Southern Maryland Small Fruit Workshop

Wednesday, March 18, 2020     8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Baden Fire Department
16608 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613


8:30     Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:00     Welcome and Overview of Program
Ben Beale, Alan Leslie, Joe Fiola and Dave Myers

9:15     Optimizing the Strawberry Plasticulture System in the Mid-Atlantic
Roy Flanagan: Extension Agent, Virginia Beach, Virginia Cooperative Extension

10:15   Break

10:30   Weed Control in Brambles and Vineyards
Wayne Mitchem: Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium Coordinator and Fruit Weed Management Specialist, North Carolina State University

11:30   Panel Discussion- Future of the Small Fruit Industry in the Mid-Atlantic
Wayne Mitchem, NCSU, Roy Flanagan, Virginia Tech, Joe Fiola, UMD

12:15   Catered Lunch: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fruit Salad, Peaches, and Ice Cream Cake

1:00     Wine and Table Grape Varietals for Coastal Plain Soils
Joe Fiola: Extension Specialist for Small Fruit and Viticulture, University of Maryland

1:30     Bramble Production Methods in Warmer Regions
Wayne Mitchem, NCSU

2:00     Identification and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila-Hands on Exercise
Kelly Hamby: Asst. Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Maryland

2:45     Putting Together a Comprehensive Disease Control Program for Small Fruit
Mengjun Hu: Asst. Professor and Small Fruit Pathologist, University of Maryland

3:30     Pesticide and Nutrient Voucher Updates-Spotted Lanternfly Update
So MD Agent Team

4:00     Adjourn

Presented by the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, University of Maryland Extension and Rural Maryland Council.

Registration is free. To register call your local Southern Maryland Extension office or 301-475-4484.

In case of inclement weather, a message with the status of the meeting will be available at 301-475-4484.

University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all citizens and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.

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