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MFGA Annual Meeting and UMass Extension Education Program

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Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association logo MFGA Annual Meeting and UMass Extension Education Program

Thursday, January 10, 2019

9 AM to 3:30 PM

Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA

Registration -- $40 MFGA members, $50 non-MFGA members (includes lunch)

Register (by January 7!) and pay now using a credit card here:

http://massfruitgrowers.org/2019/annualmeeting.html

OR Mail registration form and program

3 pesticide recertification credits have been approved

PROGRAM - Highlighting UMass research and then some...

Guest Speaker: Dan Donahue, Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Horticulture Program

9 to 9:30 AM - Coffee and check-in

9:30 - Welcome - Joanne Dinardo, MFGA President 

9:45 - Biological sprays for fire blight suppression - Daniel Cooley

10:00 - Copper, scab, fire blight, and russet: is there an answer? - Daniel Cooley 

10:15 - App Mash-up: MyIPM, NETFMG, Eco Apple App, and Malusim - Jon Clements 

10:30 - Precision thinning using the Malusim app: trials and tribulations - Jon Clements

10:45 - NC-140 Honeycrisp rootstock trials: yes, we have a rootstock for you! - Wes Autio

11:00 - Apogee and Honeycrisp bitter pit: yes, we have an answer for you! - Dan Donahue, Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program 

11:30 - MFGA Annual Meeting and buffet lunch

1 PM - RAD/SAD? Why are my young apple trees dying? - Dan Donahue, Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program

1:30 - Brevis, the next chemical thinner for apples? - Duane Greene 

1:45 - When climate changes the apple scab rules and other such nonsense! - Liz Garofalo

2:00 - Brown marmorated stink bug in 2018, “Here’s Johnny!” - Liz Garofalo 

2:15 - Spotted wing drosophila: all over the place, but what can you do? - Jaime Pinero 

2:30 - Plum curculio and apple maggot fly: attract and terminate! - Jaime Pinero

2:45 - Swingers at UMass? No, not that kind! - the trellis kind for blackberry! - Sonia Schloemann 

3:00 - MFGA election results, pesticide credits, adjourn

Register (by January 7) and pay now using a credit card:

http://massfruitgrowers.org/2019/annualmeeting.html

OR Mail-in registration form and program

Topics: 
Agriculture