If you own a nursery in the Clackamas River watershed or anywhere near a stream, then you may be interested in attending this upcoming workshop, Combining Effective IPM and Pesticide Risk Management in Nurseries. Workshop will be held February 3, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Boring -Damascus Grange, located at 27861 SE Grange St., Boring OR.
What is it all about?
This workshop is free and offers 3 pesticide license recertification credit hours (1 core credit and 2 regular credits).
Come to learn about preventing commonly-found pesticides from reaching Clackamas Basin surface waters. Discussion will include:
- IPM alternatives to the pesticides that are commonly used
- effective application management for pesticides that currently have no alternatives
Also addressed will be the possibility of having to replace neonicotinoid uses in some nursery markets. This discussion will include the IPM challenges associated with returning to older chemistries that the neonicotinoids originally replaced.
Who are the speakers?
Kevin Masterson – Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Toxics Coordinator
Update on Clackamas River water quality
Robin Rosetta – OSU North Willamette Research and Education Center , Regional Extension Educator
IPM that addresses frequently detected pesticides and neonicotinoid replacement
Paul Jepson – Integrated Plant Protection Center, Director
Simple guidelines for minimizing pesticide risks
What to do next?
We recommend an RSVP, so we have enough seats and snacks! Call 503-210-6000 or e-mail
Come early for a cup of coffee and a chance to network/visit with other nursery folks!
Who is sponsoring this event?
Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences
Integrated Plant Protection Center
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon Environmental Council
Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District
Clackamas River Water Providers
Clackamas River Basin Council