The annual PNVA Conference will be held at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, WA on November 14th & 15th. 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 14th
    Onion Session
    8:30 a.m. Soil Moisture Monitoring Devices and Data Interpretation
    9:00 a.m. Irrigation Management for Drip and Furrow Irrigated Onions, Jim Klauser, Clearwater Supply
    9:30 a.m. Irrigation Management for Center Pivot Irrigated Onions
    10:00 a.m. Break - Trade Show
    10:45 a.m. The Importance of Proper Diagnosis of Bacterial and Fungal Onion Pathogens, James Woodhall, U of I
    11:15 a.m. Management of Fusarium Basal Rot of Onion, Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    11:45 a.m. Regionally Appropriate Fungicide Programs for Common Pathogens Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    12:15 p.m. Luncheon
    1:30 p.m. Onion SCRI Project Update, Hanu Papu, WSU
    2:00 p.m. Thrips Management of Onions, Stuart Reitz, OSU
    2:30 p.m. Break - Trade Show
    3:15 p.m. Nematode Sampling and Control in Onions, Russ Ingham, OSU
    3:45 p.m. Bacterial Pathogens of Onions, How to Mitigate Disasters, Bhabesh Dutta, U of G
    4:15 p.m. Columbia Basin Onion Research Committee Update: Current and Future Research Projects

  • Day 1- November 14th
    General Vegetable Session
    8:30 a.m. Water Resources for Crop Production-Columbia River Water Mitigation Programs, J.R. Cook, Northeast Oregon Water Association
    9:00 a.m. Utilizing Drip Irrigation in Vegetable Crops, Dr. Scott Lukas, OSU-HAREC
    9:30 a.m. Early Season Diseases and Pests of Sweet Corn in the Columbia Basin, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    10:00 a.m. Break - Trade Show
    10:45 a.m. Melons and Watermelon Production in the PNW, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group
    11:15 a.m. The Symptoms and Management of Bacterial and Fungal Diseases on Cucurbits, Dr. Lydia Tymon, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    11:45 a.m. Optimizing Watermelon Grafting, Pinki Devi and Abigail Attavar, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    12:15 p.m. Luncheon
    1:30 p.m. Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture, Laurie McKenzie, Organic Seed Alliance
    2:00 p.m. Quinoa Cropping Systems: Varieties, Pests and Soil Management, Dr. Kristine Buckland, OSU
    2:30 p.m. Break - Trade Show
    3:15 p.m. Navigating the Smokey Haze – Impacts of Smoke Pollution on Vegetable Crops, Dr. Carrie Wohleb, WSU
    3:45 p.m. A Proposed New N Management Approach for Sugar Beet, Dr. David Tarkalson,USDA/ARS
    4:15 p.m. Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Profitability in Agricultural Applications, Suzette Galinato and Kuan-Ju Chen, WSU
    4:45 p.m. Trade Show Social

  • Day 2- November 15th
    Pest Management Session
    8:00 a.m. Art and Science of Collecting Residue Samples, Dr. Bill Cobb, Cobb Consulting
    8:30 a.m. Legume Diseases, Dr. Lyndon Porter, USDA
    9:00 a.m. Diagnosing Vegetable Problems, Maryna Serdani, OSU; James Woodhall, U of ID; Rachel Bomberger, WSU10:00 a.m. Break – Trade Show
    10:30 a.m. Impact of Fungicides on Plant Health, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    11:00 a.m. New Insect Threats, Dr. Tim Waters, WSU
    11:30 a.m. Controlling Yellow Nutsedge, Dr. Joel Felix, OSU
    12:00 p.m. Pesticide Impact on Soil Microbes, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri
    12:30 p.m. Pesticide Update, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group
    1:00 p.m. Conference Adjournment

  • Day 2- November 15th
    Organic Session
    8:00 a.m. Welcome
    8:05 a.m. Efficacy Update of Organic Products, Dr. Alan Schreiber, Ag Development Group
    8:35 a.m. Bee Better Certification, Cameron Newell, Xerces Society
    9:05 a.m. Complexities and Synergies in Large-Scale Conventional and Organic Agriculture in Washington, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC
    9:35 a.m. Organic and Conventional Systems; A Soil Microbial View, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri
    10:00 a.m. Break – Trade Show
    10:30 a.m. Biopesticides in Soil, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri
    11:00 a.m. Update on Organic Standards and Requirements, Brenda Book, WSDA
    11:30 a.m. IPM in Organic Agriculture, Alison Kutz, Sound Horticulture
    12:00 a.m. Record Keeping for Organic Certification: Tips, Tricks and Questions Answered, Drew Katz, Oregon Tilth
    12:30 p.m. Conference Adjournment



Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at This Year's Event?

  • Sponsors to date:
  • Ag World Support Systems
  • American Takii Inc.
  • Basin Business Journal Farm News
  • Bejo Seeds, Inc.
  • Bayer
  • Brandt
  • Brotherton Seed Co., Inc.
  • CHS Primeland
  • Certis USA
  • Creative AG Products
  • Crites Seed Inc.
  • Crookham Company
  • Gallatin Valley Seed Company
  • Gearmore
  • H.M. Clause
  • Illinois Foundation Seeds Inc.
  • Keithly Williams Seeds
  • Key Bank
  • Macro Plastics
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Northwest Transplants
  • Pure Line Seeds Inc.
  • Rivulis Eurodrip
  • Syngenta
  • Westbridge Ag Products
  • Yara North America

  • Exhibitors to date:
  • A.V. Labs Inc.

  • Affordable GPS Tracking
  • Ag Engineering & Development
  • Ag Enterprise Supply

  • Ag Pro Systems
    Ag Spray Equipment

  • Ag World Support Systems
    Agroplasma, Inc.
    Andermatt Biocontrol AG
    Andros Engineering
    AquaTech Irrigation Supply
    BASF Corporation

  • Cascade Analytical, Inc.
    Cascade Earth Sciences
  • Certis USA
    CH2O Inc.
  • Clearwater Supply
    Columbia Basin College
    Creative AG Products
    CSI - Nutri Cal
    Decade Products LLC
  • Diamond K Gypsum
    Farm Power Implements
    Farmers Business Network
  • Farmers National Company
  • Flame Engineering
  • Fresno Valves & Castings
    Goodwin Ag Enterprises, LLC

  • Gowan Seed

  • Hortau
    Hot Solar Solutions

  • Irritec USA
    IRZ Consulting, LLC
  • Jain Irrigation
  • Johnny's Selected Seeds
    Keithly-Williams Seeds
    Kuo Testing Labs
    LafargeHolcim Inc.
    Logan-Zenner Seeds, Inc.
    Macro Plastics, Inc.
    Marrone Bio

  • MaterMacc
    Monty's Plant Food
    Northwest Farm Credit Services

  • Northwest Transplants
  • Nunhems USA Inc.
  • Nyssa Machine & Welding Inc.
    Onion World/Carrot Country

  • Oregon Tilth
  • Pacific Calcium
    Perfect Blend Organics

  • ProAg CropLogic LLC

  • R & H Machine

  • RDO Equipment
    Rivulis Irrigation

  • Schaeffer Mfg - NW Division

  • Seminis Vegetable Seeds
    Simplot Grower Solutions
  • Spring Creek Sales, Inc.
  • Suberizer, Inc.
  • Syngenta Vegetable Seeds
    Systems West Construction LLC
  • Tessenderlo Kerley
  • The Farm Plan
    Third Day Creations, LLC
    Toro AG
    Total Employment & Management
  • True Organic Products
  • United Phosphorus, Inc.

  • US Cellular
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
    Valmont NW
    Victory Organics
    Vitality Ag
    Washington Farm Bureau
    Water Changers, Inc.

  • Water Treatment Resources
  • Web Steel Buildings NW
    Westbridge Ag Products
    Western Laboratories, Inc.
  • WFI Precision Plant
  • WSDA
    WSDA-Specialty Crop Grant Admin
    Yara North America

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Hotel Information

Springhill Suites by Marriott (Attached to the Convention Center)

(509) 820-3026 | $122 PNVA Room Rate (Expires October 12, 2018)

Hilton Garden Inn (Across the road from Convention Center)

(509) 735-4600 | $112 Room Rate (Expires October 12, 2018)