University of Maryland Extension

Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting Presentations

The Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting is held yearly during the month of February.  Various topics on tree fruit, small fruit and Integrated Pest  Management is discussed.  MDA Pesticide Re-Certification Credits can be obtained by attending the meeting.

February 16, 2017

  1. Nutrient Management Update & Recertification (pdf)
    Keith Potter, Nutrient Management Specialist, MD Department of Agriculture, Cumberland, MD.

  2. Pesticide Regulatory Update (pdf)
    Glenn Krout, Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation Section, Maryland Dept. of Agriculture, Annapolis, MD.
  1. Specialty Crops – High Tunnel Production of Golden Berry (pdf)
    Andrew Ristvey, University of Maryland Extension Specialist, Commercial Horticulture, Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown, MD.

  2. Sensor Technology for Improving Frost Protection and Irrigation Timing in Strawberry Production (pdf)
    Dr. John Lea-Cox, Professor, Nursery Research and Extension Specialist & Bruk Belayneh, Lab Research Technician & Ph.D. Candidate, University of Maryland, Dept. of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, College Park, MD.

  3. Managing Risk in a Changing Environment (pdf)
    Dr. Sara Via, Professor of Entomology, University of Maryland Extension & Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  4. LEAD Maryland Class IX International Trip by Tyler Butler (pdf)
    Tyler Butler, 2016 Recipient of the Arthur H. Thompson Travel Fellowship Award, Butler’s Orchard, Germantown, MD.

  5. Current Research on Spotted Wing Drosophila Management in Small Fruits (pdf)
    Dr. Kelly Hamby, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

  6. Current Research on Trap and Kill Management of Spotted Winged Drosophila (pdf)
    Kevin Rice, Post-doctoral Research Scientist, Entomology, USDA-ARS, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV.

  7. Updates and the Future of Monitoring and Management of BMSB (pdf)
    Brent Short, Research Entomologist and Dr. Tracy Leskey, Research Scientist, Entomology, USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV.

February 25, 2016

  1. 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.  Fact Sheet 1023: Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management; Hamby Lab

  2. Nutrient Management Update & Recertification
    Keith Potter, Nutrient Management Specialist, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Cumberland, MD.

  3. Pesticide Regulatory Update
    Rob Hofstetter, Entomologist Supv-Pesticides Enforcement, Special Programs, Maryland Department of Agriculture  Handout: Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS), Comparison of the New Protections to the Existing Protections, October 2015

  4. 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.

  5. Potential for Hops Production in Maryland; 2016 Multi Fruit Spray Sheets
    Ronald David Myers, Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension-Anne Arundel County Office, Gambrills, MD
    Handouts: Interested in Hops?; 2016 Spray Program for Multi-Tree Fruit Orchards; 2016 Spray Program for Multi-Small Fruit Plantings

  6. 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.  Handout: Fungicide resistant populations of Botrytis in Maryland, based on 2015 testing (Guido Schanbel)

  7. Update on Attract-and-Kill and Trap/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.  Handout: Attract-and-Kill and Pheromone-Baited Traps for Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
      
  8. 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.
    Handout: 2016 GAP Food Safety Training Programs for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Producers

February 19, 2015

  1. Performance of Northern Highbush, Southern Highbush, and Rabbiteye Blueberry Cultivars at CMREC
    Benjamin Beale, Extension Educator, UME of St. Mary's County, Leonardtown, MD

  2. Small Fruit Disease Management
    Dr. Cassandra Swett, Assistant Professor and Extension, Specialist in Grape and Small Fruit Pathology, PSLA, University of Maryland, Mid-Atlantic Fruit Consortium, College Park, MD

  3. Spotted Winged Drosophila – Background and Threat to Fruit
    Dr. Kelly Hamby, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Entomology, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  4. Basics of Nematode Management; and Disease Management Following a Wet Year
    Dr. Kari Peter, Specialist in Plant Pathology, Penn State University, Mid-Atlantic Fruit Consortium, Biglerville, PA
  5. Current Status of BMSB Monitoring and Management & Survey               
    Brent Short, Biological Science Lab Technician (insects), Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, WV

February 21, 2013

  1. Efficacy and Timing of New Fungicides for Disease Management (pdf)
    Alan R. Biggs, Professor of Plant Pathology, West Virginia University TFREC, Kearneysville

  2. eXtension - Apple Rootstocks and Cultivars (pdf)
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