According to a press release, the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) is teaming up with the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) to bring attendees a full day of seminars with experts from around the nation discussing boxwood blight best management practices. Designed to educate growers, each session will provide the attendees with the latest research and give them actionable tactics to implement in the nursery. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Registration is required; space is limited to 50 people.
Located at the Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon on Feb. the boxwood health workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., with six distinct sessions. Speakers include an expert from a major boxwood producer, university ag research facilities, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Specific topics include the latest updates on cultivar testing and control strategies for boxwood blight, sanitation tactics and an overview of the nursery production survey implemented by the ODA.
Anticipated pesticide re-certification credits will be available from California, Oregon and Washington. For more information and to register for the event, visit: https://www.americanhort.org/page/boxwood-health-workshop.