Small Fruit I
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
*How Did I Get Anthracnose in My Strawberry Field?
Fruit and crown anthracnose are common strawberry diseases. This talk will cover the anthracnose disease cycle including recent findings related to plant sources and potential inoculum reservoirs.
Phillip Martin, Penn State University
Kathy Demchak, Penn State University
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
*Strawberry Diseases: Current Issues and Management
Strawberry plant diseases have a way of getting around. This talk will discuss common diseases, including new ones to watch for, and how to best manage them.
Dr. Mengjun Hu, University of Maryland
Kathleen Demchak, Penn State University
Dr. Andrew Wyenandt, Rutgers University
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Matted-Row vs. Plasticulture Strawberries: What Works Best on our Farm and Why
Growers on this panel have used both matted-row and plasticulture production on their farms. They will talk about their experiences, along with changes they have made in production systems over the years and why.
John Shenk, Shenk's Berry Farm
Wade Butler, Butler’s Orchard
Ben Butler, Butler's Orchard
Michael Groszkiewicz, Mason Farms