WMREC Twilight Meeting
Updated: May 13, 2022

2022 Strawberry Twilight Meeting
Date: May 25, 2022 | Wednesday 
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  |  Cost: Free, but please RSVP for planning purposes
Location: Wye Research and Education Center, 211 Farm Lane, Queenstown, MD 21658
Description: Come and listen to University and USDA Specialists discuss current conditions and issues with Maryland strawberry production, including fungicide resistance and scheduling fungicide sprays. Also, come meet the new farm manager, Chris Cochran and check out other information on other berry crops at WREC.

See and taste some of the varieties in the 2021/22 annual plasticulture variety trial, which includes a few standard varieties, as well as a few newer available selections.

As always, a sweet treat will be served at the conclusion of the program. For more program information, contact Chris Cochran at 410-827-7388, ccochra3@umd.edu

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Vegetable and Fruit Meetings

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    How to Conduct Market Research

    Date: July 27, 2022
    Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Online webinar

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    Understanding Herbicide-resistant weeds are a persistent problem for crop production

    Date: August 10, 2022
    Time: 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Location: Online webinar

Viticulture and Grape Growing Workshops

New Grape Grower Workshop

The New Grape Grower Workshop is held yearly during the month of March or April at the Maryland Wine Grape Industry Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Maryland Grape Growers Association and Maryland Wineries Association in cooperation with the University of Maryland Extension.

This course offers a broad overview of commercial vineyard development from pre-plant planning into the third year including economics and marketing information, variety, clone, and rootstock choices, site selection and preparation, pre-plant decisions, equipment, and supply requirements. We will also cover the basics of ordering, planting, and tending the vines through the third year of growth, as well as best practices for training, canopy management, and pest management.

The workshop is classroom format with a lot of time for Q&A.This seminar is a good overview of what is involved with getting a commercial vineyard started in the Mid-Atlantic.

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Archives (Webinar Recordings)

Winter Meetings 2020-2021

Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Virtual Meeting
Date: January 28, 2020 | Length: 4:04:35

Virtual Winter Vegetable Grower Meeting
Date: December 2, 2020 | Length: 4:14:46
Topics discussed: Legalities of Direct Farm Marketing Specialty Crops, Sarah Everhart, Legal Specialist,
University of Maryland; Maryland Food Safety Program Update, Angela Ferelli, Agent Associate & Carol Allen, Agent Associate, University of Maryland; Vegetable Weed Control Update; Kurt Vollmer, Weed Science Specialist, University of Maryland Extension; MDA Pesticide Update, Maryland Department of Agriculture; Odd Insects and Diseases of Vegetables, Jerry Brust, Vegetable IPM Specialist, University of Maryland Extension; Managing Salinity and pH in High tunnels, Neith little, Urban Educator & Andrew Ristvey, Alternative Crops Specialist, University of Maryland Extension; Vegetable Trials Update, Gordon Johnson, Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware Extension; and MDA Nutrient Management Update, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Virtual Winter Fruit Grower Meeting
Date:
December 10, 2020  |  Thursday
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  |  Location: Virtual
Topics discussed: Spotted Wing Drosophila on Cranberries, Maggie Lewis, Entomology, Graduate Student University of Maryland; Insect Biological Control, Alan Leslie, Extension Educator University of Maryland Extension; Small Fruit Update, Ben Beale, Extension Educator University of Maryland Extension; MDA PAT Update, Maryland Department of Agriculture; Food Safety Update, Angela Ferelli, Agent Associate, Carol Allen, Agent Associate University of Maryland; Soil Health in High Tunnels, Neith little, Urban Educator, and Andrew Ristvey, Alternative Crops Specialist University of Maryland Extension; Fruit Tactics for the Coastal Plains, Dave Myers, Extension Educator University of Maryland Extension; and MDA Nutrient Management Update, Maryland department of Agriculture

Bay Area Virtual Fruit Meeting
Date: February 10, 2021 | Length: 4:23:36
Topics discussed: Legalities of Direct Farm Marketing Specialty Crops, Sarah Everhart, Legal Specialist,
University of Maryland;
Insect Control Update, Kelly Hamby, Entomology Assistant Professor, University of Maryland; Fruit Weed Control Update, Kurt Vollmer, Weed Science Specialist, University of Maryland Extension; MDA PAT Update, Maryland Department of Agriculture; Apple Maturity and Harvest, Macarena Farcuh, Horticulture Assistant Professor, University of Maryland; Maryland Vineyard Industry Update, Joe Fiola, Viticulture & Small Fruit Specialist, University of Maryland Extension; Climate Change and the Orchard, Chris Walsh,, Horticulture Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland; MDA Nutrient Management Update, Maryland Department of Agriculture

 

Disclaimer: If you are unable to attend or have limited access to a computer or internet, there will be additional opportunities throughout the winter for small in-person meetings and an online self-paced recertification option. Contact your local Ag Extension agent for details regarding these additional opportunities. 

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