The annual PNVA Conference is fast approaching and will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA on November 15th & 16th. Come join other growers, vendors, and support sponsors for talks about the industry, breakout speakers, and social events.

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  • Day 1 - November 15th
    Onion Session

    Day 1 - November 15th

    Onion Session

    Sponsored By:

    8:30 a.m. - What's Now and What's Next for Onion Producers & Marketers, Kim Reddin, Director of Public & Industry Relations, National Onion Association

    9:00 a.m. - Abiotic Issues Impacting Onions, Dr. Bill Cobb, Cobb Consulting

    9:30 a.m. - Produce Safety Rules for Onions, Jill Wisehart, MEd, Management Analyst-Produce Safety Program, USDA

    10:00 a.m. - Break - Trade Show

    10:45 a.m. - The Impacts of Soils on Herbicide Sensitivity of Onions and Herbicide Options for Onion Production, Dr. Ian Burke, WSU Department of Crop and Soil Science

    11:15 a.m. - Non-Thrips Arthropods Impacting Onions, Dr. Stuart Reitz, OSU

    11:45 a.m. - Economic Issues in Onions: Cost of Production and Break Even Points, Dr. Gina Greenway, College of Idaho

    12:15 p.m. - Luncheon - The Effects of Climate Change on Pacific Northwest Agriculture, Chad Kruger, WSU

    1:30 p.m. - Lessons from Onion Downy Mildew and Stemphylium Leaf Blight, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

    2:00 p.m. - Thrips Biology and IYSV Basics,Dr. Carrie Wohleb and Dr. Tim Waters, WSU

    2:30 p.m. - Break - Trade Show

    3:15 p.m. - Nutrient Management for Dry Bulb Onion Production,Dr. Andre S. Biscaro, Cooperative Extension Ventura County

    3:45 p.m. - Evaluating Irrigation Management and Bactericides for Internal Dry Scale and Bacterial Bulb Rots of Onion, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

    4:15 p.m. - Columbia Basin Onion Research Committee Update: Current and Future Research Projects

    4:45 p.m. - Trade Show Social

  • Day 1- November 15th
    General Vegetable Session

    Day 1 - November 15th

    General Vegetable Session

    Sponsored By:

    8:30 a.m. - TBD

    9:00 a.m. - Don't Blink: Genetic Engineering Technology Has Already Changed and Promises New Agronomic Traits, Dr. Allan Felsot, WSU

    9:30 a.m. - New Crop Possibilities in the Columbia Basin, Dr. Ruijun Qin, OSU

    10:00 a.m. - Break - Trade Show

    10:45 a.m. - Common Insect and Disease Issues in Columbia Basin Carrot Production, Dr. Tim Waters, WSU Extension

    11:15 a.m. - What's the Deal with Black Leg of Brassicas?, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

    11:45 a.m. - Mechanizing Vegetable Crop Harvest: A Case Study with Broccoli, Dr. Jim Meyers, OSU

    12:15 p.m. - Luncheon - The Effects of Climate Change on Pacific Northwest Agriculture, Chad Kruger, WSU

    1:30 p.m. - Achieving Biological Disease Management with Grafted Vegetable Plants, Dr. Carol Miles, WSU

    2:00 p.m. - Biodegradable Plastic Mulch for Weed Control and Crop Quality, Shuresh Ghimire, WSU Mt. Vernon

    2:30 p.m. - Break - Trade Show

    3:15 p.m. - Veggies and Seeds Help Bees: How Crop Production Itself Can Improve Pollinator Health, Dr. Andony Melathopoulos, Oregon State University

    3:45 p.m. - Every Drop Counts: Precision Irrigation Technology in the Columbia Basin, IRZ Consulting

    4:15 p.m. - Asparagus, Not the Crop It Was 10 or 30 Years Ago, Dr. Alan Schreiber

    4:45 p.m. - Trade Show Social

  • Day 2- November 16th
    Pest Management Session

    Day 2 - November 16th

    Pest Management Session

    8:00 a.m. - Identification of Vegetable Insect Pests, Sylvia Rondon, OSU-HAREC

    8:30 a.m. - Identification of Soil Plant Pathogens, Lyndon Porter, USDA

    9:00 a.m. - How to Communicate to the Public About Pesticides, Kaci Buhl, Pesticide Safety Education Program Coordinator

    10:00 a.m. - Break - Trade Show

    10:30 a.m. - Identification of Foliar Plant Pathogens, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU-NWREC

    11:00 a.m. - Pesticide Chemistry - Tank Mixing, Melissa Olds, Dow AgroSciences

    11:30 a.m. - Seed Treatments for Management of Plant Pathogens, Lyndon Porter, USDA

    12:00 p.m. - Pesticide Chemistry - Adjuvants and Buffers, Melissa Olds, Dow AgroSciences

    12:30 p.m. - Weed Control in Pulse Crops, Ian Burke, WSU

    1:00 p.m. - Conference Adjournment

     

     

     

  • Day 2- November 16th
    Organic Session

    Day 2 - November 16th

    Organic Session

    Sponsored By:

    8:00 a.m. - Introduction, Scott Ockey

    8:05 a.m. - Organic by the Numbers: Trends Update, David Granatstein, WSU

    8:35 a.m. - State of Organic Seed: An Update on Trends and Policies, Kristina Hubbard, Organic Seed Alliance

    9:05 a.m. - Organic Market Trends and Organics in the 2018 Farm Bill, Nate Lewis, Organic Trade Association

    9:35 a.m. - Global Biological Products Market - Status and Future, Mark Trimmer, Dunham-Trimmer

    10:00 a.m. - Break - Trade Show

    10:30 a.m. - New Products for Organic Production That Work, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group

    11:00 a.m. - An Update on the Distribution of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in WA and Potential Biocontrol Options, Joshua Milnes, WSU Graduate Student and Michael Bush, WSU Extension

    11:30 a.m. - NOP Guidance on Natural Resources Conservation, Scott Rice, WSDA Organic Outreach

    12:00 p.m. - Cafe-Discuss Topics with Speakers One-on-One, Get Information for your Specific Conditions from Individual Speakers

    12:30 p.m. - Conference Adjournment

     

Hotel Information

 

Springhill Suites by Marriott (Attached to the Convention Center) 

(509) 820-3026 | $119 PNVA Room Rate (Expires October 14th)

Hilton Garden Inn (Across the road from Convention Center)

(509) 735-4600 | $109 Room Rate (Expires October 17th)