Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – AM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall

Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

9:00 a.m.—9:20 a.m.
Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber Variety Trials, Nitrogen Application Rates, and Population Studies. Processing Pepper Variety Trials. Updates on Research with Bacterial Inoculants in Lima Beans.
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

9:20 a.m.—9:40 a.m.
Pea and Lima Bean Variety Trials and Lima Breeding Program Update. Understanding Heat Losses in Lima Beans.
Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware

9:40 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Processing Vegetable Disease Updates; Downy Mildew Resistant Cucumber Trials and Downy Mildew Fungicide Testing
Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of Delaware

10:00 a.m.—10:10 a.m.
Processing Crop Weed Management Updates
Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware

10:10 a.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS

10:30 a.m.—10:50 a.m.
Managing Root Knot Nematodes in Processing Vegetables-What Have We Learned?
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware
Jake Jones, Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland

10:50 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Reemerging and New Processing Vegetables and Other Opportunities on Delmarva-Progress with Fordhook Lima Bean Breeding for Delmarva
Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware

11:00 a.m.—11:40 a.m.
Reemerging and New Processing Vegetables and Other Opportunities on Delmarva, A Research Perspective – Specialty Limas, Tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash Edamame, Pigment Crops, Specialty Beans, Specialty Peas. Potatoes, Peppers, and Other Opportunities
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware, Industry Speakers

11:40 a.m. FVGAD Business Meeting

11:50 a.m. LUNCH IN DOVER BUILDING

Session Summary:

DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  4.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0.50
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  PM: 1.0, CM: 1.5