Rappahannock-Madison Area Fruit School

February 12, 2015

Graves Mountain Lodge



8:15 a.m.             Registration, Welcome and Introductions  - Kenner Love, Extension Agent, Rappahannock

8:30 a.m.
Spray Bulletin Update / New Chemistries: Pesticide Regulatory
Update and  Label Changes

Extension Tree Fruit Specialists


8:45 a.m.  USDA Specialty Crops Inspection - Mr. Tommy Williams, USDA Audit Branch, Agric. Marketing Service

9:00 a.m. 2014 Tree Fruit Disease Challenges and Disease Management Update
- Dr. Keith Yoder, Extension Pathologist, Virginia Tech

9:30 a.m.
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Research Update for 2015 - Dr. Chris Bergh, Extension Entomologist, Virginia Tech


10:00 a.m. Tall Spindle Orchard Systems in Virginia - Dr. Greg Peck, Extension Tree Fruit Horticulturist, VA Tech 


10:45 a.m. Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Pollinators: Can impacts be mitigated? - Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, Extension Entomologist, Virginia Tech

11:00 a.m.
Invasive Species Update: Spotted Wing Drosophila and Spotted Lanternfly
- Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, Extension Entomologist, Virginia Tech


11:30 a.m. Tree Fruit and Food Safety: What are the implications of FDA's Revised Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? - Dr. Laura Strawn, Assistant Professor of Food Science, Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC


12:15 p.m. Lunch

Recognize Sponsors

Pesticide Applicators Recertification
- Kenner Love, Extension Agent, Rappahannock  


Displays - Pesticide Safety: Personnel Protective Equipment

Visit Sponsors


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