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 Variety Trial Results from Pennsylvania
Kathy Demchak, Extension Associate, Penn State University

7:30 p.m.—7:50 p.m.
Experiences with High Tunnel Cherry Production
Charlie Smith, T.S. Smith and Sons Farm 

7:50 p.m.—8:10 p.m.
Kingsley Orchards: Renovation of an Abandoned Delaware Blueberry Farm
Meghan Morgan, Kingsley Orchards on Blueberry Lane

8:10 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Spotted Lanternfly—A New Threat to Delaware Agriculture
Stephen Hauss, Environmental Scientist II, Delaware Department of Agriculture 

8:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Maintaining Soil Fertility for Small Fruit Crops
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable and Fruit Specialist, University of Delaware

9:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:

DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  2.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  2.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  .50
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  NM: .50, PM: 1.0, CM: 1.50