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Apple Pre-Season IPM Meeting on March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Highmoor Farm, 52 U.S. Route 202, Monmouth, ME
Registration fee: $15.00 per person.

This meeting will provide pest and horticultural management updates for large and small scale orchardists. Participants may receive 3 Pesticide Applicator recertification credits for attending the program. The cost is $15.00 per person to cover lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend, so that we will have an accurate count for lunch. Contact Pam St. Peter at (207) 933-2100 or pamela.stpeter@maine.edu.

AGENDA

8:30 AM COFFEE, MEET AND GREET
9:00 AM Scab Management Issues for 2012 – Resistance, Sanitation, Timing and Coverage
Glen Koehler, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Pest Management Office
9:30 AM Dealing with Brown Marmorated Stink Bug in the Mid-Atlantic
Starker Wright, USDA ARS Lab in Kearneysville, West Virginia
10:15 AM Crop Insurance Update
Tori Jackson, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties
10:30 AM BREAK
10:45 AM Horticultural Updates
Renae Moran, UMaine Extension, Highmoor Farm Agricultural Experiment Station
11:15 AM Grower Practices Survey
Everybody!
12:00 PM LUNCH
12:45 PM New Methods for Managing Old Pests: Plum Curculio, Apple Maggot, and Dogwood Borer
Starker Wright
1:30 PM What USDA Pesticide Residue Testing Found on Apples and
2012 Extension Apple IPM Program
Glen Koehler
2:00 PM Board of Pesticides Control Update
Gary Fish, Maine Department of Agriculture

Sponsors:

  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • USDA Risk Management Agency
  • University of Maine Crop Insurance Education Program
  • Crop Protections Services, Lewiston, Maine
  • Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc., Leeds, Maine

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Pam St. Peter at (207) 933-2100 ext. 100 to discuss their needs at least seven days in advance, or at 1-800-287-8957 (voice and TDD).

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UMaine Cooperative Extension: Insect Pests, Ticks and Plant Diseases
491 College Avenue
Orono, Maine 04473-1295
Phone: 207.581.3880, 800.287.0279 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System