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 Nematode Control in Lima Beans; and Bacterial Inoculants in Lima Beans
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

9:25 a.m.—9:45 a.m.
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

9:45 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Processing Vegetable Disease Updates; Downy Mildew Resistant Cucumber Trials
Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland and University of Delaware 

10:00 a.m.—10:20 a.m.
White Mold Research in Lima Beans
Habtamu Demissie, Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland

10:20 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Phytophthora capsici Host Range Studies
Nancy Gregory, Extension Agent and Plant Diagnostician, University of Delaware 

10:30 a.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 

10:40 a.m.—10:50 a.m.
Extension Entomology Plans in Processing Vegetables
Dr. David Owens, Extension Entomologist, University of Delaware 

10:50 a.m.—11:20 a.m.
The Processing Sweet Potato Industry in North Carolina; North Carolina Sweet Potato Research, Pickle Research
Dr. Jonathan Schultheis, Professor, Vegetable Culture, Production and Physiology, North Carolina State University

11:20 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
The North Carolina Pickle Industry
Phil Denglinger and Sam McGowen, Mt. Olive Pickle Company, North Carolina

12:00 p.m.—12:15 p.m.
FVGAD Business Meeting

12:15 p.m.  LUNCH IN DOVER BUILDING

Session Summary:

DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  3.0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  3.0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  .50
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1.0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits: CM: .50