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Boxwood Management: Today & Tomorrow
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2/20/2018

When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
8 am - 5 PM
Where: The National Agriculture Library
Main Reading Room - USDA - ARS
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland  20705
United States
Contact:
American Boxwood Society

Phone: (540) 247-8035

Details
8:00 am: Arrive / National Agricultural Library Security Checkpoint, Abraham Lincoln Building Must show photo ID for entrance.

8:15 am: Welcome/ARS and Bennett Saunders, President, American Boxwood Society

8:20 am: Opening Remarks / Cristi Palmer, IR-4 Program, Rutgers University
Living and Breeding with Boxwood Blight (moderator – Cristi Palmer)

8:30 – 9:30 am: Living with Boxwood Blight for 20 years in Europe.
The breeding program of Herplant. / Didier Hermans

9:30 – 10:00 am: Boxwood Breeding Research at USDA & Botanical Review of Cultivars /Margaret Pooler, USDA-ARS

10:00-10:30 am: BREAK

Managing the Blight 1: (moderator –Cristi Palmer)
10:30 – 11:00 am: Best Sanitation Practices / Norm Dart, VA Tech

11:00 – 11:15 am: Mulching as a Landscape Management Technique
for Boxwood Blight / Chuan Hong, Virginia Tech

11:15 – 11:30 am: Mulching to Prevent Infection /Anton Baudoin, Virginia Tech

11:30 – 12:00 pm: Morning Q&A

12:00 – 1:00 pm: LUNCH
Bag Lunch provided by the American Boxwood Society

Outside the Blight: (moderator – Nina Shishkoff, USDA-ARS)
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Public Acceptance of GMO and other Human Mediated Genomic Interventions/Paul Vincelli, University of Kentucky

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Susceptibility of Boxwood Cultivars to Boxwood Leafminer / Dan Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Long Island Horticulture Research & Education Center

Managing the Blight 2: (moderator – Nina Shishkoff) 2:00 – 2:30 pm: Fungicide Management / Jim LaMondia, Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station

2:30 – 3:00 pm: Emerging Technologies / Margery Daughtrey, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Long Island Horticulture Research & Education Center

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Future Regulation of Boxwood Blight / Jill Calabro, AmericanHort

3:15 – 3:30 pm: BREAK

Perspectives (moderator – Jo Anne Crouch, USDA, ARS)

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Considerations of Planting Boxwood in Public Gardens / Matt Taylor, Longwood Gardens

4:00 - 4:30 pm: The Future of Boxwood: Saunders Brothers, Prides Corner, Hugh Crump

4:30 – 4:55 pm: Afternoon Q&A

4:55 pm: Final Comments / JoAnne Crouch

For more information, or to register online, go to:
BOXWOOD SOCIETY SUMMIT 2017

This Summit is eligible for 6 PCH CEUs
 
 

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