Patrick – Carroll Fruit Growers School
Hungry Farmer Restaurant - Cana [New Location!!!] **

February 10, 2015

9:00 a.m.             Registration ($20.00 includes meal)

                                 Sign-in for Private Pesticide Recertification (Virginia and North Carolina)


9:30 a.m.             Welcome and Introductions - VCE Agent,

News and Marketing Updates from VDACS -  Danny Neel, VDACS Marketing Division

                                Update from Farm Service Agency - Tammy Goodyear, Patrick FSA


9:45 a.m.             2015 Pesticide Legal and Worker Protection Updates - Jim Atwell, VDACS Pesticide Services

10:15 a.m.           Disease management update: focus on Glomerella leaf spot - Dr. Keith Yoder, Plant Pathologist, Virginia Tech


10:45 a.m.           Neonicotinoid Insecticides and Pollinators: Can Impacts Be Mitigated? -  Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, Entomologist, Virginia Tech


11:15 a.m.          Tall Spindle Orchard Systems in Virginia – Dr. Greg Peck, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Virginia Tech-Winchester


11:45 p.m.            Questions and Answers

12:00 pm                    Lunch (Buffet included in your registration)


12:30 p.m.        Mite Management Options and Considerations - Dr. Chris Bergh, Virginia Tech


1:15 p.m.            Opportunities and Resources for Hard Cider Production – Dr. Greg Peck, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, Virginia Tech-Winchester

1:30                    Marketing Survey - Michael Barrowclough, Virginia Tech


1:45 p.m.              Invasive Species Update: Spotted Wing Drosophila and Spotted Lanternfly - Dr. Doug Pfeiffer


2:15 p.m.             Fire Blight Control - Suzanne Slack, VCE Agent - Commercial Horticulture


2:45 p.m.             New Pest Management Products and Spray Guide Update for 2014, Dr. Chris Bergh, Dr. Greg Peck, Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, Dr. Keith Yoder


3:15 p.m.              Finish Sign-out on Private Pesticide Recertification - Steve Pottorff


** The new location for the fruit school is the Hungry Farmer Café  15397 Fancy Gap Highway in Cana, VA 24317.  Fancy Gap Highway is US 52. 

For those coming from the north, the best option probably is to exit I-77 at Exit 8 (Fancy Gap) and take US 52 south to Cana.  The Hungry Farmer will  be on the left.