Agronomy Special Section – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Jennie Schmidt, Registered Dietitian, Maryland Farmer and President of the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board  Becoming a Voice for Agriculture: Connecting the Consumer with Today’s Modern Agriculture General consumers are removed from agriculture and rural living by multiple generations. Concerns about pesticides, genetic engineering, and other practices employed in modern crop production […]

On Farm Research and ROI Session – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall Board Room  Moderator:  Jen Nelson, Resource Smart LLC  1:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction: Why On-Farm Research? Keiller Kyle, The Nature Conservancy Jen Nelson, Resource Smart LLC  1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Tips, Tricks, Trials and Tribulations of On-Farm Research Joshua McGrath, University of Kentucky  2:00 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Precision Agriculture Economics and Decision Making-Beyond Profitability […]

Delmarva Hay & Pasture – PM-Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dan Severson, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Advancements in Alfalfa Production and Management Dennis Hancock, State Forage Extension Specialist, University of Georgia 2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. To Be Announced Roeland Kapsenberg, Vice President Agricultural Division, DLF PickSeed 3:00 p.m. ADJOURN — Session Summary: DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1.0 MD […]

Soil Health Workshop – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall 5:00 p.m.  Dinner Available to Workshop Participants 6:00 p.m.—6:10 p.m. Welcome and Introduction 6:10 p.m.—7:00 p.m. Influence of Cover Crop Management on Growth and Performance Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware 7:00 p.m.—7:50 p.m. Soil Health and Science; Where Do They Overlap? Andrew McGuire, Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist, Washington […]

Precision Agriculture/Irrigation Session, Wed., Jan. 16, 2019

Exhibit Hall 1:00 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Evaluation of Active Downforce Settings on Corn Emergence-First Year Project Update James Adkins, Extension Engineer, University of Delaware  1:15 p.m.—2:15 p.m. Using Precision Technologies to Evaluate Practices on Your Farm Chad Swindoll, Agronomist, Ag Leader Technology 2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Supporting Innovation in Agriculture Ariel Gruswitz, Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity […]

Fruit Session – FVGAD – Monday, January 14, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:00 p.m.—6:35 p.m. Final Reports on the University of Delaware Blueberry Variety Trial, Soil Amendment and Fertilizer Experiments Emmalea Ernest, Associate Scientist, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Program, University of Delaware 6:35 p.m.—7:20 p.m. Strawberry Variety Testing and Quality Evaluation and […]

Agronomy/Soybean – PM – Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Jarrod Miller, Agronomy Specialist, University of Delaware 1:15 p.m.—1:30 p.m. Field Crops Disease Management Update Dr. Alyssa Koehler, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Delaware 1:30 p.m.—2:20 p.m. Ecological Theory vs. Agriculture: Are Cover Crop Mixtures the Answer? Andrew McGuire, Irrigated Cropping Systems Agronomist, Washington State University 2:20 p.m. BREAK/VISIT WITH EXHIBITORS 2:40 […]

Agronomy/Soybean Session – AM -Thursday, January 17, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Phillip Sylvester, Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware  8:10 a.m.—8:25 a.m. Targeting Your Crop Insurance Strategy to Your Real Risk Exposure Don Clifton, Farmers First Services, Inc.  8:25 a.m.—8:55 a.m. Chesapeake Pollution Strategy for Agriculture Chris Brosch, Nutrient Management Administrator, Delaware Department of Agriculture Jennifer Volk, Environmental Quality Specialist, University of Delaware […]

Fresh Market Session – FVGAD – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Exhibit Hall Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware  1:15 p.m.—2:00 p.m. North Florida Vegetable Industry and Vegetable Research Robert Hochmuth, Regional Specialized Extension Agent for Commercial Vegetable Crops, University of Florida 2:00 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Wet Weather Diseases in Vegetables and Fungicide Updates Dr. Andy Wyendandt, Extension Specialist in Vegetable […]

Processing Vegetables – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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.—9:25 a.m. Lima Bean and Pickling Cucumber Research Updates Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware 9:25 a.m.—9:45 a.m. Extension Plant Pathology Updates and Research Opportunities in […]

Controlled Environment Vegetable Production – FVGAD – PM – Wed., Jan. 14, 2019

Commodities Building Moderator:  Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware  2:15 p.m.—2:45 p.m. Disease, Insect and Mite Control and Mineral Nutrition for High Tunnel Tomatoes Dr. Jerry Brust, Regional Extension Specialist-Vegetables, University of Maryland  2:45 p.m.—3:15 p.m. Managing Challenges in High Tunnel Tomato Production Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist, Delaware State […]

General & Produce Food Safety – FVGAD -Tues., Jan. 15, 2019

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.—9:20 a.m. Produce Promotion Programs from the Delaware Department of Agriculture Stacey Hofmann, Chief of Community Relations, Delaware Department of Agriculture 9:20 a.m.—10:20 a.m. Worker Protection Standard (WPS)New rules […]