“Thank You” Linfield Serve Day Volunteers

We had nine wonderful young women from Linfield College volunteer at our Earth Day Event at Miller Woods. Thank you Hannah Ellsworth and Linfield College for thinking of us!

Check Out the Native Plants We Will Be Selling at Earth Day

In preparation of our annual Earth Day Celebration this Saturday, we are highlighting a Plant of the Day on our Miller Woods Facebook page. Each plant will be available for purchase onApril 16 from 10am – 2pm.

Today’s plant is Yarrow. It is a hardy perennial with fern-like leaves growing from 4 to 36 inches. The tiny white to pale pink blooms flower from mid-spring to mid-fall. Yarrow thrives in almost any situation and can become invasive. It can be used as a lawn substitute and can be mowed to form a soft carpet. It grows in full sun and slightly moist to dry soils. It is an excellent plant for butterflies and is deer resistant!

To see all the featured plants we will be selling, go to www.facebook.com/enjoymillerwoods

All-Seasons Approach to Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila Webinar – 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016   •  10 – 11:30 am Pacific time  •  FREE 

Registration required at www.pesticide.org/swd_webinar_2016 or contact Sharon Selvaggio at 503-704-0327 sselvaggio@pesticide.org

Soft fruit growers: Attend to add monitoring, prevention, and cultural methods to your management plan!

The webinar will be organized by each of the four seasons, demonstrating what’s happening in the life cycle of SWD, and effective techniques to monitor and reduce populations.

Dr. Amy Dreves (Oregon State University, Assistant Professor & Sr. Researcher, IPM Research, Extension and Education Entomologist) will be presenting.

A Spanish translation of the webinar will be available online by early summer.

All-Seasons Approach to Monitoring and Managing Spotted Wing Drosophila  Amy J. Dreves, OSU
  • SWD Identification, Monitoring, and Life Biology
  • Crop Stages and the Non-Crop Landscape  SWD Cycle and Habitat Use by Season
  • Management Tools and Practice by Season

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

Minimizing Pesticide Risk – Amy J. Dreves, OSU and Sharon Selvaggio, NCAP Learn about minimum residue limit requirements for selected export countries and about required pesticide buffers along salmon-bearing streams

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