2012 Blueberry Day at the EXPO Center, Portland
9:00 am – 4:30 pm, January 24, 2012
by Wei Yang, OSU Blueberry Extension Agent, NWREC

The 2012 Blueberry Day at the NW Ag Show/Oregon Horticultural Society meeting will be held January 24, 2012 at the Expo Center in Portland. This workshop will feature a full day’s program covering topics from blueberry markets, production practices, food safety and disease/pest management. All speakers are leading scientists or experienced blueberry industry leaders in their fields of profession. Below is the agenda and the registration information is available at http://berrygrape.org. Co-chairmen for this event are Wei Yang and Eric Pond.

9:00 – 9:05 am Opening Remarks Eric Pond, Chairman of the Oregon Blueberry Commission
9:05 – 9:30 am What’s happening in the blueberry farms around the world – bringing the best ideas back to your farm Cort Brazelton, Fall Creek Farm and Nursery
9:30 – 9:55 am Blueberry market update Rod Cook, Ag-View Consulting
9:55 – 10:25 am USHBC blueberry promotion and marketing activities Emily Valentine, CRT/Tanaka for USHBC
10:25 – 10:40 am COFFEE BREAK  
10:40 – 11:10 am Nitrogen fertigation recommendations for drip-irrigated blueberries Oscar Vargas and David Bryla, Graduate Student, OSU and Research Horticulturist, USDA-ARS
11:10 – 11:40 am Impact of nitrogen fertilizer rate and sawdust use on long term yield and fruit quality Bernadine Strik, Extension Berry Crops Professor, OSU
11:40 am –
12:05 pm
Food safety in blueberry operations Gary Neuschwander, ODA
12:05 – 1:15 pm LUNCH (provided)  
1:15 – 1:45 pm Blueberry pesticide update, MRLs, etc. Joe DeFrancesco, Assistant Professor, NWREC, OSU
1:45 – 2:15 pm Life without Pristine -blueberry fungal disease control Jay Pscheidt, Plant Pathologist, OSU
2:15 – 2:55 pm Novel insecticides delivery methods for SWD control Lynell Tanigoshi and Wei Yang, Extension Entomologist, WSU and Blueberry Extension Agent, OSU
2:55 – 3:10 pm COFFEE BREAK  
3:10 – 3:40 pm SWD research – ARS activities Denny Bruck, Entomologist, USDA and OSU
3:40 – 4:10 pm SWD research – OSU activities Amy Dreves, Extension Entomologist, OSU
4:10 – 4:30 pm More SWD questions and answers Researchers from OSU, WSU, USDA and Peerbolt Crop Management
4:30 pm Adjourn  

In addition, two more blueberry events are coming your way. You can find the registration information at http://berrygrape.org and http://oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC/.

December 7 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at NWREC

The Blueberry Nutrition Workshop will provide current information on blueberry nutrient requirements, how to read tissue and soil test reports and soil pH and irrigation management.

December 15 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at NWREC

A Blueberry Pruning Workshop will include a classroom discussion of the physiology of blueberry pruning and pruning real blueberry plants.


Message from the Chairman

Seasonal In-State Promotions Keep the Spotlight on Oregon Blueberries

Market Update

USHBC to Discuss Assessment Hike

South Korea Gets Fresh with Oregon

GAP Answer to Fruit Safety Concerns

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update

Blueberry Production Research at the NWREC Highlights

Blueberry Tree Project

Blueberries Dropped from Pristine and Cabrio Labels

2012 Blueberry Day at the Ag Show, January 24, 2012

NRCS Offers Financial Assistance for Energy Audits

Oregon Blueberry Commission • P.O. Box 3366 • Salem, Oregon 97302
Paid for by the Oregon Blueberry Commission, an agency of the State of Oregon.