Registration & agenda, 2019 VTFGA / UVM Apple Meeting

By Terence Bradshaw

Registration is open for the 123rd Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association and UVM Apple Program Annual Meeting. This year, registration is offline only, please print the attached form (also available here) and mail payment to the address at the bottom of the form. Past attendees can expect a hard copy registration and agenda in the mail shortly.

123rd Annual Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association Meeting

in cooperation with the UVM Fruit Program

February 14, 2019

American Legion Hall, Middlebury VT

8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome

9:05 Recap of the 2018 Season
Terence Bradshaw, UVM Tree Fruit and Viticulture Specialist

9:30 Post-infection Management of Shoot Blight Stage with Apogee and Other Fire Blight Efficacy Trials
Srdjan Acimovic, Cornell Plant Pathologist

10:15 Crop Load and Harvest Management (Retain) and Enhancing Fruit Quality with Plant Growth Regulators
Win Cowgill, Rutgers Professor Emeritus and Horticulturalist

11:15 FSMA Produce Safety Rule & Vermont Produce Program
Dominique Giroux, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

11:50 VTFGA Business Meeting
Eric Boire, VTFGA President

12:00 LUNCH

1:00 Guiding Apple Scab Management with RIMpro and Efficacy Trials with Revysol and SDHI Fungicides
Srdjan Acimovic, Cornell Plant Pathologist

1:45 Apple Production Systems World Wide (and the US) and the Move to High Density
Win Cowgill, Rutgers Professor Emeritus and Horticulturalist

2:45 2018 UVM-Nutrien Orchard Monitoring Project
Sarah Kingsley-Richards, UVM Research Technician

3:15 Experiences in Lebanon: Strategies for Improving Apple Markets and Implications for Vermont Growers
Terence Bradshaw, UVM Tree Fruit and Viticulture Specialist

4:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn

Annual Business Meeting Agenda
Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association

February 14, 2019

American Legion Hall, Middlebury VT

1. Call to Order

2. Secretary’s Report

3. Treasurer’s Report

4. Executive Director’s Report

5. Old Business

6. New Business

7. Election of Officers and Directors

8. Adjourn

Exp.

President: Eric Boire 2018

Treasurer: Moriah Cowles 2018

Secretary: Tom Smith 2018

Director: Michael Huck 2018

Director: Fritz Ludwig 2018

Director: Paul Dutton 2019

Director: James Bove 2019

Director: Ben Calvi 2020

Director: Casey Darrow 2020

Take time to visit the Exhibitors for up-to-date information on
pest management tools and other products for your orchard

For information on this program contact: Terence.Bradshaw

This program has been submitted to Vermont Agency of Agriculture for
FOUR (4) pesticide recertification credits.

USDA and the University of Vermont are equal opportunity providers and employers. The UVM Fruit Program is funded in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18RMETS524C022.This work is supported by Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27143/1013802] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets via the USDA Specialty Crops Block Grants Program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

brochure_regVTFGA123rd_2019.pdf

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