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January 2020

Pruning and Training of Berry Crops, Kimifruit, and Grapes

January 1 - December 17

A series of online pruning modules, developed by Dr. Bernadine Strik, Professor of Horticulture, is now being offered through Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University. The series is designed to provide small farmers and home gardeners with the information needed to prune and train berry crops common to North America, including table grapes, kiwifruit, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries from establishment through maturity. The series is offered as self-paced on demand modules available anytime online. The modules consist of…

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June 2020

Packaged Foods & Value-Add On-Demand Online Course

June 14, 2020 - June 1, 2021

For entrepreneurs considering moving into the packaged food space or farms looking to develop value-added product(s), this on-demand, self-paced online course will provide a basic overview of the process from concept to market. With 3-4 hours of content, you can watch it all or select the content that is most relevant to you. With case studies, panel interviews, planning tools, and links to additional resources, you will gain some valuable insight and a basic understanding of what it takes to…

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September 2020

Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Forest Pathology and Management

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Forest Pathology—Diseases in Washington State and their Management, 11:00-12:00, Speaker: Bob Edmonds Forest diseases, mostly caused by fungi, are important components of natural forest ecosystems in Washington, causing tree mortality, producing snags and creating habitats for plants and animals, influencing forest succession, and recycling carbon and nutrients. Forest pathogens, fires and insects commonly act together. However, in managed forests they influence forest health, cause site degradation, kill planted trees, and cause economic losses. I will briefly describe the main diseases…

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Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Fungicides 101

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fungicides 101 - Making the Most of Your Conventional or Organic Fungicide Programs, 11:00-12:00, Speaker: Lindsey du Toit Whether you grow crops conventionally or organically, are you getting the most out of your fungicide programs? If your crop has a root disease, will you get any benefit from applying a fungicide to the plants or to the soil? When should you make your application(s)? How often? What method of fungicide application will give you the best control of the diseases…

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Online Course: Blueberry Physiology, Production Systems & Management

September 25 - November 6

Online blueberry course offered through Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) at OSU has been updated and will be offered again starting on September 25, 2020. The online blueberry course led by Bernadine Strik at OSU has been very popular with seven offerings to date and full enrollment. As a reminder, “students” have access to 3 to 4 hours of narrated lectures per week over this 6-week-long course (September 25 – November 6, 2020). A new set of lectures are available…

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Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Fumigation in red raspberry and fungicide resistance

September 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Preplant to replant: Fumigation in red raspberry, 11:00-11:30, Speaker: Lisa DeVetter Fumigation is a widely implemented practice to manage soil borne diseases and parasitic nematodes in the Washington red raspberry system. This presentation will provide an overview of fumigation in the raspberry system and research done to improve management of key soil borne pathogens with an emphasis on pre-plant management decisions. Fungicide resistance and proper rotation, 11:30-12:00, Speaker: Anthony Keinath Discussion of fungicide active ingredients by FRAC Code and managing…

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October 2020

Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: The hidden world of subterranean soil arthropod pests

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The hidden world of subterranean soil arthropod pests - Identification and management of invisible pests 11:00-12:00, Speakers: Ben Diehl and Bev Gerdeman Major soil arthropod pests include wireworms, springtails, root maggots, symphylans and bulb mites. Their subterranean habits make them some of the most difficult agricultural pests to control. This program will cover how to identify these pests, as well as recognize their damage to various crops. We will highlight their biology to identify vulnerable stages and best approaches for…

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Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Know your weeds and Pesticide Transport in Soil Water

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Know your weeds: Scotch broom and blackberry, 11:00-11:30, Speaker: Steven Seefeldt Where did these weeds come from and what are they doing on our farms? Learn about their biology and ecology while getting information on how to control them using old and new technologies. Pesticide transport in soil water, 11:30-12:00, Speaker: Gabe LaHue Implications of soil properties, soil-water relations, and subsurface water flows for pesticide fate and transport.     Please contact AMS.MountVernon@wsu.edu for Zoom details.

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Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Black Dot and Fusarium

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Controlling latent infections of black dot with early fungicide applications, 11:00-11:30, Speaker: Lydia Tymon Colletotrichum coccodes causes black dot, which can lead to reduced tuber yield and quality. Although this disease has been studied for many years, black dot continues to be a challenge to manage because the fungus can infect its hosts without causing symptoms. Chemical management tactics such as fumigation and in furrow applications have been shown to be ineffective. Applications of azoxystrobin prior to infection can significantly…

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Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Epidemiology and integrated management of bacterial leaf spot

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Epidemiology and integrated management of bacterial leaf spot caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata in table beet and Swiss chard seed production in the Pacific Northwest, 11:00-12:00, Speakers: Marilen Nampijja and Stephanie Crane Bacterial leaf spot (BLS) of beet and Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris) is caused by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. aptata (Psa). The bacterium can cause significant economic losses in Swiss chard, table beet, and sugar beet. In 2017 alone, the incidence of BLS in…

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November 2020

Online Pesticide License Recertification Seminar Series: Predicting and managing the impacts of invasive insects

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Predicting and managing the impacts of invasive insects, 11:00-12:00, Speaker: Patrick Tobin Expansion of global trade and trade has facilitated the arrival and subsequent establishment of non-native insects. Forest ecosystems are especially threatened by non-native insects due to the worldwide importance of solid wood packaging material used in global trade, the importation of lumber and wood products, and the importation of live trees for planting, all of which provide a mechanism on which an insect can 'hitchhike.' Fortunately, of the…

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