News from the world of potatoes

| December 18, 2020 1:00 AM

Pesticide Certification Webinars Available

Washington State University will offer five three-hour webinars in 2020 and 2021 for urban IPM and pesticide education recertification credits. Each seminar will provide three Washington State Department of Agriculture pesticide license credits, and credits for Idaho and Oregon as well. Webinars will cost $30 and be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Dec. 1, 2020 or Jan. 28, 2021: Pesticide Laws and Compliance

Dec. 3, 2020 or Feb. 11, 2021: Pesticides and the Environment

Dec. 8, 2020 or Feb. 18, 2021: Integrated Pest Management

Dec. 10, 2020 or March 4, 2021: Invasive Pests

Group viewing is allowed if requirements are met and an application is received at least two weeks prior to the webinar. For more information and registration visit the WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education web site.

WA-OR Potato Conference goes virtual

Due to the restrictions on gatherings to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Washington State Commission will not be able to have its normal show at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Instead, next year’s conference will be going to a 100% virtual show this year January 26-28, 2021.

By going virtual, the conference will still be able to have all the normal general session, cultivar performance session, Spanish session, PAC auction, and so forth. There will be opportunities for companies to have virtual trade show booths to showcase their products and services. Continuing education credits will be available for those who participate in the general session.

Registration is still $5 per person. Register NOW at to attend the virtual conference.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the virtual trade show can register at

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For a current list of sponsorships, please email For continuing updates on the status of the conference, please go to