A workshop will be held Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:45 am to 3:00 pm in Thiebaud Auditorium, Lamar, MO on Fresh Produce Pest Management.
8:45 am – Registration
9:20 am – Welcome, Jill Scheidt, MU Agronomy Specialist
9:30 am – Soil Health & Cover Crops for Veggie Production Systems, Jacob Wilson, LU IPM Associate
10:00 am – Building a Disease Prevention Program, Dr. Zelalem Mersha, LU Plant Disease Specialist
10:30 am – Break
10:45 am – Miscellaneous Updates, Patrick Byers, MU Horticulture Specialist
11:15 am – Spotted Wing Drosophila / Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Updates, Dr. Jaime Pinero, LU IPM Specialist
12:00 pm – Lunch
12:35 pm – Weed Control, Patrick Byers, MU Horticulture Specialist
1:05 pm – Food Safety: Food Safety Team Rep & Grower/Panel Discussion
2:05 pm – Opportunities & Challenges in Off-Season High Tunnel Production, Patrick Byers, MU Horticulture Specialist
2:35 pm – Adjourn
Registration is $10/person (includes lunch & handouts). Please RSVP by Monday, February 10, 2014. Call the Barton County Extension Office to register 417-682-3579. The first 50 registrants will receive a copy of the Midwest Veggie Production Guide free of charge.