Agenda

  • Panel Participants

    Zach Brym – Zach Brym, UF/IFAS TREC, Assistant Professor/Agronomy
    Holly Bell – Florida Dept. of Ag., Director of Cannabis
    Doris Hamilton – Kentucky Dept. of Ag., Hemp Program Manager
    Paul Adams – North Carolina Dept. of Ag., Industrial Hemp Program Manager

  • 8:00 Breakfast with Vendors

    Grab a bite to eat and meet with exhibitors.

  • 8:45 Welcoming remarks

    Jack Rechcigl, UF/IFAS GCREC, Center Director and Professor
    Jack Payne, UF/IFAS, Senior Vice President

  • 9:00 - Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried – invited

    Welcoming Address

  • 9:15 - Florida Director of Cannabis Holly Bell

    Overview of hemp industry

  • 9:30 - Panel Discussion on Hemp

    Moderator: Jerry Fankhauser, UF/IFAS Assistant Director of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station

  • 11:00 - Break for Lunch

    Grab a bite to eat and meet with exhibitors.

  • 12:30 - CEU Sessions Begin

    There will be two sets of concurrent CEU courses

Soil Fumigation Workshop
2 CEUs Available

Moderator: Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS SWFREC, Associate Director for Stakeholder Relations

  • 12:30 - Weed Management With Soil Fumigants

    Nathan Boyd, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Horticulture

  • 12:50 - Fumigants for Soil-Borne Pathogens in Vegetables

    Gary Vallad, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Plant Pathology

  • 1:10 - Fumigants for Soil-Borne Pathogens in Strawberries

    Natalia Peres, UF/IFAS GCREC, Professor/Plant Pathology

  • 1:30 - Nematode Management With Fumigants

    Joe Noling, UF/IFAS CREC, Professor Emeritus/Entomology & Nematology

  • 1:50 - New Fumigants Under Evaluation in Florida

    Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS NFREC, Associate Professor/Horticulture

  • 2:10 - Regulatory Issues

    Mike Aerts, FFVA, Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs

Pest Management in Vegetables
2 CEUs Available

Moderator: Francisco Rivera, UF/IFAS Extension Agent, Hillsborough County

  • 12:30 - Update on Management of Vegetable Pathogens

    Andrew Shirley, UF/IFAS GCREC, Grad Student/Plant Pathology

  • 12:50 - Update on Management of Vegetable Pests

    Hugh Smith, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Entomology & Nematology

  • 1:10 - Update on Nematicides for Vegetables

    Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS GCREC, Assistant Professor/Entomology & Nematology

  • 1:30 - Update on Management of Vegetable Viriods/Viruses

    Scott Adkins, USDA ARS, Research Plant Pathologist

  • 1:50 - Changing Perceptions of
    Pesticides

    Mary Hartney, FFAA, President

  • 2:10 - The Glyphosate Controversy

    Jay Ferrell, UF/IFAS, Associate Professor/Horticulture

  • 2:30 - Field Tours

    There will be two sets of concurrent field tours

Alternative Crops Tour


  • Optimizing Hemp Production in Florida - Cultivar Evaluation and Impact of Supplemental Light

    Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS GCREC, Assistant Professor/Entomology & Nematology

  • Demonstration of the New V-Trellis Hop Yard

    Shinsuke Agehara, UF/IFAS GCREC, Assistant Professor/Horticulture

  • Hop Variety Trials in Central Florida

    Zhanao Deng, UF/IFAS GCREC, Professor/Environmental Horticulture

  • Evaluation of Cultivars, Planting Dates, and Artificial Bud Induction Methods for Artichokes

    Shinsuke Agehara, UF/IFAS GCREC, Assistant Professor/Horticulture

  • Postharvest Cooling and Other Technologies for Quality Fruits and Vegetables

    Steve Sargent, UF/IFAS Professor and Assistant Chair


Pest Management in Vegetables Tour
.5 CEUs Available

  • Chemical and Biological Nematicide Evaluations in Vegetables

    Johan Desaeger, UF/IFAS GCREC, Assistant Professor/Entomology & Nematology

  • Precision Pest Management Technology for Vegetables

    Nathan Boyd, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Horticulture

  • Nutsedge Management Techniques for Plasticulture Vegetables

    Nathan Boyd, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Horticulture

  • Breeding for Disease Resistance in Tomato

    Sam Hutton, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Horticulture

  • Improved Fungicide Programs for the Management of Cucurbit Downy Mildew

    Andrew Shirley, UF/IFAS GCREC, Grad Student/Plant Pathology

  • Comparison of Plant Defense Compounds for the Management of Tomato Bacterial Spot

    Gary Vallad, UF/IFAS GCREC, Associate Professor/Plant Pathology

  • Postharvest Cooling and Other Technologies for Quality Fruits and Vegetables

    Steve Sargent, UF/IFAS Professor and Assistant Chair