Agenda for the 2014 Blueberry Workshop

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.

1:00-1:30 PM

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.

1:30-2:00 PM

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.

2:00-2:30 PM

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

2:45-3:15 PM

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.

3:15-3:45

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

3:45-4:45 PM

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)

Registration Form Blueberry Workshop 2014 (PDF)

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