HRI & OAN team up to present boxwood health workshop

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WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH—December 11, 2019—The Oregon Association of Nurseries is teaming up with the Horticultural Research Institute to bring you a full day of seminars with experts from around the nation discussing boxwood blight best management practices. Designed to educate growers, each session will provide the attendees with the latest research and give them actionable tactics to implement in the nursery. The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Registration is required; space is limited to 50 people.

Located at the Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon on February 4, 2020, the Boxwood Health Workshop will begin at 8am and end at 4pm, with six distinct sessions. Speakers include an expert from a major boxwood producer, university ag research facilities, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

Specific topics include the latest updates on cultivar testing and control strategies for boxwood blight, sanitation tactics and an overview of the nursery production survey implemented by the ODA.

Anticipated pesticide recertification credits will be available from CA, OR and WA. For more information and to register for the event, visit:

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), founded in 1962, has provided more than $7.5 million in funds to research projects covering a broad range of production, environmental, and business issues important to the green industry. Nearly $11 million is committed to the endowment by individuals, corporations, and associations.

The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) is a non-profit trade association that represents more than 700 individual nursery stock producers, retailers, landscapers and related companies serving the nursery and greenhouse industry.

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