Franklin County - February 21st, 2019

The Franklin County meeting was co-sponsored by the Franklin County Horticultural Society. Held on the 21st of February in St. Thomas, PA.

The listing of presentations is in the order found on the original Tree Fruit School Program. Due to the weather delay, the actual order of presentations differed during the meeting from what is listed here.

Time Presentation
8:00a.m. 2019 Upcoming Events Announcements Slides
8:30a.m. Spotted Lanternfly & Other Invasive Pests: Controls to Minimize Effects on IPM & Beneficial Insects
Dr. Greg Krawczyk, PSU-FREC Entomologist
9:00a.m. Optimizing Disease Management Strategies for a Very Wet Season
Dr. Kari Peter, Penn State-FREC Plant Pathologist
9:45a.m. Responses to a Wet Season: Herbicide, Nutrient, & Tree Management Strategies
Dr. Rob Crassweller, Penn State Pomologist
10:15a.m. Precision Farming: Progress with Vision & Irrigation Technologies
Dr. Long He, Penn State-FREC Engineer
10:45a.m. Revisiting Monitoring & Management Options for Common Fruit Pests
Dr. Greg Krawczyk, PSU-FREC Entomologist
11:15a.m. 2018 Season Surprises: Soil-borne Diseases for the Grower's Radar
Dr. Kari Peter, Penn State-FREC Plant Pathologist
12:30p.m. Managing Scarf Skin on Red Strains of Gala
Dr. Daniel Weber, Penn State Extension Educator
1:00p.m. Changes to Herbicides, Growth Regulators, & Utilizing the NEWA System
Dr. Rob Crassweller, Penn State Pomologist
1:30p.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
2:15p.m. The New Orchard Application Record-keeping Spreadsheet
Dr. Daniel Weber, Penn State Extension Educator