Final Announcement 2017 OPDMC – Program Download Available

Greetings Everyone!

I am excited to see everyone next week and hear about the most recent advances in tree fruit pest management.  There are 48 talks in the entomology sessions and 15 in the pathology sessions.

The weather in Oregon is colder than in recent years and….wet as always.

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Directions to Hilton Hotel

Online Registration (via PayPal) still active

PayPal Instructions: Once you have selected the option of either “Registration Only $50” or “Registration + Abstracts $60”, you will be taken to “Your Shopping Cart”. You can pay with your PayPal account or a credit card. If you want to pay with a credit card, choose the “Check Out” button. You will see your order summary. Choose your payment method to complete your transaction.

Onsite registration (cash or check only) is $60 for the meeting and $10 for the abstract book (quantities are limited).  Student registration at the meeting is free with ID.

No-Host Reception
A no-host reception will be held Wednesday, January 11th, 5-7 PM at the Hilton; registration is not required to attend.

Keynote Address – Naive Farm Kid Gets Trapped by Pheromones: A Case for Public Education, Dr. James R. Miller, Michigan State University
Michigan State University Entomology professor James R. Miller was recently elected a 2015 Fellow of the Entomological Society of America for his pioneering research in insect physiology, chemical ecology and behavior that has significantly enhanced insect detection and management.  Among his research accomplishments, Miller and collaborators introduced the field of chemical ecology to the internal standard method for accurately quantifying tiny amounts of natural products; made the wind-tunnel accessible to all as the recommended method for quantifying insect orientational behaviors; produced a classic series of papers on onion fly-onion interactions establishing that resource acceptance is strongly influenced by visual and physical cues in addition to chemicals; originated the rolling-fulcrum model of animal decision making and the push-pull tactic of pest management. Over the past 15 yrs, Miller has focused considerable attention into elucidating the behavioral and physiological mechanisms underlying insect mating disruption using sex attractant pheromones with the aim of increasing efficacy while lowering the costs of this pest management tactic.  Recently, Miller and colleagues published a book toward better pest monitoring. These findings, likely to elevate insect pest management to a new level of precision and efficiency, have been assembled into a book, “Trapping of Small Organisms Moving Randomly – Principles and Applications to Pest Monitoring and Management” by Springer Publishers.

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I am looking forward to seeing everyone for a great meeting in 2017!

Safe Travels everyone.


Peter McGhee