Talk Titles deadline – Nov 1

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Deadlines loom for Talk titles (Nov 1) and abstracts (Nov 15)!

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

http://www.OPDMC.org/

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2020 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to 12:00 Noon , Friday, January 10, 2020

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations: 
 Link to reservations 

There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $135.00/night.
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. Due Dates

Titles – Friday Nov 1, 2019
Submit Titles

indicate the title and authorship

Abstracts – Monday, November 15, 2019
Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits! 

II. Conference 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.

III. Student Scholarships
Applications for Students travel scholarships sponsored by our industry members have changed! Applications are now due by Dec 20th. Students don’t wait until the semester finals are over, get started early! 

Scholarship Sponsor Donations –  click here for more information if you or your  company would like to sponsor a portion of this years student travel scholarships or go directly to Donations to submit a payment via PayPal. 

2020 OPDMC Links

I. Dates to remember for the upcoming 2020 OPDMC meeting

A. Meeting Times and Dates: 9:00 AM, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to 12 Noon , Friday, January 10, 2020

B. Hilton Hotel Reservations: 
 Link to reservations There are rooms available with either a King or 2 Double Beds for $135.00/night.

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

C. Due Dates

TITLES – Friday Nov 1, 2019
email to Submit Titles

indicate the TITLE and AUTHORSHIP

ABSTRACTS – Monday, November 15, 2019
Please get titles and abstracts in soon so that we may apply for pesticide recertification credits! 

II. Conference 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.

III. Student Scholarships
Applications for Students travel scholarships sponsored by our industry members are due by Dec 20th. Students don’t wait until the semester finals are over, get started early! 

Scholarship Sponsor Donations –  click here for more information if you or your  company would like to sponsor a portion of this years student travel scholarships or go directly to Donations to submit a payment via PayPal. 

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 2020.

Sincerely,

Peter McGhee
executivedirector@OPDMC.org

Keynote Speaker 2019

Dr. Alan Knight, USDA-ARS

Tortricid IPM – A Career Well-focused

Dr. Alan Knight is approaching 30 years as a research entomologist with U.S.D.A., Agricultural Research Service in Yakima, WA and has given just over 100 talks at our annual meetings beginning in 1984. He has been a past Chairman of the meeting, many times a section moderator, and a proud rubber chicken recipient.

Knight received his bachelor’s degree in biology with highest honors from University of North Carolina in 1976 and his M.S. degree from the Botany Department in 1979. After several twists and turns he was awarded a PhD in entomology from Oregon State in 1986. Alan has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers in refereed journals and has been fortunate to be invited to write several book chapters and attend a range of international meetings and visit other researchers.

While in Yakima, Alan’s research has focused on developing tools that growers can use to effectively manage tortricid pests, such as codling moth, oriental fruit moth, and leafrollers. The breadth of this work has ranged from resistance monitoring to development of new attractants and adjuvants to improve monitoring, mating disruption, and the efficacy of insecticide sprays.

Dr. Knight remembers the old Imperial Hotel and the drinking and smoking in the bar after intimate meetings filled with colorful presentation by the old guard. Dr. Knight today acknowledges that he is part of the new Old Guard and will share his career highlights and his philosophical rants with us today.