Eastern Shore Vegetable Meeting

February 23, 2016

8:30am- 3:00pm

Eastern Shore Hospital Center

5262 Woods Road, Cambridge MD, 21613

Meeting Agenda:

8:30am Registration – Continental Breakfast
9:00am Tomatoes, Potatoes, Cucurbits, and Beans: Disease Updates
Dr. Kate Everts, UMD Professor & Extension Specialist, Vegetable Plant Pathology
9:45am FSMA Highlights and GAP Training Update
Justine Beaulieu, UMD, Faculty Research Assistance/GAPs Educator
10:30am Crop Insurance for Vegetable Growers
Dr. Howard Leathers, UMD, Associate Professor,
11:15am Using Conservation Tillage to Help Manage Weeds in Vegetable Crops
Dr. Cerruti R.R. Hooks, UMD, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Entomology
12:15pm Lunch
 Dan Schwaninger, MDA Nutrient Mgt. Specialist
1:00pm Fine Tuning Vegetable Fertility and Enhanced Tomato Pollination
Dr. Gerald E. Brust, UMD, IPM Vegetable Specialist
2:00pm Maximizing Plant Available Nitrogen from Cover Crops
Guihua Chen, UMD, Post-Doc Entomology
2:30pm Feeding Habits of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug on Vegetable Crops
Registration: Open to all. Please register Email ezobel@umd.edu or call the Dorchester County
Extension Office at 410-2288800 by February 19. If you need special assistance please notify
registration contact 5 days prior to the event.
Approved Credits: 3 Nutrient Management Credits and 4 private applicator credits.


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