A Workshop and Educational Tour/Demonstration
Thursday June 16, 2016


Day two of our biological control workshop and tour/demonstration features techniques for more challenging pests, including thrips. This day is limited to a grower audience with some experience. Looking for an introduction to biological control? Consider attending DAY ONE here.

Featuring: Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting, Robin Rosetta, Oregon State University Extension Horticulturalist

Location: OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC)
15210 NE Miley Rd, Aurora, OR 97002

Cost (lunch provided): $35

This is an equal opportunity event.


8:00 am - 8:30 am: Check-in with coffee and snacks

MORNING WORKSHOP (8:30 am - 12:00 pm):

Advanced Biological Pest Management – Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Buglady Consulting

    • Local and National Trends and Concerns for Biocontrol 
    • Top pests Commercial Growers Face Today: Thrips, Aphids, Flies, and Mites
    • Available Products and How to Use in a Biological Control Program
    • Resources and Suppliers
    • Rearing your own Beneficials
    • Biopesticides - State of the Industry
    • Chemical Compatibility with Biocontrols

Whole-Farm Revenue Insurance – George Harris, Northwest Farm Credit Services

    • Learn about a crop insurance program that provides a new opportunity for specialty crop and diversified farms to secure coverage.

Grower Roundtable -  Facilitated by Robin Rosetta and Suzanne Wainwright-Evans

  • Participate in an open discussion with other growers about what's working and what's needed in Oregon's nursery and greenhouse biocontrol efforts. 


Tour Local Nurseries

    • Demonstrations: Techniques for Managing Thrips and Other Pests, Applying Predatory Natural Enemies, Banker Plants, Integrating Microbials, Dip Demonstration. Tour transportation is provided and will depart and return from NWREC.