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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 the New England Extension Fruit Educators Consortium which consits of: 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. 


 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00pm

An online meeting hosted by the University of Maine Extension Program

Agenda

11:45 am Check-in with Cornell Cooperative Extension for attendees requiring NYSDEC pesticide credits. Not required for holders of a license from a New England State.

12:00 pm  Attendee check-in.

12:05 pm Dr. Suzanne Blatt, Ag Canada Kentville Research Station, will discuss
management options to prevent damage by the apple maggot fly.

Presentation(s) will be interrupted at approximate half-point to provide poll question(s) to attendees. These questions must be answered to receive pesticide credits.

1:20 pm Maine State Pomological Society Update.

1:30 pm End.

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.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 2/10/2020 so we may assist you.

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.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 2/17/2020 so we may assist you.

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.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 2/24/2020 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:00pm

Terence Bradshaw, host and presenter. Dr. Bradshaw is tree fruit and viticulture specialist and director of the UVM Fruit Program. He has conducted research and teaching programs on fruit production for 25 years.

Orchard crops differ from many field crops in being a three-dimensional production system, which makes application of materials labeled for two dimensions, i.e., rate per acre, difficult. In this webinar, we will discuss core concepts in measuring orchard canopies and best methods for efficiently and safely spraying them.

Pre-registration and participation in live webinar qualifies for 1 pesticide applicator recertification credit.

Agenda

11:45 am Check-in with Cornell Cooperative Extension for attendees requiring NYSDEC pesticide credits. Not required for holders of a license from a New England State.

12:00 pm  Attendee check-in.

12:05 pm Presentation(s) begins (1 hour) 

Presentation(s) will be interrupted at approximate half-point to provide poll question(s) to attendees. These questions must be answered to receive pesticide credits.

12:55 pm Question & Answer with presenter and meeting host(s).

1:20 pm Final poll questions and evaluation.

1:30 pm End.

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.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 3/2/2020 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 12:00pm

Dan Olmstead is an Extension Associate with the New York State IPM Program at Cornell AgriTech. He is the program coordinator for NEWA, the Network for Environment and Weather Applications. NEWA is an online platform that provides decision support information for insect pests, plant diseases, and crop management in fruit, vegetable, and field crop commodities. These resources are accessible at http://newa.cornell.edu free of charge to all producers in any of NEWA's 15 member states in the US.

Agenda

11:45 am Check-in with Cornell Cooperative Extension for attendees requiring NYSDEC pesticide credits. Not required for holders of a license from a New England State.

12:00 pm  Attendee check-in.

12:05 pm Presentation(s) begins (1 hour) 

Presentation(s) will be interrupted at approximate half-point to provide poll question(s) to attendees. These questions must be answered to receive pesticide credits.

12:55 pm Question & Answer with presenter and meeting host(s).

1:20 pm Final poll questions and evaluation.

1:30 pm End.

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.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 3/9/2020 so we may assist you.