Western Plant Board Annual Meeting

Western Plant Board Annual Meeting

Western Plant Board Annual Meeting

May 4 – 8, 2008

Holiday Inn

Cody, Wyoming

Sunday, May 4th

Travel Day

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.Registration

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.Reception

7:00 - 11:30 p.m.Hospitality Room

Monday, May 5th

Morning Session

Moderator: Hank Uhden, WY

7:00 a.m.Breakfast*

7:00 - 12:00NoonRegistration

8:00 a.m.State Only Forum

USDA Only Forum

9:30 a.m.WPB Opening Session

Brad White, WA

Call to order

Roll Callof Members

Welcome to Cody, Wyoming

Hank Uhden, WY

Remarks and Committee Assignments

Brad White, WA

10:00 a.m.National Plant Board President Remarks

Gray Haun, TN

10:20 a.m.USDA Western Region Report

Phil Garcia,Western Region Director, USDA, APHIS, PPQ

10:40 a.m.Canada Report

Ken Wong, Horticultural Specialist, Canada Food

Inspection Services

11:00 a.m.American Nursery & Landscape Association Report

Craig Regelbrugge

11:20 a.m.Western Horticultural Inspection Society Report

Clint Burfitt, UT

11:40NoonUpdate on CBPPort Activities

Peter Flores (TBC)

12:00 p.m.Lunch

Monday, May 5th

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Mitchell Yergert, CO

1:00 pm.Discussion

“Communication Issues – APHIS PPQ”

Moderator: Brad White, WA

NPB Overview of Issues (10 minutes)

Gray Haun, TN

USDA APHIS PPQ Overview of Issues (10 minutes)


2:30 a.m.Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.Quarantine 37 Revisions – USDA, APHIS, PPQ

Marla Cazier-Mosley

3:20p.m.PPQ ePermit Rollout (Training, EAuthentication)

Stacy Scott

3:40 p.m.Wheat Stem Rust – Uganda UG99

Phil Mason and Tim McNary

4:00 p.m.Red Palm Mite Update

Phil Mason and Tim McNary

4:20 p.m.Red-Imported-Fire Ant Update

Stacy Scott

5:00 p.m.End of the First Day

6:00 p.m.Annual WPB Banquet

9:00 p.m.Hospitality Room

Tuesday May 6th

Morning Session

Moderator: John O’Brien, NV

7:00 a.m.Breakfast

7:00 a.m.Registration (7 - Noon)

8:00 a.m.Discussion -

“Federal Trade Issues Impacting WPB States”

Moderator: Dan Hilburn, OR

Panelists: Mike G., Judy Macias, Robert Bailey

Nursery Stock



Transiting of bees through Hawaii


9:30 a.m.Light Brown Apple Moth Eradication - California

Larry Bezark, CA


Helene Wright

10:00 a.m.Varroa Mite Infestation - Hawaii

Lyle Wong (HI)


“State Perspective of Emergency Programs”

Moderator: Larry Bezark, CA

Federal Input: Phil Garcia, Dave McNeal, Gary Adams


Tuesday May 6th

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Lyle Wong, HI

1:00 p.m.Discussion -

“Protecting American Agriculture - Role of the

Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program”

Moderator: Michael Cooper, ID

State Perspective - JeffKnight, NV


National Perspective - John Bowers

Regional with States - Kristian Rondeau

National Committee – Bruce Shambaugh

2:30 p.m.Domestic Diagnostics Coordination and Communications

Joel Floyd

3:00 p.m.Coffee Break

3:20 p.m.Discussion

“State Participation in Federal Phytosanitary

Certification Program - Operational Issues and

Future Direction”

Moderator: Donna Rise, MT

Federal contributor – Craig Southwick

5:00 p.m.End of the Second Day

5:00 p.m.Hospitality Room

(Dinner - on own)

Wednesday May 7th

Morning Session

Moderator: Clair Allen, UT

7:00 a.m.Breakfast

8:00 a.m.BRS Update

8:30 a.m.PCIT & how it working in States

Federal input – Craig Southwick

9:00 a.m.Open Discussion

9:30 a.m.Break

10:00 a.m.Agriculture Tour

Bus leaves Holiday Inn

8:00 p.m.Bus returns to Holiday Inn

8:00 p.m.Hospitality Room

Thursday May 8th

Meetings held at the BuffaloBillHistoricalCenter

Distance from Hotel - 6 Blocks

Transportation available to the Center for those who do not want to walk


8:00 a.m.2008/09 WPB Committee Assignments

Committee Reports

Audit Committee

Awards/Necrology Committee

Nomination Committee

Resolutions Committee

USDA, APHIS, PPQ Regional Meeting

12:00NoonEnd of the Annual 2008 WPB Meeting

*Breakfasts are continental; lunches and dinners are provided except as noted.

“A Safe Journey Home to All”