Moderator: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware
8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
John Filasky, Jr., FVGAD President
GENERAL SESSION – Spotlight on the Georgia Vegetable Industry
9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Vegetable Research and the Vegetable Industry in Georgia
Dr. Timothy Coolong, Associate Professor, Vegetable Production, Department of Horticulture, University of Georgia
10:00 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Perspectives on Changes in the Fruit Industries in Georgia and Florida: Updates on Activities in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware
Dr. Mark Rieger, Dean and Professor, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Delaware
10:30 a.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS
PRODUCE FOOD SAFETY SESSION – Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
10:50 a.m. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is now in effect and will impact many Delaware produce growers by bringing fresh produce production under regulation. In this session, updates will be provided by representatives of the Produce Marketing Association and Delaware Department of Agriculture on FSMA implementation.
Dr. Robert Whitaker, Chief Science and Technology Officer, Produce Marketing Association
10:50 a.m.—11:30 p.m.
Dr. Robert Whitaker, Chief Science & Technology Officer, Produce Marketing Association
11:30 a.m.—11:40 a.m.
Holly Porter, Deputy Principal Assistant, Delaware Department of Agriculture
11:40 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Dickeya Dianthicola in Potatoes
Dr. Nathan Kleczewski, Research and Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Delaware
12:00 p.m. LUNCH IN DOVER BUILDING
DE Pesticide Certification Credits: 1.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits: 2.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits: 0.50
MD Nutrient Management Credits: 1.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits: CM: .50, PD: 1.0