Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Hancock Field Day

Thursday, July 20 | 8:45am @ Hancock Ag Research Station

The agenda for Thursday July 20 includes:

Introductions and Storage Research Facility Update 8:45-9:15 am

8:45-8:55   Dwight Mueller & Felix Navarro – ‘Welcome & Introductions-Grounds’
8:55 – 9:05 Troy Fishler – Storage Research Facility Update
9:05 – 9:15 Amanda Gevens – ‘Updates on storage disease control’

Field Wagon Tours & Research Reports 9:15am-12:00pm

K East side
9:30 – 9:40 Russ Groves– ‘IPM & IRM for vegetable insect pests’
9:40 – 9:50 Amanda Gevens– ‘Disease management’

K5 East side
9:55 – 10:05 Felix Navarro– ‘Understanding the limits of Performance of New Varieties’
10:05-10:15 Phil Townsend- ‘Use of Spectrometry and Remote Sensing in Potato Research’

K8 East side
10:20-10:45 Shelley Jansky– ‘Breeding Potato Hybrids’
Paul Bethke- ‘Effect of environment on potato quality’
Yi Wang – ‘Introduction about the New Potato and Vegetable Production Extension Program’

R2 West side
10:50-11:00 Jed Colquhoun– ‘Weed Management and Vine Desiccation Update’

S14 North side
11:05-11:15 John Bamberg- ‘Potato Genebank Update’
11:15-11:25 Jiwan Palta-‘Calcium Research Update’

S16 North side
11:30-11:40 Matt Ruark – ‘Nitrogen Management’

Field C32 North side
11:45-11:55 Jeff Endelman – ‘Potato Breeding Program Update’

Field Day Wrap-up and Announcements (HARS Grounds) – 12:00-12:30 pm

12:00 – 12:15 WPVGA Exec. Director Tamas Houlihan: ‘Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Update’
12:15-12:30 Associate Dean Bill Barker: ‘UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Update’

Lunch will begin at 12:30 PM

Tours of the Hancock Storage Research Facility and Grading Shed at 9:30am, 11:00am and 1:30pm
Self-Guided Tours of the A.R. Albert & Villetta Albert-Hawley Horticultural Garden after 9:30am

Hancock Ag Research Station

N3909 County Road V, Hancock, WI, United States