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Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium

 

The Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium will be once again presenting its Winter Fruit Meeting Series. Below you will find registration information for some of the 2022 series offerings. Stay tuned for announcemnts and updates coming soon!

This series is presented to you by the Northeast Extension Fruit Educator's Consortium which consists of: Ms. Elizabeth Garofalo, Dr. Jaime Piñero, Extension Educator and Extension Faculty, University of Massachusetts Extension Fruit Program; Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont; Mr. Jeremy Delisle, UNH Cooperative Extension, Merrimack 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; Dr. Quan Zeng Associate Agricultural Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station; Michael Basedow, Regional Apple Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Essex County.

 

Please note: pesticide license recertification credits (when offered, New York and New England only) are only available for those who attend live sessions.


 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Kerik Cox, Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section Cornell AgriTech

A Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Quan Zeng of the Connecticut Agricultiral Experiement Station.

Dr. Cox will discuss fungicide and streptomycin restance work being done in his lab assessing these issues through out the Northeast.

More details coming soon!

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.

This session has been approved for 1.25 DEC credit in cats 1A, 10, and 22 and one New England pesticide recertification credit.

These meetings are free and registration is required to virtually attend and to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies. 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 receive 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.

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 01/11/2022 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Juliet Carroll, Fruit IPM Coordinator, NYSIPM, Nicholas Aflitto, Postdoc Research Associate, Cornell Agritech, and Laura McDermott Team Leader, Small Fruit and Vegetable Specialist, CCE ENYCHP

A ZOOM meeting Hosted Online by Michael Basedow of the Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension Program

Speakers will discuss how to monitor for SWD in berries and cherries, improved trapping techniques, recent work using behavior modifying treatments, including attract and kill and oviposition deterrents, and how to successfully utilize exclusion netting in berry crops.

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 sign-in

12:05 pm Presentation(s) begins 

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

 

This session has been approved for 1.25 DEC credit in cats 1A, 10, and 22 and one New England pesticide recertification credit.

These meetings are free and registration is required to virtually attend and to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies. 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 receive 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.

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 01/18/2022 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Terence Robinson, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section Cornell AgriTech

Dr. Robinson will share results form his extensive Honeycrisp crop load management trials.

 

Agenda 

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. 

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

1:20 pm Final poll questions and evaluation. 

1:30 pm End.

These meetings are free and registration is required to virtually attend. 

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 02/01/2022 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Kari Peter Penn State University, Assistant Research Professor, Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Liza DeGenring, MS, PhD Candidate, Agricultural Science, University of New Hampshire

Special session! Grad Student Lightning Talk: PhD Candidate, Liza DeGenring

Natural products in tree fruit production: What is chitosan and how can it be used in tree fruit production for disease management?

 

Dr. Peter will discuss two causes of peach spot: Bacterial Spot and Phytotoxicity. This will include ways to determine which issue you are facing and how to mitigate both challenges in the future.

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 Grad Student Lightning Talk (~10 minnutes)

12:15 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.

 

This session has been approved for one New England pesticide recertification credit. DEC credit in cats 1A, 10, and 22 pending.

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies. 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 recieve 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. 

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 02/15/2022 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Thierry Besançon, Assistant Extension Specialist in Weed Science Department of Plant Biology School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Dr. Thierry Besançon will be discussing the various aspects of an Integrated Weed Management program for tree fruit production. The webinar will focus on scouting methodology for detecting weeds, the identification of the most common annual and perennial weeds, the influence of cultural practices on weed spread or suppression, and weed control management tactics based on non-chemical as well as chemical methods. Dr. Besançon will also discuss the herbicide and rate selection process with regard to weed identification and development, and provide information on herbicide symptomology as well as methods for protecting trees from herbicide injury

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 sign-in

12:05 pm Presentation(s) begins 

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

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies. 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 recieve 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. 

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 02/22/2022 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Terence Bradshaw, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont

A Zoom meeting hosted by Dr. Terence Bradshaw of the University of Vermont.

Dr. Bradshaw and collegues will provide updates on the Northeast Cider Apple Project.

More details coming soon!

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.

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies. 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 recieve 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. 

This session will be recorded and posted to the Cider Chick YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 03/01/2022 so we may assist you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 12:00pm

Online
Free
Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): Dr. Jaime Piñero, Extension Professor, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Extension Fruit Team and Mr. Jeremy Delisle, UNH Cooperative Extension, Merrimack County

Dr. Piñero and Mr. Delisle will present recent findings from regional plum curculio research and management practices for the coming growing season.

More details coming soon!

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.

Registration is required to receive pesticide license recertification credits. Additionally, proof of participation is required by all state certifying agencies. 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 recieve 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. 

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel. Pesticide credits are only available to attendees who participate in the live session.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 03/08/2022 so we may assist you.