Potato Virus Detection Training Workshops


Due to the success of previous Potato Virus Detection Training Workshop at Othello WA in 2016, OSU is hosting another set of workshops in 2018 at three locations: Othello WA, Antigo WI and Presque Isle ME. These workshops will cover field identification of PVY (strains O, N-Wi and NTN), including visual identification of foliar symptoms on 20 cultivars commonly grown in each region. Recent standardization of seed certification programs across the U.S. includes the requirement for documentation of inspector training. However, this training will also be beneficial to growers, people who rogue, and those in the potato industry in general. High attendance is expected so please sign up early! Locations, dates and times are listed below. Additional details can be found at the registration page Potato Virus Detection Training Workshop Registration.

Othello, WA
Date/Time: Thursday June 21, 2018. This workshop will be integrated into the Washington State University Potato Field Day, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Washington State University Research Farm, 1471 West Cox Road, Othello, WA
You are also invited to these events held nearby:
Tuesday June 19, Final WA Commercial Potato Seed Lot Reading for 2018, 1471 West Cox Road, Othello, WA8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 20, Oregon State University Potato Field Day, OSU Research and Extension Center, 2121 South 1st Street, Hermiston, OR

Antigo, WI
Date/Time: Thursday July 26, 2018, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in advance of the Langlade Ag Research Station County Field Day, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: University of Wisconsin Langlade Agricultural Research Station, Langlade County Airport, N3689 Langlade Road, Antigo, WI

Presque Isle, ME
Date/Time: Tuesday July 10, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for inspectors and 2 to 4 p.m. for growers and field staff, with a rain date on Thursday July 12.
Location: University of Maine Aroostook Farm, 59 Houlton Road, US Route 1, Presque Isle, Maine

University and USDA experts will be available at each location to give you a tour and answer your questions. These workshops are part of a USDA NIFA Specialty Crops Initiative award #2014-51181-22373 titled “Biological and economic impacts of emerging potato tuber necrotic viruses and the development of comprehensive and sustainable management practices”.

To register for the event please visit Potato Virus Detection Training Workshop Registration.
For more information about the workshop please email pbg-potatovirus@cornell.edu.


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