude with a detailed discussion of organic integrated pest management strategies suitable for multiple pest problems in organic and conventional crucifer production systems.
Further Info: View website.
Register here.

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2014 Calendar of Vegetable Events

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2013 Events

Date/Time
  Event/Location and Contact Information
Jan 14–16  

Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Meeting, Clackamas County Event Center, Canby OR. January 14th: Organic Crops Section, January 15th: Vegetable Section, January 16th: Berry Section.
Further Info: Details, Program and Registration.

Jan 21
8:30am–3:15pm
 

2014 Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Association Annual Meeting and 2014 Columbia Basin Seed Field Representatives Meeting, Moses Lake Event Center, Moses Lake, WA. There is no pre-registration process for this meeting, and no fee to attend. All seed company field representatives are encouraged to attend the meeting immediately following the CBVSA Annual Meeting. We will discuss the vegetable seed field isolation program and other important topics. Further Info: Details and Agenda.

Jan 30–
Feb 1
 

7th Organic Seed Growers Conference: Innovation in the Field, Corvallis, OR. Hear from more than 70 experts on topics ranging from organic plant breeding, seed production, and business development, to enhancing policies that support the expansion and integrity of the organic seed sector. Further Info: Session Descriptions and Registration.

Feb 4
12pm–1pm
(Eastern)
 

Irrigation Pathogens & Water Quality: How do we determine whether irrigation water is clean or contaminated? Webinar. This webinar will suggest ways that growers, clinicians, and crop consultants can sample and then test water for the plant pathogens of interest. Emphasis will be placed on Phytophothora and Pythium, the main targets of this research project, but other plant pathogens will also be mentioned. Further Info: Details.

Feb 10
9am–3pm
 

California Garlic and Onion Symposium 2014, Agriculture Building Auditorium, UC Cooperative Extension, Tulare County – 4437 S. Laspina Street, Tulare, CA. organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and the California Garlic and Onion Research Advisory Board (CAGORAB).
Contacts: Michelle Le Strange, UCCE: (559) 684-3320 or Bob Ehn, CAGORAB: (559)
Further Info: Details

Feb 13
7:45am–5pm
 

Soil Quality Network 2014, Washington State University NWREC, Mount Vernon, WA. Field assessment of soil quality, cover crops, compost and plant disease. Register early as seating will be limited.
Further Info: Flyer, and Agenda and Registration

Feb 17–19
 

18th National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, Omaha, Nebraska. Join the conversation at one of more than 200 forums hosted nationwide. On Feb. 18, the first day of the meeting, presentations from the forum will be broadcast to over 200 local meeting sites across the country where people can come listen, learn, and share their experiences and questions on cover crops for their locale. In Washington State, there will be local meetings in Bellingham, Waterville, Walla Walla, and Spokane. View details on Western SARE forum locations.
Further Info: Forum Details and Conference Details

Feb 20
9:30am–11am
 

USDA and WSDA Specialty Crop Education and Listening Session, WSU Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon, WA. As Federal farm policy continues to rely more on crop insurance, it is imperative to make sure our state’s specialty crop industry’s safety net needs are considered. USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and the Washington State Department of Agriculture have joined together to reach out to specialty crop farmers in order to assess these needs and improve crop insurance and related programs for specialty crop farmers. Join the Directors of these agencies and their outreach staff for: A short educational session on climate impacts on farming and recent natural disasters by Chad Kruger, WSU Director for CSANR; Available crop insurance by State and Regional Directors; A listening session for you to tell us about what works and doesn’t with crop insurance and the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Registration required.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Feb 22
7:30am–5:30pm
 

2014 Oregon Small Farms Conference, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. This daylong event is geared toward farmers, agriculture professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets. Twenty-four sessions will be offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers. This year there will be a session track in Spanish. Speakers will include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Feb 24
9:30am–11am
 

USDA and WSDA Specialty Crop Education and Listening Session, Port of Chelan Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, Wenatchee, WA. As Federal farm policy continues to rely more on crop insurance, it is imperative to make sure our state’s specialty crop industry’s safety net needs are considered. USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Risk Management Agency and the Washington State Department of Agriculture have joined together to reach out to specialty crop farmers in order to assess these needs and improve crop insurance and related programs for specialty crop farmers. Join the Directors of these agencies and their outreach staff for: A short educational session on climate impacts on farming and recent natural disasters by Chad Kruger, WSU Director for CSANR; Available crop insurance by State and Regional Directors; A listening session for you to tell us about what works and doesn’t with crop insurance and the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Registration required.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Feb 25
10:am
 

California Hybrid Carrot Trial, University of California Desert Research and Extension Center– Meloland (UC-DREC). The hybrid carrot trial will be on display for your observation and evaluation. The UC-DREC is off old Highway 80 (Evan Hughes Highway), 8 miles east of El Centro and 3 miles west of Holtville; phone (760) 356-3060, fax (760) 356-3073. The trials include 99 baby carrot entries, 72 cello entries, and 40 specialty entries from the USDA Cooperative Breeding Program as well as from seed companies. You are urged to participate in judging this interesting collection. Those who participate at this trial will have their own score sheets returned along with a summary of all judges.

The harvest and selection of released inbred lines and early-generation breeding material will begin Monday morning, February 24, and will continue after the hybrid trial. You are welcome to participate in these operations as well as the hybrid trial.

Feb 27
 

Grafting Vegetables: Hands-on Workshop, WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon, WA. Learn how to use the splice-graft technique to graft tomato, eggplant and watermelon successfully. Participants will use common rootstocks for each grop and will graft 6 plants of each crop which they can take home ($48 value). Two sessions to choose from, 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. All materials will be provided. Cost: 50 per person ($55 after February 15, 2014)
Further Info: Details and Registration

Feb 28
8am–4pm
 

32nd Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center, 16650 SR 536, Mount Vernon, WA. The workshop starts at 8 a.m. with breakfast.
Contact: Don McMoran at 360-428-4270, ext 225 or donaldm@co.skagit.wa.us
Further Info: Details

Mar 4
11am Pacific Time
 

Using Contans (Coniothyrium minitans) for White Mold Management on Organic Farms Webinar, by Dr. Alex Stone at Oregon State University. Alex Stone will explain what white mold is, and how to diagnose it on the farm. She will discuss the life cycles of the biocontrol agent, Contans (Coniothyruium minitans), and the white mold pathogen (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum). Farmers will learn how to incorporate Contans into an integrated white mold management program. Open for anyone to attend. Registration required.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Mar 11–13
 

Meeting of the 60th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference) and the 46th Annual California Nematology Workgroup, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA. Come and meet with colleagues from the western U.S. working on various aspects of soilborne fungal pathogens, nematodes and diseases – from the molecular to the applied. This meeting is very informal and loosely structured, allowing lots of time for discussions and interactions. We will have a field trip on Tues. March 11 visit the new California Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park (including the 4-story rainforest and garden), John Muir State Park, and Mt. Tamalpais to view Sudden Oak Death. Lunch will be included. We will have a social/dinner on the evening of March 11 at the Dominican University, at EdgeHill Mansion. Research presentations will be on Weds, March 12 and Thurs., March 13. The California Nematology Workgroup and NORSDUC Steering Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled to meet on Thurs. afternoon. The Symposium at the beginning of the meeting will feature the history of the Conference over the last 60 years, with talks by emeritus members.

We are also offering two student scholarships for $500 plus free registration. Details are on the website.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Mar 14
10am–2:30pm
 

Efficiency in Drip Irrigation: Principles and Practices, Lynden, WA. This half-day workshop will cover all aspects of an irrigation system including: system design, system components, irrigation efficiency in small fruit production, and irrigation system operation and maintenance.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Jun 8–11
 

ISHS 13th International Symposium on the Processing Tomato and 11th World Processing Tomato Congress, Sirmione, Italy. This Symposium is the world’s premier event for the processing tomato production chain. This unique forum brings together academics, researchers, students with growers, processors and industry suppliers from around the world to share the latest knowledge and advances in this globally important industry. It is jointly organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Mediterranean International Association of the Processing Tomato (AMITOM) and the World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC).

Abstract submissions for the symposium can now be made via the Congress & Symposium website where you will find all the guidelines and information about the timetable, hotels and travel grants available. The call for papers has been extended unit the 31st of December, 2013.
Contacts: The Conveners, Adriano Battilani (CER, Bologna, Italy – battilani@consorziocer.it) and Montaña Cámara (UCM, Madrid, Spain – mcamara@farm.ucm.es) the Symposium Secretary, Sophie Colvine (WPTC, Avignon, France – wptc2014@tomate.org)
Further Info: 13th International Symposium on the Processing Tomato Details and 11th World Processing Tomato Congress Details

Jun 18  

There is an emergency brassica black leg and leaf spot meeting in Albany, OR on Wednesday, 18th June, at 1:30 pm. Details of the meeting can be found on THIS FLIER. Oregon Dept. of Agriculture members will be present to discuss pending ODA regulations on requiring all brassica seed be tested and/or treated for black leg prior to being planted in the Willamette Valley.

Plant Disease Alert Meeting: Black Leg & Leaf Spots in Brassica, Mustard & Radish Crops

June 18th – starting at 1:30 PM, Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte RD, Albany

Program followed by Q&A session on recent plant disease epidemics in Brassicaceae

  • important for growers of Brassica, Raphanus, Sinapis seed and vegetable crops
  • important for producers who use brassicas as forage and cover crops

Program speakers:

Lindsey du Toit – Vegetable Seed Pathologist, Washington State University
Carol Mallory-Smith – Professor of Weed Science, Oregon State University
Cindy Ocamb – Plant Pathologist, Oregon State University Extension
Meryna Serdani – Plant Pathologist, Oregon State University Plant Clinic
Nancy Osterbauer (or other rep) – Oregon Department of Agriculture

Jun 18
 

FIELD TOUR: Using Reflex Herbicide in Cucurbits

  • Butternut squash site
  • Woodburn silt loam
  • Reflex use patterns in cucurbits
  • Weed control spectrum
  • Soil types, rainfall and Reflex rates
  • Appropriate tankmixes

Hosts: Ed Peachey, OSU Extension; Thomas Barnett, Producer

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3-4 PM
11872 Arndt Rd NE Aurora, OR 97002
¼ mile W of Arndt Rd and Bents Rd 45.259239, -122.821063

OREGON VEGETABLES - Horticulture Department
HTTP://HORTICULTURE.OREGONSTATE.EDU/GROUP/OREGON-VEGETABLES

Jun 20  

Vegetable Seed Field Day at WSU Mount Vernon,
8 am to noon.  The tour will include visits to entomology, plant pathology, and weed science plots as well as discussion of preliminary results from our 2014 vegetable seed crop experiments.
Further Info: WSU Vegetable Seed Field Day

Jun 22–25
 

Second International Hemipteran-Plant Interactions Symposium to be held at the University of California, Riverside, June 22-25, 2014.
The symposium is organized into five sections:

  1. Phloem and Xylem Physiology and Vascular Sap-Feeding Hemipterans
  2. Interactions Between Plants and Non-Vascular-Feeding Hemipterans
  3. Transmission of Plant Pathogens by Hemipteran Vectors
  4. Molecular Biology of Hemipteran-Plant Interactions
  5. Interactions Among Hemipterans, Their Symbionts and Host Plants

Each section will be highlighted by internationally renowned plenary speakers. The 14 plenary speakers are listed on the website.

Deadline for abstract submission has been extended to April 30, 2014. Further Info: Details and Registration

Jun 24  

University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tour, 8:30 - Noon plus lunch, Aberdeen, ID
Potato-related topics:
Common lambsquarters control in potato with tank mixtures
Linuron tank mixtures in potatoes
Glyphosate carryover in Shepody potatoes
Teton Russet tolerance to rimsulfuron
Weed management in PCN trap crop- litchi tomato
Plus:
Update on diseases and their management in cereals and potatoes
Update on insect management in cereals and potatoes
Update on weed management in sugar beets and cereals
For more information contact Pam Hutchinson (phutch@uidaho.edu)

Jun 25  

University of Idaho Snake River Pest Management Research Tour, 8:30 - Noon plus lunch, Kimberly, ID
Potato-related topics:
Update on weed management in potato
Aphid/PLRV response to potato varieties
Hairy nightshade and green peach aphid/PVY interaction in potato
Potato varieties, plant growth regulators, and silver scurf management
Export use of CIPC
Variety response to early storage management
Update on zebra chip program
Plus:
Turf -- field bindweed management in bluegrass turf with herbicides and fertilizer
Sugar beets – various insect, disease, and weed management research projects; various herbicide research projects
Cereals -- wireworm biology and ecology in small grains and other crops; various weed and herbicide research projects
Dry beans -- row spacing, plant growth habit and herbicides for season-long weed control;
various weed and herbicide research projects
Alfalfa -- Alfalfa tolerance to Sharpen herbicide
For more information contact Don Morishita (don@uidaho.edu)

Jun 25  

OSU Potato Field Day - Wednesday June 25, 2014, 7:30am - Noon (Lunch provided at Noon), Hermiston Agricultural Research & Extension Center, 2121 South 1st Street, Hermiston, Oregon.
Further Info: Details in the June 12 issue of Potato Progress

Jun 26   WSU Potato Field Day – Thursday June 26, 2014, 8:30am - 1:00pm.
Located at WSU Othello Research Unit – 1471 W Cox Rd, Othello
(6 miles East of Hwy. 26/17 Junction, On Booker Rd, ¼ Mile South of Hwy. 26).
Further Info: Details in the June 9 issue of Potato Progress
Jul 1
  Webinar Presentation - Irrigation Pathogens & Water Quality Series.
Title: Locating a New Production Facility for Crop Health and Sustainability

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 9:00am to 10:00am (Pacific Time).
Plant pathogens in irrigation water present significant crop health risk and this risk may be mitigated by water treatments using chlorine, chlorine dioxide, or other disinfectants, and by best substrate and irrigation management practices as presented in the last four webinars. These previous webinars stressed one common and fundamental principle in crop health management and that is to prevent plant pathogens from entering water recycling systems and production systems. This presentation will discuss how growers may apply the same principle to manage and promote their crop health even before crops are planted.
All previous webinars are posted at http://www.irrigation-pathogens.ppws.vt.edu/webinar/index.php.
Check out the project website at www.irrigation-pathogens.info for ongoing research and education activities. For more information about the webinar, or questions, contact Chuan Hong at chhong2@vt.edu
Download webinar flyer.

Jul 9
 

2014 USDA-ARS Paterson Field Research Tour on July 9, 2014. The site is sponsored by AgriNorthwest and is located 5 miles east of Paterson, WA off of Highway 14. The tour will feature current research projects on potatoes (nutrient management, psyllid management, weed control, disease control, phosphorus fertilizers from anearobic digester systems, and vine kill treatments for baby potatoes), dry bean germplasm improvement, switchgrass production for biofuel, and agrononmic assessment of a green pea/canola rotation. Two Washington State pesticide applicator recertification credits can be granted to attendees of this field research tour.
REGISTRATION at door 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts
TOUR will start at 9:00 a.m.
LUNCH will be served at noon.

Jul 10   WSU Mount Vernon Field Day and Tour, starting at 3:30 pm. Join us to tour our research fields and learn about current agricultural research at WSU Mount Vernon and to catch up with others in the Agricultural Community. Further details: Contact kim.binczewski@wsu.edu or 360-848-6153
Further Info: Field Day Flyer (PDF)
WSU Mount Vernon Field Day features tour, talks, research updates and BBQ (Press Release, PDF)
Jul 21  

Processed Vegetable Research Field Tour, Monday, July 21, 2014, Oregon State University Vegetable Crops Research Farm
34346 Electric Road, Corvallis, OR 97333
(North of HWY 34 and Trysting Tree Golf Course)

Field tour 4:00 to 6:00pm, Dinner 6:00 to 7:00 pm (RSVP Please)
RSVP for dinner by Wednesday, July 16, By text to 541-740-6712: your name and ‘yes for dinner on July 21,’ by email: leeann.julson@oregonstate.edu

Plant breeding
· Advanced OSU snap bean lines
· Broccoli breeding
Pest Management
· Managing club root in brassica crops
· Cucurbit wilts and storage rots
· Black leg and other diseases in Brassica crops
· Weed management in beets, snap beans, and edamame
· Using Reflex herbicide in squash
Fertility Management
· Slow release nitrogen fertilizer use in sweet corn
· Root rot effects on P uptake in snap beans
· Ammonia volatilization from urea in WV sweet corn

Jul 22–23
 

Seed Treatments: part of Crops and Chemicals USA, Raleigh Marriott City Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Jul 27–31   98th annual meeting of The Potato Association of America, Davenport Hotel, Spokane, WA.
Further Info: Details and Registration
Aug 4  

WSU Puyallup Organic Agriculture Research Field Day
10:00 AM -12:00 PM, 2606 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371, WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. WSU researchers and cooperating farmers are evaluating cover crops and equipment for use in organic reduced tillage production. Come tour research plots and discuss the evolution of this production system. We are also comparing drip irrigation and water chlorination for reducing microbial contamination of produce from irrigation water. Light refreshments will be provided, but feel free to bring along a brown bag lunch. No advance registration necessary. For more information contact Doug Collins, dpcollins@wsu.edu or 253.445.4658.
Further Info: Event Flyer

Aug 5  

Webinar Presentation: Building Pathogen Mitigation Features into Water Recycling Systems, 9:00am to 10:00am (Pacific Time). This webinar will present 15-year research data by a national consortium in collaboration with many forward-thinking farmers, and demonstrate how to build a new water recycling system or modify an existing system to allow runoff capture and reuse for irrigation without recycling and spreading destructive plant pathogens. The economics and other benefits of building such a new system or modifying an existing system for the same purposes will also be discussed. Presenter: Dr. Chuan Hong, Professor of Plant Pathology, Virginia Tech. To participate in this webinar, please go HERE and dial 1-888-619-1583 then enter pass code: 491981
Further Info: Download webinar flier.

Aug 13 - 14  

Soil Workshop for Small Vegetable Farms, 9:30am to 3:30pm, North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, Oregon 97002. OSU Extension’s Small Farms Program is offering a 2-day hands soil workshop for small scale vegetable farmers. This is for new and experienced farmers who wish to learn more about soil management. The first day includes soil types and soil structures, and the second day covers topics in nutrient management.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Aug 15  

2014 WSU Extension Carrot/Vegetable Field Day With a Tour of Research Projects Being Conducted, 9am - Noon, WSU Research Farm, 2280 N. Rd. 80 - Pasco, WA 99301. The field day is primarily focused on carrots. The field day will begin with a brief presentation on a national scope project aimed at evaluating the differences in cultivar performance in organic and conventional carrot fields.

Additionally, a plot tour will be conducted at 10:30 to view other research being conducted by WSU Extension at the Research Farm on Road 80. Research plots that can be viewed on the tours include: spider mite control of sweet corn, fungicide seed treatments on sweet corn, plant population studies on sweet corn, insect control on potatoes, and onion thrips control on onions.

Researchers present to discuss their research will include: Dr. Phil Simon, USDA ARS Carrot Breeder; Dr. Lindsey DuToit, WSU Plant Pathologist; Dr. Carrie Wohleb, WSU Regional Vegetable Specialist; and Dr. Tim Waters, WSU Regional Vegetable Specialist.

For more information contact:
Tim Waters, WSU Benton-Franklin Extension, 509-545-3511 or
Carrie Wohleb, WSU Grant-Adams Extension, (509) 754-2001 ext. 413

Download the Event Flier.

Aug 28  

2014 WSU Extension Onion Field Day, 9am - 1pm, Carr Farms, Pasco, WA. 30th Anniversary of the Onion Cultivar Demonstrations with special guest Gary Pelter, Retired WSU Extension. He will say a few words about the onion industry when the cultivar evaluations were started and reflect on how things have changed over the past 30 years. Then, there will be a short overview of this year's onion cultivar trial, and WSU onion researchers will discuss current projects. Participants will have an opportunity to examine the 54 onion cultivars and lines from 8 different seed companies. A BBQ Luncheon will be served at noon in the onion shed nearby. For more information contact: Tim Waters, WSU Benton-Franklin Extension, 509-545-3511  or Carrie Wohleb, WSU Grant-Adams Extension, (509) 754-2001.

Sep 2  

Webinar: Recycled Water Quality Dynamics and Implications for Crop Health and Production, Time: 10:am to 11:00am, Pacific Time. Presenter: Dr. Chuan Hong, Professor of Plant Pathology, Virginia Tech. Agricultural runoff capture and reuse is essential to ensure an adequate supply of water for irrigation while preventing pollution. This webinar will switch gears from waterborne pathogen mitigation and focus on containment pond water quality, another emerging issue of critical importance to water reuse. To partcipate in this webinar, please go to THIS WEBSITE and dial 1-888-619-1583 then enter pass code: 491981

Download the Webinar Flier.

Sep 9  

Crucifer Disease Meeting, 3:00 PM, Linn County Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road, Albany, Oregon. Update on Black Leg & Leaf Spots in Crucifer Crops, Management strategies to prevent leaf spot epidemics this autumn, ODA Temporary rule: Black leg disease prevention in the Willamette Valley, Emergency fungicide registrations.

Program speakers:
Carol Mallory-Smith: Professor of Weed Science, Oregon State University
Cindy Ocamb: Plant Pathologist, Oregon State University Extension
Nancy Osterbauer (or other rep): Oregon Dept. of Agriculture – Plant Health Program
Rose Kachadoorian/David Priebe: Oregon Dept. of Agriculture – Pesticides Program

Sep 11  

Crucifer Disease Meeting, 3:00 PM, N Willamette Res & Ext Center, 15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, Oregon. Update on Black Leg & Leaf Spots in Crucifer Crops, Management strategies to prevent leaf spot epidemics this autumn, ODA Temporary rule: Black leg disease prevention in the Willamette Valley, Emergency fungicide registrations.

Program speakers:
Carol Mallory-Smith: Professor of Weed Science, Oregon State University
Cindy Ocamb: Plant Pathologist, Oregon State University Extension
Nancy Osterbauer (or other rep): Oregon Dept. of Agriculture – Plant Health Program
Rose Kachadoorian/David Priebe: Oregon Dept. of Agriculture – Pesticides Program

Sep 16–18  

Program Management for Plant Breeders, Bowley Plant Sciences building, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. This short course was offered for the first time last year and was extremely well-received by the plant breeding community. U.S. and international participants that represented over 30 breeding organizations attended the class that reached maximum enrollment. Attendees and their employers provided flattering feedback and testimonials. The course objective is to enhance the management skills of professional scientists who are leading and directing plant breeding and laboratory programs in modern agricultural research and development programs in agribusiness companies and in the public sector.
For questions registration, or additional information, please contact Sally Mohr at sjmohr@ucdavis.edu or at 530-752-5775, or visit the PMPB website.

Sep 17–19
 

The International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae, Angers, France. Growers, industry and researchers will share experience and results in the areas of production practices, genetics and breeding, biology and plant protection, food technology and product quality of carrot and other Apiaceae species. A simultaneous French/English and English/French translation will be fixed for the plenary and technical sessions. Call for communication January 6th 2014. Registration to open January 13th 2014
Further Info: Details and Registration

Oct 14  

Using Cover Crop Mixtures Webinar at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). Join eOrganic for the first webinar of the fall 2014 season! In Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm, a team of researchers at Penn State University will discuss the use of cover crop “cocktails” or mixtures to achieve weed suppression, nitrogen scavenging, nitrogen provisioning, and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators. Results from a study of winter cover crops in a grain and forage research project at the Penn State Rock Springs Research Farm and from several Pennsylvania farms will be shown. They will also review issues of cover crop timing, termination, and general management to aid in farmer insight and adoption of cover crop mixes. The presentation will last an hour, followed by 30 minutes for questions. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speakers. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Further Info: Register now.

Nov 7–9  

Tilth Producers 40th Annual Conference, Vancouver, WA. Raj Patel Keynote Speaker, Academic and food Activist, Friday Symposia and Information Fair: Growing and Nutrition, Holistic Management for Speciality Crop Producers. Meet the experts at the Technical Assistance Fair.
Mary Berry, Capnote Speaker, Daughter of Wendell Berry
Early Bird Registration ends Sept. 1.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Nov 9-12  

2014 SCRI Zebra Chip Annual Reporting Session, Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, 1441 NE 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR. Join researchers, growers and industry representatives from around the world who will gather to exchange scientific information along with presenting their latest research. This is the opportunity to network with colleagues and enhance your knowledge and skills.
Further Info: Registration, Hotel Reservations, More information: 806-354-5800pagarrett@ag.tamu.edu

Nov 11  

2014 AG Lime Conference, Best Western University Inn, Moscow, ID. Why do we lime soils? Learn about the basics in your region and the newest technology why liming is important for crop production.
This free conference is packed with information about agricultural lime for your region. Listen to experts from Extension, Industry, and from Europe.
For growers, the farming industry, agricultural students, and for all interested in soil fertility.
Further Info: Flier (PDF) , Registration

Nov 12 - 13  

Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Annual Convention & Trade Show, Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA.
Further info, details on registration, accommodation, the trade show, sponsors, etc. at the event website, http://www.pnva.org/

Nov 13  

2014 AG Lime Conference, Linn County Fairgrounds, 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR. Why do we lime soils? Learn about the basics in your region and the newest technology why liming is important for crop production.
This free conference is packed with information about agricultural lime for your region. Listen to experts from Extension, Industry, and from Europe.
For growers, the farming industry, agricultural students, and for all interested in soil fertility.

Further Info: Flier (PDF) , Registration
Nov 14  

Seminar: Carrot psyllid and Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum – Do they pose a threat to Finnish potato production? The seminar will take place at 11:00 am in the USDA ARS Yakima Agricultural Research Laboratory's large conference room. Dr. Anne Nissinen, Research Entomologist, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, and Dr. Joseph Munyaneza’s collaborator on psyllids in carrots in Finland, will be visiting the lab and presenting on her research.
Further Info: Contact Joe Munyaneza at munyaneza@yarl.ars.usda.gov.

Nov 17  

Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Rules Overview, Howard Johnson Hotel, 9 N 9th St., Yakima, WA. The program will begin at 8:00am through 5:00pm.  Boxed lunch is provided. Supplemental Versions of the Proposed Produce & Preventive Control for Human Food Rules have been released and comments are due to FDA by December 15. Attend the workshop to hear more about the changes to the proposed rules. Registration is $20 and the registration deadlines are four days prior to the start of each course.  Seating is limited and registration is required.  Check-in starts at 7:30am. 
Further Info: Flier, Agenda, Contact Cathy Blood, blood@wsu.edu or 509-335-2845. For agenda, online registration, or more information please visit this website: http://foodsafety.wsu.edu/fsma/

Nov 20  

Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Rules Overview, North Willamette Research & Extension Center/OSU, 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, OR. The program will begin at 8:15am through 5:15pm.  Boxed lunch is provided. Supplemental Versions of the Proposed Produce & Preventive Control for Human Food Rules have been released and comments are due to FDA by December 15. Attend the workshop to hear more about the changes to the proposed rules. Registration is $20 and the registration deadlines are four days prior to the start of each course.  Seating is limited and registration is required.  Check-in starts at 7:45am. 
Further Info: Flier, Contact Cathy Blood, blood@wsu.edu or 509-335-2845. For agenda, online registration, or more information please visit this website: http://foodsafety.wsu.edu/fsma/

Nov 20  

The 11th Annual Focus on Farming Conference "Back to the Farm," Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA. Robust lineup of industry workshops; This year’s Focus on Farming industry workshop lineup has something for everyone, from government contracting to mobile USDA livestock processing units to native plants and water quality. Attendees at the 11th annual conference on November 20th can attend educational workshops in one of six industry tracks:

•            The business of farming/marketing

•            Hot topics (including local grain and medicinal herbs)

•            Livestock production

•            Nursery/greenhouse

•            Regionalizing our food

•            Sustainable Agriculture Education

Industry experts from across the nation will discuss topics like the 2014 farm bill, growing Asian medicinal herbs in the Northwest, USDA grass-fed certification, new invasive pests and diseases, challenges and opportunities for strengthening the state food systems, and intercropping methods for resilient production.
Find a full list of workshops, including course presenters and detailed course descriptions, online at http://bit.ly/FOFworkshops.

Dec 3-5  

41st Annual Hermiston Farm Fair - Seminars & Tradeshow, Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR 97838.  Local agriculture related businesses will be displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Conference Center. Agriculture related seminars will be offered all three days.

New this year will be a High Residue Farming workshop. This workshop will cover the benefits and challenges of high residue farming, residue management, direct seeding, strip-tillage and the components of a high residue farming system. Speaker Andy McGuire is the Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist with WSU Extension in the Columbia Basin of Washington. The cost is $15. Class size is limited to only 20 participants. Pre-registration is required http://irrigatedag.wsu.edu/hrfworkshops/.

All sessions are free to attendees except for the Pesticide Core credit sessions ($10 per session) and the High Residue Farming workshop ($15). No pre-registration is required except for the High Residue Farming workshop. Oregon, Washington and Idaho pesticide recertification credits will be available, in addition to CCA credits. A complete Farm Fair agenda with pesticide credit hours will be available by mid to late November. An overview at a glance agenda is available.

Further Info: Website and Flier with agenda.

Dec 3-5  

2014 National Allium Research Conference, in conjunction with the National Onion Association annual meeting at Scottsdale, Arizona, followed by the W2008 Regional Research and Extension Committee meeting on December 6.
Further Info: Website

Dec 10
 

WSU Building Soils for Better Crops Conference
Dec 10, 8:00 am, ATEC - Big Bend Community College

Details will be available later in 2014.

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2013 Calendar of Vegetable Events

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2014 Events

Date/Time
  Event/Location and Contact Information
Jan 15–17  

58th Annual North Willamette Horticulture Society Meeting, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, Oregon. The Organic Crops Section will be on January 15, the Vegetable Section will be on January 16 and the Berry Section will be on January 17. The conference includes a trade show with exhibitors from the local horticulture industry. The meeting features some of the latest information on organic and conventional fresh vegetable and berry production relevant to the Willamette Valley. ODA and WSDA pesticide credits will be available each day. General registration includes breakfast (starting at 7 a.m.) and lunch. If you cannot register online or are interested in being an exhibitor or program sponsor, contact Jan Egli at (503) 678-1264 x110.
Further Info: Program Agendas and Registration

Jan 15
8:30–3 pm
 

Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Association Annual Meeting, Moses Lake Event Center, Moses Lake, Washington. The 2013 Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Field Representatives Meeting immediately follows the CBVSA Annual Meeting.
Further Info: Agenda

Jan 25
WWAA:
9 am–noon
PSSGA:
1–4 pm
 

Western Washington Agricultural Association & Puget Sound Seed Growers Association Annual Meetings & Luncheon, WSU Mount Vernon Northwest Research Center, Mount Vernon, WA. Lunch will be at noon. Please RSVP so we can plan for lunch accordingly.
Further Info: Call: 360-424-7327.

Jan 26–29  

American Seed Trade Association’s 52nd Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference, at the Fairmont Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Feb 7–9  

Organicology Conference, Portland, OR. Organicology is an interactive educational format created by four organic trade organizations designed to meet the diverse needs of our rapidly expanding trade. Organicology offers curriculum designed to advance trade knowledge across a broad front. Seed producers, farmers, distributors and retailers, researchers and educators, chefs, food policy activists, and of course… eaters of great food – all find topics of interest and sources of inspiration at Organicology. The 2013 conference will continue to focus on sustainability, farming and seed issues as well as a wide range of pertinent and timely topics including the impacts of climate change on agriculture and Genetically engineered crops. Registration is now open.
Further Info: Conference Website

Feb 12  

Grafting Watermelon and Tomato, Hands-On Workshop, WSU NW Washington Research and Extension Center, Mount Vernon, WA. Led by Dr. Carol A. Miles, Vegetable Extension Specialist, and Patti Kreider, Program Assistant, Department of Horticulture, WSU. Learn how to use the splice-graft technique to graft tomato and watermelon successfully. Demonstrations will also show how to do multiple grafts on a single tomato plant. Participants will use common rootstocks for each crop and will graft 6 plants of each crop which they can take home ($48 value).

All materials will be provided. Cost: $50 per person ($55 after 1/31/13) Space is limited! Please Choose One Session: Morning: 9am–12pm or Afternoon: 1pm–4pm
Further Info: Registration and Directions to NWREC

Feb 12–14  

Seed Biology, Production & Quality Workshop, University of California, Davis CA. This course presents the scientific background for production, handling, storage and quality control procedures in the seed industry. It updates participants on new information in these topics, including seed pathology and seed enhancement. The course targets professionals in the seed industry, new employees, consultants, and seed producers to extend and update their knowledge.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Feb 22
8–3:30pm
 

31st Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, WSU Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center, Mount Vernon, WA.
Further Info: Workshop brochure

Mar 26–28  

Meeting of the 59th Annual Conference on Soilborne Plant Pathogens (formerly Soil Fungus Conference), Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
Further Info: Conference Website

May 5–8  

11th International Verticillium Symposium, Göttingen, Germany. Four years after the last symposium held on the island Corfu (Greece), there is considerable progress in international Verticillium research which has advanced this research field with fast pace. The upcoming symposium will give testimony about the advances achieved during the last years in the understanding of Verticillium diseases both on the fungus and plant side. Like previous Verticillium symposia, the conference aims at presenting contributions on all subjects of applied and basic research into Verticillium.

The international community of Verticillium researchers is cordially invited to utilize this event as a platform to exchange their research results and views and to envisage the visions and perspectives of their future research into this topic.

The symposium is planned to be a three-day meeting, including paper & poster presentations, conference dinner and excursion. Details will be posted on the symposium website opened in July 2012, where also papers may be submitted. The international steering committee will select the papers for oral and poster presentations and set up the programme, which will be posted on the website in January 2013.

Deadline for submission of title and draft abstracts is January 15, 2013. Deadline for submission of final abstracts is March 15, 2013.
Further Info: Symposium Website and Registration

May 9
8:30am–12pm
 

Grass Seed Field Day, Oregon State University Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2121 S first Street, Hermiston, Oregon. No cost. 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. is registration.
Contact: Annette Teraberry, annette.teraberry@oregonstate.edu or 541-567-8321 x101
Further Info: Details

May 20–24  

The X International Symposium on Thysanoptera and Tospoviruses (ISTT 10), Brasilia, Brazil. During the symposium they shall cover the main aspects of thrips as virus vectors; tospovirus molecular biology and diagnostics; thrips systematics and identification; integrated management of thrips as pests and virus vectors; epidemiology and control of tospoviruses; thrips behaviour and ecology; host plant resistance against tospoviruses; thrips-plant interactions; tospovirus-plant interactions; and thrips as vectors of other pathogens, tospovirus related viruses (Emaraviruses and Tenuiviruses).
Further Info: Flyer and Symposium Website

May 24
9am–12pm
 

Zebra Chip (ZC) and Potato Psyllid Identification Workshop, Oregon State University Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2121 S first Street, Hermiston, Oregon. The workshop will be designed to help those in potato production prepare for or review psyllid monitoring techniques and potato psyllid identification. The workshop will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on identification and demonstrations, and will be offered on one remaining date. Registration is required (Max 12 per session. Cost: $30/person).
Contact: Annette Teraberry, annette.teraberry@oregonstate.edu or 541-567-6337

May 28
1–3pm
 

Psyllid/Insect Trapping and Identification Workshop, Parma Research and Extension Center, 29603 U of I Lane, Parma, ID. The workshop will have an open format, and we ask people to come any time that fits their schedule during each session. This will allow more personal attention and access to specimens and samples as people come and go. This open format also allows us to serve more people per session, answer individual questions in one-on-one conversations, etc. If you have your own traps from the field, and would like help evaluating them as part of the workshop, please bring them.

May 29
10am–12pm
 

Psyllid/Insect Trapping and Identification Workshop, Miller Research LLC, 426 East 200 North, Rupert, ID. The workshop will have an open format, and we ask people to come any time that fits their schedule during each session. This will allow more personal attention and access to specimens and samples as people come and go. This open format also allows us to serve more people per session, answer individual questions in one-on-one conversations, etc. If you have your own traps from the field, and would like help evaluating them as part of the workshop, please bring them.

May 30
10am–12pm
 

Psyllid/Insect Trapping and Identification Workshop, Idaho Falls R & E Center, 1776 Science Center Dr, ID. The workshop will have an open format, and we ask people to come any time that fits their schedule during each session. This will allow more personal attention and access to specimens and samples as people come and go. This open format also allows us to serve more people per session, answer individual questions in one-on-one conversations, etc. If you have your own traps from the field, and would like help evaluating them as part of the workshop, please bring them.

June 3
2:30–5pm
 

Psyllid/Insect Trapping and Identification Workshop, Eltopia, Ag Development Group Research Farm, 2621 Ringold Rd, WA. The workshop will have an open format, and we ask people to come any time that fits their schedule during each session. This will allow more personal attention and access to specimens and samples as people come and go. This open format also allows us to serve more people per session, answer individual questions in one-on-one conversations, etc. If you have your own traps from the field, and would like help evaluating them as part of the workshop, please bring them. We will help with beet leafhopper and tuberworm traps also, if desired.

June 3
4:45–7pm
 

Leafy Greens Field Walk, Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson, WA. This field walk will highlight the recently initiated leafy greens variety trial occurring at both Cloud Mountain Farm Center and at WSU Mt. Vernon Research and Extension Center. Initial screening of types/varieties began in the fall of 2012 and an additional planting was initiated this spring. We will tour the planting at Cloud Mountain Farm Center and also demonstrate a bed shaper, a high density greens seeder, and a walk behind mechanical harvester.

We will also spend the first half of the walk discussing proposed changes to food safety rules with Washington State University food safety specialists and a Health Department inspector. Researchers and farmer collaborators will discuss results from evaluations of dips to reduce pathogen presence.
Further Info: Details and Directions

June 4
10:00–12:30pm
 

Psyllid/Insect Trapping and Identification Workshop, Moses Lake, Potato Commission office, 108 S Interlake Rd, WA. The workshop will have an open format, and we ask people to come any time that fits their schedule during each session. This will allow more personal attention and access to specimens and samples as people come and go. This open format also allows us to serve more people per session, answer individual questions in one-on-one conversations, etc. If you have your own traps from the field, and would like help evaluating them as part of the workshop, please bring them. We will help with beet leafhopper and tuberworm traps also, if desired.

Jun 5
3pm–5pm
 

Irrigated Wheat Field Day, Oregon State University Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2121 S first Street, Hermiston, Oregon. No cost. 3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. is registration.
Contact: Annette Teraberry, annette.teraberry@oregonstate.edu or 541-567-8321 x101
Further Info: Details

Jun 11
8:30am
 

Potato Seed Lot Readings, WSU Othello Research Center, 6 miles East of Hwy. 26/17 Junction, On Booker Rd, ¼ Mile South of Hwy. 26, Othello, WA. We will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a brief indoor training session (JUNE 11 ONLY) and then proceed to the field. BRING RAIN GEAR if it looks like rain. Lunch will be provided.
Contact: Mark Pavek, mjpavek@wsu.edu or 509-335-6861.
Further info: Details

Jun 25
8:30am
 

Potato Seed Lot Readings, WSU Othello Research Center, 6 miles East of Hwy. 26/17 Junction, On Booker Rd, ¼ Mile South of Hwy. 26, Othello, WA. BRING RAIN GEAR if it looks like rain. Lunch will be provided.
Contact: Mark Pavek, mjpavek@wsu.edu or 509-335-6861.
Further info: Details

Jun 26
8am–12pm
 

2013 Potato Field Day, Oregon State University Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2121 S first Street, Hermiston, OR. Lunch will be provided. No cost. 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. is registration.
Contact: Annette Teraberry, annette.teraberry@oregonstate.edu or 541-567-8321 x101
Further Info: Details

Jun 27
8:30am–lunch
 

WSU Potato Field Day, Othello Research Center, Othello, WA.
Contact: Mark Pavek, mjpavek@wsu.edu or 509-335-6861.
Further info: Details

Jul 9
8:30am–lunch
 
Aug 11–24  

Planning and Implementing Sustainable IPM Systems, Alumni Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. This is a residential course on the planning and implementation of sustainable IPM extension programs in uncertain times. Participants will work together on a number of case studies and refine their skills in IPM planning. We will be attracting international as well as US participants and enabling continued engagement and communication for graduates from the program, once they have returned to their professional settings.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Aug 12
2:30–4:30pm
 

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Listening Sessions with FDA, Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW 5th Ave, Ontario, Oregon 97914. The objectives of this meeting is to discuss the current proposed standards for Produce Safety, including specific aspects of the proposed rules such as agricultural water and alternatives and variances. Registration is required. There will be no registration fee for this event.

  • The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will significantly impact growers, packers and processors
  • The deadline for comments to FDA is November 16, 2013 and further industry input is needed
  • Mr. Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, and FDA produce safety experts will be available to further discuss specific aspects of the proposed rules- including requirements for agricultural water and alternatives and variances to certain provisions in the proposed rule
  • A multi-state team including universities and regulatory agencies, in partnership with FDA, are offering these two opportunities for further stakeholder discussion
  • Food growers, packers, and processors are encouraged to engage in this discussion with FDA.

Further Info: Details (HTML) or Details (PDF) and Registration

Aug 14
8am–3pm
 

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Listening Sessions with FDA, Howard Johnson, 9 N 9th St, Yakima, WA 98901. The objectives of this meeting is to discuss the current proposed standards for Produce Safety, including specific aspects of the proposed rules such as agricultural water and alternatives and variances. Registration is required. There will be no registration fee for this event.

  • The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) will significantly impact growers, packers and processors
  • The deadline for comments to FDA is November 16, 2013 and further industry input is needed
  • Mr. Michael Taylor, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, and FDA produce safety experts will be available to further discuss specific aspects of the proposed rules- including requirements for agricultural water and alternatives and variances to certain provisions in the proposed rule
  • A multi-state team including universities and regulatory agencies, in partnership with FDA, are offering these two opportunities for further stakeholder discussion
  • Food growers, packers, and processors are encouraged to engage in this discussion with FDA.

Further Info: Details (HTML) or Details (PDF) and Registration

Aug 15–16  

The 36th International Carrot Conference, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin.
Contacts: I.L. Goldman: ilgoldma@facstaff.wisc.edu or P.W. Simon: psimon@facstaff.wisc.edu.
Phone: 608-262-1490; Fax: 608-262-4743
Further Info: Conference Website

Aug 29
9am–1pm
 

2013 WSU Extension Onion Field Day, Hartley Farms – Prosser, WA. The trial is located near the corner of Travis and Reese Roads, southeast of Prosser. This year’s trial includes 55 onion cultivars and lines from 7 different seed companies to compare and contrast under local growing conditions. The field day will begin with a short overview of the crop. Participants will then have an opportunity to examine the trial entries. WSU and USDA onion researchers will be on hand to discuss their research with those who are interested. A BBQ luncheon will be held following the field day.
Contacts: Tim Waters, WSU Benton-Franklin Extension, 509-545-3511 or Carrie Wohleb, WSU Grant–Adams Extension, 509-754-2011 x. 413
Further Info: Map and Flyer

Sep 19
10am
 

California Carrot Trial, University of California Kearney Agricultural Center, Parlier, Fresno County, CA. At 10:00 a.m. we will display for your observation an extensive collection of carrots grown under intense root-knot nematode pressure. The UC Kearney Agricultural Center is located at 9240 S. Riverbend Ave., approximately one mile east of Parlier and ½ mile south of Manning Avenue. From Highway 99, exit Manning Ave. (south of Fresno) and head east approximately 7 miles.

The trials include more than 500 entries including nematode resistant and susceptible stocks, standard California production hybrids, and a diverse collection of old open-pollinated carrots from the USDA Cooperative Breeding Program, germplasm collections, and seed companies. You are urged to participate in viewing this interesting collection, which will be of particular interest to those involved in carrot breeding. The trials are in two field plots on the station – one infested with Meloidogyne incognita and the other with M. javanica.

Parking will be available at the station headquarters (follow the signs) and you will be directed to the field sites.

The harvest and evaluation of carrots in these trials will begin Wednesday afternoon, September 18 and will continue after the field day on September 19. You are welcome to participate in these operations as well as the field day.
Contact: Phone: 559-646-6500
Further Info: Details

Nov 8–10
 

2013 Tilth Producers Annual Conference, Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA. There will be twenty-five topical workshops, including tracks for Spanish speaking farmers, beginning farmers, and experienced growers, plus focused roundtable discussions.
Further Info: Details - Workshop Schedule is Online.

Nov 10–13
 

2013 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Austin, Texas. President Wiedenmann’s 2013 theme, “Science Impacting a Connected World”, highlights his vision to increase the impact of the science and ESA through public policy, develop new leaders for ESA, and strengthen connections and develop new partnerships within the membership and from around the world – all to maintain entomology as a robust science.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Nov 13–14
 

2013 Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Conference & Trade Show, Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA.
Further Info: Details and Registration

Dec 4–6
 

40th Annual Hermiston Farm Fair – Seminars & Trade Show, Hermiston Conference Center, 415 S. Hwy 395, Hermiston, OR. Local agriculture-related businesses will be displaying their wares and services, both inside and outside the Conference Center. Agriculture-related seminars will be offered all three days. The Potato Production seminar will be held all day Wednesday. Concurrently, there will be a General Session seminar in the Altrusa Room. Thursday morning the Main Stage event will feature Cereals seminars which will cover wheat and corn crops in our area. Thursday morning the General Session will be held in the Altrusa Room and the pesticide Core Program will be offered Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Friday morning, the general Pesticide Session will be available for pesticide recertification credits on the Main Stage.
Further Info: Agenda and Details

Dec 10–12
 

2013 International Spinach Conference, Guangzhou, China. Speakers at the 2013 International Spinach conference will include leading experts in areas of global spinach production, spinach breeding, disease and pest management, and genomics from the E.U, the U.S., and China. The program will also include a discussion about growth opportunities in the spinach industry in China. In addition, there will also be a poster session providing attendees an opportunity to present and discuss research findings. The meeting should be of interest to anyone working in the Spinach industry, including seed companies, and breeders.
Further Info: Details and Registration

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