2017 General Sessions

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

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

 

Andy Jensen, Moderator

 

8:00 a.m.   |   Welcome and Introductions

 

8:05 a.m.   |   Strain Specific Resistance to Potato virus Y (PVY) in Potato Efficiently Reduces

7:30 a.m.   |   the Prevalence of the PVYO Strain under Semi-Field Conditions

7:30 a.m.   |   Alex Karasev, U. of Idaho, Moscow

 

8:30 a.m.   |   Aphid Alert, A Brief History of Apprehending Aphids

7:30 a.m.   |   Ian MacRae, University of Minnesota

 

8:55 a.m.   |   Rows vs Beds: a U.K. Perspective

7:30 a.m.   |   Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF, U.K.

 

9:20 a.m.   |   Break

 

9:35 a.m.   |   Progress in Developing GA and NAA Seed Treatments to Modify Plant

 7:30 a.m.   |  Establishment, Tuber Set, Size and Shape

7:30 a.m.   |   Rick Knowles, WSU Pullman

 

9:55 a.m.   |   WA Agriculture Today:  Challenges and Opportunities

7:30 a.m.   |   Derek Sandison, Olympia

 

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:  Megatrends in Agriculture – Where do we go from here?

11:00 a.m.   |   Jay Lehr

 

12:00 p.m.   |   Adjourn

 

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

 

Sagar Sathuvalli, Moderator

 

1:00 p.m.   |   Potato Nutrient Use and Management Tips Across Varieties

1:00 p.m.   |   Mark Pavek, WSU Pullman

 

1:25 p.m.   |   National Potato Council Update, and the Latest Policy and Politics from

1:00 p.m.   |   Washington D.C., John Keeling, Washington D.C.

 

1:45 p.m.   |   Potato IPM: Understanding Pest and Pest Management Impacts

1:00 p.m.   |   Paul Jepson and Katie Murray, OSU Corvallis

 

2:30 p.m.   |   Break

 

2:45 p.m.   |   Devastating Blights and White Mold – Can they be managed?

1:00 p.m.   |   Dennis Johnson, WSU Pullman

 

3:10 p.m.   |   Farming for Flavor, the New Potato Imperative

1:00 p.m.   |   Leif Benson, Commissioner, Oregon Potato Commission

 

3:35 p.m.   |   Potatoes USA Update

1:00 p.m.   |   John Toaspern, CMO and Jill Rittenber, Global Marketing Manager

 

3:55 p.m.   |   Potato Crop Modelling: The Way to Eliminate Unnecessary Digging?

1:00 p.m.   |   Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF, U.K.

 

4:20 p.m.   |   Methods to Evaluate Pressure Bruise Susceptibility Early in the Storage Season

1:00 p.m.   |   Sastry Jayanty, Colorado State University

 

4:45 p.m.   |   Adjourn.

 

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

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

 

Matthew Blua, Moderator

 

8:00​​ a.m.   |   Welcome and Introductions

 

8:05 a.m.   |   Susceptibility of Litchi Tomato and Weedy Hosts to Crop-aggressive Isolates of

8:05 a.m.   |   Verticillium dahliae and Colletotrichum coccodes

8:05 a.m.   |   Zack Frederick, WSU Pullman

 

8:30​​ a.m.   |   Breeding for Resistance to Columbia Root-Knot Nematode in Potato

8:05 a.m.   |   Sagar Sathuvalli, OSU Hermiston

 

8:55​​ a.m.   |   Nematode Management in the Face of Short Supply of Telone and Vydate.

8:05 a.m.   |   Russ Ingham, OSU Corvallis

 

9:20 a.m.   |   The Research Program of Potatoes USA

8:05 a.m.   |   Ryan Krabill, Denver, CO

 

9:35 a.m.   |   ​​Phosphorus Fertility and Its Effects on the Commercial Production of Potatoes in

8:05 a.m.   |   the Columbia Basin.

8:05 a.m.   |   Chandler Dolezal, WSU Pullman

 

10:00​​ a.m.   |   Break

 

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Yellow Nutsedge Biology and Management in the Irrigated Cropping Systems of

10:15​​ a.m.   |   the PNW.

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Joel Felix, OSU Ontario

 

10:40​​ a.m.   |   Dickeya Species Affecting Potato: Current Distribution in the U.S. and Outlook

10:15​​ a.m.   |   for 2017.

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Ken Frost, OSU Hermiston

 

11:05 a.m.   |   ​​Demonstration Plots Show the True Nature of Potato virus Y Problems:  A

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Research Update.

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Jonathan Whitworth, USDA-ARS Aberdeen, Idaho

 

11:30​​ a.m.   |   The 2016 WPS Rule: Ramping up for the 2017 Requirements . . . and Beyond,

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Tom Hoffmann, Washington State Department of Agriculture; Flor Servin

10:15​​ a.m.   |   Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

 

12:15 -1:00 p.m.   |   ​Hosted Luncheon, Convention Center

 

Carrie Wohleb, Moderator

 

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Variation in Tuber Size: multiple scales, myriad causes

1:00 p.m.   |   Simon Smart, NIAB CUF, U.K.

 

1:25 p.m.   |   ​​​Classic Yet New Method for Diagnosis of Powdery Scab Disease

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Kiwamu Tanaka, WSU Pullman

 

1:50 p.m.   |   ​Potato Psyllids, Zebra Chip, and Psyllid Yellows in the Columbia Basin

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Carrie Wohleb, WSU Moses Lake

 

2:15 p.m.   |   ​​Break

 

2:30 p.m.   |   ​Plant Improvement through Modern Genetic Modification Techniques

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Joe Kuhl, University of Idaho, Moscow

 

2:55​​ p.m.   |   ​Managing Lygus on Potatoes in the Columbia Basin: should we care?

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Silvia Rondon, OSU Hermiston

 

3:20​​ p.m.   |   ​A Regional Insecticide Efficacy Trial for Potato Psyllid Management

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Tim Waters, WSU Pasco, WA and Stuart Reitz, OSU Ontario, OR

 

3:45 p.m.   |   ​​​Cultural Management of Clearwater Russet

1:00 p.m.   |   ​Kathryn Bolding, WSU Pullman

 

4:00 p.m.   |   ​​​Adjourn

 

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