8:15 am – Registration
8:30 am – Welcome and opening remarks.
8:35 am – Tall spindle orchard system in Virginia. Greg Peck, Assistant Professor of Horticulture-‐ Virginia Tech, Winche
9:05 am – Opportunities and resources for hard cider production. Greg Peck, Assistant Professor of Horticulture-‐ Virginia Tech, Winche
9:20 am – Brown Marmorated Stink bug update 2015 - Chris Bergh, Professor of Entomology-‐ Virginia Tech
9:50 am – Refreshment break
10:00 am – Disease management update - Glomerella, Fire Blight, and other bad stuff - Keith S. Yoder, Extension Tree Fruit Pathologist-‐ Virginia Tech, Winchester
10:30 am – Neonicotinoid insecticides and pollinators: Can impacts be mitigated? - Doug Pfeiffer, Professor of Entomology, Virginia Tech
10:45 am – Invasive species update: Spotted wing drosophila and spotted lanternfly - Doug Pfeiffer, Professor of Entomology, Virginia Tech
11:00 am – Spray Bulletin update - Greg Peck, Chris Bergh, and Keith Yoder
11:30 am – Market and Industry Update - Danny Neel - Sales and Market Development, VDACS
11:45 am – Lunch on your own. -- There are a number of restaurants close by, or you pack your own and eat in the meeting room.
1:00-‐3:00 pm – Private Pesticide Recertification - Kate Lawrence – Extension Agent, Botetourt; Andy Allen – Extension Agent, Craig; Jon Vest – Extension Agent, Floyd