Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Annual Conference and Trade Show

November 14-15, 2018 – Three Rivers Convention Center – Kennewick, WA

Onion Session                                                

Management of Fusarium Basal Rot of Onion, Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

Regionally Appropriate Fungicide Programs for Common Onion Pathogens in the Columbia Basin, Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

Thrips Management of Onions, Stuart Reitz, OSU

Bacterial Pathogens of Onions, How to Mitigate Disasters, Bhabesh Dutta, U of G

General Vegetable Session  

Early Season Diseases and Pests of Sweet Corn in the Columbia Basin, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

Optimizing Watermelon Grafting, Pinki Devi and Abigail Attavar, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture, Laurie McKenzie, Organic Seed Alliance

Biodegradable Plastic Mulches for Profitability in Agricultural Applications, Suzette Galinato and Kuan-Ju Chen, WSU

Pest Management Session

Impact of Fungicides on Plant Health, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

New Insect Threats, Dr. Tim Waters, WSU

Diagnosing Vegetable Problems, Maryna Serdani, OSU; James Woodhall, U of ID; Rachel Bomberger, WSU

Pesticide Impact on Soil Microbes, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri

Organic Session            

Complexities and Synergies in Large-Scale Conventional and Organic Agriculture in Washington, Dr. Lindsey du Toit, WSU Mt. Vernon NWREC

Organic and Conventional Systems; A Soil Microbial View, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri

Biopesticides in Soil, Dr. Robert Kremer, University of Missouri

IPM in Organic Agriculture, Alison Kutz, Sound Horticulture

Record Keeping for Organic Certification: Tips, Tricks and Questions Answered, Drew Katz, Oregon Tilth