Pest Management for Orchard and Vineyard

Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:45am - 1:00pm

Location:  Douglas County Courthouse Church Annex

4 ODA credits are pending.  Cost:  $10.00 per person

Registrations due by Friday, October 25, 2013

To register, please complete the form on this flyer and mail with your payment; receipts available.  (Flyer).

Refreshments and snacks will be available during this seminar.

  • „9:00-10:15am, Back to Basics for Private Applicators.  A thorough review of all aspects of pesticide licenses, use of pesticides, and safety issues. This is a Power Point produced by ODA and will require attendees to interact with the presenter.  Steve Renquist, OSU Extension Horticulture Agent, Douglas County.
  • 10:15-11:45am, An Update on a Variety of New Pests in Oregon.  The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, where it is being found and in what numbers, the biology, identifiers, and management ideas. Which crops are most susceptible to BMSB. The Spotted Wing Drosophila, what is new in understanding how to control this pest in tree fruit and berry crops. New ideas for attracting and trapping this pest will be shared. Current research on predators and parasites of SWD will be reviewed. Update of grape mealybug monitoring in the Rogue and Umpqua Valleys. Vaughn Walton, OSU Entomology Researcher, Corvallis.
  • 11:45-1:00pm, A Review of Persistent Tree Fruit, Wine Grape, and Nut Tree Diseases in 2013. Jay will be talking about Botrytis Bunch Rot in winegrapes, how to improve your control by understanding the biology of this disease. Jay will also discuss how to understand and control wood rotting diseases in grapevines. Eutypa and Bot Canker, when can these diseases be controlled and when are these disease too far along in the vine to save them. Jay will also cover Bacterial Blight of young filbert trees, how to diagnose this problem early to prevent young tree loss, and what control methods should be used.  Jay Pscheidt, OSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, Corvallis.

If you have questions, contact Steve Renquist at

      steve.renquist@oregonstate.edu 

      >  Ph:  541-672-4461.

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