10:30 to 11:30
Let’s Talk About Calibration
Andy Steinkamp, Berries Northwest
Andy Steinkamp is a Ranch Manager for Berries Northwest focusing on blueberry production. He lives in Brooks, OR and grew up in Willamette Valley. Andy is a graduate of the University of Idaho in Agriculture Systems Management. He has spent his career in agriculture working with growers at Wilco/Valley Ag and as a grower himself.
11:30 to 12:30
Getting Tough with Pests and Going Soft on Pollinators
Andony Melathopoulos, Oregon State University
Andony Melathopoulos is Associate Professor of Pollinator Health in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He leads the Oregon Bee Project and hosts a weekly podcast, PolliNation.
1:30 to 2:30
ODA’s Pesticide Analytical & Response Center, Types of Incidents, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned
Warren Hanson, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Warren Hanson is the coordinator of the Pesticide Analytical & Response Center at the Oregon Department of Agriculture. He has a master’s degree in environmental science from Oklahoma State University and has a background in pesticide toxicology and entomology. Before working at ODA, Warren worked at the National Pesticide Information Center, where he logged over 9,000 inquiries from the public about pesticide risk, environmental fate, and other related topics.
2:30 to 3:30
Rodents: What We Thought We Knew, What We Know Now
Jeff Weier, Sprague Pest Solutions
Jeff Weier has worked in the pest control industry since 1973 and retired in 2020. He is now working as a consultant to Sprague, the Pest Control and food processing industries. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University and is Board Certified Entomologist. He holds pest control licenses and/or certifications in eight states. Jeff has extensive experience working with rodents, bedbugs, stored product insects, fumigation, pheromones, and food plant sanitation.