Presentations, programs, and other information from the 2019 Winter Tree Fruit School in Adams County.

The Adams County fruit school features presentations from Penn State specialists, Spanish-language tracks, vendors, and "show & tell" opportunities not available at other locations. The meeting is co-sponsored by the Adams County Fruit Growers Association.

The listing of presentations below mirrors the order in which the talks were given as listed on the official President's Day Meeting program. (Please see the full program for information about sponsors and vendors who helped support this event.) Links in the table below point to PDF versions of the slide sets shown by the presenters and to the contact information for each of the presenters. In select instances, there are audio recordings available which may be useful as a companion to the slides.

Time Presentation Extras
8:00a.m. 2019 President's Day Schedule and Sponsors
2019 Upcoming Events Announcements Slides
8:30a.m. Spotted Lanternfly & Other Invasive Pests: Controls to Minimize Effects on IPM & Beneficial Insects
Dr. David Biddinger, Penn State Entomologist
9:00a.m. Optimizing Disease Management Strategies for a Very Wet Season
Dr. Kari Peter, Penn State-FREC Plant Pathologist
10:00a.m. Responses to a Wet Season: Herbicide, Nutrient, & Tree Management Strategies
Dr. Rob Crassweller, Penn State Pomologist
10:30a.m. Managing Scarf Skin on Red Strains of Gala mp3
Dr. Jim Schupp, Penn State-FREC Pomologist
11:00a.m. Precision Farming: Progress with Vision & Irrigation Technologies mp3
Dr. Long He, Penn State-FREC Engineer
11:30a.m. Revisiting Monitoring & Management Options for Common Fruit Pests
Dr. Greg Krawczyk, PSU-FREC Entomologist
1:00p.m. 2018 Season Surprises: Soil-borne Diseases for the Grower's Radar
Dr. Kari Peter, Penn State-FREC Plant Pathologist
1:30p.m. Changes to Herbicides, Growth Regulators, & Utilizing the NEWA System
Dr. Rob Crassweller, Penn State Pomologist
2:15p.m. Navigating the New Worker Protection Standard
Jim Harvey, Penn State Worker Protection Specialist
The Respirator Fit Test
Jim Harvey, Penn State Worker Protection Specialist
2:45p.m. The New Orchard Application Record-keeping Spreadsheet
Edwin Winzeler, Penn State-FREC Horticulture Assistant

Presentations in Spanish

The Adams County meeting features a Spanish-language track. These are the presentations associated with those sessions.

Time Presentation
12:30p.m. Tractor and Machinery Operations Safety
Tractor and Machinery Operations Safety (with Notes)
Operación de Tractores y Maquinaria -- Poner en Marcha la Seguridad
Operación de Tractores y Maquinaria -- Poner en Marcha la Seguridad (con Notas)
Michael L. Pate, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State Extension Educator