Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick

Silvia Rondon, Moderator

8:05    Welcome

8:10     Do non-traditional additives merit potato grower time and money? Colton Thurgood, WSU Pullman

8:35     Potato disease management from an academic who consults and travels eleven states across four time zones, Neil Gudmestad, North Dakota State University

9:00     Physiological and production considerations associated with early planting – seed performance & crop maturation, Rick Knowles, WSU Pullman

9:30     Keynote: The future of work: jobs will change, not disappear, Amber MacArthur

10:30    Break

10:45    Federal and international issues from the National Potato Council, Kam Quarles, Washington D.C.

11:10    Oregon Potato Commission update, Gary Roth

11:35    Washington State Potato Commission update, Chris Voigt

12:00    Adjourn

12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.   Hosted Potato Bar, Trade Show, Convention Center


Matthew Blua, Moderator

1:00    Navigating the smoky haze: impacts of wildfire smoke on potatoes, Carrie Wohleb, WSU Extension, Moses Lake

1:25    Updates from Potatoes USA, Blair Richardson, Denver, CO

1:50    Power Up with Potatoes and Food Hero, Angie Treadwell, OSU Extension, Hermiston

2:15    Potato mop top: Do we know enough to manage this disease? Neil Gudmestad, North Dakota State University

2:40    Break

2:55    Beet leafhopper and the pathogens it transmits: New multidisciplinary research in the Northwest, Dave Crowder, WSU Pullman

3:20    Blocking virus transmission by aphids: An overview of a novel disease management strategy, Michelle Heck, USDA-ARS Ithaca NY

3:45    Characterization of Streptomyces in U.S. potato production identifies diverse common scab pathogenic species and promising biocontrol agents, Chris Clarke, USDA-ARS Beltsville MD

4:10    National fry processing trials: Industry partnered breeding trials to develop new processing varieties, Sagar Sathuvalli, OSU Hermiston

4:35    Adjourn.


Thursday, January 23, 2020

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

Carrie Wohleb, Moderator

7:55 a.m.    Welcome

8:00    Lygus feeding on potatoes: Final report on damage symptomology and potential for impact on yield and quality, Tim Waters, WSU Extension, Pasco

8:25    Suppression of soilborne pathogens – insights from a comparison of diseased and healthy potato fields, Markus Kleber, OSU Corvallis

8:50    Evaluating and improving soil health in OR/WA potato production systems: Year 1, Amber Moore, OSU Corvallis

9:15    IPM-related research on psyllids, leafhoppers, and wireworms at the USDA-ARS in Wapato, Rodney Cooper and Dave Horton, USDA-ARS, Wapato WA

9:45    The situation with Dickeya soft rot bacteria in the U.S. and an update on recent research, Amy Charkowski, Colorado State University

10:10    Break

10:25    Advances in nematode control in potatoes, Alan Schreiber, ADG, Pasco

10:50    How much is seedborne Potato virus Y costing the average Washington grower? Mark Pavek, WSU Pullman

11:15    Production applications for GA & NAA seed treatments, Rick Knowles, WSU Pullman

11:40    Limiting a superpest: Colorado potato beetle in the Pacific Northwest, Michael Crossley, University of Georgia

12:05 -1:00 p.m.    Hosted Luncheon, Convention Center

Ken Frost, Moderator

1:00 p.m.   MH-30 inhibits potato cell division, yield, and grower profits, Colton Thurgood, WSU Pullman

1:25    Pest problems that can be brought into a field in or on seed tubers, and which ones to worry about the most, Ken Frost, OSU Hermiston

1:50    Herbicides and herbicide resistance on the Columbia Plateau, Ian Burke, WSU Pullman

2:15    Break

2:30    Potassium requirements for various potato varieties in the Columbia Basin of Oregon, Ray Qin, OSU Hermiston

2:55    Genetics, Measurement, and Standardization Within The Potato Genetics Lab at USDA/ARS – Prosser, WA, Max Feldman, USDA-ARS Prosser

3:20    New tools for identifying root-knot nematodes and inducing resistance in potato, Cynthia Gleason, WSU Pullman

3:45    Studies on the mysterious foliar damage in Northwest potato in recent years, Kylie Swisher Grimm, USDA-ARS Prosser, WA

4:10    Adjourn




Certified Crop Advisors

Tues, Cultivar Workshop:

2 credits, crop management

Wed, General Session:

1.5 credits, crop management;

3.0 credits professional development;

2.0 credits, pest management

Thurs, General Session:

0.5 credits, soil and water;

2.5 credits, crop management;

3.0 credits, pest management

Idaho Pesticide Recertification Credits

Tues, Cultivar Session, NONE

Wed, General Session: 2 credits

Thurs, General Session: 4 credits