Our friends at Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center at Mount Vernon have been working diligently on 2020’s educational programs, pivoting to a virtual seminar dealing with epidemiology and IPM of White Rot in allium crops set for Aug. 21, from noon to 1 p.m.
The seminar will be presented by Dr. Jeremiah Dung, assistant professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University’s Central Oregon Research and Extension Center in Madras. White rot is known to be an extremely destructive and economically important disease of allium crops, especially garlic and onion. To take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom info.
In addition to the Aug. 21 seminar, WSU has also scheduled a three-day Onion Cultivar Self-guided Tour for Aug. 25, 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. east of Pasco at the Pasco Kahlotus Rd. Visit https://mailchi.mp/wsu/wsu-onion-cultivar-trial-tour-5-1304798?e=c2b1e40ce9 for details.
The third issue of Onion Alert for 2020 also included Integrated Pest Management Guides and information, with the following links provided:
Plant pest diagnostic clinics are open but may have limited hours of operation necessitated by COVID19. Websites are listed below, and you can contact the lab managers to ensure samples are received and processed as needed.
Some of these labs also offer digital diagnostic services using photos, descriptions, and management information. You can visit:
WSU Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic in Pullman, WA; https://extension.oregonstate.edu/harec/plant-pathology-diagnostic-laboratory-servicesin Hermiston, OR; and https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/plant-diagnostics in Parma, ID and Idaho Falls, ID.
Your contacts at WSU are Carrie Wohleb, Regional Vegetable Specialist at Moses Lake, email@example.com; Tim Waters, Regional Vegetable Specialist at Pasco, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Lindsay du Toit, Department of Plant Pathology at Mount Vernon, email@example.com.