apples, orchards, nh fruit growers

Tree Fruit [Virtual] Twilight Meeting

Wed, 04/28/2021
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.


6:00 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions - Jeremy DeLisle, UNHCE Field Specialist, Food and Ag

6:10 p.m.

Early Season Disease Update, NEWA Forecasting Models and Updates - Dr. Cheryl Smith, Plant Health Specialist, UNHCE

6:50 p.m.

Integrated Weed Management for Orchards - Dr. Thierry Besancon, Assistant Professor and Extension Weed Specialist for Specialty Crops,

Rutgers, State University of New Jersey

7:30 p.m.

Closing remarks, process for certificate of attendance, Adjourn - Jeremy DeLisle, UNHCE Field Specialist, Food and Ag

PAT Credits pending.