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2014 Ag Week FVGAD Sessions

January 10, 2014

FVGAD Sessions during Delaware Agriculture Week January 13-17, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014
Evening: Fruit Session

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Morning: General FVGAD Session
Afternoon: Fresh Market/Vine Crops Session
Evening: 36th Annual Banquet

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Morning: Processing Vegetables Session
Afternoon: Special Vegetable Session

Fruit Session – FVGAD – Monday, January 13, 2014

Exhibit Hall Board Room
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware                                                                      

6:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Blueberry Project and Blueberry Research Updates
Emmalea Ernest, Extension Vegetable Crops Agent, University of Delaware
Hail Bennett, Bennett’s Orchards

6:30 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Strawberry, Blackberry, Table Grape and Dwarf Cherry Research Updates
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware
Charles Smith, T. S. Smith & Sons, Bridgeville, Delaware

7:00 p.m.—7:15 p.m.
Experiences with Matted Row Strawberries
Jeremy Ernest, Ernest Fruit Farms, Ellendale, Delaware

7:15 p.m.—8:00 p.m.
Establishing a Vineyard—My Experiences
Jennie Schmidt, Schmidt Vineyard Management, Sudlersville, Maryland

8:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Managing U-Pick with Small Fruits and Orchards
U-Pick Fruit Growers Panel

8:30 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
Managing Insect Pests in Small Fruits, Vineyards and Orchards with an Emphasis on Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Spotted Wing Drosophila
Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist, University of Delaware

9:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:
DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  1
PA Pesticide Certification Credits: 1
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0.5
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  PM: 0.5; CM: 2.5

FVGAD General Session- Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dover Building
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

8:50 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Welcome
John Filasky, Jr., FVGAD President

9:00 a.m.—9:20 a.m.
Advancing Opportunities for Delaware Vegetable Growers
Secretary Ed Kee, Delaware Department of Agriculture

9:20 a.m.—9:40 a.m.
Impressions From New Jersey
Secretary Douglas Fisher, New Jersey Department of Agriculture 

9:40 a.m.—10:10 a.m.
Common Sense and Food Issues
Dr. Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University

10:10 a.m.—10:40 a.m.
Connecting Farmers with Consumers: An Opportunity for Delaware
Zeke and Lisa Zechial, Washington’s Green Grocer 

10:40 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
Food Safety Modernization Act Update and What’s Ahead: It’s Not Final Yet
Secretary Ed Kee, Delaware Department of Agriculture
Representative, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

11:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Updates on Harmonized GAP’s and Produce Food Safety Audits
Dr. Wes Kline, Extension Agriculture Agent, Rutgers

11:30 a.m.—11:50 a.m.
Farming with Visual Impairments—What are the Risk Factors and What Can You Do?
Roxane Williams, Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired

12:00 p.m. LUNCH
Sponsored by the Delaware Beef Advisory Board

Session Summary:
DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  0
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  0
PA Pesticide Certification Credits: 0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  0
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  PD: 3

Fresh Market Vine Crops – FVGAD -Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dover Building
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

1:00 p.m.—1:10 p.m.
Bt Sweet Corn Variety Trials
Emmalea Ernest, Extension Vegetable Crops Agent, University of Delaware

1:10 p.m.—1:25 p.m.
Herbicide Rotations for Fresh Market Vegetables
Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware

1:25 p.m.—2:10 p.m.
Managing Diseases in Vine Crops
Dr. Dan Egel, Extension Plant Pathologist, Purdue University

2:10 p.m.—2:40 p.m.
Vine Crops Research in Indiana
Dr. ShubinSaha, Extension Vegetable Specialist, University of Kentucky (formerly at Purdue University)

2:40 p.m.—3:10 p.m.
Tomato, Cucumber and High Tunnel Vegetable Trials
Steve Bogash, Regional Horticulture Educator, Penn State University

3:10 p.m.—3:25 p.m.
Fresh Market Vegetable Disease Control Updates
Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland/University of Delaware

3:25 p.m.—3:50 p.m.
Pepper Variety Trials
Dr. Wes Kline, Extension Agriculture Agent, Rutgers

3:50 p.m.—4:15 p.m.
Potato Variety Trials and Potato Variety Updates
Sudeep Matthew, Extension Agent, Commercial Vegetables, University of Maryland

4:15 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Watermelon and Onion Research Updates
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

4:30 p.m.—4:50 p.m.
Fresh Market Insect Management Updates
Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist, University of Delaware

4:50 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:
DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  2
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  4
PA Pesticide Certification Credits: 4
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0.5
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  PM: 1.5; CM: 2

Banquet

36th Annual FVGAD Awards Banquet

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Harrington Fire Hall
Harrington, DE 19952

**Pre-Registration Requested**

Tickets are $20. To reserve tickets for the FVGAD Banquet, call Emmalea Ernest

(302) 856-7303 by Friday, January 10.

6:00 p.m.         Social Hour

7:00 p.m.         Dinner

Presentation of 2014 FVGAD Distinguished Service Award

Presentation of 2013 FVGAD Family Award

Invited Speaker – Dr. Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, Author of “The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate”

Processing Vegetables Session – FVGAD – Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dover Building
Moderator: Phillip Sylvester, Kent County Extension Agriculture Agent, University of Delaware

8:50 a.m.—9:00 a.m.
Welcome
John Filasky, Jr., FVGAD President

9:00 a.m.—9:20 a.m.
Processing Vegetable Production Research Updates
Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

9:20 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Processing Sweet Corn Stand Reduction: Effects of Gap Size
Emmalea Ernest, Extension Vegetable Crops Agent, University of Delaware

9:30 a.m.—10:10 a.m.
Processing Sweet Corn, Peas and Snap Bean Production and Variety Trials in New York
James Ballerstein, Cornell University

10:10 a.m.—10:40 a.m.
Processing Vegetable Production in New York
Dave Paddock, M-B Farms, Inc., LeRoy, NY

10:40 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
Cucumber Downy Mildew Update
Dr. Kate Everts, Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maryland/University of Delaware

11:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
Update on Insect Management in Processing Vegetables
Joanne Whalen, Extension IPM Specialist, University of Delaware 

11:15 a.m.—11:35 a.m.
Perennial Weed Control for Processing Vegetables
Dr. Mark VanGessel, Extension Weed Science Specialist, University of Delaware

11:35 a.m.—11:45 a.m.
Lima Bean Breeding Program Update
Emmalea Ernest, Extension Vegetable Crops Agent, University of Delaware

11:45 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
FVGAD Annual Business Meeting
John Filasky, Jr., FVGAD President

12:00 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:
DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  2
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  2
PA Pesticide Certification Credits: 2
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0.5
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1.
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:   PM: 1; CM: 2

Special Vegetable Sessions – FVGAD Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dover Building
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Johnson, Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, University of Delaware

FVGAD Special Sessions—Success with Processing Vegetables
This special session will focus on critical information for newer processing vegetable growers as well as providing a “refresher” for experienced growers on how to have success (and ultimately profit) growing processing vegetables. The session will be in a roundtable format with expert fieldmen, consultants, university researchers and growers sharing information on what it takes to produce high-yielding and high-quality vegetables for the freezing, canning and pickling industries. Focus will be on lima beans, peas, sweet corn, pickles and snap beans. Included will be information on how and why companies select specific varieties, growing systems and rotations, how plantings are scheduled for desired harvest periods, stand establishment, fertilization, insect control, weed management and cultivation, disease management and harvesting for peak quality. Processing vegetable budgets will be presented and discussed.

1:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
Processing Company Fieldmen and Consultant Panel

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
University Extension Specialist, Extension Agent and Faculty Panel

3:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Grower Panel

4:30 p.m. ADJOURN

Session Summary:
DE Pesticide Certification Credits:  1
MD Pesticide Certification Credits:  0
DE Nutrient Management Credits:  0.75
MD Nutrient Management Credits:  1
Certified Crop Advisor Credits:  NM: 1;  CM: 1; PM:1

For more information about Delaware Ag Week and the rest of the schedule see:  http://sites.udel.edu/delawareagweek/

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