NEVBGA and New England Cooperative Extension 592nd Meeting
There is a $20 registration fee, which is waived for members of NEVBGA. Lunch buffet is an additional $20.
Select number of member and non-member tickets, and number of lunches to reserve at registration.
Pay at the door, or send checks to NEVBGA, PO Box 2503, Amherst, MA 01004 for total of registration fees and lunches.
Contact Lisa McKeag at (917) 573-5558 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you order lunch and cannot attend, please call to cancel. We will have to bill you for unpaid meals.
9:00 Registration & sign-in for pesticide credits – George Hamilton
9:25 Welcome – Lisa McKeag, NEVBGA Secretary-Treasurer
9:30 What’s New with Crop Insurance? – Tom Smiarowski and Paul Russell, UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program
9:45 Pumpkin and Butternut Varieties Evaluation – Dr. Rebecca Brown, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, University of Rhode Island
10:45 Wildlife Management in Farm Fields: Managing Crop Losses and Food Safety Risks – David Allaben, State Director and Wildlife Biologist and Tony Musante, Disease Biologist, New Hampshire Wildlife Services
Noon Lunch buffet
1:00 NEVGBA Announcements – New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Officers
1:30 Nutrition and Nutrient Management Recordkeeping for Small Fruit – Mary Concklin, Visiting Associate Extension Educator, Fruit Production & IPM UConn Extension
2:30 2016 Weather, Insect & Disease Pest Issues in Fruits & Vegetables – George Hamilton, Extension Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension
3:30 Managing Irrigation during Drought – Trevor Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm Inc. Irrigation and Row Crop Supplies
** 4 pesticide credits have been approved for this meeting
Commercial members are welcome to put up table-top displays.
Co-sponsored by the UMass Extension Risk Management/Crop Insurance Education Program