PNW-VEG Objectives (Poster)
- Assist with diagnoses of vegetable diseases, pests, and other problems
- Coordinate vegetable disease, pest, and production research and extension activities in the Pacific Northwest
- Provide growers and gardeners with resources to manage vegetable diseases, pests, and abiotic problems in environmentally-sound ways
- Publish new information about vegetable pathogens, pests and other problems; and their biology and management
- Serve the region’s fresh vegetable, processing vegetable, and vegetable seed crop industries
The Pacific Northwest Vegetable Extension Group received the 2012 Interdisciplinary Team award from the WSU College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS); from left, Carol Miles (horticulturist), Dan Bernardo (CAHNRS Dean), Debbie Inglis (plant pathologist), and Lindsey du Toit (plant pathologist).
Vegetable Resource Highlights
- Fact Sheet: Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Rule for Produce Safety: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. The FDA’s website provides some highlights about the rule, who the rule covers, compliance information, and where to go for more information. This proposed rule has major potential ramifications for freshly consumed foods, including many vegetables.
- Bacterial Ring Rot on Potatoes. Washington State University Extension Bulletin. This publication provides information on the bacterial ring rot pathogen, its disease cycle, and ring rot management on potatoes.
- Production of Brassica Seed Crops in Washington State: A Case Study on the Complexities of Coexistence. Washington State University Extension Bulletin. The document was developed in response to the numerous controversial issues surrounding production of brassica vegetable seed crops, brassica oilseed crops, brassica oilseed seed crops, brassica cover crops, etc. in proximity given the risks of cross-pollination, introduction of seedborne, quarantine pathogens into some areas that are highly conducive to these pathogens, the prevalence of GMO traits in some brassica crops like canola vs. the zero-tolerance for GMO traits by many of the markets that buy brassica vegetable seed from the PNW, etc.
- Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). Oregon State University Department of Horticulture. Information on BMSB which is widespread in the Willamette Valley, and its possible damage to crops including vegetables.
- News From the Field. August 14, 2012 issue of Onion ipmPIPE newsletter. Featuring the latest field observations from onion researchers around the country, this newsletter is designed to educate and inform growers, consultants, buyers, shippers and other onion industry stakeholders about the Onion ipmPIPE initative.
- Grafting in Vegetable Production. Vegetable grafting is relatively new to the U.S. but is quickly gaining use, especially in greenhouse tomato production. Learn about vegetable grafting from these Extension publications and presentations.
- Biology and Management of Aphids in Organic Cucurbit Production Systems. This article by Mary Barbercheck, Penn State University, provides an overview of the biology and life cycles, damage from, and management of the most common aphid pests in organic cucurbit crops.
- Weed Management Strategies for Organic Cucurbit Crops in the Southern United States. Mark Schonbeck, Virginia Association for Biological Farming describes how to manage some of the most troublesome weeds of cucurbit crops in the South.
- MSU’s Research results for bacterial canker in tomatoes. Research indicates it is best to manage canker before field planting tomatoes.
- Bacterial canker ravages processing tomatoes. Learn how to recognize bacterial canker now to manage this disease in the future.
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Diagnostic Pocket Series
- 2014 Columbia Basin Vegetable Seed Association Annual Meeting, January 21, Moses Lake, WA.
- 7th Organic Seed Growers Conference, January 30–Feburary 1, Corvallis, OR.
- Irrigation Pathogens & Water Quality: How do we determine whether irrigation water is clean or contaminated?, Webinar, February 4.
- California Garlic and Onion Symposium 2014, February 10, Tulare, CA.
- Soil Quality Network 2014, February 13, Mount Vernon, WA.
- 18th National Conference on Cover Crops and Soil Health, February 17–19, Omaha Nebraska.
- USDA and WSDA Specialty Crop Education and Listening Session, February 20, Mount Vernon, WA.
- 2014 Oregon Small Farms Conference, February 22, Corvallis, OR.
- USDA and WSDA Specialty Crop Education and Listening Session, February 24, Wenatchee, WA.
- California Hybrid Carrot Trial, February 25, near Holtville, CA.
- Grafting Vegetables: Hands-on Workshop, February 27, Mount Vernon, WA.
- 32nd Annual Western Washington Potato Workshop, February 28, Mount Vernon, WA.
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