2017 Dickeya and Pectobacterium Summit

diseased potato plantsThursday, November 9, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cross Insurance Center
515 Main St, Bangor, ME

Register Online

Registration is limited!
No refunds for registrations after September 1, 2017.
Registration Closes: Thursday, October 20, 2017

Cost: (includes morning snack and lunch)

  • $ 80.00 before September 2
  • $100.00 until October 20
  • $125.00 at the door

Accommodations

Book directly with the hotel (hotels listed below are a 2-minute walk from the Summit)

Parking/Directions

Parking is available behind the Cross Insurance Center or in the Hollywood Casino parking garage.

Agenda

Moderator: John Rebar, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

8:20 – 8:30: Welcome — Jeffrey Hecker, University of Maine

8:30 – 9:15: Overview of Dickeya in Europe — Jan M. van der Wolf, Wageningen

9:15 – 9:40: Overview of Dickeya in the US — Steven B. Johnson, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

9:40 –10:00: Current Advances in Detection and Diagnosis of Dickeya — Jianjun Hao, University of Maine

10:00 – 10:30: Break

10:30 – 10:50: Dickeya Seed Cutting and Handling Trials — Steven B. Johnson, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

10:50 – 11:10: Postharvest Testing Work — Gary Secor, North Dakota State University

11:10 – 11:30: Dickeya From the Receiver’s View — Andrew Wyenandt, Rutgers University

11:30 – 11:50: Future Dickeya Research Needs — Amy Charkowski, Colorado State University

11:50 – 12:00: Wrap up

12:00 – 1:00: Lunch

1:00 – 1:45: Overview of Pectobacterium in Europe — Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute

1:45 – 2:15: Overview of Pectobacterium in the US — Amy Charkowski, Colorado State University

2:15 – 2:40: Current Status of Dickeya and Pectobacterium Taxonomy — Jan M. van der Wolf, Wageningen

2:40 – 3:00: Potential sources and Emerging Dickeya and Pectobacterium Species — Jianjun Hao, University of Maine

3:00 – 3:35: Break

3:35 – 4:00: Epidemiology of Pectobacterium — Ian Toth, James Hutton Institute

4:00 – 4:20: Managing Enterobacteriaceae Spread and Risk — Gary Secor, North Dakota State University

4:20 – 4:40: Dickeya on Long Island, NY — Margaret McGrath, Cornell University

4:40 – 5:00: Open discussion

5:00 – 5:10: Wrap up

Speakers

Questions regarding the Summit?

Contact Steve Johnson at stevenj@maine.edu or 207.554.4373.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Steve Johnson at 207.554.4373 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.