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Handouts from recent IPM workshops

Thanks again for those of you who were able to attend IPM workshops.  I hope you enjoyed the meetings, and if you have any suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Here are copy of fungicide updates and interactive fungicide planning presentations. 2016 Fungicide updates ( Please note: I just learned that Luna Tranquility won't be available for grape...  Too bad since it would be a good material for Botrytis management.  We still have Luna Experience, but there will be a label language change for grape.  I will post it once I learn more about it.) Interactive fungicide planning. Also, I think many of you have already participated, but there is a survey for evaluation of my Extension activities.  If you could spend 3-4 min of your time to answer it, I would greatly appreciate. (This is the same as the one Tremain sent out and I distributed at the VVA and other meetings.) This is a qu

Two IPM workshops and two webinars

There are several extension activities in the next few weeks that you maybe interested in. 1) IPM workshop at Early Mountain Vineyards This will be a full day IPM workshop to cover viticulture, entomology, weed science, plant pathology, and legal and safety updates. This will count towards VA private pesticide applicator license hours (full credit for category 90). Date: Feb. 16th 2016.   Agenda 9:30 Introduction and overview of workshop 9:45 Viticulture updates – Tony Wolf 10:15 Worker Protection Standards- Roberto Quintero 11:00 Entomology updates - Doug Pfeiffer 11:45 Weed science updates - Jeff Derr 12:30 Lunch ( please bring a lunch ) 13:15 Laws and regulations - Roberto Quintero 14:15 Pathology Updates- Mizuho Nita 15:00 Interactive Scheduling – in teams 16:00 Meeting Adjourns   2) Interactive Integrated Grape Disease Management workshop at Dobson, NC This will be a half-day IPM workshop that focus on grape disease management and legal and safety updates. This will al

Handouts from 2016 VVA meeting

Here are handouts from my presentations from the VVA meeting. 1) Slides from "Interactive Grape Disease Management Workshop" 2) Results from the "planning session". Please note that this is the results of answers from randomly selected people, and I am providing this as a note from the workshop.  Although it looks "OK", this is not what we recommend. 3) Slides from "Biology and Management of Grapevine Crown Gall" It was very nice to see you all at the meeting.  As usual, I really enjoy talking to all of you! If you have missed the VVA, there will be two meetings that we will host: 1) IPM workshop at Early Mountain Vineyards on 16 Feb from 9:30 AM 2) Interactive grape disease management workshop at Surry county Extension Center (210 North Main St., Dobson, NC 27017) on 18 Feb from 1:00 PM. I will post details of these meeting in a few days.