Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

2019 Hancock Field Day

Thursday, July 18 | 8:45am @ Hancock Ag Research Station

Hancock Ag. Research Station Annual Potato Field Day
Potato Research Field Day Agenda
Thursday July 18, 2019 8:45AM – 2:00 PM

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

8:45-8:55 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
MC: Ken Schroeder

C18 South side
9:20 – 9:30 Yi Wang – ‘Updates on Irrigation, Nitrogen and Spacing Trials’
9:30 – 9:40 Paul Bethke- ‘Potato Post-Harvest Physiology Program Update’

K19 East side
9:50 – 10:00 Felix Navarro- ‘Performance of Potato Varieties from North American and European Sources’

K23 East side
10:05 – 10:15 John Bamberg- ‘Potato Genebank Show and Tell’

R3 North side
10:20-10:30 Jed Colquhoun– ‘Weed Management & Vine Desiccation Update’

S29-30 North side
10:40-10:50 Amanda Gevens – ‘Updates on Field Diseases and Management’
10:50-11:00 Renee Rioux- ‘Seed Potato Certification Outlook’

C22 North Side
11:10-11:20 Jeff Endelman – ‘Potato Breeding Program Update’

C23 North side
11:25-11:35 Matt Ruark– ‘Starting up the potato soil health project’

West Side of Storage Research Facility
1140-12:00 Meagan Hoffman: ‘NRCS Wisconsin’s Rainfall Simulator Demonstration’

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

12:05-12:20 WPVGA Exec. Dir. Tamas Houlihan: ‘Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association Update’ & WPVGA Associate Division President Kenton Mehlberg: ‘Associate Division Update’

12:20-12:35 DATCP: On Farm Readiness Review Training Announcement
Mike Peters: ‘UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Update’

Lunch will begin at 12:35 PM

Tours of the Hancock Storage Research Facility and Grading Facility at 9:30am and 11:00am
Self-Guided Tours of the A.R. Albert & Villetta Albert-Hawley Ho