Monday, January 27, 2014

Fresh Produce Pest Management Workshop

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. 


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