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2011 FLORIDA TOMATO INSTITUTE PROGRAM
The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida/September 7/PRO 527
   MODERATOR: CRYSTAL SNODGRASS, Manatee County Extension Service, Palmetto.
   9:00 Welcome – John Hayes UF, Interim Dean for Research, Gainesville.
   9:10 State of the industry – Reggie Brown, Florida Tomato Committee, Maitland.
   9:20 Diversity of Begomoviruses in Florida. - Jane Polston, UF, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Gainesville.
   9:40 Insecticides and resistant varieties for management of whiteflies and TYLCV - Phil Stansly, UF/IFAS SWFREC, Immokalee.
   10:00 Tracking disease and insect pests using smartphone technology: a new approach for regional (and local) pest management - William Turechek, USDA/ARS Fort Pierce.
   10:20 – Blossom drop and reduced fruit set in tomato Monica Ozores-Hampton, -UF/IFAS SWFREC, Immokalee.
   10:40: Tomato breeding program: Present status and future directions - Samuel Hutton, UF/IFAS GCREC, Wimauma.
   11:00 - Estimating financial losses to vegetable crop production from a freeze event – Fritz Roka, UF/IFAS SWFREC, Immokalee.
   11:20 Lunch (on your own)
   MODERATOR: LESTER MURALLES, Gadsden County Extension Service, Quincy.
   1:00 Initial Characterization of Corynespora cassiicola and Alternaria spp. affecting Florida tomatoes: Fungicide resistance, pathogen variability, and host resistance - Gary Vallad, UF/IFAS GCREC, Wimauma.
   1:20 Comparison of soil test extractants for high pH sandy soils in South Florida - Kelly Morgan, UF/IFAS SWFREC, Immokalee.
	1:40 General horticultural aspects of tomato production under protective structures - Bielinski Santos, UF/IFAS GCREC, Wimauma.
2:00 Food safety modernization act (FSMA) - Keith Schneider, UF Food Science and Human Nutrition Dept., Gainesville.
2:20 Achieving consistency with methyl bromide alternative fumigants – Joe Noling and Andrew MacRae, UF/IFAS GCREC, Wimauma.
2:40 Farm Labor contractor (FLC) core training program – Carlene Thissen, UF/IFAS SWFREC, Immokalee.
2:50 Industry updates – GENE McAVOY, Hendry County Extension Service, LaBelle.
3:40 Adjourn

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