Soil Health Workshop – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m.  Dinner Available to Workshop Participants 6:00 p.m.—6:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction 6:05 p.m.—6:50 p.m. How Much Fertilizer Do We Really Need? Dr. Buz Kloot, University of South Carolina 6:50 p.m.—7:45 p.m. The Importance of Mycorrhizal Fungi: The Unseen Benefactors in Agricultural Ecosystems Wendy Taheri, TerraNimbus, LLC 7:45 p.m. BREAK  7:50 p.m.—8:35 p.m. […]

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. Introduction 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 […]

Poultry Session – Afternoon – Monday, January 8, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderators:  Georgie Cartanza, University of Delaware and Dr. Jon Moyle, University of Maryland Extension 1:25 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Welcome and Announcements  1:30 p.m.—1:45 p.m. 2018 Farm Bill Update: Remarks from Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester The Honorable Lisa Blunt Rochester, Member of the House Agriculture Committee 1:45 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Embracing Change in the Poultry Industry […]

Agronomy/Soybean – Afternoon – Thursday, January 11, 2018

Exhibit Hall 1:15 p.m.—2:05 p.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Alyssa Collins, Director, Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Penn State University  2:05 p.m.—2:55 p.m. Management of Malting Barley Talk to Enhance Yield and Quality Dr. Wade Thomason, Extension Agronomy Specialist, Virginia Tech 2:55 p.m.         BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 3:15 p.m.—3:45 p.m. How to Protect […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 11, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 8:00 a.m.—8:45 a.m. Doors Open-Visit with Exhibitors  8:45 a.m.—8:50 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Director, Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Center  8:50 a.m.—9:05 a.m. USDA Marketing Assistance Loans—A Marketing and Cash Flow Tool Maryann Reed, County Executive Director, Kent County […]

Fresh Market Session – FVGAD – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Exhibit Hall   Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Cole Crop Variety Trials 2017-Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Tomatoes Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m. Managing Phytophthora capsici in Vegetable Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland […]

Fresh Market/Vine Crops – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Cole Crop Variety Trials 2017-Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Tomatoes Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—1:50 p.m.Phytophthora capsici in Vegetable Crops Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., President, FVGAD 9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Extension Educator, University of Delaware 9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. Parthenocarpic Pickling Cucumber Variety Trials and Population Studies; Processing Pepper Variety Trials; Root Knot […]

General & Produce Food Safety Session – FVGAD -Tues., Jan. 9, 2018

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware GENERAL SESSION 8:55 a.m.—9:00 a.m. Welcome David Marvel, Jr., FVGAD President  9:00 a.m.—9:05 a.m. Whole Farm Revenue Protection Insurance Laurie Wolinski, Extension Educator, University of Delaware  9:05 a.m.—9:25 a.m. New Promotion Program from the Delaware Department of Agriculture Stacey Hofmann, Communication […]

Fruit Session – FVGAD – Monday, January 8, 2018

Commodities Building Moderator:  Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m. Pesticide Safety Basics for Applicator Protection Kerry Richards, Pesticide Safety Educator, University of Delaware 6:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Developing a Multi-Species Tree and Small Fruit Spray Program David Myers, Agriculture Agent, University of Maryland 7:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m. Strawberry […]