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123rd Annual Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. American Legion Hall, 49 Wilson Rd., Middlebury, VT

In Cooperation with the University of Vermont Apple Program
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