Spring Blueberry Field Day

March 7, 2018

Plant Science Research and Education Center

2556 West Highway 318

Citra, FL 32113

Groups 1 and 2

Field Tour

8:30 a.m. Travel to field

8:45 a.m.  – 9:20 a.m.

Group 1 – View and tour blueberry variety planting – Dr. Patricio Munoz, blueberry breeder, IFAS, University of Florida.

Group 2 – View and tour grafted blueberry planting and nitrogen fertigation experiment – Dr. Jeff Williamson, Extension and research horticulturist, IFAS, University of Florida.

9:35 a.m.  – 10:10 a.m.  (groups switch)

Group 2 – View and tour blueberry variety planting – Dr. Patricio Munoz, blueberry breeder, IFAS, University of Florida.

Group 1 – View and tour grafted blueberry planting and nitrogen fertigation experiment – Dr. Jeff Williamson, Extension and research horticulturist, IFAS, University of Florida.

10:25 a.m. – Arrive back at conference Center.

Frank Stronach Conference Center

10:35 a.m. Introduction –

10:40 a.m. – IMPAC, Responsible Farming Verified – Mr. Danny Kushmer, executive director, International Responsible Farming Council, Plant City, Fla.

11:10 a.m. – Farm Credit – a word from our sponsor.

11:20 a.m. – What you should know about the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) – Mr. Ryan M. Gembala, attorney, OMDP Law Firm, Sheffield Village, Ohio.

11:50 a.m. – Trade Show

12:25 a.m. – Lunch

1:45 p.m. – Depart for Island Grove Ag Products tour

Groups 3 and 4

Frank Stronach Conference Center

8:30 a.m. Introduction –

8:35 a.m. – IMPAC, Responsible Farming Verified – Mr. Danny Kushmer, executive director, International Responsible Farming Council, Plant City, Fla.

9:05 a.m. – Farm Credit – a word from our sponsor.

9:15 a.m.  – What you should know about the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) Mr. Ryan M. Gembala, attorney, OMDP Law Firm, Sheffield Village, Ohio.

9:45 a.m. – Trade Show

10:40 a.m. – Travel to Field

Field Tour

10:55 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Group 3 – View and tour blueberry variety planting – Dr. Patricio Munoz, blueberry breeder, IFAS, University of Florida.

Group 4 – View and tour grafted blueberry planting and nitrogen fertigation experiment – Dr. Jeff Williamson, Extension and research horticulturist, IFAS, University of Florida.

11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. (groups switch)

Group 4 – View and tour blueberry variety planting – Dr. Patricio Munoz, blueberry breeder, IFAS, University of Florida.

Group 3 – View and tour grafted blueberry planting and nitrogen fertigation experiment – Dr. Jeff Williamson, Extension and research horticulturist, IFAS, University of Florida.

12:35 p.m. – arrive back at conference center. And go straight to lunch.

1:45 p.m. – Depart for Island Grove Ag Products tour.