2019 OPDMC Meeting – 1st Announcement

Greetings!

On behalf of the OPDMC committee I invite you to save the date for the 2019 Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, which is scheduled for Jan 9 – Jan 11, 2019 at the Hilton Portland Downtown. Please note that my last email regarding Student Scholarships had the incorrect dates!

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

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

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2019 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 9, 2018 to 12:00 Noon , Friday, January 11, 2018

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations:
You can link to the Hilton Hotel
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49750925

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $132.00/night.
**Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.**

Group Rate Deadline – Dec 4, 2018
We will again work with the Paramount hotel across the street for overflow rooms. More information in the next announcement.

C. 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 3, 2018
Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits!
https://opdmc.org/home/submit-abstracts/

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

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 or “Registration + Proceedings $100 USD”, “Registration Only $90 USD” or “Proceedings Only $10 USD”, 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”.

***Please verify your cart quantities before you check out.  If you started the checkout process in a previous session but didn’t complete it, you might end up with extra registrations in your basket.

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.
Sincerely,

Peter McGhee
executivedirector@OPDMC.org

2018 OPDMC Meeting – 2nd Announcement

Greetings!

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:

http://www.OPDMC.org/

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

to

12:00 Noon, Friday, January 12, 2018

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations:

You can link to the Hilton Hotel
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49083869

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!

https://opdmc.org/home/submit-abstracts/

**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”.


Stay Connected!

Please help us keep our membership up to date by updating your profile (personalized link in the email sent to you).

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.

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee
executivedirector@OPDMC.org

2018 OPDMC Meeting – 1st Announcement

Greetings!

On behalf of the OPDMC committee I invite you to save the date for the 2018 Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference, which is scheduled for Jan 10 – Jan 12, 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown.

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

http://www.OPDMC.org/

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 to 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 12, 2018

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations:

You can link to the Hilton Hotel
https://aws.passkey.com/e/49083869

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for the price of $129.00.
**Please note: You will be given a code at check-in to get free Wi-Fi in your room.**

Group Rate Deadline – Dec 12, 2018

We will again work with the Paramount hotel across the street for overflow rooms. More information in the next announcement.

C. Due Dates:

Titles – Friday Nov 17, 2018

Submit Titles

Abstracts – Monday, December 4, 2018

Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits!
https://opdmc.org/home/submit-abstracts/

**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”.

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  if you would like pre-printed name tags.

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

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee

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.

Download Program with Abstracts

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.

Lastly, please take time to:
UPDATE Contact Info

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

Safe Travels everyone.

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee

2017 OPDMC Meeting – 4th Announcement

Greetings!

First, I ask that you click this LINK to update your current contact information with OPDMC so that we can stay in touch with you.  You are really important to our group and we NEED your most current contact information.

Second, that LINK may also be shared with others (agronomists, students, growers,…) that you think would be a valuable addition to our group and enjoy our annual conference in order to subscribe to our user list.

Third, I greatly apologize for the length of this announcement, but there is a lot of important information to share!

This is the fourth OPDMC announcement for 2017 and the second attempt at using mailchimp with our executivedirector@OPDMC.org account. The previous attempt appears to have worked for the majority of people.

OPDMC has a long history of providing students an opportunity to present research, especially preliminary data. I encourage senior researchers to share this experience with your students and invite them to attend all three days. It’s important to provide opportunities for networking and professional development to budding scientists.   I remember my very first WOPDMC a “few” years ago and feeling humbled to be in the same room with the “icons” whose research I had followed in the journals.  Dr. Jay Brunner said “Don’t be nervous, you know more about your research than anyone else.”  Great words to calm me.  I remained fairly calm and confident all the way up until they called my name; I don’t remember much more until Dr. John Brown grilled me on my statical analyses….Oh well. Great memories! Still, we owe it to the next generation to welcome them into our community!  Please be sure to encourage your students to attend.  Three days off school will not negatively reflect in their grades.  In fact, forward this email to them so they can click this LINK to subscribe to our member list. I hope to see many students in the audience and in our program this year.

Please note Abstracts are due in 1 week!  I’m looking forward to a program full of great science!

Titles and Abstracts due by Thursday, December 1, 2016!

The Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference NEW web site is active!

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

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2017 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to 12:00 Noon , Friday, January 13, 2017

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations Due: Thursday, December 15, 2016

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for the price of $129.00.

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

C. Titles and Abstracts due by Thursday, December 1, 2016
Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits!
**The old WOPDMC site archiving 52 years OPDMC abstracts is still online
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 2017.

II. Registration (via PayPal)

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.

III. Keynote Speaker for 2017 OPDMC Meeting – Title to Be Announced

Dr. James R. Millerjames-miller
Department Entomology
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.

IV. Etcetera

***One very important item. We voted at last years meeting to shorten the meeting to Wed – Thursday.  We  contract with Hilton in 3 year terms to obtain the lowest conference room rates.  The current contract runs through 2018 and we are obligated to room rentals Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday evenings. Due to this oversight during last years vote we WILL continue with the old schedule for at least 2 more years until we negotiate a new Hotel contract or discuss if alterations are possible for the 2018 meeting at this years conference.  I apologize for the confusion.

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. This often happens with college students.  Please email your PayPal receipt and a list of registrant names to wopdmc@wsu.edu if you would like pre-printed name tags.

UPDATE your information for our member list.

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

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee

2017 OPDMC Meeting – 3rd Announcement

Hi Everyone:

You should receive this message twice today; first from mcgheeps@gmail.com and second from executivedirector@opdmc.org. Gmail limits communications to 100 messages/send and 400/day. OPDMC currently has 400+ members.  Our new domain allows 400 messages/send and 9600 messages/day.  In an effort to streamline communications we will switch announcement communications to executivedirector@opdmc.org if all is successful. I need to determine if the execdir@opdmc account gets blocked or sent to SPAM by your server. Please respond to mcgheeps@gmail.com ONLY IF YOU DO NOT receive the duplicate email from executivedirector@opdmc.org.  Thank you.

Peter

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

http://www.OPDMC.org/

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

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2017 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates:

9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 to 12:00 Noon, Friday, January 13, 2017

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations Due:

Thursday, December 15, 2016

You can link to the Hilton hotel:

https://aws.passkey.com/event/14582210/owner/4173/home

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for the price of $129.00.

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

We will again work with the Paramount hotel across the street for overflow rooms. More information in the next announcement.

C. Titles and Abstracts due by Thursday, December 1, 2016

Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits!
http://opdmc.org/home/#submit-abstract

**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 2017.

II. Registration (via PayPal)

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

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 either with a PayPal account or a credit card.  If you want to pay with a credit card, then choose the “Check Out” button. You will then see your order summary (see below). 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” (see below).

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III. Keynote Speaker for 2017 OPDMC Meeting – Title to Be Announced

Dr. James R. Miller
Department Entomology
Michigan State University

james-millerMichigan 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.

IV. Etcetera

***One very important item. We voted at last years meeting to shorten the meeting to Wed – Thursday.  We  contract with Hilton in 3 year terms to obtain the lowest conference room rates.  The current contract runs through 2018 and we are obligated to room rentals Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday evenings. Due to this oversight during last years vote we WILL continue with the old schedule for at least 2 more years until we negotiate a new Hotel contract or discuss if alterations are possible for the 2018 meeting at this years conference.  I apologize for the confusion.

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. This often happens with college students or corporations.  Please email your PayPal receipt and a list of registrant names to wopdmc@wsu.edu if you would like pre-printed name tags.

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

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee

2017 OPDMC Meeting – 2nd Announcement

Hi Everyone:

I hope that everyone had a great summer. This notice has lots of information for our 2017 meeting Please read carefully! I will send out announcements every 2 to 3 weeks as we get closer to our meeting. The links (see below) to our web site, on-line registration and the Hilton Hotel are now active.

***One very important item. We voted at last years meeting to shorten the meeting to Wed – Thursday. We contract with Hilton in 3 year terms to obtain the lowest conference room rates. The current contract runs through 2018 and we are obligated to room rentals Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday evenings. Due to this oversight during last years vote we WILL continue with the old schedule for at least 2 more years until we negotiate a new Hotel contract or discuss if alterations are possible for the 2018 meeting at this years conference. I apologize for the confusion.

***The OPDMC web site has been updated. Thanks to Chris Sater, Betsy Beers and everyone at WSU for their efforts***

***If you wish to be removed from the email list, please reply with the word “Remove” in the subject line.

Meeting Registration link and Paypal link will be included in the next notice.

Best regards,

Peter

Peter McGhee
OPDMC Executive Director
517/331-1816
mcgheeps@gmail.com
4815 NW Bruno PL
Corvallis, OR 97730

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2017 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 11 to 12:00 Noon , Friday, January 13, 2017

B. Titles Due: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
wopdmc@wsu.edu

C. Hilton Hotel Reservations Due: Thursday, December 15, 2016
We will again contract with the Paramount hotel across the street for backup rooms. More information in next update.

D. PowerPoint Presentation Uploaded to OPDMC Computers by Friday, January 6, 2017

II. Important Links

A. Hilton Hotel Reservations

https://aws.passkey.com/event/14582210/owner/4173/home

B. OPDMC NEW Home Page

http://opdmc.org/home/

C. Abstract Instructions

http://opdmc.org/home/#submit-abstract

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 2017.

2017 OPDMC Meeting – 1st Announcement

Hi Everyone:

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and productive summer. Hard to believe that it is time to start planning our 2017 meeting!  As you may have heard Don Thomson stepped down last year as the the executive director of  the Orchard Pest and Disease Management Conference and I have moved into this position. 

Dates

The dates for the 2017 OPDMC Meetings at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, in Portland, Oregon will be:

9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 11 to Noon, Friday, January 13

Miscellaneous

I will be sending out information on conference registrations, keynote speaker, presentations and hotel reservations in the near future.

If you wish to be removed from the OPDMC email list, please reply with “Remove” in the subject line.

If you know of anyone who has changed email addresses, please forward to me.

Thanks and best wishes to everyone.

Peter McGhee
Executive Director OPDMC
mcgheeps@gmail.com