Pesticides, Bee Safety & Value of Forage – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall

Special Session  – FVGAD

Moderator:  Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture

1:15 p.m.—1:25 p.m.
Faith Kuehn, Plant Industries Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture 

1:25 p.m.—1:30 p.m.
The State of Delaware’s Bees (video)
Meghan McConnell, Delaware State Apiarist

1:30 p.m.—2:10 p.m.
Spotted Lanternfly — A New Threat to Delaware Agriculture
Stephen Hauss, Environmental Scientist II, Plant Industries

2:10 p.m.—2:40 p.m.
Bee Toxicology and the Label
Dr. Bridget O’Neill, Exotoxicologist, DowDuPont

2:40 p.m.—3:10 p.m.
Issues with Bee Safety on Current Pesticide Labels
Peter Coffey, Small Farm and Alternative Agriculture Educator, University of Maryland Extension, Carroll County, Maryland


3:20 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Laura Mensch, Pesticides Section, Delaware Department of Agriculture

3:30 p.m.—4:10 p.m.
Mississippi Bee Stewardship Program

 4:10 p.m.—4:40 p.m.
Turning Unused Spaces into Pollinator Habitat Without Seeding
Rick Johnstone, Integrated Vegetation Management 

4:40 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:

DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  3.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  4.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits: PM: 1.50, CM: 1.0