Wednesday, March 4, 2015
8:00/9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lewiston Auburn College
51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, Maine
Everyone is welcome to attend. This meeting will provide pest and horticultural management updates for commercial, hobbyist, large and small-scale orchardists. Four pesticide applicator recertification credits will be awarded for attending 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Registration cost is $15 per person at the door, which includes lunch and breaks, and helps cover costs to host the meeting. For questions, contact Glen Koehler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.581.3882.
Optional pre-meeting presentation for folks who are interested.
8:00 a.m.: Interpreting Weather Forecasts, Glen Koehler, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
8:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee and donuts provided by Randy Drown, Crop Protection Services
9:00 a.m.: Adjuvants 101, Dwane Miller, Penn State University Cooperative Extension
10:00 a.m.: A Comparison of Production Costs of Plum, Apple, and Peach, and Notes on Tree Fruit Production in Lebanon, Dr. Renae Moran, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
10:45 a.m.: Break, provided by Milton Sinclair, Paris Farmers Union
11:00 a.m.: Recent Progress and Future Prospects for Improved Chemical Thinning of Apples, Dr. Duane Greene, University of Massachusetts
12:00 p.m.: Lunch, pizza buffet with salad, drinks, and dessert
12:45 a.m.: Maine State Pomological Society Update, Andy Ricker, Ricker Hill Farm
1:15 p.m.: Methods to Prevent Pesticide Drift, Glen Koehler
1:45 p.m.: New or Revised Suggestions for Using Plant Growth Regulators in the Orchard, Dr. Duane Greene, University of Massachusetts
2:45 p.m.: Break, Provided by Paul Peters, Northeast Agricultural Sales
3:00 p.m.: Insect and Disease Pest Management Update, Glen Koehler
3:30 p.m.: Board of Pesticides Control Update, Henry Jennings, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
4:00 p.m.: Adjourn
From the Turnpike (I-95): COMING FROM THE SOUTH, take exit 80. Take a left at the light at the end of the exit, and then take your first right onto Lisbon Street (Rt. 196) headed for Lisbon Falls. Turn left at the second stoplight (Maine Public Broadcasting will be on your left) onto Westminster Street. USM’s Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.
From the Turnpike (I-95): COMING FROM THE NORTH, take exit 80. Bear right coming off the exit to get onto Lisbon Street (Rt. 196) headed for Lisbon Falls. About 100 meters after you get onto Lisbon Street, you will cross Pleasant Street. After another 100 meters, the next intersection is Westminster Street (Maine Public Broadcasting will be on your left). Turn left onto Westminster Street for about 0.3 mile. USM’s Lewiston-Auburn Campus is towards the top of the hill on the right, after Ryder Truck.