Horticulture Society offers full slate of presentations

Horticulture Society plans a full slate of seminars.

By Geoff Parks

Published on January 15, 2014 1:03PM

Moises Silva loads Granny Smith apples at Jones Produce Farm north of Keizer. The Oregon Horticultural Society will hold an Orchard Fruit Section at the NW Ag Show on Jan. 28 at the Portland Expo Center.

Moises Silva loads Granny Smith apples at Jones Produce Farm north of Keizer. The Oregon Horticultural Society will hold an Orchard Fruit Section at the NW Ag Show on Jan. 28 at the Portland Expo Center.


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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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