2017 NW Seed Orchard Managers Annual Meeting
End Date: June 14, 2017
Location: Inn at the Commons, Medford, OR
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
1:00 PM Welcome and introductions
1:30 Laminated Root Rot Resistance in Douglas-fir Progeny Sites – Ronald Rhatigan
2:15 Update on the Reproductive Phenology Project – Janet Prevey, USDA Forest Service
2:45 Break and load bus
3:00 Depart for tour
3:30 Tour Pacific Forest Seed processing and extraction facility in Eagle Point, OR
5:30 Return to Medford
6:00 – 8:00 Evening social at Porters restaurant: Dinner from selected menu
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:00 AM Introductions
8:15 Round Table/audience discussion – Efficiencies made to seed operations and other topics
10:15 Using PICOL: Pesticide Information Center Online – Lenora Jones, WA State Pesticide Management Resource Service, WA State University
11:00 ODA Pesticide Regulations for Seed Orchards – Rose Kachadoorian, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
12:00 Depart for field tour
12:30 Weyerhaeuser Orchard – Managing a dry-site seed orchard
2:00 Elite Pear Orchard – Management techniques comparison of a fruit orchard with tree seed orchards.
3:30 Return to Medford and adjourn
The registration fee is $195 and includes a lunch, refreshments, field trip transportation and evening dinner. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. Any questions: 503-226-4562.
Registration is available at www.westernforestry.org
For overnight accommodations, a guest room block is available at Inn at the Commons by mentioning Seed Orchard Managers. Single and double rooms are $99 plus tax. The room block is being held until May 23, 2017. Reservations will continue to be accepted after this date on a space/rate available basis.