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2018 Agritech Trade Show Agenda

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Agritech Day 1 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

8:30    President’s Welcome – Adam Young

8:40    Executive Director’s Remarks – Kenneth Parker

8:45     Current Status of the H-2A Program and Immigration Reform – Chalmers R. Carr III, President and CEO Titan Farms, South Carolina

10:15   Break and Trade Show

10:45   Next Generation Strawberry Improvement – Dr. Kevin Folta, University of Florida

11:05  Application of DNA Marker Technology in Disease Resistance Breeding of Strawberry – Dr. Seonghee Lee, University of Florida

11:25   Management of ‘Florida Beauty’ and ‘Florida Brilliance’ for Optimum Performance – Dr. Vance Whitaker, University of Florida 11:45

Lunch and Trade Show

1:00     Practical Use of Light for Suppression of Plant Diseases Under Field Conditions – Dr. David Gadoury, Cornell University

1:20     Recent Updates on the Management of Crown Rot Diseases – Drs. Natalia Peres & Juliana Baggio, University of Florida

1:50      Causes of Plant Loss during the 2017-18 Strawberry Season – Dr. Jim Mertely, University of Florida

2:20     SAS Pro: An Integrated Mobile Tool for Strawberry Disease Control – Dr. Clyde Fraisse, University of Floria

2:40     Nematodes, Diseases, and New Integrated Management Strategies for FL Strawberries – Dr. Joe Noling, University of Florida

3:00     Maneuvering the H-2A Program Application Process – Marisela Ruiz Florida Dept. Of Economic Opportunity.

3:30     Wrap up and adjourn      

Agritech Day 2 – Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Moderator- Dr. Jackie Burns, Dean of Research, University of Florida

8:30     President’s Welcome – Adam Young

8:45     Evaluation of New Chemical and Biological Nematicides on Strawberries and Vegetables – Dr. Johan Desaeger, University of Florida

9:05     Spider Mite Sources and Management Options in Florida Strawberries – Dr. Justin Renkema, University of Florida

9:25     Fumigants for Weed and Macrophomina Control in Strawberry – Dr. Nathan Boyd,  University of Florida

9:45     Updates on Strawberry Cultural Practices Study – Dr. Shinsuke Agehara, University of Florida 10:05 Break and Trade Show

10:45   Economics and Policy Update: U.S.-Mexico Strawberry Production and Trade – Dr. Zhengfei Guan, University of Florida

11:05   Herbicide Use in Strawberry – Dr. Nathan Boyd, University of Florida

11:25   Progress on Statistical Modeling of Strawberry Fruit Yield Using Weather and Image Information –  Dr. Amr Abd-Elrahman, University of Florida, Dr. Shinsuke Agehara, University of Florida, CREC & Dr. Feng Wu, University of Floria

11:45   Lunch and trade Show

1:15     Strawberry Flower Detection Using Computer Vision for Early Yield Prediction – Dr. Daniel Lee, University of Florida

1:35     Fruit and Foliar Diseases- Anthracnose, Botrytis, Powdery Mildew and Angular Leaf Spot – Dr. Natalia Peres, UF Plant Pathology Dept., GCREC.

2:05    A Treasure of CORE – Alicia Whidden, Hillsborough County Extension Service.

3:05    Wrap up and adjourn


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