Cole Crops

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

*Managing Common Diseases in Cole Crops

Coupling both the increase in cole crop production across the region along with the more persistent wet weather has led to an increase in the incidence and severity of diseases such as black rot, Alternaria leaf spot, and downy mildew. In this presentation you will learn about how to diagnose and manage these diseases in your crops using an integrated pest management approach.

Dr. Beth Gugino, Penn State University

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

*Diamondback Moth: One of Several Insect Pests of Concern

This presentation will review the main insect pests of cole crops with an emphasis on Diamondback moth. It will then present past research that has been conducted to study this pest as well as future ideas on how to combat this pest.

Riley Harding, Cornell University

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Evaluating Broccoli Cooling and Handling Operations to Extend Quality

Broccoli production is increasing on the East Coast, providing an alternate, high-value crop for many growers; however, broccoli is also highly perishable. Recent studies comparing broccoli cooling methods will be discussed, with emphasis on the effects of each on postharvest quality.

Dr. Steven Sargent, University of Florida

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

What's New in Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Other Brassicas

This presentation will be a PowerPoint slide show covering the newest varieties of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and collards from Sakata breeders that are well suited for Mid Atlantic vegetable growers.  We will also include a few of the standards and discuss spring and fall adaptabilities.

Atlee Burpee, Sakata Seed America, Inc