2017 Biennial Priority Setting Workshop

The Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA

October 17 – 19, 2017

Tour/Day 0: 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Day 1: 7:00 am – 9:30 pm
Day 2: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Links to Materials

Maps and Directions
Project Sheets

Workshop Description

On the first day (Day 0), we hosted a tour of three sites related to production and maintenance of ornamental horticulture plants. We visited the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which is a combination of botanical garden and naturalized areas for animals, the Center for Horticulture and Research at Altman’s, and Mellano and Co. which grows cut flowers, foliage and certain seasonal potted crops like poinsettias.

On the second day (Day 1), we started our priority discussions with introductions and then updates on the IR-4 Project and on the Environmental Horticulture and Biopesticide & Organic Support Programs. This was followed by individual discipline sessions (Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science)  for active ingredient updates from the registrants and detailed discussions for each potential project. At the end of the day, we voted on the projects based on priority via sticker caucus.

On the third day (Day 2), we discussed the outcomes and then held breakout sessions for regional priority discussions. We also discussed various use sites for research and whether they fell under the EPA definitions for greenhouse.

For more details, please view the Agenda.

Workshop Priority Outcomes

During the 2017 Ornamental Horticulture Workshop priority-setting sessions, we listened to presentations about new active ingredients and expansions of current products and then discussed potential projects. At the end of the day, attendees voted on the top projects for each program. The results are shown below:

National Priority Projects for 2018 – 2019:

Pathology – Botrytis Efficacy
Pathology – Non-Oomycete Root and Crown Rot Efficacy
Pathology – New Disease Management Tool Crop Safety
Entomology – Borer & Beetle Efficacy
Entomology – Mealybug & Scale Efficacy
Entomology – New Pest Management Tool Crop Safety
Weed Science – Preemergent Herbicide Crop Safety
Weed Science – Postemergent Herbicide Crop Safety and Efficacy in Field Container

Regional Priority Projects for 2018 – 2019:

NCR – Nematode Efficacy
NCR/WSR – Thrips Efficacy
NER – Herbicide Crop Safety for Cut Flowers
NER – Herbicide Crop Safety for Green Roof Production (embedded in related national project)
NER/WSR – Snail & Slug Efficacy
SOR – Cover Crop Management for Christmas Tree Production
WSR – Liverwort Efficacy