2015 Proceedings

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Tree Fruit I

Food Safety

  • Applied Reserach for Improved Post-Harvest Produce Washing
    Amanda Kinchla, UMass Amherst
  • Massachusetts Commonwealth Quality Program and the Intersection of State and Federal Food Safety Programs (GAP, CQP, FSMA, Etc.)
    Michael Botelho, Massachusetts, Department of Ag Resources
  • Food Safety onsiderations for Packing Sheds
    Robert Hadad, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Panel: Farmer Experiences with Audit Programs and/or Farm Food Safety Plans
    Mark Amato, Verrill Farm
    Tyler Hardy, Brookdale Fruit Farm
    Peter Rogers, Rogers Orchard

Specialty Crops

Blueberry I

Innovative Ideas for Growing Small Acreage

Growing Beautiful Cut Flowers

  • Growing Beautiful Cut Flowers
    Polly and Mike Hutchison, Robin Hollow Farm

Tree Fruit II

  • Suggestions for Improving the Storage Potential of Honeycrisp, PPT
    Renae Morgan, University of Maine
  • Validation of the MaluSim Carbohydrate Model
    Greg Peck, Virginia Tech
  • Where GMOs Stand Today, PPT
    Elizabeth Vierling, University of Massachusetts
  • Panel: Pick-your-own Experiences and Suggestions for Stress-free Success
    Giff Burnap, Butternut Farm
    Greg Parzych, Rogers Orchards
    Maurice Tougas, Tougas Family Farm


Winter Growing

Harvest, Handling and Storage

Blueberry II

Stone Fruit

Brassicas and Leafy Greens

Mechanical Weed Control

Strawberry I - Day Neutral Workshop

  • Panel: Day Neutral Varieties and Weaknesses
    Pam Fisher, Ontario Ministry of Ag., Food & Rural Affairs
    David Pike, Farm to You, Farmington ME
    John Lewis, Pereninia, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia Canada
  • Bed Preparation and Planting
    David Handley, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • Nutrient and Plant Management
    Laura McDermott, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Pest Management
    Pam Fisher, Ontario Ministry of Ag., Food & Rural Affairs
  • Growing Day Neutral at Farm To You
    David Pike, Farm To You

On-Farm Trials by Farmers

Hard Cider

Cucurbit Vine Crops

Soil Health

Farm Decisions; Scaling Up or Not

Strawberry II - June Bearing Workshop

Root Crops

Organic Production

Greenhouse Tomatoes

New England Viticulture I

Using Technology

Sweet Corn

Hop Production

  • Hopyard Construction, PPT
    Roger Rainville, Borderview Farm
  • Hop Production, PPT
    Heather Darby, University of Vermont Extension
  • Harvesting and Drying Hops, PPT
    Chris Callahan, University of Vermont Extension

Greenhouse Container Growing

New England Viticulture II

Fertilizer Decision Making