2015 Agritech Show Agenda

///2015 Agritech Show Agenda


Tuesday August 4th, 2015 Wednesday August 5th, 2015
Moderator: Stephen Gran, Hillsborough County Extension Service, Director Moderator: Janet Dougherty, Hillsborough Environmental Protection Commission
7:30 Registration opens, Breakfast Sponsored by: Hopewell Funeral Home 7:30 Registration opens, Breakfast Sponsored by: Tall Harvest Sumagrow
8:45 Presidents Welcome and Opening Remarks,Todd Jameson 8:45 Presidents Welcome – Todd Jameson
8:50 Executive Director’s Remarks, Kenneth Parker 8:55 “Identifying the root cause of fruit yield and stingnematode control inconsistencies associated with the alternative fumigants in Florida Strawberry” Dr. Joe Noling , Nematologist, UF/CREC
9:00 “Can Robots Replace Humans at the Farm?” Gary Wishnatzki, President Wish Farms 9:25 “Herbicides for nutsedge, kyllinga, and broadleaf weed control in strawberry” Dr. Nathan Boyd, Weed Science, UF/GCREC 
9:25 “A Glimpse into the Future: Remote Sensing with Precision Ag”Steve Maxwell, CEO Highland Precision Ag 9:50 Florida Strawberry Growers Association
9:45 “Evaluation of digital imagery as a method to detect two-spotted spider mite damage in field-grown strawberries” Chris Crockett, Graduate Research Assoc. UF Fruit &Vegetable IPM Lab 10:10 Break sponsored by: Kennco Manufacturing, and trade show
 10:05 Break Sponsored by: Kennco Manufacturing and trade show 10:40 “Strawberry Yield and Sting Nematode Impacts estimated from Remote Sensing Technologies” Dr. Joe Noling, Nematologist, UF/CREC
 10:45 “Florida Bee Protection” – Jeanette Klopchin, Pollinator Protection, FDACS 11:10 “Abundance and Management of SWD in Field-grown Strawberries”, Dr. Oscar Liburd, Entomologist, UF/Fruit and Vegetable IPM Lab
 11:05 “Updates on Production, Trade, and Marketing of the Strawberry Industry Dr. Zhengfei Guan, Economist, UF/GCREC 11:40 Agricultural News from FDACS- Dale Dubberly, Bureau Chief Division of Agricultural Environmental Services, FDCAS
 11:25 “Physiochemical characterization and post-harvest performance of ‘Florida 127’ strawberry compared to commercial standards” Dr.Cecilia Nunes,USF Dept. of Cell Biology 12:00 Lunch Sponsored by: Highland Packaging Solutions and trade show
11:45 Lunch Sponsored by: Kennco Manufacturing  and trade show 1:10 “Effect of insecticide rotations on thrips numbers and species in strawberry” Dr. Hugh Smith, Entomologist, UF/GCREC
 1:15 “New Developments in Strawberry Breeding” Dr.Vance Whitaker, Strawberry Breeder, UF/GCREC 1:30 Wheel of Pesticide Core game- Alicia Whidden, Hillsborough County Extension Agent
 1:40 “Countdown to FSMA: Recent Updates and What to Expect” Dr. Michelle Danyluk, Food Science, UF/ CREC  2:30 Wrap-up and adjourn
 2:15 Wrap-up and adjourn