University of Maryland Extension

Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting

When: 
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Where: 
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Address: 
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Various
Description/Notes: 

The annual WMREC Fruit Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2/13/2020.  As usual, we will have a comprehensive educational program in support of the Maryland/MidAtlantic fruit industry.

REGISTRATION:

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Accommodations /Assistance

Our facility is handicap accessible. Please contact us if you need special assistance.

 

AGENDA (tentative)

MORNING SESSION

8:30
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00      
Introduction & Overview of Program
Dr. Joseph Fiola, Specialist in Viticulture and Small Fruit, University of Maryland Extension (UME), WMREC, Keedysville, MD.

9:10      
Nutrient Management Update & Recertification
Keith Potter, Nutrient Management Specialist, MD Department of Agriculture, Cumberland, MD.

9:40
Pesticide Regulatory Update & Recertification
Russ Noratel, Entomologist, Licensing, Certification & Training, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulation Section, Annapolis, MD.

10:10
Break & Visit Displays

10:30
The Monitoring Equipment for Strawberry Disease Management
Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor, Department of Plant Science University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

11:00
Anthracnose and Botrytis disease Forecasting Models Utilized in the Strawberry Advisory System
Dr. Mengjun Hu, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist in Grapes and Small Fruit, Department of Plant Science University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

11:35
Efficient Herbicide Use for Fruit Production
Ronald David Myers, University of Maryland Extension Educator—Anne Arundel County, Gambrills, MD.

12:05
Lunch and Visit Displays

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:00     
MSHS & Maryland Apple Promotion Board Update
John Fendrick, President, Maryland State Horticultural Society, Rock Hill Orchard, Mount Airy, MD.; Bill Gardenhour, Apple Promotion Board Update, Gardenhour Orchards, Inc., Smithsburg, MD.

1:15      
USDA-Beltsville strawberry cultivar testing and low-tunnel plastic comparison
Dr. Kim Lewers, USDA-ARS, Research Geneticist (Plants), Genetic Improvement of Fruits and
Vegetables Lab, BARC-West, Beltsville, MD.

1:45
Spotted Lantern Fly – Behavior and Ecology: implications for monitoring and management 
Laura Nixon, Visiting Scientist (Post Doc) and Tracy Leskey, Research Scientist, Entomology, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station

2:15
Break & Visit Displays

2:30
Small Fruit Insect Management Updates
Margaret Lewis, Ph.D. Student, Hamby Lab, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.; Dr. Kelly Hamby, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.; Arielle Arsenault-Benoit, Fritz Lab, Research Technician, University of Maryland

3:00
Integrating the brown marmorated stink bug classical biological control agent, Trissolcus japonicus, into IPM program in apple orchards 
Dalton Ludwick, Research Associate (Post Doc) and Tracy Leskey, Research Scientist, Entomology, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station

3:30
New Apple Varieties and Quality  
Dr. Chris Walsh, University of Maryland, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, College Park, MD.

4:00+
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.

Cost: 
$30 ($40 after 2/6/2020)
Contact: 
Susan Barnes
Contact Email: 
sbarnes6@umd.edu
Contact Phone: 
301-432-2767 x301
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