The 2012 Pacific Northwest Vegetable Association Conference & Trade Show will be held November 14 – 15 at the Three Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, Wash.

This high-profile event will bring together and provide equal opportunity for the small-scale local farmers and the largest corporate farm to showcase their products to the targeted customers without any bias. The event will represent all vegetable growers from Idaho, Oregon and Washington. The vegetable sellers will be gaining a lot of favorable information regarding the growth and production of various vegetables.

The event will feature a highly interactive, four-hour short course on identification of new and emerging problems in vegetable production in the Pacific Northwest. Learn key aspects of identification, differentiation and management of 15 diverse diseases, pests and production problems of some of the main vegetables produced in this region (e.g., zebra chip on potato, blister beetles, bulb mites in onion, Thielaviopsis root rot of pea, etc.).

The workshop is organized by members of the Pacific North-west Vegetable Extension Group (PNW VEG) from Washington State University, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho and the USDA ARS.

Attendees will receive handouts on identification and management of each of the 15 vegetable case studies. CCA credits and pesticide license recertification credits from WSDA, ISDA and ODA have been requested. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, November 13, from 1-5 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Cost for the workshop is $50.

For more information on the show, visit or call 509-585-5460.