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Orchard and Vineyard Pest Management
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 8:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Douglas County Courthouse Church Annex
4 ODA credits. Cost: $10.00 per person
Registrations due by Monday, October 26, 2015
Refreshments and snacks will be available during this seminar, before and between programs.
9:00-9:55am, Pesticide Labels & Formulations. A thorough review of pesticide labels: various categories of pesticides and their toxicity (signal words), what crops they’re registered for, what pests are controlled, PPE, environmental hazards, REI, PHI, LD50. Steve Renquist, OSU Extension Horticulture Agent, Douglas County.
10:00-10:55am, An Update on Difficult Pests in Western Oregon. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug continues to cause problems in orchard and nut crops. Discussions on where in Oregon the BMSB are building numbers and causing crop losses. What crops are vulnerable and are controls working. What other stink bug species are causing quality problems of fruit crops. How to control big bud mite issues in filbert production. Nick Wiman, OSU Extension Horticulture Agent, North Willamette Valley.
11:00-11:55am, Xanthamonas Die Off in Young Filbert Trees. Jay will discuss what this disease looks like, how to differentiate this disease from sunburn which was prevalent in hot summer of 2015, ways to control this disease. Also, how to spot Easter Filbert Blight (EFB) in orchards. Douglas Co. growers are still planting susceptible varieties of filberts since EFB has not been identified, yet. Jay will review practices growers should be using to inhibit EFB infections. Jay Pscheidt, OSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist, Corvallis.
12:00-12:55pm, Spotted Wing Drosophila. Vaughn will talk about what is new in understanding how to control this pest in tree fruit, wine grapes, 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. Vaughn will discuss how recent mild winters make early trapping and controls important for berry crops and cherries. Vaughn Walton, OSU Entomology Research, Corvallis.
If you have questions, contact Steve Renquist at
> Ph: 541-236-3047.