Apple Forum – Dec. 20th. 2017

This years 2017 Hudson Valley Apple Forum will be on Dec. 20, 2017 beginning at 10AM.

Coffee, danish and lunch will be provided.
RSVP and registration should be made by email stating your interest in attending to Erica Kain at ek538@cornell.edu.

The meeting is at no cost to industry participants.

Information on insect and disease pest management of apple will be applicable to conventional tree fruit producers, plant health consultants, CCE Extension representatives, and plant health industry representatives.

The Apple Forum and Advisory Meeting are an open platform for growers to interact with HVRL faculty and staff to discuss apple disease topics, insect pest and beneficial concerns and horticultural issues facing the industry. The goal of these meetings is to inform, discuss, and pinpoint the future directions of research and extension at HVRL.


10:00 AM – Peter Jentsch – Opening Remarks, HVRL Updates and Entomology Program Overview

10:15 AM – Zaklina Pavlovic – Apple Bitter Rot Fungi in East NY, Fire Blight Detection in Rootstocks from Champlain Valley 2016 and Hudson Valley 2017

11:00 AM – Srdjan Acimovic – Plant Path Extension and Research: RIMpro Partnership, Pesticide Efficacy Trials, Disease Identification, Fire Blight in Cankers, Bitter Rot in NY

11:30 AM – Ricardo Santander – Optimization of dPCR for Fire Blight Quantification in Cankers, Fire Blight in Rootstocks 2017, Marssonina Leaf Blotch Pathogenicity Tests

12:00 – Lunch

1 PM – Katarina Gasic – Further Steps in Optimization of dPCR for Fire Blight, Quantification in Cankers, Apple Blossom Blast Pseudomonas syringae identification

2 PM – Dan Donahue – Annual Program Advisory Meeting

For participants who wish to join from remote locations use Zoom link or phone-in information available here:

Join to HVRL Apple Forum 2017 from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/593561754
Meeting ID: 593 561 754

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380968,,593561754# or +16468769923,,593561754#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 593 561 754
International numbers available: https://cornell.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=5t4LWhuKBmARE-Ui4yE-9vxXY2p_bVgU