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New England Winter Fruit Seminar Series

New England Winter Fruit Meetings

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, we will not be able to hold face-to-face meetings for the foreseeable future. However, in an effort to provide fruit growers in the New England region (and beyond) the same quality educational opportunities we have in the past, fruit Extension Educators throughout the region joined forces in a collaborative effort to develop a winter series of online educational programming.

This series is presented to you by: Ms. Elizabeth Garofalo, Mr. Jon Clements, Extension Educators, University of Massachusetts Extension Fruit Program; Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont; Mr. Jeremy Delisle, Ms. Olivia Saunders, Field Specialists, UNH Cooperative Extension, Fruit and Vegetable Team and George Hamilton, Food & Agriculture Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension, Hillsborough County; Dr. Renae Moran, Professor of Pomology and Mr. Glen Koehler, Associate Scientist Maine Food and Agriculture Center, University of Maine; Ms. Heather Faubert, Research Associate, University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension; Ms. Mary Concklin Visiting Extension Educator, IPM Program Coordinator, University of Connecticut. 


 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by the University of Maine Extension Program.

Dr. Jennifer DeEll from OMAFRA will present results from Harvista and Smartfresh trials on Honeycrisp.

Dr. Randy Beaudry from Michigan State University will discuss CA Storage of Honeycrisp Apples.

More details will be provided when they become available.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by the University of Connecticut Extension Program

Dr. William Shane, Extension Educator, Michigan State University will present: 

"Training and Pruning Strategies for Keeping Peach Trees Healthy and Productive" and will also discuss pest management in peaches.

More details will be announced as they become available.

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online event hosted by the University of Connecticut Extension program

Michigan State University's Mark Longstroth will discuss Blueberry twig blight diseases.

More details will be announced as they become available.

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

An on-line event hosted by the University of Massachusetts and the University of Vermont

Dr. Terence Bradshaw will share results from recent cider apple trials.

Ms. Elizabeth Garofalo will discuss disease observations in modern cider apple variety 'GoldRush'.

More details will be announced as they become available.

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by The University of Massachusetts.

Topics will include: "Wrangling the Hordes of Spotted Wing Drosophila Using Inexpensive Monitoring Methods”; “On the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Offensive; Ghost Traps, Monitoring and Exclusion", and; "Incursions of the Spotted Lanternfly". Details will include best monitoring practices for increased insecticide application efficiency and scouting an identification of invasive insect pests to include the recently introduced (to New England) spotted lanternfly.

1 Pesticide credit available

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by the University of Maine Extension Program

12- 1:15pm. Dr. Suzanne Blatt, Ag Canada Kentville Research Station, will discuss
management options to prevent damage by the apple maggot fly.
1:15- 1:30pm. Maine State Pomological Society Update.
Pre-registration and participation in live webinar qualifies for 1 pesticide
applicator recertification credit.

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by the University of Maine Extension Tree Fruit IPM Program.

12 – 1:15pm. Dr. Jaime Pinero, University of Massachusetts, will discuss
management options to prevent damage by plum curculio, tarnished plant bug, and
other early season insect pests.
1:15- 1:30pm. Glen Koehler, UMaine Extension, will introduce the AgEye Weather
data system and how growers can access its weather data to help with orchard
management.
Pre-registration and participation in live webinar qualifies for 1 pesticide
applicator recertification credit.

 

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by the University of Maine Extension Tree Fruit IPM Program.

12 – 12:50pm. Dr. Renae Moran, University of Maine, will discuss recent research on
Honeycrisp fruit quality.
12:50- 1:30pm. Glen Koehler, UMaine Extension, will briefly describe how Ag-Radar
works, and show examples for how growers can use Ag-Radar to get insight on apple
pest and crop development to aid orchard management decisions.
Pre-registration and participation in live webinar qualifies for 1 pesticide
applicator recertification credit.

Price:
Free

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies, so, please be sure to participate in the in-session polls. Each license holder must register separately and participate on their own devices in order to their individual credits.Forms will be emailed to each individual license holder within a week of the meeting. Please be sure to check your spam or junk folders as occasionally these communications are not recognized by your email host server.