Integrated Pest Management for Nursery, Reforestation, and Restoration Programs

Start Date: September 14, 2016
Location: McMenamin’s Edgefield, Troutdale, OR.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

8:00       Continental breakfast

8:30       Welcome and IntroductionsDiane Haase, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR

8:40       Integrated Pest Management at Lucky Peak NurseryJames Danielson, USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID

9:15       Any New Herbicides for Forestry Nurseries?Tim Miller, Washington State University, Mount Vernon, WA

9:50       Break

10:15     New Chemistries for Forest Weed ControlEd Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources, Redding, CA

10:50     Emerging Insect Pest Threats to SeedlingsRobin Rosetta, Oregon State University, Aurora, OR

11:30     Load buses / Lunch (in transit)

1:00       Field Tour – Lava Nursery

Lava Nursery, Inc. began operations in October 1976. The nursery currently farms 50 acres of bareroot seedlings (4 million annual seedling production) and 22,000 ft2 of greenhouses (1.0 to 1.5 million annual seedling production depending on container sizes). Lava also has a subsidiary nursery in Woodland, WA (Lewis River Reforestation) which produces about 6 million seedlings annually.

3:00       Visit nearby orchard harvest operation

4:00       Return to hotel

6:00       Evening Social at Edgefield


Thursday, September 15, 2016

8:00       Continental breakfast

8:30       Water Management and Pest Control Kas Dumroese, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID

9:05       Load-Scale Weight Monitoring for Irrigation ManagementJean Kysar, Lewis River Nursery, Woodland, WA

9:40       Open Discussion: Current Pest Issues – Anthony Davis, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

10:15     Break

10:50     Pathology Smorgasbord: Biocontrol, Pathogen Movement, and Recent Fumigation ResultsJerry Weiland, USDA Agriculture Research Service, Corvallis, OR

11:25     Preparing Seeds to Minimize Damping-Off RisksVictor Vankus, USDA Forest Service, Dry Branch, GA

12:00     Lunch

1:00       Evaluating Dominus® Soil Biofumigation as an Alternative to Methyl BromideNabil Khadduri, WA DNR Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA

1:35       Meaningful Pathogen Assay Results in a Confusing WorldMelodie Putnam, Oregon State University Plant Clinic, Corvallis, OR

2:10       Soil Solarization for Management of Pathogens and WeedsJennifer Parke, Oregon State University Dept. of Crop and Soil Science & Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Corvallis, OR

2:45       adjourn

About the Conference
Joint annual meeting of the Western Forestry and Conservation Nursery Association and the Intermountain Container Seedling Growers’ Association
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
2018 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations
Start Date: January 18, 2018
Conference Location: Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR
Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2018
Start Date: January 24, 2018
End Date: January 25, 2018
Conference Location: Heathman Lodge, Vancouver, WA
2018 Inland Empire Reforestation Council Meeting
Start Date: March 6, 2018
Conference Location: Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, ID
Using your Mobile Device for High-Precision GPS Data Collection
Start Date: March 7, 2018
Conference Location: Coeur d'Alene Resort, ID
Do-It-Yourself Accurate Drone Mapping in Natural Resources
Start Date: March 8, 2018
Conference Location: Coeur d’Alene Resort, ID
Applied Forest Finance and Timber Forecasting
Start Date: March 21, 2018
Conference Location: DoubleTree Hotel Lloyd Center, Portland, OR
Great Plains Grassland Summit: Challenges and Opportunities from North to South
Start Date: April 10, 2018
End Date: April 11, 2018
Conference Location: Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO