Tree Fruit: Plant Health

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Tree Fruit

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

*The Biology and Management of Bitter Rot of Apple

The biology of bitter rot and how we can use that information to manage it in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Phillip Martin, Penn State University

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

*Alternative Controls for Apple Replant Disease - Using Carbon Applications to Shift to Beneficial Root Microbiomes

Field scale experiments of 1 to 12 acres were conducted comparing biorenovation with brassica seed meal and anaerobic soil disinfestation to fumigated and non-fumigated controls for apple replant management.

Ms. Tianna DuPont, Washington State University

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

*Rhizophagy: How Plants Farm Microbes

How plants cultivate soil microbes on/in root tissues to extract nutrients from the microbes.

Dr. James White, Rutgers University

4:40 PM - 5:30 PM

SHAP Annual Business Meeting

Ben Keim, Keim Orchards
SHAP President