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Horticulture Society offers full slate of presentations

By Geoff Parks

Horticulture Society plans a full slate of seminars.

For the Capital Press

The Oregon Horticultural Society has set a full slate of presentations at the Jan. 28-30 Northwest Ag Show.

The Orchard Fruit Section runs from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 28. It will include presentations on the Microbiology of Soil and an Overview of Soil Biology, a Grower’s Perspective and a Spotted Wing Drosophila update. The meeting is chaired by Sue Root of the Oregon Cherry Growers and will be in Rooms D202 and D203. To register, email ohs@wvi.com or call (503) 769-8940.

A Pesticide Safety Course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Room D201 and will be presented by representatives of the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division. Participants can earn up to 8 credits toward their pesticide applicator license. Register for the class at ohs.com or by emailing ohs@wvi.com.

The OHS Caneberry Section, hosted by Tom Peerbolt of Peerbolt Crop Management, will run from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 29 in Rooms D202 and D203. Included are sessions on Machine Harvester Development and Spotted Wing Drosophila Management, Sprayer Technology for Small Fruits: Manufacturer Updates, and Pesticides in Caneberry Production: Supplier Updates and Review of Label Changes. Three pesticide credits have been applied for with this course. To register, email ohs@wvi.com or go to www.ohs.com.

The Strawberry Presentation, put on by Peerbolt and his staff, runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 29. Sessions will include The State of the Oregon Fresh Strawberry Market, question-and-answer panels with buyers and sellers, a discussion of fresh market equipment and supplies and a panel on food safety and labor issues. The meeting is in Rooms D202 and D203. To register, email ohs@wvi.com or call (503) 769-8940.



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