2017 Western Region Annual Meeting

17 October 2017 - 20 October 2017

Oregon Forest Scene



Join us October 17-20, 2017, in Wilsonville, Oregon for the 58th annual meeting of the IPPS Western Region.  Wilsonville is located south of Portland, north of Salem, and just off of Interstate 5 in the beautiful Willamette Valley. Commercial nursery operations in the Willamette Valley range from small specialty growers to large producers, with container-grown and bare-root crops shipped to customers across the U.S. and Canada. Vineyards, fruit and nut orchards, berry farms, and hop-growing operations are also part of the horticultural enterprises of the Willamette Valley.

The region offers a wide array of outdoor recreational opportunities, scenic drives, and public gardens. Plan to arrive early or stay after the IPPS meeting to enjoy some of the fall vacation opportunities in the Oregon wine country, Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River Gorge.

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The Holiday Inn in Wilsonville will be our host hotel and meeting venue. The hotel is conveniently located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Portland and 30 minutes from Salem.  A diversity of topics are planned for the educational sessions at the meeting, including presentations on ornamental crops, edible crops, and native plants, along with research posters and trade exhibits.



The pre-conference tour on Tuesday, October 17, is tentatively scheduled to include:

Carlton Plants (photos above)

Youngblood Nursery


North American Plants


The conference tour on Wednesday , October 18, will include:

Aroma Cannabis

Woodburn Nursery & Azaleas (photo above, left)

Microplant Nurseries (photo above, right)

PlantSmith Nursery

Fir Point Farms (lunch stop)

The conference tour on Thursday, October 19, will include:

Heirloom Roses

Minto Island Growers (and lunch stop)

Smith Gardens

Registration will be available in summer 2017.  Please check back regulary as we will be adding more information on the annual meeting!


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    Fall Creek Farm & Nursery focuses on cultivating exceptional blueberry plants, building strong relationships, and providing responsive customer service in order to build A World with Better Blueberries™.

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    A leader in the design and manufacture of propagation trays and containers, supplying commercial nurseries and growers with cost-effective propagation products.

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    Syngenta takes a holistic approach and creates integrated, tailored solutions for growers by combining advanced crop protection science, quality seeds that deliver higher yields, and advice based on deep insights into how growers work.

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