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PulsED Webinar Series – Module 1
February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 amFree
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PulsED is offering six (6) FREE live “webinar” event modules. PulsED is a partnership between the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council and the Spokane Regional Office of the USDA Risk Management Agency. PulsED provides grower education on the best practices to grow pulse crops in the Pacific Northwest in order to reduce risk.
These webinar sessions will be available for FREE participation at the Ritzville WSU Extension Office Conference Room, 205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA 99169.
No pre-registration required.
for all 6 of these modules, the first of which will be 7:30 am on February 22, 2017. You can join the webinars from your home computer or phone, or visit a site location such as the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council office or other download sites to interact with other growers who may have the same questions you do. By attending the event, you will have the chance to ask questions directly to the expert panels and make sure that you get answers to any issues you may face growing your next pulse crop.
Time for all modules is at 7:30am PT
Module 1: WEDN, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Crop Insurance/Risk Management Agency Products: Conventional and organic growers will learn the different risk management products available through the Risk Management Agency, how to apply, available resources and expected results.
Module 2: WEDN, March 1, 2017
Market Overview Module–Learn how to market your crop, from current and emerging markets, both international and domestic, and the promising ingredient market. Organic markets will be discussed, but not in depth.
Module 3: Date TBD
Planting Considerations: Conventional and organic growers will learn about ground prep; nutrients & inoculations, seed selection (including winter pulses & emerging crops), treatments and other planting considerations.
Module 4: WEDN, MAY 31, 2017
Harvest Concerns: Conventional and organic growers will learn harvest and handling concerns, storage considerations, and best management practices for record keeping to minimize and evaluate risk.
Module 5: WEDN, OCTOBER 4, 2017
Pest Management Module #1: Root and Viral Diseases–Growers will learn about disease identification, control, and management specific to pulse crops in the region. Identification segment is applicable to organic growers as well. Control for organic producers will be discussed, but not in depth.
Module 6: WEDN, OCTOBER 11, 2017
Pest Management Module #2: Foliar Diseases, Insect Management, and Weed Control–Growers will learn pest identification, disease identification, control and management specific to pulse crops in the region.