Thursday, February 11, 2021
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
*Managing Diseases in Potato Storages
Potato pathogens require food and the proper environment to rot your potatoes. Join us in discussing how to make life difficult for these pathogens in your potato storage.
Todd Forbush, Techmark, Inc
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Improving Soil Health While Growing Potatoes
Due to the intensity of tillage, improving soil health is challenging. We will discuss relative merits of cover crops, amendments, reducing tillage and rotations to try to improve soil quality.
Dr. John Jamison, University of Maine
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
*Potato Insect Control Update
This presentation will summarize some recent research on controlling Colorado potato beetle and wireworms in potatoes. in Virginia as well as update growers on some new insecticide options including some for organic growers.
Dr. Tom Kuhar, Virginia Tech University