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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast – Three Rivers Convention Center

Andy Jensen, Moderator

7:50 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

7:55 a.m. | Potato Cultural Management: Do you know why you do what you do? Mark Pavek, Washington State University, Pullman

8:20 a.m. | Control of Wireworms in Potato Fields by an Attract-and-Kill Strategy:Developement, Field Results, and Future Application Scenarios, Stefan Vidal, Georg August University, Goettingen, Germany

8:55 a.m. | Effects of Potato Psyllid Density and Time of Infection on Zebra Chip Disease

Development both at Harvest an During Storage, Erik Wenninger, University of Idaho, Kimberly

9:20 a.m. | Break

9:35 a.m. | Maximum Residue Limits, MRLs, in International Trade, Matt Lantz, Bryant Christie, Inc., Seattle

10:00 a.m. | National Potato Council Update, and the Latest Policy and Politics from

10:00 a.m. | Washington D.C., John Keeling, Washington D.C.

10:20 a.m. | Oregon Potato Commission Update, Bill Brewer

10:40 a.m. | Washington State Potato Commission Update, Chris Voigt

11:00 a.m. | Keynote: The Future of Small Farms, Paul Mobley

12:00 p.m. | Adjourn

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Hosted Potato Bar - Three Rivers Convention Center

Mark Pavek, Moderator

1:00 p.m. | Economic Impacts of Zebra Chip in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, Gina Greenway, College of Idaho, Caldwell

1:25 p.m. | Oregon State Department of Agriculture Update, Alexis Taylor, Salem

1:50 p.m. | A Long Term Relationship with Potato, Chuck Brown, retired, USDA-ARS Prosser

2:35 p.m. | Break

2:50 p.m. | Identification of New Genetic Sources of Resistance for Soil-borne Pathogens, Ryan Graebner, Oregon State University, Hermiston

3:15 p.m. | Using All the Tools in the Pink Rot Management Tool Box, Jeff Miller, Miller Research, Rupert, Idaho

3:40 p.m. | International & Domestic Potato Market Insights and Potatoes USA Update, John Toaspern, Denver, Colorado

4:05 p.m. | Pinpointing the Weed Sources of Potato Psyllid in Washington Potatoes, Rodney Cooper, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Wapato

4:10 p.m. | Adjourn.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

7:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast – Three Rivers Convention Center

Matthew Blua, Moderator

8:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

8:05 a.m. | Science of Soil Health at the NRCS, Jennifer Kucera, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Portland, OR

8:55 a.m. | Soil Microbiology as it Impacts Soil Quality and Productivity, Dave Myrold, Oregon State University, Corvallis

9:20 a.m. | Verticullium - Population Dynamics and New Angles for Control, Dennis Johnson, Washington State University, Pullman

9:50 a.m. | Resilient Potato Production Initiative, Paul Jepson, Katie Murray, Oregon State University, Corvallis

10:15 a.m. | Break

10:30 a.m. | Managing Irrigation Scheduling Using Estimated Evapotranspiration, Francisco Gonzalez, Washington State University, Pullman

10:55 a.m. | Green Manures Management for Soil and Pest Benefits, Andrew McGuire,

Washington State University Extension, Moses Lake

11:20 a.m. | Soil Fertility Basics for Potato Production in the Northwest, Amber Moore, Oregon State University, Corvallis

11:45 a.m. | Calcium Nutrition in Relation to Potato Quality and Production, Jiwan Palta, University of Wisconsin, Madison

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Hosted Luncheon, Three Rivers Convention Center

Carrie Wohleb, Moderator

1:00 p.m. | Worms Defoliating Potato: Principle Perpetrators, their Schedules, and their Preferences, Peter Landolt, USDA-Agricultural Research Services, Wapato

1:25 p.m. | Growth & Yield are Enhanced by Early Season Heat and Late Season Bulking, Rick Knowles, Washington State University, Pullman

1:50 p.m. | Management of PVY Through Combined Use of Mineral Oil and Insecticide along with other Cultural Practices, Mathuresh Singh, Agricultural Certification Services, Inc., Fredericton, New Brunswick

2:15 p.m. | Break

2:30 p.m. | The Virtues of Nematode Spit - Creating Tools for Root-Knot Nematode Resistance in Potato Through Nematode Molecular Biology, Cynthia Gleason, Washington State University, Pullman

2:55 p.m. | Potential for using GA Biosynthesis Inhibitors to Increase Tuber Set & Production Efficiency - a Case Study with "Bondi", Graham Ellis, Washington State University, Pullman

3:20 p.m. | Vitamin B1 Application on Potato: An Additional Tool for Substainable Management of Potato Virus Y?, Aymeric Goyer, Oregon State University, Hermiston

3:45 p.m. | Pinpointing the Weed Sources of Potato Psyllid in Washington Potatoes,

Rodney Cooper, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Wapato

4:10 p.m. | Adjourn.