2018 OPDMC Meeting – 2nd Announcement


On behalf of the OPDMC committee we would like to remind you of 2018 Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, which is scheduled for Jan 10- Jan 12, 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.  Please see important dates below.  We would like to thank Dr. Harvey Reissig for accepting our invitation to be this years Keynote Speaker!

Dr. Harvey Reissig is a Cornell University professor of entomology and stationed at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.  He has helped to guide the statewide IPM program in tree fruits for over 30 years focusing much of his research on pests of apple with significant contributions to our understanding the biology and management of leafrollers and apple maggot.  His research into understanding and managing pesticide resistance in orchards is extensive.  Most recently he has served as the director of Pesticide Management Education Program at Cornell.

Reissig received B.S. and M.S. degrees in entomology from Kansas State University in 1969 and 1970, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in entomology in 1973 from Oregon State University (Go Beavers!). Harvey was named assistant professor in the Department of Entomology at Geneva in 1973, associate professor in 1978 and full professor in 1986. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers in refereed journals, many others in non-refereed research publications, and given numerous presentations at local, national and international levels.

Reissig is a member of the Entomological Society of America, the New York State Horticultural Society, the New York State Agri-Business Society and the American Wine Society.  Everyone that knows Harvey Reissig will attest that he is a wine enthusiast! He has visited wineries in the Napa and Sonoma regions in California and extensively toured Finger Lakes vineyards for 30 years. He also regularly serves on tasting panels and as a judge for wine competitions and has published regularly in The Fingerlakes Times under “The Grape Guru”.

The Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference web site is active. You can access it with this link:


Many thanks to Chris Sater and WSU for getting us up and running!

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2018 OPDMC meeting
A. Meeting Times and Dates:

9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018


12:00 Noon, Friday, January 12, 2018

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations:

You can link to the Hilton Hotel

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $129.00/night.

**Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.**

Hilton Group Rate Deadline – Dec 12, 2018

C. Paramount Hotel Reservations:

There is also a block of 20 rooms on reserve at the Paramount Hotel for $134/night.

Address: 808 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 223-9900, use OPDMC when registering

D. Due Dates

Titles – Friday Nov 17, 2018

Submit Titles
please indicate if you are presenting a talk or poster along with the title and authorship

Abstracts – Monday, December 4, 2018

Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits!


**The old site archiving 52 years OPDMC abstracts is still online at: http://www.tfrec.wsu.edu/pages/wopdmc/

We will be transitioning away from this site in the next few months.  All materials will be transferred to a permanent home at the new site in 2018.

II. Registration (via PayPal)

You can register via our web site: http://opdmc.org/home/#registration

STUDENTS ARE FREE! No need to register, you may still purchase a hard copy of the proceedings. Please email to let us know that you are coming and receive a printed name tag.

Once you have selected the option of either  “Registration Only $90” or “Registration + Abstracts $100”, you will be taken to “Your Shopping Cart”. You can pay either with a PayPal account or a credit card.  (Onsite registration will be $100 plus $10 for abstracts).  If you want to pay with a credit card, then choose the “Check Out” button. You will then see your order summary. You will still be presented with the option of paying with a PayPal account. If you want to pay with a credit card, then select “Don’t have a PayPal Account”.

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Forward this message to any new or perspective OPDMC members including students, agronomists, growers, industry or academic representatives.  They can subscribe to OPDMC announcements here.

III. Etcetera

Personalized Nametags: PayPal registration does not allow us to capture attendees names if these are different from the credit card holder.  i.e., someone else used their credit card to register for you.  Please email your PayPal receipt and a list of registrant names to if you would like pre-printed name tags.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone for a great meeting in 2018.


Peter McGhee