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Mark your calendar for a Virus Detection Training Workshop June 20, Othello, WA
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Posted on: February 8, 2016 by Nora Olsen
There will be an important Virus Detection Training Workshop on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at the WSU Research Farm, 1471 West Cox Road in Othello, WA. The workshop will cover field identification of PVY (strains O, N-Wi and NTN), including visual identification of foliar symptoms on 40 major cultivars. We will also have samples of different tuber symptoms from PVY, PMTV and TRV. In addition, we will be discussing and demonstrating new diagnostic assays for viruses and soil-borne vectors of some of the viruses. Additional workshops planned for the week include the WSU Commercial Seed Lot Evaluation (Tuesday June 21st) in Othello, the OSU Potato Field Day at the OSU Research and Extension Center, 2121 S. 1st Street, Hermiston, OR (Wednesday June 22nd) and the WSU Potato Field Day in Othello (Thursday June 23rd). Come and make a week of it!
University and USDA experts at the Virus Detection Training Workshop will include Stewart Gray (USDA-ARS/Cornell), Mark Pavek (WSU), Jonathan Whitworth (USDA-ARS/ID), Amy Charkowski (UWI), Alex Karasev (UID) and Nina Zidack (MtSU). The workshop is part of a USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Initiative award titled “Biological and economic impacts of emerging potato tuber necrotic viruses and the development of comprehensive and sustainable management practices”.
The recent standardization of seed certification programs across the U.S. includes the requirement for documentation of inspector training, but this training will also be beneficial to growers, people who rogue, and industry in general, so please sign up early. To register for the event please visit http://bit.ly/wsu-potatovirusworkshop. For more information about the workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training for use of ZINC PHOSPHIDE CONCENTRATE
Alfalfa Treasure Valley Oregon
Belding Ground Squirrel
Posted on: February 4, 2016 by Stuart Reitz
Laurie Gordon from ODA will conduct the required training class for those in BAKER, CROOK, HARNEY, KLAMATH, LAKE, and MALHEUR COUNTIES OREGON who would like to use Zinc Phosphide concentrate for Belding Ground Squirrel control in alfalfa and mixed grass/alfalfa fields. This is for zinc phosphide used with cabbage bait.
The training will be Feb. 17, from 1-3 PM at the Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 SW 5th Ave., Ontario, OR.
Please note that this training is required every year before you may purchase, mix or apply this zinc phosphide product.
Please contact the Malheur County Extension office 541-881-1417 / email@example.com to reserve a space. There is no charge for the class.