1st Annual Eastern Shore Potato Field Workshop

Tuesday, July 10, 2012     4:00 – 7:00 pm
Delmar, MD

Participants will learn about new varieties, agronomic practices for optimizing yield and quality, Colorado potato beetle and other potato insects and disease management for potato production in Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula.

Come, see and feel new potato genotypes of table stock and processing tubers in varying colors of purple, red, and yellow.

Anyone who is growing potatoes or interested to grow potatoes should attend this meeting.

AGENDA
4:00 – 4:15 Registration

4:15 – 4:50 Colorado potato beetle management; pesticide efficiency trials results –  Dr. Galen Dively, Emeritus IPM Specialist, University of Maryland

4:50 – 5:00 Farm to Food Bank –  Amy Cawley

5:00 – 5:30 Agronomy of new potato lines and variety development program trial results – Sudeep Mathew, Agent, University of Maryland Extension

5:30- 6:15: Irrigation scheduling for managing crop water requirements – James Adkins, University of Delaware

6:15 – 6:45 Update on potato late blight and fungicide spray programs – Dr. Kate Everts, Vegetable Pathologist, University of Maryland

6:45 – 7:00 Evaluations, Q & A, tour plots and dinner

Attendees will earn Maryland, Delaware &Virginia pesticide re-certification credits.

LOCATION
Delmar, MD(approx. 1/4 mile past Mardela High School)

DIRECTIONS
MD:
Traveling Eastbound on Rt. 50 towards Delmar, MD, turn left onto Barren Creek Road, follow Barren Creek until you get to the stop sign. Turn left at stop sign and the farm will be the first farm lane on the right.

MD: Traveling Westbound on Rt. 50 towards Delmar, MD, turn right onto Barren Creek Road, follow Barren Creek until you get to the stop sign. Turn left at stop sign and the farm will be the first farm lane on the right.

DE: Traveling south on Rt. 13, turn right onto Rd 419/MD-DE Line Road/E State St. Continue on E. State St., then bear right onto Delmar Road. Follow Delmar Road until you pass Barren Creek Road on the left. Farm will be first farm lane on the right.

GPS coordinates: 38.465149,-75.735326

This event is free and open to the public. Register by July 6th. Contact Rhonda Barnhart at 410-228-8800 or rbarnhar@umd.edu for registration, or questions about details and directions.

“It is the policy of the Maryland Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, gender, disability, religion, age or national origin.”

If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in this program please contact the University of Maryland Extension Office at (410) 288-8800 prior to July 5, 2012.

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