2017 Proceedings and Presentations


2017 Proceedings Book

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Variety Tasting Event - Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Strawberry I

Tree Fruit I

Winter Growing

Cucurbits & Melons

Root Crops

Wildlife Mangement

Strawberry II

Tree Fruit II

Cover Crops

Specialty Vegetable Crops


Sweet Corn


Soil Health


Stone Fruit


Brassicas & Leafy Greens


Mechanical Weed Control


Wine Grapes


Eggplant & Peppers

  • Four Years of Pepper Trials at Highmoor Farm
    Mark Hutton, University of Maine
  • Diseases of Peppers & Eggplant
    Cheryl Smith, University of New Hampshire
  • Chili Pepper Production for Our Sriracha Products
    Tim Wilcox, Kitchen Garden, Sunderland MA
  • Pepper Maggot is Now a Pest to be Managed
    Jude Boucher, University of Connecticut
  • Boosting Production of Asian Eggplant Varieties
    Viliam Zvalo, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, Ontario




Organic Production


Post Harvest Tools And Tips


Hard Cider & Cider Apples

  • Constraints & Opportunities in Growing Apples for the Cider Market
    Terence Bradshaw, University of Vermont
  • Selling Apples to Cideries; What We’re Looking For
    Justin Heilenbach, Citizen Cider, Burlington VT
  • Three Decades of Growing Cider Apples in New England
    Steve Wood, Farnum Hill Cider, Lebanon NH
  • Cidernomics: The Economics of Choices in Cider Production & Marketing
    Eleanor Leger, Eden Specialty Ciders, Newport VT
  • Stepping Into Cider Making: What’s Worked for Us
    Dan Wilson, Hick’s Orchard/Slyboro Cider, Granville NY
    Andy Ricker, Ricker Hill Orchard, Turner ME
    Peter Mitchell, Headwater Cider, Hawley MA

Table Grapes


Blueberry I


Farm Business Metrics


High Tunnels

Nutrient Mangement


  • BMPs for Dickeya Management Q&A
    Margaret McGrath, Cornell University
  • Next Generation Potato Varieties
    John Jemison, University of Maine
  • Growing Potatoes Organically on Long Island
    Fred Lee, Sang Lee Farms, Peconic NY
  • Nurse Cropping in Potato Systems
    John Jemison, University of Maine
  • Ecological Pest Management for Potatoes
    Andrei Alyokhin, University of Maine

Blueberry II


Farm Decisions


Water Management & Irrigation


Infrastructure Decisions