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Calendar ~ updated November 5, 2008

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November 5-6 —Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration funding meeting~ Ellensburg, WA. Proposals are accepted throughout the year but must be received 30 days prior to the meeting at which they will be presented. November and January meetings have been designated to hear proposals. A mechanism is in place to accept Emergency Requests will be accepted at any time. Email or call Alan Schreiber at 509-266-4305 for more information.

November 6 —B.C. Blueberry Council workshop: "Pruning for Profit"~ Hosted by MSB Farm: 5331 Riverside Road, Abbotsford, BC, 1-3 pm. Pruning & equipment demonstration, fall crop update and discussion on disease management. Contact Sonja Ring for more information. (604) 613 2133 for information.

November 11 —Oregon Blueberry Commission meeting~ 12 pm. West Salem Roth's IGA Doaks Ferry Meeting Room- Salem, OR. For more information: 503-370-3790.

December3, 4 & 5—NW Center for Small Fruits Research annual conference~ Corvallis, OR. Click here for a detailed schedule.

December 8 & 9 —The North American Raspberry & Blackberry Conference in association with the Great Lakes Fruit & Vegetable Expo.~ Grand Rapids, Michigan. Click here for more information.

December 11 —The Oregon Raspberry and Blackberry Commission Annual Grower meeting ~ Woodlands Conference and Event Center Wellspring Medical Center, 1475 Mt. Hood Ave, Woodburn, OR. Call the ORBC office 541-758-4043 or email Philip Gütt for more information.

December 15-17 —New Production Tools Workshop with Washington Red Raspberry Commission annual meeting ~Firehall in Lynden, WA. Email or call Henry Bierlink for more information 360-354-8767.
Schedule:
Day 1 Innovation presentations 10 am -3 pm; Simultaneous presentations by researchers to WRRC and Washington Blueberry Commission 4-5:30 pm (tentative); WRRC Research Commitee meeting/ dinner 6 pm (tentative).
Day 2 WSU Small Fruit Workshop 7 am -3:30 pm; WRRC and /or Washington Blueberry Commission special presentations: 4-5 pm (tentative).
Day 3 WRRC Promotion committee meeting 7:30 am - 9:30am; WRRC board meeting 10 am.

December 16 — Oregon Strawberry Commission meeting~ 12 pm. West Salem Roth's. For more information:541-758-4043.

January 6, 2009 — Oregon Blueberry Commission meeting~ 9:30 am. LaSells Stewart Center, OSU, Corvallis. Committee meetings, commission meeting and Blueberry Research Roundup inviting all growers. For more information: 503-364-2944.

January 13-14, 2009 —Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration funding meeting~ Portland, OR. Proposals are accepted throughout the year but must be received 30 days prior to the meeting at which they will be presented. November and January meetings have been designated to hear proposals. A mechanism is in place to accept Emergency Requests will be accepted at any time. Email or call Alan Schreiber, 509-266-4305 for more information.

January 13-15, 2009 —North Willamette Valley Horticulture Society Annual Meeting ~ Clackamas County Farigrounds, Canby. For more information call: 503-678-1264.
Schedule:
1/13 Organic production sessions-- Information: Nick Andrews, 503-678-1264 Ext 149
1/14 Vegetable sessions-- Information: Bob McReynolds, 503-678-1264 Ext 125
1/15 Berry sessions-- Information: Diane Kaufman, Ext 123

January 19-21, 2009 —North American Strawberry Growers Association annual meeting~New Orleans, LA. Click here

for more information.

January 27, 2009 —Oregon Horticultural Society Annual Meeting and Northwest agricultural show~ 7:30 am. Portland Expo Center. For more information Click here or call 503-371-7457.

February 19, 2009 —Oregon Strawberry Commision annual meeting~ North Willamette Research and Extension Center. Aurora, OR. Call 541-758-4043 or email Philip Gütt for more information.

March 18, 2009 —Oregon Blueberry Commission budget preparation meeting~ 12 pm. West Salem Roth's IGA Doaks Ferry Meeting Room- Salem, OR. For more information: 503-370-3790.

April 21, 2009 —Oregon Blueberry Commission budget hearing~ 12 pm. West Salem Roth's IGA Doaks Ferry Meeting Room- Salem, OR. For more information: 503-370-3790.

June 22-23, 2009 —The International Berry Health Benefits Symposium~ Monterey, California. Hosted by the National Berry Crops Initiative, seven North American berry organizations join together to feature the latest research by scientists worldwide on berries and human health.

2010

January 12-15, 2010 —Ag Connect Expo~ Orlando, FL. A new farm show, organized by farm equipment manufacturers to showcase the latest industry innovations, products and technology. For more information visit the Ag Connect website.

August 22-27, 2010 — XXVIII International Horticultural Congress~ Lisbon, Portugal. For more information vistis the symposium website or e-mail.

2011

June 22-26, 2011— The 10th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium~ Zlatibor, Serbia. For more information contact: Prof. Dr. Mihailo Nikolic, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgr, Belgrade, Serbia. Phone: (381)63 801 99 23. Or contact Brankica Tanovic, Pesticide & Environment Research Inst., Belgrade, Serbia. Phone: (381) 11 31 61 773.