Below is the agenda for the 2014 Blueberry Workshop that will be held at the Forrest County Extension Office in Hattiesburg on February 13 from 1-5pm. At the bottom is the registration form that can be downloaded. Hope to see you there.
Dr. John Adamczyk
Update on the Blueberry Research Program at the Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory
Dr. Adamczyk is the Research Leader at the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory in Poplarville, MS.
Dr. Eric Stafne
Potential Micronutrient Deficiencies in Blueberry
Dr. Stafne is an Associate Extension Professor – Fruit Crops associated with the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center in Poplarville, MS.
Dr. Blair Sampson
Update on Identification, trapping, and monitoring of the Spotted Wing Drosophila in Mississippi
Dr. Sampson is a Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory in Poplarville, MS.
2:30-2:45 PM Break
Dr. Juan Silva, Dr. Frank Matta*, and Amanda Pegg
Post-Harvest Handling and Characteristics of Blueberries
*Presenter: Dr. Matta is a Professor in Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS.
Dr. Barakat Mahmoud
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); The Proposed Rule on Standards for Produce Safety
Dr. Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor and Food Safety Extension Specialist associated with the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center in Pascagoula, MS
Dr. Fumiomi (Fumi) Takeda
Horticultural and engineering research to improve machine harvest efficiency and to better understand fruit bruising during harvesting
Dr. Takeda is a Research Horticulturist at the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory in Kearneysville, WV.
4:45-5:00 PM Question, Answer, and Discussion Section
Registration Form Blueberry Workshop 2014 (Word Doc)