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Identification and Use of Beneficial Insects in Controlling Aphids in Christmas

Workshop and Tour

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Identification  of Insects in Christmas Trees   Workshop and Tour    

 

 

Schedule of the day:

 

  8:30 am ‒ Chal Landgren, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist.  Welcome and overview. Current aphid pests and study evaluating beneficial insects for their control

 

  9:30 am ‒Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forestry Agent. Discussion of past aphid damage, controls and results. Group discussion of beneficial insects and aphid control.

 

  10:00 am ‒ Paul Jepson, Director, Integrated Plant Protection Center, OSU. IPM framework for aphid control on Christmas trees

 

  Break – coffee and refreshments are provided (displays of predators and aphids)

 

  11:00 ‒John Maurer, Evergreen Growers Supply. Describe and ID key aphid predators and release protocols (Aphidius, Aphidoletes, ladybugs, and lacewings).

 

  11:30 ‒ Jana Lee, Research Entomologist, USDA. Current research efforts in bio-control on field conifers, scouting tips for field, ID of Beneficial’s – both released and local (keys for participants)

 

  Lunch ‒provided with registration

 

  1:00-4:00 pm ‒ Field site tour of field where beneficial predators have been released. Check for presence/absence. Discuss scouting and ID.

 

Dress for a field day (rain or shine). There is a $30 registration fee. Please contact Jean at the OSU Extension office jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or 503-655-8631 to register. 

 

*** ODA Pesticide credit pending***

 


Off Campus
NWREC
Large Conference Room
15210 NE Miley RD
Aurora
OR
$30
Jean Bremer
503-655-8631
jean.bremer at oregonstate.edu .