University of Maryland Extension

Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting

Participants at the 2015 Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
Dr. Joseph Fiola, Coordinator


FEBRUARY 25, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Western Maryland Research and Education Center (WMREC)
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, Maryland 21756

COST: $30.00 per person (Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Handouts)
($40.00 after Feb 18, 2016)

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Morning Session

  • 8:30 AM - Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM - Introduction & Overview of Program
    Dr. Joseph Fiola, Specialist in Viticulture and Small Fruit, University of Maryland Extension (UME), WMREC, Keedysville, MD.

  • 9:10 AM - Spotted Winged and Small Fruit Insect Update
    Dr. Kelly Hamby, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology, Department of
    Entomology, University of Maryland , College Park, MD.

  • 9:40 AM - Nutrient Management Update & Recertification
    Keith Potter, Nutrient Management Specialist, MD Department of Agriculture,
    Cumberland, MD.

  • 10:10 AM - Break & Visit Displays

  • 10:30 AM - Pesticide Regulatory Update
    Ashley Jones, Entomologist, Special Programs, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Annapolis, MD.

  • 10:50 AM - Specialty Crops – Moving from a Push - Through to a Pull - Through
    Marketing Plan  
    Ginger S. Myers, Director, Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center University of Maryland Extension Marketing Specialist, WMREC, Keedysville, MD

  • 11:30 AM - Potential for Hops Production in Maryland
    Ronald David Myers, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension-Anne Arundel County Office, Gambrills, MD.

Afternoon Session

  • 12:10 PM - Lunch and Visit Displays

  • 1:10 PM - MSHS & Maryland Apple
    Bill Gardenhour, Apple Promotion Board Update, Gardenhour Orchards, Smithsburg, MD.
    Wade Butler, President, Maryland State Horticultural Society, Butler Orchards, Germantown, MD.

  • 1:25 PM - MSHS Arthur Thompson Travel Fellowship 2015: Soils and Fruit Crops
    Jaclyn C. Fiola, B.S. Plant Sciences; B.S. Soil and Watershed Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  • 1:45 PM - Strawberry Fruit and Crown Rot: Existing and Emerging Tools for Disease and Fungicide Resistance Management
    Dr. Cassandra L. Swett, Assistant Professor and Specialist in Grape and Small fruit pathology, PSLA, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  • 2:25 PM - Break & Visit Displays

  • 2:45 PM - Update on Attract-and-Kill and Trap Type/Lure Comparisons for BMSB
    Brent Short, Biological Science Lab Technician and Rob Morrison, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher, USDA-ARS    Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV.

  • 3:30 PM - Apple and Pear Maturity, Quality and Storage Disorders: Lessons Learned in 2015; and Next Steps for FSMA
    Dr. Chris Walsh, Professor, PSLA, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  • 4:00 PM+ - Discussion Questions, Comments, Pesticide and Nutrient Management Recertification, Program Evaluation, and Adjourn

Snow Date - In the case of severe weather, call our main line 301-432-2767. A message will be listed by 7:00 a.m. stating the status of the meeting.

Accommodations /Assistance - Our facility is handicap accessible. Please contact us if you need special assistance.

Questions?  Call Susan Barnes 301-432-2767 x301 or e-mail

Registration cost is $30 per person ($40 after 2/18/16), which includes program materials, morning refreshments and lunch. Attendance at this meeting qualifies as recertification for individuals possessing a current and valid Private Maryland Pesticide Applicator’s license and to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for Nutrient Management.

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$30.00 (After 2/18/16 $40.00)
Susan Barnes
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301-432-2767 x301
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