Oct 22, 2020
‘Managing Stone Fruit Bacterial Disease Problems’ NH webinar topic

A webinar, “Managing Stone Fruit Bacterial Disease Problems,” is being presented by University of New Hampshire Extension on Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Due to the current COVID 19 situation, Extension Educators throughout New England have joined forces in a collaborative effort to develop a winter series of online educational programming focused on commercial fruit production.

Fruit & Vegetable Production Field Specialist George Hamilton is among the webinar presenters. Photo University of New Hampshire

“We have not planned in-person meetings for the near future, however, we hope growers will find some benefits to having access to the broad schedule of topics and speakers available through the New England Winter Fruit Seminar Series,” a news release stated.

The schedule is still being finalized, so please continue to visit https://ag.umass.edu/fruit/news-events/new-england-winter-fruit-seminar-series for the latest schedule updates.

Important: In order to receive pesticide safety recertification credits, participants are required to pre-register for each of these free seminars prior to the event. Pesticide Safety Recertification Credits: 2

Seminar Agenda, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020:

6:00 PM      Welcoming remarks, Overview of webinar, and Pesticide Certificate of Attendance Process – Jeremy Delisle, UNHCE, Extension Field Specialist, Food & Agriculture and Olvia Saunders, UNHCE, Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture

6:10 PM      Peach Crop Insurance – Tom Smiarowski, UMass Extension, Agricultural Risk Management Consultant, Amherst, MA

6:30 PM      Orchardists Panel – Stone Fruit Disease Problems?

Moderator – Jeremy Delisle, UNHCE, Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture Local Orchardists: Giff Burnap, Butternut Farm, Farmington / Carl Hills, Kimble Fruit Farm, Hollis/Pepperell / Kitt Plummer, Hazelton Orchard, Chester

7:00 PM      Dealing with Stone Fruit Bacterial Disease Problems – Dr. Kari Peter, PSU, Assistant Research Professor, Tree Fruit Pathology

8:00 PM      Questions and Answers

Moderators: Jeremy Delisle, UNHCE, Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture and Olivia Saunders, UNHCE, Extension Field Specialist, Food and Agriculture

Speaker: Dr. Kari Peter, PSU, Assistant Research Professor, Tree Fruit Pathology

UNH Cooperative Extension presents this webinar in collaboration with UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources; UMass Extension; The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Pest Management Unit; The University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension; and the University of Vermont Extension.

Register here.

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