OPDMC Deadlines Loom!

Deadlines loom for many items! Please see each section below.

Title deadlines have passed, but if you are quick you can still submit a presentation before we begin to build the program.

Presentation abstracts (and late submissions) are due by Monday, Dec 3.  https://opdmc.org/home/submit-abstracts/

Hilton Hotel Group rates – booking deadlines approach quickly!! Please register by Tuesday, Dec 4.

Applications for Student travel scholarships sponsored by our industry members are due by Dec 21st. Students don’t wait until the semester finals are over, get started early!

Scholarship sponsors – Contact scholarship@opdmc.org if you or your  company would like to sponsor a portion of this years student travel scholarships or click here for more information.

Pathology joins Entomology in one session!  The good news is no more running back and forth between meeting rooms.  The pathology group lost their leadership Tamala Blunt after many years fo service as she moved on to a new position. We were presented with the idea of helping pathology this year or they would not be able to coordinate their program. I look forward to working together as one group.

 

November 19 News Flash

Attention!

We have extended the deadline for presentation titles to Friday Nov. 23. Many people were attending the joint ESA, ESC, and ESBC meetings last week in Vancouver B.C. Please consider submitting your titles earlier this week rather than later. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Abstracts are due Dec 3., but you may submit them early as well.

The meeting will combine pathology and entomology talks into one session!  The good news is no more running back and forth between meeting rooms.  The bad news is that we will have to be selective in talks submitted due to the combined program.  Please send your titles an abstracts soon.

STUDENTS
Our industry membership wants to support students with FREE MONEY to attend OPDMC.  They are pitching in cash to help you attend and increase your public and professional visibility. Announcement with instructions will be sent out later this week. Keep an eye on your email. The turn around time will be short this year.

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

Presentation Uploads

Presentation submission 
We would like to receive your talk by 12 PM PST, Friday January 6, 2016. We will again have all presentations loaded on both a PC and Mac laptop.  Should your presentation have a movie imbedded be sure to include the movie file along with the presentation file.

1. Click the UPLOAD LINK to be redirected to a “file request” from dropbox.

This is ideal for receiving a large file or collection of files, securely, from presenters even if they do not have a dropbox account.

Presentation files should be in Microsoft Office PowerPoint format (.ppt, .pptx, .pps, or ppsx).

  1. Name your file:
    “Session LastName.ppt”chemicalbeers.ppt
    matingmcghee1.ppt
    matingmcghee2.ppt
  2. Use the appropriate session for your file name (Biocontrol, Biology, Mating, Thresholds, Chemical, Invasives and Implementation, keynote).That’s it!

*Some members have reported they are can not submit their presentation through the “file request” link.  These are mostly USDA-ARS employees.  You rabble rousers know who you are! I’m very sorry for Uncle Sam blocking you from such useful tools, but with Russia potentially hacking our 91st meeting and Julian Assange wanting the latest secrets in entomology research you will have to send it to our Super, Ultra-Secure, Triple-Encrypted, “Bugless”, Entomology Server at: executivedirector@opdmc.org.   You may bring it to the meeting at 7-8 AM Wednesday morning on a USB storage device if neither of these methods work, but please email me and indicate that is what you will need to do this year.

Several Authors are still not signed up on the OPDMC mailing list managed through mailchimp.  PLEASE click this OPDMC Membership Subscription link to add or update your current contact information with OPDMC so that we can stay in touch with you through our newly managed system. 

Agenda & Last-Minute Hotel Rooms

Download tentative 2017 OPDMC agenda

Oops! Last minute hotel rooms still available. There are still rooms for discounted price at the Paramount and Marriott hotels.

The Paramount Hotel $134 USD per night
or call front desk: 503-223-9900, reference code OPDMC2017
or reach out to Rachelle Wofford 503-276-1775 if they are full

Portland Marriott City Center  for $159.00 USD  per night
Last day to book: Friday 12/23/16

Meeting Registration (via PayPal)
Lastly, I ask that you click this OPDMC Membership Subscription link to add or 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.  

Last Chance Hotel Rooms

The two Hotels that we normally reserve rooms with are booked full! We have arranged for a small block of rooms at the Portland Marriott City Center down the street.

Orchard Pest & Disease Management Overflow Room Block 

Start date: 1/7/17

End date: 1/17/17

Last day to book: Friday 12/23/16

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Portland Marriott City Center  for $159.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for Orchard Pest & Disease Management Overflow Room Block

Presentation submission 
We would like to receive your talk by 12 PM PST, Friday January 6, 2016. We will again have all presentations loaded on both a PC and Mac laptop.  Should your presentation have a movie imbedded be sure to include the movie file along with the presentation file.

1. Presentation files should be in Microsoft Office PowerPoint format (.ppt, .pptx, .pps, or ppsx).

Name your file like this:

  1. “Session LastName.ppt”
    chemicalbeers.ppt,
    matingmcghee1.ppt
    matingmcghee2.ppt

Use the appropriate session for your file name (Biocontrol, Biology, Mating, Thresholds, Chemical, Invasives and Implementation, keynote).

  1. If you are a presenter you will receive an email shortly with the upload link.

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.

Lastly, 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.