IPM and Pesticide Risk Management

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

Cathy McQueeney

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

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Clackamas SWCD