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January

February

Event: IFTA 64th Annual Virtual Conference
Date: February 22-24, 2020
Location: Online virtual conference
For more information: https://www.ifruittree.org/

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Event: Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School: Part I
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: webinar
Registration: click here..
Description:
This session covers new tree fruit rootstocks for apples, peaches, and cherries, the REDpulse Defoliation Trial, nematode management in the age of rapid apple decline, using robotic systems on crop load management for apples, respirator fit test, and a Q & A session.
Credits offered:
Core, Category PC, 02, 18

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Event: Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School in Spanish
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: webinar
Registration: click here...
Description:
This webinar for Spanish speaking participants is a special session developed for the Latinx community. Unlike the English-language fruit schools, the content of this meeting reflects the practical needs of Latinx business owners and employees involved in tree fruit production and management. This session does not include Pennsylvania pesticide applicator credits.

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Event: Virginia Vineyards Association winter technical meeting
Date:
February 25-26, 2021
Location:
Virtual
Registration: https://virginiavineyardsassociation.org/

Event: Winter Commercial Tree Fruit School: Part II
Date:
Monday, March 1, 2021
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:
webinar
Registration:
click here..
Description:
This session covers best management practices for pesticide storage and security, new technologies for peach production, pruning and training the new rootstocks, fungicide update for tree fruit diseases, and an open discussion forum.

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Event: Grape Expectations
Date: March 6, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon
Location: Virtual
Cost: $25
Registration: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=82553
Description: The 2021 Grape Expectations symposium will be a virtual series of lectures by professionals in viticulture (grape growing) and enology (winemaking). Lectures are designed to present new and relevant information to professionals and amateurs involved with any aspect of grape growing or the wine industry.

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Event: Vineyard IPM Meeting
Date: March 16, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Registration Required: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodeGtqTstE9NtIslDY7gHjB2Bd2pEb-FD
Description: Review pest management strategies and develop a plan for the 2021 season with Virginia Tech Pest Management Specialists. Additionally, we will offer worker training for the Worker Protection Standard (WPS).  This training is required by the EPA for any workers or handlers that will be working in an area treated with pesticides within the last 30 days, or where a REI for such pesticide has been in effect. Exceptions are currently certified pesticide applicators and certified crop advisors. Workers who have been trained as a handler within the past 12 months do not need to receive WPS training.
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Event: Eastern Winery Exposition
Date: March 16-18, 2021
Location: Oncenter Convention Center, Syracuse, NY
More information and registration: https://easternwineryexposition.com/event-info-2021/

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Event: Farm Energy Day: Soalr Power on the Farm
Date: March 18, 2021
Location: Online
Registration and for more information: click here...

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Event: Spring Frost Mitigation Strategies with Chemical Products and Delayed Pruning
Date: March 24, 2021
Location:
Online webinar
Registration and for more information:
click here...

April

May

Event: International Strawberry Symposium
Date: May 1-5, 2021
Location: Hybrid format participants can either attend it physically in Rimini, Italy or online.
More information and registration: https://www.iss2021.com/

June

July

August

Event: North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) Summer Tour
Date: August 17-18, 2021
Location: Holiday Inn Portland Airport, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97220

September

October

November

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