2017 Agritech Trade Show Agenda

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2017 Agritech Trade Show Agenda

The 35th annual Agritech Trade Show is hosted by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association. 

Please click here for printable agenda.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Sponsored by Triest Ag Group
9:00 a.m. Presidents Welcome and Opening Remarks, Lance Ham
9:10 a.m. Executive Directors Remarks, Kenneth Parker
9:15 a.m. H2A Labor Panel Discussion, Christine Synan, FFVA Labor Relations Supervisor, Steve Johnson, Sabel Logisitics, President, Kim Stickles, Florida Pacific Farms
9:55 a.m. H2A and coordinating with Mexico- Mtra. Karla Quintero Diaz, Deputy Director General Coordination Agency, Coordinating National Employment Service.
10:15 a.m. Break Sponsored by Tradewinds Power Corporation, and Trade Show
11:00 a.m. Managing spider mites, chilli thrips and seed bugs in Florida strawberries. Dr. Justin Renekma, Entomology, GCREC.
11:20 a.m. Why my herbicides won’t work. Dr. Nathan Boyd, Weed Science, GCREC.
11:40 a.m. Lunch Sponsored by Kennco Manufacturing, and Trade Show
1:00 p.m. Recent research findings on crown diseases: Macrophomina, Colletotrichum, and Phytopthora. Dr. Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, GCREC.
1:20 p.m. ‘Florida Beauty’ and Beyond: New Varieities in the Pipeline. Dr. Vance Whitaker, Strawberry Breeding, GCREC.
1:40 p.m. Fighting diseases in Florida strawberry through advanced breeding technology. Dr. Seonghee Lee, Strawberry Breeding, GCREC.
2:00 p.m. Postharvest quality of strawberries 12.121-5 ‘Florida Beauty’ and 13.26-134. Dr. Cecilia Nunes, Food Quality, USF.
2:20 p.m. Housing application process and any changes in housing- Patrick Rodriguez, Environmental Specialist II, Florida Dept. of Health
2:30 p.m. Wrap up and adjourn
7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Sponsored by Triest Ag Group
8:40 a.m. Presidents Welcome, Lance Ham
8:50 a.m. Nematodes, Diseases, and New Integrated Management Strategies. Dr. Joe Noling, Nematology, CREC.
9:10 a.m. Introduction of potentially damaging nematodes in Florida strawberry fields with transplant material. Dr. Johan Desaeger, Nematology, GCREC.
9:30 a.m. Weed management: Challenges and Opportunities in Strawberry. Dr. Nathan Boyd, Weed Science, GCREC.
9:50 a.m. H2A guest workers versus domestic migrant workers: Issues and growers’ choices. Dr. Zhengfei Guan, Food and Resource Economy, GCREC.
10:10 a.m. Break and Trade Show

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:45 a.m. Disease Highlights of the 2016-17 Strawberry Season. Dr. Jim Mertely, Plant Pathology, GCREC.
11:05 a.m. Recent research findings on foliar/fruit diseases: anthracnose, Botrytis and powdery mildew. Dr. Natalia Peres, Plant Pathology, GCREC.
11:25 a.m. The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s FARMS Best Management Practice Cost Share Program. Chris Zajac and Gene Altman, SWFWMD.
11:45 a.m. Lunch Sponsored by Patterson Companies, and Trade Show
1:00 p.m. Multi-colored plastic mulch: A new plastic mulch to improve earliness and total yield of strawberry. Horticulture, GCREC.
1:20 p.m. FSMA Basics for the Florida strawberry grower: What to do and when to be ready. Travis Chapin, State Extension Food Science agent, IFAS.
1:35 p.m. CORE the “Cowboy Way”. Alicia Whidden, Hillsborough County Extension Service.
2:40 p.m.Wrap up and adjourn

Please click here for printable agenda.

The 35th annual Agritech will be held at:

THE CHARLIE GRIMES FAMILY AGRICULTURAL CENTER
Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds
2508 Oak Avenue
Plant City, Fl 33563

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