Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – PM – Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Exhibit Hall

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

1:20 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Disease Management in Vine Crops (watermelons, muskmelons, squash, pumpkins, cucumbers)
Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of Delaware

2:00 p.m.—2:10 p.m.
Vine Crop Herbicide Update
Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware

2:10 p.m.—2:20 p.m.
Seedless Watermelon Variety Trials
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

2:20 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS

FVGAD Special Session-Growing in a High Tunnel
Moderator:  Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist, Delaware State University

2:40 p.m.—3:10 p.m.
High Tunnel Production in Delaware
Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist, Delaware State University

3:10 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Managing Nutrients in High Tunnel Peppers, Tomatoes, and Cucumbers: Maximize Production and Quality
Steve Bogash, Vice President Marketing and New Product Development, ISP Technologies

4:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Benefits of Growing in a High Tunnel
Dr. Sanjun Gu, Extension Specialist, Horticulture, North Carolina A & T State University

4:30 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:

DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  4.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  1.25
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  NM: 1.0, PM: 1.0, CM: 1.0