Wednesday, February 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Seedless Watermelon Variety Trial Results
Dr. Gordon Johnson, University of Delaware
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Vertical High Tunnel Specialty Melon Production: Variety Performance, Food Safety and Consumer Response
Specialty melons are becoming more popular. We investigated the vertical production of specialty melons in high tunnels. This presentation will discuss production techniques, variety evaluation results, food safety aspects, and consumer response.
Petrus Langenhoven, Purdue University
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
*Understanding Root Diseases of Vine Crops
The main root diseases of vine crops, damping-off and Phytophthora blight, are caused by water molds. Soil temperature and soil water content, respectively, are the most important factors affecting these diseases.
Anthony Keinath, Clemson University
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
**Pesticide and Pollinators
Pollinators are essential species that may be threatened by pest management efforts. This talk will discuss why pollinators are important, how they may be threatened, and practices you can take to minimize the harm you cause to them.
Jamie Kopco, Penn State University