Lunch/Learn Tree Fruit

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tree Fruit

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Color Enhancing Technologies for Apples: Reflective Fabrics and Defoliators

Discussion panel on color enhancement technologies available to tree fruit producers including reflective fabrics/films and defoliators.

Dr. Macarena Farcuh, University of Maryland

Dr. Jim Schupp, Penn State University

Joy Cline, Bear Mountain Orchards

Blake Slaybaugh, Mt. Ridge Farms

Dr. Daniel Weber, Penn State Extension

Don Seifrit, Penn State Extension

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Evaluating the Use of Reflective Groundcovers on Fruit Quality of Honeycrisp and Fuji Apple Cultivars in the Mid-Atlantic

Highlight research on reflective groundcover in the Mid-Atlantic.

Dr. Macarena Farcuh, University of Maryland

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Grower Discussion

Open discussion about the 2021 season for fruit growers, where all growers may freely contribute.