Oct. 23 Insect Management in a Post Neonic World

Jim Bethke, County Director and Farm Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension and
Robin Rosetta, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University/NWREC

8:30-9:00 am Registration

9:00-9:05 am Introduction

9:05-9:55 am Birds and Bees and the Neonicotinoids

Presenter: Jim Bethke - The recent bee kill in Oregon and the resulting outcry has had national implications with serious effects for ornamental plant producers. Customers are demanding that nursery products not be treated with any neonicotinoid insecticide, and retail nurseries and big box stores have to make serious decisions about whether to purchase treated nursery products. Is it an overreaction or an abundance of caution? This presentation will describe the benefits and risks of neonicotinoid insecticides and present potential alternatives.

9:55-10:05 am Break

10:05-10:55 am Going Conventional, Going Soft, and Going Bio

During this session we will discuss conventional, “soft” chemistry, and augmented biological alternatives to neonicotinoid insecticides for sucking insects

10:55-11:05 am Break

11:05-11:55 pm Nic-less strategies for thrips, beetles, and other key pests

During this session we will cover pest program design for key pests such as thrips, and beetles, and other pests upon request from workshop participants.

11:55-noon Wrap-up and conclusion

All Workshops will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, 15210 NE. Miley Rd., Aurora, OR. Registration

Fee is $25.00. For further information about these classes, contact Jan Egli at (503) 678-1264 x 67810 or e-mail at
jan.egli@oregonstate.edu. We have applied for Pesticide Recertification Credits.

October 23rd Schedule & Agenda