Sharing this meeting from colleagues at University of New Hampshire. The weed management discussion should be especially of interest. -TB
Tree Fruit [Virtual] Twilight Meeting
6:00pm – 7:45pm
Topics: Early Season Disease Management Considerations, NEWA Updates and Tree Fruit Weed IPM
Dr. Cheryl Smith, Plant Health Specialist with UNH Extension will cover early-season disease concerns and management strategies for tree fruit. Apple scab and fire blight management strategies will be highlighted. She’ll demonstrate the updated NEWA website and how to access the forecasting models available via NEWA.
Dr. Besancon will focus on integrated weed management in orchard settings. Foundational information on weed biology, ecology and identification will be presented, followed by strategies for Integrated Weed Management in fruit production. Herbicides selection, timing of application, spectrum of weed control, and potential for crop injury will be included. Time will be allotted for discussion and Q&A in order to tailor the information specifically to grower needs.
Full details and the registration link can be found here:
Field Specialist – Food and Agriculture
Fruit and Vegetable Team
315 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303
Phone: 603-255-3556 x 805