Tree Fruit: Plant Health
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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