Tree Fruit/Risk Management Seminar
The Tree Fruit Meeting: Risk Management Seminar for Orchardists will be held on Saturday, November 9 at the UNH Cooperative Extension office in Goffstown from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $20 per individual, which includes lunch and refreshments. To guarantee your lunch, please register by November 4. If you need help registering, contact Mary West at 603-796-2151 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The featured speaker is Dr. Laura Nixon, post-doctoral associate at the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, WV. Dr. Nixon will be addressing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Management, the Spotted Wing Drosophila/Apple Maggot Attracticidal Sphere Project, and an Overview on Spotted Lanternfly as a Potential Problem for New Hampshire.
Two orchardist panel discussions are scheduled, with orchardists sharing their experiences with the 2019 growing season and what strategies they used for controlling apple scab. Dr. Anna Wallingford, UNH Extension Specialist, will be discussing the 2019 Pre-Harvest Apple Fruit Evaluation, as well as The Codling Moth - They're Back! Dr. Cheryl Smith, UNH Extension Specialist, will review Apple Scab Control Options. Mike Sciabarrasi, UNH Extension Specialist Emeritus, will review the importance of apple and peach insurance programs and will be surveying orchardists on their views towards crop insurance.
5 NH Pesticide Recertification credits will be available, private and commercial. For more information, contact George Hamilton (603-641-6060) or Jeremy Delisle (603-796-2151). This seminar is partially sponsored by USDA/Risk Management Agency.