There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived for members of NEV&BGA. Lunch buffet is an additional $20.
9:30 Downy mildew and phytophthora update – Angie Madeiras UMass Plant Diagnostics Lab
10:15 Grower Roundtable: Pick Your Own crowd management, pricing, theft, the good, the bad and the ugly
11:00 Crop Insurance Update – Tom Smiarowski & Paul Russell, University of Massachusetts Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education
11:30 Land For Good – Jason Silverman Massachusetts Field Agent
Noon Lunch buffet, $20. To reserve a lunch, please contact the Secretary, Chris Grant at (978) 423-6694 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel. We will have to bill you for unpaid meals.
1:00 Tick-borne diseases facts & fiction – Dr. Thomas Mather “The tick guy from URI”
1:45 Choosing the right strawberry and raspberry varieties for your market – Nate Nourse, Nate Nourse Consulting
2:30 Spotted Wing Drosophila Update – Mary Concklin Associate Extension Educator- Fruit Production and IPM University of Connecticut
*3 pesticide recertification credits have been approved for this meeting*
Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays.
Co-sponsored by the UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program