Longtime Salmon-Safe collaborators at Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center will lead a farmscaping for beneficial insect walk on July 20, from 1-5PM, at Goshie Farms, near Silverton, Oregon. It’s a free public event and an opportunity to visit a flagship Salmon-Safe farm near Portland with leading researchers and extension educators.
Goschie Farms, in the Pudding River watershed, grows sweet corn for processing, wheat, winegrapes and grass seed. Four hundred acres are in hops. Eight acres of hops are certified organic and 20 are transitioning to certified organic. Goschie Farms markets hops to leading regional brewers including Deshutes Brewery. For the past several years, farmer/owner Gayle Goschie has been experimenting with biological pest management techniques including implementing several habitat enhancement projects. In addition Agricultural Research Services researchers have been experimenting with integrated approaches to hop aphid and mite management.
Registration for the farm walk is required. Please contact Gwendolyn Ellen 541-737-6272 firstname.lastname@example.org