The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow, the largest educational conference of its kind in the Southeastern U.S., will be held Jan. 10-13 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, GA. Covering the hottest topics in the produce community, presented by some of the industry’s leading experts, there is a session for everyone. The following topics are just a smattering of what is offered at the four-day produce extravaganza, put on by the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association.
Berry growers have the opportunity to learn how to better control a widespread threat to their crops, the spotted wing drosophila, in a session led by North Carolina State University’s Dr. Hannah Burrack. Also available to blackberry growers is a candid panel discussion regarding blackberry field decline and the best options to combat it.
In addition to berry growers, peach growers have a full schedule of sessions ranging from the most effective strategies to controlling scab and brown rot as well as an update on efforts to develop an oak root rot management program. Stink bugs are also a hot-button topic this season, with a session led by Dr. Dan Horton of the University of Georgia called “Stink Bugs and Other Emerging Insect Pests.”
For more information, go to www.seregionalconference.com.