Douglas County Weed Day (it’s not marijuana day)

This year’s theme is “Good Weed Control Makes for Good Neighbors”.

Douglas County Weed Day February 4, 2015

CORE TRAINING (Only pesticides registered for use in Oregon will be discussed)

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions – Larry Williams, Douglas County Weed Advisory Board

10:10 – 11:00 Factors that Lead to or Diminish Drift – Steve Renquist, OSU Extension Service
This presentation covers the technical details of pesticide drift including: environmental, equipment, and operator causes; detecting drift damage; and practices to avoiding drift and drift damage.
11:05 – 11:55 Pesticide Laws and Safety – Grant Jackson, Oregon Department of Agriculture
This presentation will cover federal and state laws regulating the handling and use of pesticides plus information on safe practices require for working with all types of pesticides.

LUNCH 12:00 – 1:00

GENERAL EDUCATION/OTHER TRAINING (Only pesticides registered for use in Oregon will be discussed)

Focus on Drift Issues in Pasture-Forestry-Vineyard Weed Control
1:00 – 1:40 Weed Control in Pastures and Hay Ground – Andy Hulting, OSU Extension Weed Specialist. This presentation will address field crops and pasture weed control strategies that minimize use of phenoxy herbicides and other volatile products. Andy will discuss weed biology, herbicide action, drift, and alternative chemical controls.
1:40 – 2:20 Weed Control for Conifers – George Severson, Wilbur-Ellis Company.This presentation will cover information on weed control practices and options in forestry and woodlot sites; including specific weeds and appropriate controls (biological, chemical, cultural, and mechanical).
2:20 – 3:00 Weed Control Ideas for Vineyards – Steve Renquist, OSU Extension Horticulture Agent. Steve will discuss the physiology and morphology of the most vulnerable stages of growth for grapevines, and present options that reduce the damage to vineyards from on-site herbicide applications as well as from off-site drift from other spray sites.
3:00 – 3:40 Oregon’s Vineyard Survey – Ann Ketter, Oregon Department of Agriculture. This presentation will be a recap of a survey from past stakeholder meetings about major issues and locations of drift damage in vineyards around Oregon, including what ideas are being discussed to help resolve these issues and what further actions are planned.
3:40 – 3:55 Discussion on Drift – All speakers and participants, Douglas County Weed Day. This time is for discussion on drift avoidance and how we might work together to decrease drift events

Weed Control Programs Available to You
4:00 – 4:40 Oregon’s Noxious Weed Program – Carri Pirosko, Oregon Department of Agriculture
This presentation will outline the state’s program on controlling noxious weeds. Weed rating definitions, weed samples and identification, location and size of infestations, changes in response to control measures, and tips on avoiding the spread of weeds will be presented.
4:40 – 5:00 Weed Management Area Projects – Chrissy Morgan, Douglas Soil & Water Conservation District Presentation will cover various cooperative weed control projects being conducted between private landowners and the Douglas SWCD, including weeds targeted, and the results of work being done in fields, rock quarries, and other areas.

Thank you.


Rhonda Black
Umpqua Soil and Water Conservation District

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