OSPUD Meeting Minutes

silver_falls_conf_center.jpgDecember 2005 minutes
Silver Falls

 An initial project meeting occurred December 14-16, 2005. OSU staff and participating farmers convened with a twofold objective: (1) to learn more about potato production and (2) to identify farmers’ most problematic areas in potato production. In a participatory process, university researchers and farmers alike took turns leading the group to reach identified outcomes throughout the two-day meeting.

Meeting Outcomes:

During the course of this meeting, it became evident that there were opportunities for sharing existing extension information with the group, as well as a need for research in the form of on-farm investigations. Our goal was achieved as farmers prioritized their potato problems. The areas identified by farmers that we will focus on during this project include:

1. nutrient management
2. insect pest control (wireworms & flea beetles)
3. disease control (late blight)

The farmers also indicated they would like more information on hilling, harvesting, seed quality, vine kill and management of culls. 


peavy_arboretum.jpgFebruary 2006 minutes
Peavey Arboretum, Corvallis

  Meeting Agenda

  Isabel and Solomon's "Variety Show"






edgefield.jpgDecember 2006 minutes
Edgefield, Portland

  Meeting Agenda

  Dan's Nutrient Data presentation

  Lane's Tuber Grading presentation

  Alex's Late Blight report

  Mario's Insect handout



GTF.jpgMarch 2007 minutes
Gathering Together Farm, Philomath

  Meeting Agenda and Slides




December 2007
Silver Falls

Meeting Agenda

Flea Beetle presentation

Variety Trial presentation