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December 2017

HORTICULTURE TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER

Published by the Maryland State Horticultural Society in cooperation with University of Maryland Extension

Mid-Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable Convention Dr. Joseph Fiola, University of Maryland Extension, Specialist in Viticulture & Small Fruit

The 2018 Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on (MAFVC) is held each year to provide the latest updates and important informa on to fruit and vegetable grow‐ ers from Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsyl‐ vania, Virginia and surrounding states. The conference will be held at the Hershey Lodge and Conven on Center in Hershey, PA. on January 30 ‐ February 1, 2018.

Robert Black, Treasurer

Photo Credit: Frank Allnutt

The program will consist of seven or more concurrent educa onal sessions offered during the three days. Sessions on tree fruits, small fruits, wine grapes, organic and general vegetables, pes cide safety, and many other topics are scheduled. The full program is provided at the end of this newsle er.

As usual, there will be an extensive trade show, including displays of hor cultural equipment, marke ng merchandise, packaging, seed companies, fruit nurseries, as well as pes cides and other supplies and ser‐ vices for commercial growers. Pes cide applicator credits will be available for Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey growers that a end the sessions. The program is jointly sponsored by Maryland State Hor cultural Society, University of Maryland Extension, State Hor cultural Associa on of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Associa on, Pennsylvania State University Coopera ve Extension, New Jersey State Hor cultural Society, Rutgers Coopera ve Exten‐ sion, Virginia Hor cultural Society, and Virginia Coopera ve Extension. Maryland growers are reminded to pre‐register (a ached registra on form or online) through the Mary‐ land State Hor cultural Society. Pes cide credits will be available at the mee ng. And just a reminder, updates on the latest UMD and Extension research for the commercial fruit and vegeta‐ ble industry are presented in monthly issues of the Vegetable and Fruit Headline News from UME. If you would like to view archives or the latest edi on, please go to: VEGETABLE & FRUIT HEADLINE NEWS ARCHIVE: h ps://go.umd.edu/v n_archive SPECIAL RESEARCH EDITION (OCT. 27, 2017): h ps://go.umd.edu/2017researchedi on This and other information is distributed though my fruit email list. If you are not currently receiving my emails, please email sbarnes6@umd.edu to be added to the list. I look forward to seeing you in Hershey !

Inside this issue 2017 Summer Tour Highlights ............................2

MSHS Funds Research—Dues Dollars At Work ..................3

On Farm Food Safety and Re‐ call Readiness Training Series Scheduled for January ........4

Tyler Butler Recipient of the 2017 Arthur H. Thompson Travel Fellowship ................5

UME Demonstra on Wines Receive Medals from American Wine Society .......................6

Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on Program Informa on/ Registra on ENCLOSED

The University of Maryland Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer with Equal Access Programs.

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2017 Summer Tour

The Horticulture Technology Newsletter is published yearly by the Maryland State Horticultural Society in cooperation with University of Maryland Extension. Maryland State Horticultural Society (MSHS) Contact: Robert E. Black 15308 Kelbaugh Road Thurmont, MD 21788 Phone: 240-409-7491 E-mail: HBGala@aol.com MSHA Officers: President: Wade Butler 1st Vice President: John Fendrick 2nd Vice President: Molly Brumbley

Photo Credit: Robert Black

2017 Summer Tour Highlights Maryland State Hor cultural Society visited three well managed family farms in Central Maryland. Fi y five members and friends a ended the event despite the rainy day.

Calimer, and Jim Miller. Jimmy handles the vege‐ tables which are rotated with corn, soybeans and the Hay opera on. Richard Masser handles the tree fruits and farm markets. Richard Calimer handles other farm markets and the wholesale. It The first stop was Pryor’s Orchard, Thurmont, is a large, complex opera on that has a large Maryland. The farm is owned and operated by vegetable component as well as small fruits and Martha and Johnny Hauver and Galen Pryor. tree fruits. Much of their opera ons is geared to They grow and sell the majority of apricots, blue‐ retail sales and farmers markets so they grow a berries, blackberries, red raspberries, sweet and li le bit of everything. sour cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, pears, apples, cut flowers, and some vegetables at their The last stop was Baugher’s Orchards, Farm Mar‐ Farm Market. We took a walking tour around the ket and Pick Your Own in Westminster, MD. The farm and looked at the difficulty with growing Baugher family treated us to a fabulous lunch apples in varying soil condi ons and related soil that they prepared. You always eat well at diseases. They always struggle with deer feeding Baugher’s!! Baugher’s Orchard is a very large and damage as the orchard is nestled in the base of very complex opera on. They do it all: tree fruits, the mountains bordering the Cunningham Falls small fruits, vegetables, wholesale, retail, pick State Park and the Federal Catoc n Mountain your own, farm market, restaurant, bakery and Park. Many small electric two wire systems that cider pressing. It is so big that we could have surround all young trees throughout the farm spent the whole day there. Dwight gave a great have greatly reduced their Deer Damage to new‐ tour throughout the home farm, showing off his ly planted trees. This is a very well managed op‐ beau ful, successful plan ngs as well as his prob‐ era on. lem areas so we could all share our experiences and learn a li le. The second stop was Scenic View Orchards in Sabillasville, MD. This farm is in “Harbaugh Val‐ The tour was well a ended and enjoyed by all. ley” between the mountains and is indeed very Please join us next year. I know you will have a scenic! Scenic View is owned and operated by good me and learn something new! the three families of Richard Masser, Richard

Secretary: Lynn Moore Assistant Secretary: Joe Fiola, Ph. D. Treasurer: Robert Black Board Members: Stephen Blades, Jay Milburn, Brad Miller, and Washington White,

2017 Summer Tour - Baugher’s Orchard

2017 Summer Tour - Scenic View Orchards

Photo Credit: Robert Black

Photo Credit: Dr. Chris S. Walsh

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Your Due Dollars At Work—Funding Research Proposals for 2017

Consider Renewing Your MSHS Dues

Lynn Moore, MSHS Secretary

Each year the Maryland State Hor culture Society funds research projects designed to improve the produc on and profitability of fruit producers, and support family farming in Maryland. Grants are awarded to projects that are relevant to the industry and will benefit Maryland growers. These grants are frequently used as seed money to a ract other monies to fund the research projects. These eight projects were funded in 2017.

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Enhancing the Effec veness of Fungicides in Killing Powdery Mildew, Dr. Shun‐ yuan Xiao.

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Con nua on of Monitoring for Fungicide Resistance in Maryland for Small Fruit and Stone Fruit Orchards. Dr. Guido Schnabel, Professor and Extension Special‐ ist, Clemson University.

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Integra ng Pruning and Water Carrier Volume for Op mized Spray Coverage and Management of Spo ed Wing Drosophila in Fall Bearing Red Raspberries. Dr. Kelly Ann Hamby, University of Maryland.

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Adjustment to the Strawberry Advisory System (SAS) When Using Floa ng Row Covers, M. Newell, WyeREC.

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Mi ga ng Fire Blight in High Density Apple Orchards. Dr. Kari Peter, Penn State University, FREC

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Travel funds for Hor cultural programing and orchard visits. B. Butler.

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Support of WMREC Extension mee ngs. B. Butler

Each scien st is happy to discuss their project with any grower. Project results are presented to the Maryland State Hor cultural Society and are available on request. Frequently projects are presented at the Twilight tours put on by the University of Maryland, and/or the winter mee ngs at WMREC and WyeREC and/or the Mid Atlan‐ c Fruit and Vegetable Conference held at Hershey, PA.

If you are not planning to a end the Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on this year, please consider renewing your Maryland State Hor cul‐ tural Society (MSHS) membership for 2018. Dues that are collected are used to support educa on‐ al programs, and much needed research for many of the produc on problems that commer‐ cial growers face. As funds con nued to be cut at our land grant universi es, the local hor cultural socie es have been able to fund research projects. These funds are then used for matching grants. Because they are grower‐funded, they are very effec ve levers for obtaining addi onal funds. Like it or not, re‐ search these days requires outside funding, and we need to step it up if we’re going to get mean‐ ingful results when we need them. Membership dues for 2018 is $50. There are two ways to renew your membership dues: By Mail: Fill out line 2 on the Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on Registra on form (INSERT) and mail completed form and payment (payable to MSHS )to: MSHS, C/O Susan Barnes, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756 Online (credit card* payment): 2018_mafvc.eventbrite.com *There is an addi onal processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card

Passages

Charles (Charlie) Robert O’Dell passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. He was employed by Virginia Tech and re red a Emeritus of Hor culture, Extension and Re‐ WMREC Twilight Meeting

Photo Credit: Edwin Remsberg

search in 2001. He was dedicated to his work and the farmers with whom he worked with. To view his obituary you can go to: h ps://

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Online Registration for MAFVC is Now Available

On Farm Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training Series Scheduled for January

Online registra on for the Mid ‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on (MAFVC) has been set up for those who would like to use their credit card* can go to: CONVENTION/MEMBERSHIP:

2018_mafvc.eventbrite.co m WORKSHOP REGISTRATION:

2018_mafvc_pre‐ conference_workshops. eventbrite.com Or if you prefer to register by mail, go to page 15 for mail in form. If you have any ques ons or need help, please contact Susan Barnes at 301‐432‐2767 x301 or by email

These workshops are specifically geared to operators of farms with:

 COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)  ON-FARM MARKET  AGRITOURSIM OPERATORS They will cover Maryland Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) basics, an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food safety risk and recommendations a CSA operation recall planning and the role of regulatory agencies in a food safety emergency. Presenters at the workshop will include experts from the Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland, Maryland Department of Health and the Agriculture Law Education Initiative. Space No fee to attend these workshops but registration is required. Space is limited- register now! *Attendance at this workshop will meet MDA's requirement for GAP training prior to audit and certification.

sbarnes6@umd.edu *There is an addi onal processing fee from Eventbrite to pay by credit card

*Registration and attendance at the event constitutes an agreement by the participants to University of Maryland's Use and distribution (both now and in the future) of participants' image in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions.

ON‐FARM FOOD SAFETY AND RECALL READINESS TRAINING FOR: Western Maryland Regional Fruit Meeting Scheduled on Feb.16 The Western Maryland Regional Fruit Mee ng has been scheduled to take place on Friday , February 16, 2018 at the Western Maryland Research and Educa on Center in Keedysville, Maryland. Registra on informa on will be posted in mid December at: extension.umd.edu/ smallfruit

CSA OPERATORS

January 10, 2018* Loca on: Priapi Gardens, 5996 Augus ne Herman Hwy, Cecilton, MD 21913 Time: 8:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm Registra on: csa‐foodsafety‐workshop.eventbrite.com *Snow date: 1/17/2018

ON-FARM MARKET

January 19, 2018* Loca on: Butlers Orchard, 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876 Time: 8:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm Registra on: onfarmmarket‐foodsafety‐workshop.eventbrite.com *Snow date: 1/26/2018

AGRITOURISM OPERATORS

January 25, 2018* Loca on: Forrest Hall Farm, 39136 Avie Ln., Mechanicsville, MD 20659 Time: 8:00 am ‐ 3:00 pm Registra on: agritoursim‐foodsafety‐workshop.eventbrite.com *Snow date: 2/1/2018

This project is supported by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. SARE is a program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Arthur H. Thompson Travel Fellowship The purpose of the Thompson Travel Fellowship is to expose young people, working in the Maryland fruit industry, to ideas on fruit produc on in other areas of the world. In order to do this, the Mary‐ land State Hor cultural Society has established a fellowship of up to $1,000. This fellowship can be awarded annually to young people working in the fruit industry to promote leadership within the Society. Recipient: The recipient will be a fruit grower or Photo Credit: Susan Barnes

someone else associated with fruit produc on in

Tyler Butler Recipient of the 2017 Arthur H. Thompson Travel Fellowship

Maryland, to be given to young persons aged 18 to 30, to encourage travel outside the state of Mary‐ land. The recipient would be expected to make a short presenta on to the membership at the an‐

Congratula ons to Tyler Butler who received the 2017 Arthur H. Thompson Travel Fellowship Award. Tyler traveled this past January to United Arab Emirates and India along with 15 other LEAD Maryland fellows. To read more about his experience and to view his presenta on. You can go to: h ps://www.mdhortsociety.org/

nual mee ng concerning the informa on learned in the travel. Applica on and Procedure: To apply, a brief explana on of the proposed trip should be submi ed in wri ng. The applica on

Harry G. Black Distinguished Service Award The Harry G. Black Dis nguished Service awarded is given, when deemed appro‐ priate by the Execu ve Board, to a per‐ son who is a member of the Maryland State Hor cultural Society making a significant contribu on in the state of Maryland this year and in years past. The Award and Nomina ons Commi ee, consis ng of three members appointed by the President, shall recommend to the Execu ve Board such an award. Although primarily intended to be given to a fruit grower or those involved in fruit produc on, it may be given to a person in an allied industry such as pro‐ cessing, a state employee, a county agent, university personnel, or to any other person making a special contribu‐ on to the fruit industry. The commi ee will annually review the list of nominees, if any, to determine its recommenda on to the Execu ve Board.

Previous recipients are: Lloyd Balderston III, 1976 Dr. Castillo Graham, 1976 Professor A. F. Veirheller, 1976 S. Herman Todd, 1977 William C. Main, 1978 Theodore Stegmaier, 1978 M. N. “Nick” Pope, 1979 Dr. L. O. Weaver, 1980 Dr. Ben L. Rogers, 1981 Dr. Arthur Thompson, 1982 Harry G. Black, 1985 George H. Butler, Jr., 1986 William M. Allenberg, 1996 Evan B. Milburn, 1997 John H. Rinehart, 1999 Dr. Paul W. Steiner, 2000 I. Bruce Barr, 2005 Henry R. Passi, 2008 Allan Baugher, 2011 Robert E. Black, 2014 Bob Rouse, 2016

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le er should include the name, age, and poten al trip being considered by the applicant. Applica‐ ons should be submi ed by January 19, 2018 to be considered for use during the subsequent year.

Applica ons for the award should be submi ed to: Lynn Moore, Secretary, c/o MSHS , Nomina ng and Awards Commi ee, 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797, (410) 489‐7034. The Awards and Nomina ng Commi ee will con‐ sider the nomina ons and will make its recom‐ menda on to the Execu ve Commi ee, which will make the final decision. The Thompson Fellowship will be presented at the Awards Banquet held dur‐ ing the Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven‐ on in Hershey, PA.


UME Demonstration Wines Receive Medals from American Wine Society Wines from the University of Maryland Extension, Vi culture & Enology Re‐ search program were entered in the 2016 Na onal American Wine Society Ama‐ teur (non‐commercial) Wine Compe

on that took place on November 1‐3,

2016 in Costa Mesa, California. Here are the results: Research Center

Medal

2013 Albrino (Rousanne)

GRV

Silver

2015 Sauvignon Blanc

WREC

Silver

2015 Chardonnay

WMREC

Bronze

2009 Himrod (seedless table grape)

CMREC

Bronze

2015 Sangiovese

WMREC

Bronze

2015 Teroldego

WMREC

Bronze

Year

Name of Wine

University of Maryland Extension Offers Private Pesticide Certification and Recertification & Nutrient Management Voucher Training University of Maryland Extension is offering private pes cide applicator and Nutrient Management cer fica ons and recer fi‐ ca on classes for farmers/producers during the fall, winter, and spring season. To find a lis ng for classes/workshops near you go to: University of Maryland Extension Events: extension.umd.edu/events Private Pes cide Cer fica on Courses: h p://mda.maryland.gov/plants‐pests/Documents/2017% 20Private%20Tes ng%20and%20Training.pdf

University of Maryland loca ons: WMREC: Western Maryland Research & Educa on Center, Keedysville, MD WREC: Wye Research & Educa on Center, Queenstown, MD

Private Pes cide Recer fica on Mee ngs: h p://mda.maryland.gov/plants‐pests/Documents/Private% 20Recert%20Mee ngs%202017‐%202018.pdf

LESREC: Lower Eastern Shore Research & Educa on Center, Salisbury MD CMREC: Central Maryland Research & Educa on Center, Upper Marlboro, MD Other loca ons: AREC: Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research & Educa on Center, Winchester, VA (Virginia Tech) www.arec.vaes.vt.edu/alson‐h‐smith/

Nutrient Applicator Voucher Courses: h p://mda.maryland.gov/resource_conserva on/Pages/ nutrient_management_training_program.aspx

GRV: Golden Run Vineyard, Hans & Jenny Schmidt, Sudlersville, MD

Calendar of Events Jan. 10, 2018 (8:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM): On‐farm Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training for CSA operators, Priapi Gardens, Cecilton, MD, Registra on: csa‐foodsafety‐ workshop.eventbrite.com

Jan. 25, 2018 (8:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM): On‐farm Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training for Agritourism Operators, Forest Hall Farm, Me‐ chanicsville, MD, Registra on: onfarmmarket‐ foodsafety‐workshop.eventbrite.com

Jan. 11‐13, 2018: Future Harvest ‐ CASA 19th Annual Conference—Cul vate the Chesapeake Foodshed ” College Park Marrio , 3201 Uni‐ versity Blvd., E. Hya sville, MD., futureharvest‐ casa.org/conference/2018‐conference

Jan. 26, 2018 (8:45 AM ‐ 3:30 PM): Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Mee ng, Friend‐ ly Farm Inn, Foreston Road, Upperco, MD. Registra on or more info. call (410) 887‐8090 or visit web page: h p://extension.umd.edu/ bal more‐county/agriculture/upcoming‐ agricultural‐mee ngs

Jan. 11‐14, 2018: Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, seregionalconfer‐ ence.com Jan. 15‐17, 2018: Ohio Produce Growers and Marke ng Associa on (OPGMA), Kalahari Re‐ sort and Conven on Center, Sandusky, Ohio., opgma.org/Congress‐General‐Informa on Jan. 16‐18, 2018: 2018 Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo, SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY., nysvga.org/expo/informa on Jan. 19, 2018 (8:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM): On‐farm Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training for an On‐farm Market, Butlers Orchard, German‐ town, MD, Registra on: onfarmmarket‐ foodsafety‐workshop.eventbrite.com

Jan. 30‐ Feb. 1, 2018: 2018 Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on, Hershey, PA .,www.mdhortsociety.org/mafvc (registra on and program included in this newsle er) Feb. 1‐7 Feb. , 2017: 2018 Annual NAFDMA Conven on, California., farmersinspired.com/2018conven onlandingp age Feb. 9‐10, 2018: Maryland Wine & Grape In‐ dustry Annual Mee ng marylandgrapes.org/ events/annualconference.shtml

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Feb. 7, 2017: Eastern Shore Vegetable and Fruit Mee ng , Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, MD by calling the Dorchester County UME office at 410‐228‐8800 Feb. 8, 2018 (8 AM ‐ 4 PM): Southern Mary‐ land Vegetable & Fruit Produc on Mee ng, Loca on: TBA (Bowie Elks Lodge, Rt. 450, Gam‐ brills, MD.) For more informa on: R. David Myers (410) 222‐3906 or email myersrd@umd.edu Feb. 9, 2018: Mid‐Atlan c Women In Agricul‐ ture, 17th Annual Regional Conference, Dover Downs Hotel and Casino Dover, DE, exten‐ sion.umd.edu/womeninag/annual‐conference. Feb. 16, 2018 (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM): Western Maryland Regional Fruit Mee ng, Western Maryland Research & Educa on Center, Keedysville, MD. For more informa on or reg‐ istra on contact Susan Barnes at (301) 432‐ 2767 x301 or sbarnes6@umd.edu Feb. 2018: Bay Area Fruit School, Wye Re‐ search and Educa on Center, Queenstown, MD. For more informa on contact: Mike New‐ ell @ mnewell@umd.edu


2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30 - Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION PRE- CONVENTION WORKSHOPS

MSHS Meetings Held at MAFV Convention

Monday, January 29, 2018 FSMA Grower Certification Training (8 AM - 5:00 PM) Fee: $150 for non‐PA growers ‐ limited registra on (includes lunch & training materials) This workshop is Intended for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about pro‐ duce safety, the Food Safety Moderniza on Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and Good Agricultural Prac‐ ces (GAP). The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Grower Training Course will sa sfy the FSMA Produce Safe‐ ty Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c), which states: "At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received un‐ der standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administra on." Approximately seven hours of instruc on me will be spent on the following modules: • Introduc on to Produce Safety • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training • Soil Amendments • Wildlife, Domes cated Ani‐ mals, and Land Use • Agricultural Water (Part I: Produc on Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) • Posthar‐ vest Handling and Sanita on • Postharvest Handling and Sanita on • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan A er a ending the en re course, par cipants will be eligible to receive a cer ficate from the Associa on of Food and Drug Officials verifying that they have completed the training.

Biocontrols (9 AM - 4 PM) Fee ‐ $75 (includes lunch) Biocontrols offer growers tools to be er control many insects, mites and plant diseases. This one day school will focus on indoor produc on of vegetables and herbs. Many of the concepts and techniques will be applicable to outdoor produc on. 9:00 10:00 10:45 11:00 11:45 12:45 1:30 2:30 2:45 3:30 4:30 5:00

*How and Why Biocontrol Systems Can Break Down ‐ Alex Traven, Peace Tree Farms, *Managing Soil‐Borne Diseases with Biocontrols ‐ Steven Bogash Break *Managing Foliar, Flower and Fruit Diseases Using Biocontrols ‐ Steve Bogash Lunch *Implemen ng a successful Banker Plant Program, Alex Traven *Aphid Management Using Beneficial Insects and Mites ‐ Suzanne W. Evans, Buglady Consul ng Break *The Promise and Peril of Using Bio‐Insec cides in Protected Culture ‐Thomas Ford, Penn State Extension *Mite Management using Beneficial Insects and Mites ‐ Suzanne W. Evans, Buglady Consul ng *Reali es of Star ng with Biocontrols ‐ Lloyd Traven, Peace Tree Farms *Adjourn

Computer Record Keeping (12 PM - 4:30 PM) Fee ‐ $30 This workshop presented by Penn State Extension Educator Robert Goodling will be an overview of com‐ puter so ware and apps on other electronic devices that can help growers be er manage their farm op‐ era ons. It will cover the following: Using financial records to make business decisions (1 hour) a. Using Quickbooks/classes and inventories to track sales and COP, b. Using spreadsheets/pdfs to do the same (using some of the PSU already have available)., c. Predic ng the future (models series for vegetables or fruits from start Farming) ‐ Using so ware to maintain pes cide applica on records (1 hour) Making the most of your spreadsheets (1 hour) a. Other useful spreadsheets, b. Being aware of what is needed/ me invested Using the smartphone in the field and other useful apps (1 hour) a. Extension scou ng app, b. Other essen al apps (beyond weather), c. Par cipant group share

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The Maryland State Hor cultural Society (MSHS) will have the following mee ngs during the Mid‐ Atlan c Fruit and Veg‐ etable (MAFV) Con‐ ven on. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING (officers & board members) Tuesday, January 30, 2018 ● 4:30 PM (NEW TIME!) ● Tower #2 BUSINESS MEETING (All members are en‐ couraged to a end) Wednesday, January 31, 2018 ● 4:30 PM ● Room: TBA

Lodging At Hershey The Mid Atlan c Fruit & Vegetable group rate is: $145.00. room/per night plus 11% taxes prior 1/5/18. A er that date, room prices may increase and/or rooms may not be available. TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS: Voice: 1‐855‐729‐3108 Online: h ps:// aws.passkey.com/ event/49089013/ owner/12056/landing


2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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Urban Community Farming, A Cornucopia of Opportunity (9:00 AM—4:00 PM) Fee ‐ $75 (includes lunch) All across America entrepreneurs and community groups are working to eliminate food deserts in urban areas through the establishment of urban farms. This day‐long course featuring some of the Mid‐Atlan c’s top experts will provide a primer for new and experienced urban farmers on a variety of topics that are central to the success and growth of their urban farm. Registra on 9:30 Soil Health and the Urban Farmer ‐ Neith Grace Li le, Univ. of Maryland Extension 10:15 Crop Scheduling for a Con nuous Harvest ‐ Amy Cook, Educator/Consultant 11:00 Break 11:15 Nutrient Management on the Urban Farm ‐ Neith Grace Li le , Univ. of Maryland Extension 12:00 Lunch 12:45 Pollina on Basics for the Urban Farmer ‐ Tom Butzler, Penn State Extension 1:15 Irriga on Design & Management on the Urban Farm ‐ Bill Wolfram, Toro Micro‐Irriga on 2:00 Season Extension Techniques for Urban Farmers ‐ Tommy McCann, Penn State Extension 2:30 U lizing Biocontrols for Insect & Disease Management ‐ Dr. Carla Burkle, Penn State Extension 3:15 Postharvest Food Safety and The Urban Farmer ‐ Jus ne Beaulieu, Univ. of Maryland Extension 4:00 Adjourn

Managing Your Farm Business (9:00 AM - 11:45 AM) Fee ‐ $45 9:00 9:45 10:30 11:00 11:45

Leadership ‐ Jason Weigle, Penn State Extension Tracking Costs Across All Enterprise ‐ Peter Hicks, Hicks Brothers, LLC Break Financial Management Tools ‐ Michael Sciabarrasi, Univ. of New Hampshire Extension Adjourn

Managing Your Retail Market (1:00 PM - 4:30 PM) Fee ‐ $45 1:00 Business Development ‐ Jason Weigle, Penn State Extension 1:45 Evalua ng an New Enterprise ‐ Ginger Myers, University of Maryland Extension 2:30 Break 3:00 Working to Maximize Sales Per Square Foot ‐ Joshua Smith, Frecon Orchards 3:45 Market Forecas ng and Analysis ‐ Michael Sciabarrasi, University of New Hampshire Extension 4:30 Adjourn

Best Practices for Orchard Trellis Construction (9 AM - 3:00 PM) Workshop Loca on: Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC), 290 Univ. Drive, Biglerville, PA 17307 Fee ‐ $20 Have you had to repair a trellis that failed due to a wind storm or heavy crop load? Do you struggle with decisions on cost‐effec ve trellis materials and design features? Do you have trouble‐shoo ng ques ons for a trellis you’ve already installed? Join us for this workshop held the a ernoon prior to the start of the Mid‐Atlan c Fruit and Vegetable Conven on. Our speakers are John Wall, John Wall, Inc., who will provide a field training on trellis design principles, and Lynn Kime, Penn State Extension, who will discuss trellis economics. John Wall, originally from New Zealand, introduced high tensile smooth wire from for U.S. fencing and trellises, and he has taught courses at 48 universi es and numerous contractor schools. John designed and built the largest assembly in the world of interna onal trellis systems and developed a construc on manual on design specifica ons. This manual con nues to be the “go‐to” reference for engineering trellises that will last. Focused on safety, simplicity, and ease of installa on, John’s company has more than 13 patents. John will focus on the key components of a strong trellis system, including treatment of posts, coa ng of wires, methods of wire a achment, and end‐post assemblies. The workshop is intended to be interac ve, so bring any trouble‐shoo ng and other ques ons you have!

Farm Market Tour (details to be announced) Fee ‐ $60 (includes bus and lunch) This all‐day bus tour will leave and return to the Hershey Lodge and Conven on Center. More detail to be announced go to h p://mafvc.org/index.php? id=Schedule

TO REGISTER FOR THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS ONLINE: https://2018_mafvc_pre-conference_workshops.eventbrite.com MAIL IN: Use enclosed registration form (page 15) 8

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2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

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CONVENTION PROGRAM (as of November 27, 2017) Please note, speakers, topics, credits, mes and rooms in this program are subject to change. Check for updates on the website at www.mafvc.org. The printed program at the conven on will take precedence over any pre‐conven on programs.

Food Trends ‐ Cocoa Terrace/Cocoa 1

Tuesday Morning, January 30, 2018

9:00

Tomatoes ‐ Trinidad Room 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:30

Growing Good Neighbors Through Stewardship and Communica on – Stephanie Regagon, Fieldwatch Industry Show and Tell Best Management Prac ces for Tomato Bacterial Diseases —Dr. Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ. Adjourn to Keynote Session

9:30 9:45 10:30

Pome Fruit ‐ Nigerian Room 9:00 9:05 9:15 9:45

Organic Vegetable Produc on ‐ Empire Room AB 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:30

Impacts of Conven onal Pest Management Prac ces on Organic Farming ‐ Galen Dively, Univ. of Maryland Industry Show and Tell Managing Weeds in Organic Vegetables – Alan Leslie, Univ. of Maryland Adjourn to Keynote Session

10:30

9:30 9:45 10:30

How We Grow Rhubarb in Colorado – Dennis Duncan, High Al tude Rhubarb Industry Show and Tell How We Grow Rhubarb in Ontario – William French, Lennox Farms Adjourn to Keynote Session

12:00

9:30 9:45 10:30

Tomatoes ‐ Trinidad Room 1:30 2:00

Increasing Success with Brussels Sprouts: Varie es, Topping and Insect Management – Dr. Rebecca Sideman, Univ. of New Hampshire Industry Show and Tell How We Do Kale – grower panel: David Miller, Miller Plant Farm; Richard Calimer, Scenic View Orchards Adjourn to Keynote Session

2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

Applica on of Drones and Mapping – Where is This Going? ‐ Magnolia Room AB 9:00 9:30 9:45 10:30

9:30 9:45 10:30

*Magnesium Based Nanomaterials for Management of Bacterial Spot of Tomatoes ‐ Yin‐Yu Lao, Univ. of Florida New Bio‐Pes cides for Tomato Produc on‐ Uses and Applica ons – Timothy Johnson, Marrone Bio Innova ons Tomato Variety Trial – Year Two, Any Trends? – Dr. Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension Industry Show and Tell Ge ng Micronutrients in the Zone for the Best Tomatoes ‐ Steven Bogash **Dri Management – to be announced Adjourn

Organic Vegetable Produc on ‐ Empire Room AB

Drone Mapping and Scou ng‐ AgVue Technologies – Paul Caskey, Drone Imaging Services Industry Show and Tell Veris Mapping Why Should We Do This? ‐ Jus n Croner ‐ GrowMarkFS Adjourn to Keynote Session

1:30 2:00

2:30

Microgreens ‐ Wild Rose Room 9:00

Federal Legisla ve Update Keynote: Values, Trust and Science – Building Trust in Our Post‐ Truth Tribal World – Charlie Arnot, The Center for Food Integrity Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Tuesday A ernoon, January 30, 2018

Kale/Brussels Sprouts ‐ Crystal Room 9:00

Invoca on – Ed Weaver, Weavers Orchard President’s Address – Tad Kuntz, Masonic Homes **Core category presenta on – to be announced George Goodling Lecture: How to Op mize Light Management in the Canopy ‐ Dr. Stefano Musacchi, Washington State Univ. Adjourn to Keynote Session

Keynote ‐ Nigerian and Trinidad Rooms 10:45 11:00

Rhubarb ‐ Empire Room CD 9:00

2018 Food Trends to Keep Your Customers Engaged‐ Heather Manzo, Penn State Extension Industry Show and Tell 2018 Direct Marke ng Silver Bullets – Heather Manzo, Penn State Extension Adjourn to Keynote Session

Selec on Criteria and Use of Microgreens by Chefs ‐ Zach Ford, U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern Industry Show and Tell Microgreens Produc on II ‐ Dr. Robert Berghage, Penn State Univ. Adjourn to Keynote Session

3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

Toigo Organic Farms: How we grow tomatoes – Kevin Mathews, Toigo Organic Farms *Using Biocontrols to Manage Aphids in High Tunnels – Elsa Sánchez, Penn State Univ., Margaret Skinner and Cheryl Frank, Univ. of Vermont Growing Organic Belgian Endive for Winter Markets ‐ John Eisenstein, Jade Family Farm Industry Show and Tell *Heat Trea ng Seed – Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ. 911 – High Tunnel Rescue – Elsa Sánchez and Tom Ford, Penn State Univ. Adjourn

Cut Flowers ‐ Empire Room CD 1:30

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New and Exci ng Cut Flowers Introduc ons for Mid‐Atlan c Continued on page 10


2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

Growers ‐ Tom Caan, Fred C. Gloeckner Company *Weed Management in Field Grown Cut Flowers ‐ Thomas G. Ford, Penn State Extension Bu erbee Farm Sustainably Grown Flowers for Bal more ‐ Laura Beth Resnick, Bu erbee Farm Industry Show and Tell *U lizing Biocontrols in High Tunnel and Field Grown Cut Flowers ‐ Dr. Lily Calderwood, Cornell Coopera ve Extension Factors that Influence Stem Length in Cut Flowers ‐ Dr. Robert Berghage, Penn State Univ. Adjourn

1:30 2:00 2:45 3:00 3:30 4:10

Cont. from page 9

Current Op ons for Frost Control in Orchards ‐ Dr. Hemant Gohil, Rutgers Univ. Grower Use of Frost Protec on Strategies – Grower Panel ‐ Dr. Hemant Gohil, Rutgers Univ. Industry Show & Tell *Trials & Tribula ons of 2017 Chemical Thinning ‐ Dr. Jim Schupp Penn State Ag & Biological Engineering Update ‐ Dr. Dana Choi and Dr. Long He Adjourn

Tuesday Evening, January 30, 2018

Root Vegetables ‐ Crystal Room 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

MSHS Execu ve Commi ee Mee ng

How We Grow and Market Root Crops ‐ Chris Bri enburg, Who Cooks for You Farm Sweet Potato Produc on in Pennsylvania ‐ Dr. Mike Orzolek, Penn State Univ. *Insect and Disease Pests of Carrots and Beets ‐ Dr. Carla Burkle, Penn State Extension Industry Show and Tell Healthy Soils for Roots, Tubers and More – Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, Michigan State Univ. Produc on of Overwintered Bulbing Onions in Low Tunnels ‐ Dr. Rebecca Sideman, Univ. of New Hampshire Adjourn

4:30

Social – 6:00 7:00

Pumpkins/Vine Crops ‐ Magnolia Room ABCD 9:00

9:30

3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

Best Hot Pepper Varie es ‐ James Weaver, Meadow View Farm **Sprayer Cleanup ‐ Bill Riden, Penn State Extension Outstanding Specialty Melons for the Mid‐Atlan c Region ‐ Pam Guigley, Seedway Inc. Industry Show and Tell Growing Ethnic Vegetables and A rac ng the People Who Buy Them ‐ Lenny Burger Sr., Burger Farms *Managing Phytophthora: 2017 Research Results ‐ John Esslinger, Penn State Extension Adjourn

10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:30

2:15 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:45

Pumpkin Variety Trial Results – Dr. Elsa Sanchez and Dr. William Lamont, Penn State Univ.; Dr. Timothy Elkner, Thomas Butzler, and Robert Pollock, Penn State Extension *The Squash Bees of Pennsylvania ‐ Dr. Margarita López‐Uribe, Penn State Univ. Industry Show and Tell Why Are My Cucurbits Collapsing – Dr. Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ. Managing Cucumber Beetles While Conserving Pollinators – Dr. Shelby Fleischer, Penn State Unv. PVGA Annual Mee ng – Crystal Room Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Greenhouse Ornamentals ‐ Empire Room AB 9:00

Farm Management ‐ Wild Rose Room 1:30

Recep on – Chocolate Lobby sponsored by Farm Credit ( cket required) Banquet – Nigerian and Trinidad Rooms awards, recogni ons, door prizes ( cket required)

Wednesday Morning, January 31, 2018

Ethnic/Specialty Vegetables ‐ Magnolia Room AB 1:30 2:00 2:30

Mee ng Room: Tower #2

Communicate to Lead – John Wodehouse, Penn State Extension Using the Records You Have to Make Decisions – Robert Goodling, Penn State Extension Industry Show and Tell What Your Employees Want – John Berry, Penn State Extension Re ring From the Farm – Julie e Enfield, Penn State Extension Adjourn

9:30 10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:30

**Pes cide Applica on Equipment Selec on and BMP’s for Greenhouse Operators ‐ Tom Ford, Penn State Extension Best Annuals of the PSU Flower Trials ‐ Sinclair Adam, Penn State Extension Industry Show and Tell Ornamental Plant Nutri on ‐ Fred Hulme, Everris NA Inc. Mealybug Management ‐ Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State Univ. Marke ng Your Business as No One Will ‐ Maria Zampini, UpShoot, LLC. Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Agritourism ‐ Cocoa Terrace/Cocoa 1

General Vegetables ‐ Crystal Room

1:30

9:00

2:30

Agritoursim at High Al tude Rhubarb—Dennis and Donna Duncan, High Al tude Rhubarb To be announced

9:30

Tree Fruit ‐ Nigerian Room

10:00

Sponsored by the American Fruit Grower Magazine

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*Biopes cides: What We Have Tried and What Has Worked ‐ Abby Seaman, NYS Ag Experiment Sta on Using Shade Cloth to Increase Marketable Yields of Tomatoes and Peppers ‐ Dr. Gerald Brust, Univ. of Maryland Industry Show and Tell Continued on page 11


2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

10:15 11:00 11:30 12:30

12:00

High Tunnel Tomato Nutrient Management: Lessons Learned – Dr. Rebecca Sideman, Univ. of New Hampshire **Sprayer Calibra ons ‐ Robert Pollock, Penn State Extension PVGA Annual Mee ng – Crystal Room Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

9:30 10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:30

9:00 9:30

10:15 10:30

Challenges and Opportuni es for Soil Health in Organic Vegetables – Dr. Franklin Egan, PA Assoc. for Sustainable Ag (PASA) No‐ ll vs Plas c Bed Vegetables ( tle tenta ve) – Drs. Elsa Sanchez and Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State Univ. Industry Show and Tell Biological Aspects of Soil Health Related to IPM – Dr. Mary Barbercheck, Penn State Univ. Trials, Tribula ons and Triumphs in Weed Control in No‐Till Vegetable Systems – Dr. Gerald Brust, Univ. of Maryland PVGA Annual Mee ng – Crystal Room Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

11:15 12:00

12:00

To be announced Ernie Christ Memorial Lecture: The Effect of Early Season Temperatures on Peach Fruit Size ‐ Dr. Ted DeJong, Univ. of California‐Davis Industry Show & Tell Delayed Harvest & Storage Performance of Firm‐Fleshed Peaches ‐ Dr. Dan Ward, Rutgers Univ. *The Whys & Whens of Basic Arthropod Pests in Peaches ‐ Dean Polk, Rutgers Univ. Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Spanish ‐ Cocoa Terrace 9:00 Ac vidad de Apertura (Welcome and Ice‐Breaker) 9:15 Producción Integrada de Frutas/ MIP para Insectos, Enfermedades y Malezas (Integrated Fruit Produc on) ‐ Grupo de discusión (Round Table Discussion led by Growers) 9:45 *Manejo Ecológico de Plagas en la Agricultura (Ecological Framework for Pest Management) ‐ Beth Sastre, VCE‐Loudon Extension 10:30 Establecimiento de Hortalizas en el Campo (Vegetable Crop Establishment) ‐ Dr. Anamaria Gomez, Independent Consultant 11:15 Empezando un Huerto (Star ng an Orchard) ‐ Maria Gorgo‐ Gourovitch, Penn State Extension 12:00 Almuerzo (Lunch)

Farm Market Development ‐ Trinidad Room 9:00 10:00 10:15 11:00

Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Tree Fruit ‐ Nigerian Room

Soil Health/Reduced Tillage ‐ Empire Room CD 9:00

From the Ground Up ‐Mike & Barb Dietrich, Oley Valley Organic Industry Show and Tell Loca on, Loca on, Loca on—Charles Smith, T.S. Smith & Sons “From The Ground Up”, Star ng a Retail Farm Market – Jen Brodsky, Kitchen Table Consultants Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Small Fruit ‐ Wild Rose Room 9:00 Fluctua ng Temperatures and Effects on Berry Crops – Dr. Richard Marini, Penn State Univ. 9:30 *Insect and Mite Pests of Brambles – Dr. Carla Burkle, Penn State Extension 10:00 Industry Show and Tell 10:15 *What’s New in SWD Management? – Dr. Kelly Hamby, Univ. of Maryland 11:00 *The Strawberry Virus Situa on of 2012‐13: What Went Wrong, and How We're Avoiding a Repeat! – Dr. Robert Mar n, USDA‐ ARS, Corvallis, OR 11:30 **Keeping Pes cides from Groundwater – Megan Chawner, Penn State Extension 12:00 Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Wednesday A ernoon, January 31, 2018

Wine Grapes ‐ Cocoa 1

Greenhouse Ornamentals ‐ Empire Room AB

9:00

1:30

9:40 10:10 10:20 11:00 11:30

Cont. from page 10

General Vegetables ‐ Magnolia Room ABCD 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

Should You Be Growing Grapes? Pros, Cons, and Site Selec on ‐ Gary Pavlis, Rutgers Univ. How To Protect Grapevines From Spring Frost Damage ‐ Dr. Michela Cen nari, Penn State Univ. Industry Show & Tell *E ology and Management of Sour Rot in Grapes – Dr. Megan Hall, Cornell Univ. Clonal Choices – Factors and Methods – Hemant Gohil, Rutgers Univ. *Herbicide Injury to Grapes: Awareness and Preven on – Andy Muza, Penn State Univ.

2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00

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Enhancing Microbial Popula ons for Op mizing Vegetable Yields ‐ Dr. Mike Orzolek, Stoller/Penn State *Allium Leafminer: Life Cycle, Loca on and Management ‐ Dr. Shelby Fleischer, Penn State Univ. *Managing Flea Beetles in Both Cole Crops and Eggplant ‐ Dr. Thomas Kuhar, Virginia Tech Univ. Industry Show and Tell Emended Tillage Techniques – William Reiss, BDI Machinery Sales Vegetable Stand Establishment ‐ Lee S vers, Penn State Univ. Adjourn

*Chemical Control of Ornamental Diseases ‐ Virginia Brubaker, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies Results of the PSU Perennial Plant Trials ‐ Sinclair Adam, Penn State Extension Using Consumer Trends to Market your Business ‐ Maria Zampini, UpShoot, LLC Industry Show and Tell *Managing Western Flower Thrips ‐ Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State Univ. *Biological Controls for Ornamental Growers ‐ Ma hew Krause, BioWorks, Inc. Continued on page 12


2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

4:30

Adjourn

Wine Grapes ‐ Cocoa 1 1:30

Cover Crops (and Other Soil Amendments) ‐ Crystal Room 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00

4:30

Cover Crops—Prac cal Methods for Vegetable Farms‐ Ma Steiman, Dickinson College Using Leaf Mulch as an Organic Amendment (tenta ve tle) ‐ Robert Muth, Muth Family Farm Designer Cover Crops for Mul ple Uses – Dr. Sieglinde Snapp, Michigan State Univ. Industry Show and Tell *Nitrogen and Weed Management in Cover Crop‐Based Crop Produc on ‐ Dr. Steven Mirsky, USDA‐ARS Beltsville Are Cover Crops Improving Soil Health Indicators? What We’ve Learned from On‐Farm Demonstra ons – Megan Chawner, Penn State Extension Adjourn

2:10 2:40 2:50 3:30

2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

1:30 2:00 2:30 2:45 4:00

3:45 4:15

1:30 2:15 3:15 3:30

2:00 2:30 3:00 3:15 4:00 4:30

**Insectos Benéficos (Beneficial Insects/Pes cides) ‐ Dr. Margarita López‐Uribe, Penn State Extension Estamos Con go (We are with You) ‐ Alicia Kerber‐Palma, Mexican consul, and consulate staff Evaluación (Survey) Cierre del Evento (Session adjourned)

Wednesday Evening, January 31, 2018 MSHS Business Mee ng 4:30 Mee ng Room TBA All Maryland State Hor cultural Society members are encouraged to a end.

Retailer Buyer Panel—to be announced Industry Show and Tell Wholesale Panel—Ben Rice, Rice Fruit Co.; Anthony Tomasic, Paragon Produce; and others to be announced What PA Preferred Can Do for You—to be announced Adjourn

Social

Small Fruit ‐ Wild Rose Room 1:30

to be announced Update on ROSBREED Industry Show & Tell Apple Variety Showcase – Moderators: Rob Crassweller, Jim Schupp, and Chris Walsh Adjourn

Spanish ‐ Cocoa Terrace

Communica ng Food Safety Issues to Your Advantage ‐ Meredith Melendez, Rutgers Coopera ve Extension Crea ng a Posi ve Message for Hot Topic Issues ‐ William Hlubik, Rutgers Coopera ve Extension Keeping in Contact with Consumers Through Web‐based Marke ng ‐ Gillian Armstrong, Rutgers Coopera ve Extension Industry Show and Tell Building your Farm Brand and Iden ty – to be announced Planning for Success During Large Events through Public Rela ons ‐ Tim VonThun, VonThun Farms Adjourn

Wholesale Marke ng ‐ Empire Room CD 1:30 2:30 2:45

Cane versus Cordon/Spur Pruning: Comparison of Pros and Cons – Dr. Joseph Fiola, Univ. of Maryland Tools for Vineyard Vigor Management – Dr. Dan Ward, Rutgers Univ. Industry Show & Tell *Grape Disease Management Review and Research Update – Bryan Hed, Penn State Univ. *Grape Berry Moth Management – Jody Timer, Penn State Univ.

Tree Fruit ‐ Nigerian Room

Educa ng Consumers and Media to Your Advantage ‐ Trinidad Room 1:30

Cont. from page 11

5:00 7:00

Apple Growers Recep on ‐ Cocoa Suites 3‐4‐5 Ice Cream Social – Great Lobby ‐ for all Conven on a endees, ice cream served un l 8 PM.

7:30

Forming Peer Discussion Groups We all learn from peers that we respect. Peer to peer discussion groups consist of farmers that meet regularly to discuss and exchange ideas of concern to their opera ons. The power of these groups is they are self‐directed and rely on shared knowledge. Discussing the pros and cons of an idea or prac ce allows for idea sharing, offering advice and formula on of opinions on prac ces that can be implemented at the home farm. We are all be er for having a strong network of peers.

*Using Disease Forecas ng to Monitor and Manage Strawberry Fruit Rots in the Mid‐Atlan c – Jus ne Renee Beaulieu, Univ. of Maryland The Clean Plant Network: What Is It and What Does It Do? Dr. Robert Mar n, USDA‐ARS, Corvallis, OR Strawberry Produc on in Containers—Tips for Success ‐ Kathy Demchack, Penn State Univ. Industry Show and Tell *Integrated Management of Black Root Rot Complex and Crown Rots of Strawberry – Dr. Mahfuz Rahman, West Virginia Univ. Virus Tes ng—How & When to Sample & Ship Samples ‐ Dr. Robert Mar n, USDA‐ARS, Corvallis, OR Adjourn

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The concept for this Round Table is to discuss the features of Peer Discussion Groups, and gauge interest in pilo ng this method of learning in a few loca ons across Pennsylvania. John Berry is leading the round table and brings twenty years’ experience u lizing this unique adult educa on technique. From vegetable grower study circles, novice farmer discussion groups, grain marke ng clubs, and facilita ng small group ac vi es countless mes; John Continued on page 13


2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

10:15

brings a wealth of understanding and skill centered on effec vely using peer discussion groups to strengthen and grow your business. 8:30

11:00

Musical Jam Session : Main Lobby – bring your instrument and join in.

11:30

Cont. from page 12

Tillage and Cover Crops in Snap Bean/Pea Produc on ‐ Dr. Gordon Johnson, Univ. of Delaware *Mildew Management in Cucurbits ‐ Dr. Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ. *How to Control Gyphosate Resistant Weeds ‐ Dwight Lingenfelter ‐ Penn State Univ. Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Thursday Morning, February 1, 2018

12:00

High Tunnels ‐ Magnolia Room ABCD

Alterna ve Ac vi es for On‐Farm Marke ng ‐ Cocoa Terrace/ Cocoa 1

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:00

Indoor Cukes in Bags, David King, Harvest Valley Farms **Pes cide Calcula on and Sprayer Calibra on for High Tunnels, Steven Bogash ** Industry Show and Tell *Managing Early Season Insects in HT with a Biological Focus. Steven Bogash Learning the Poten al of Gra ed Indeterminate Tomatoes in HT ‐ Kaitlin Horst, Re Devined Update on Colored High Tunnel Bell Peppers ‐ Dr. Timothy Elkner, Penn State Extension Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00

Sweet Corn ‐ Trinidad Room Sponsored by the American Vegetable Grower magazine 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30

12:00

11:30 11:45

Sweet Corn Varie es and Genotypes: Where We are Headed ‐ Blake Meyers, Seigers Seed *Weed Control and the Transi on to No‐ ll – H. Grant Troop, AgXplore Industry Show and Tell *Managing Sweet Corn Insects and Resistance Problems with Today's Op ons – Dr. Galen Dively, Univ. of Maryland Bird damage in Sweet corn: Risk Factors and Management Strategies – Dr. Catherine Lindell, Michigan State Univ. *Organic Sweet Corn Without the Worms: It Can Be Done! – Jennifer Glenister, James and Moie Crawford, New Morning Farm Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Small Fruit ‐ Wild Rose Room 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:15 11:00

11:30

Potatoes ‐ Empire Room AB 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:15 11:00 11:30 12:00

12:00

Update on Programs at the Potatoes USA ‐ Bryan Bender, Bender Potato Farms The 2017 Potato Growing Season in Review – Robert Leiby, Pa Co‐opera ve Potato Growers Industry Show and Tell The Colorado Potato Breeding and Selec on Program – Dr. David Holm, Colorado State Univ. *Insect Control Update – Dr. Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech Univ. *Potato Disease Update – Dr. Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ. Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

9:30 10:00

*Prac cal Approaches to Spo ed Wing Drosophila Management – Dean Polk, Rutgers Univ. Bird Damage in Blueberries: Risk Factors and Management Strategies – Dr. Catherine Lindell, Michigan State Univ. Industry Show and Tell Blueberry Produc on in Florida: A Different Way of Growing – Dr. Carla Burkle, Penn State Extension *Na onal Blueberry Virus Survey: Pennsylvania Results and What They Mean for Virus Management ‐ Dr. Robert Mar n, USDA‐ARS, Corvallis, OR Mulches and Amendments for Blueberry Produc on – Kathy Demchak and Dr. Richard Marini, Penn State University Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Asparagus ‐ Empire CD 9:00 9:30 10:15 10:30 11:00 12:00

General Vegetables ‐ Crystal Room 9:00

Prac cal Safety Considera ons with On‐Farm Ac vi es – William Bamka, Rutgers Coopera ve Extension Hun ng and Fishing Ac vi es for Guests on the Farm – Stephen Komar, Rutgers Coopera ve Extension Athle c Ac vi es on Agritourism Farms – Michelle Infante‐ Casella, Rutgers Coopera ve Extension Agritourism Offerings: If We Plan it, Will They Come? ‐ Ginger Myers, Univ. of Maryland Extension Gleaning to Fight Hunger and Reduce Food Waste: The Role of the Farmer – Brian Strumfels and Elyse Yerrapathruni, NJ Agricultural Society, Farmers Against Hunger Industry Show and Tell Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

**Core Credit – To be announced Asparagus Produc on, Management & Marke ng – Carl Cantaluppi, North Carolina Extension, re red Industry Show and Tell *Controlling & Managing Important Diseases of Asparagus – Dr. Andrew Wyenandt, Rutgers Extension Asparagus Growers Roundtable – Carl Cantaluppi, North Carolina Extension, re red Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

Tree Fruit ‐ Nigerian Room Sponsored by the American Fruit Grower magazine

Suppor ng Bee Popula ons for Cucurbit Crops ‐ Dr. Shelby Fleischer, Penn State Univ. Basics of Drip Irriga on for Vegetable and Small Fruit Produc on ‐ Dr. William Lamont, Penn State Univ. Industry Show and Tell

9:00 9:30

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Rapid Apple Decline Status ‐ Dr. Kari Peter, Penn State Univ. Orchard Training Systems for Apples & Pears ‐ Dr. Stefano

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2018 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention Jan. 30-Feb 1, 2018 PROGRAM AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

10:15 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00

3:15

Musacchi, Washington State Univ. Industry Show & Tell Controller Peach Rootstocks for Stone Fruits ‐ Dr. Ted DeJong, Univ. of California ‐ Davis *Postharvest Pome Disease Problems ‐ Dr. Keith Yoder, VPI & SU Ver cally Integrated Fruit Produc on ‐ Mr. Chalmers Carr, Titan Farms Luncheon Buffet ‐ Great Lobby and Chocolate Lobby (cash)

3:45

1:00 1:30 2:15 2:45 3:15

High Tunnels ‐ Magnolia Room ABCD

3:15 3:45 4:15

Hoophouse Tomates ‐ Chris Bri enberg, Who Cooks For You? Recondi oning High Tunnel Soils ‐ grower panel *Challenges of Soilborne Disease Management in High Tunnels – Dr. Beth Gugino, Penn State Univ. High Tunnel Economics ‐ Arthur King, Harvest Valley Farms New Introduc ons of Parthenocarpic Cucumbers for HT Growers ‐ Steven Bogash Adjourn

3:45 4:15

1:30 2:00 2:45

2:00

2:45 3:15 4:00

3rd Party Audits – Where We’ve Come From and Where We are Headed – Steve Strub, Wegmans Common Mistakes on a 3rd Party Audit ‐ John Mast, Audit Solu ons, LLC, and Chris ne Shearer and Brenda Sheaffer, Penna. Dept. of Agriculture Collabora ng for Food Safety Success ‐ Lindsay Gilmore, Food Safety Consultant I Survived a 3rd Party Audit‐ Grower Panel Adjourn

3:15 3:45

1:30 2:00 2:45

2:00 2:45

Crea ng a Digital Marke ng Kit – Kim Rush Lynch, Univ. of Maryland Extension Farm Approach to Social Media ‐ Kelly Jackson, Emily’s Produce Social Media Marke ng for Green/Ag/Hort Businesses– Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine Tricks of the Trade – Moderator ‐ Shannon Dill, Univ. of Maryland Extension Adjourn

Small Fruit ‐ Wild Rose Room

Potatoes ‐ Empire Room AB 1:30

Update on US DOL Regula ons ‐ Lou Nieves, Jr., US Dept. of Labor Current Labor Situa on: What Can Be Done ‐ Chalmers Carr, President USA Farmers Mexico’s “We Are With You Program” ‐ Mexican Consulate Ge ng the Labor Situa on Moving ‐ U.S. Apple Associa on Current Labor Situa on in the Mid‐Atlan c ‐ Mr. Sean High – Penn State Center for Agricultural & Shale Law Ques ons for all the Speakers Adjourn

Marke ng on Social Media ‐ Cocoa Terrace/Cocoa 1

Third Party GAP Audits ‐ Crystal Room 1:30

How to Conduct On Farm Potato Research ‐ Dr. Cur s Frederick, Sterman Masser Adjourn

Farm Labor – Nigerian Room

Thursday A ernoon, February 1, 2018

1:30 2:00 2:45

Cont. from page 13

Strategies for Incorpora ng Value‐Added Traits in New Potato Cul vars‐ Dr. David Holm, Colorado State Univ. Variety Licensing and Its Implica ons‐ Dr. Walter DeJong, Cornell Univ. 2017 Potato Trials in Pennsylvania and Promising Varie es‐ Robert Leiby, Pa Co‐opera ve Potato Growers and Dr. Xinshun Qu, Penn State Univ.

3:15 3:45

*Diagnosing Blueberry Produc on Problems ‐ Dr. Gary Pavlis, Rutgers Coop. Extension Pruning Blueberries: The Art and the Science – Concepts, Principles, and Prac ces – Dr. Mark Ehlenfedlt, USDA‐ARS Strategies for Successful Weed Control in Highbush Blueberries – Baylee Carr, Rutgers Univ. Cover Crops for Blueberries – Kate Brown, Rutgers Univ. Adjourn

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