• Optional  Optional
  • Sunday, September 24, 2017
  •  
    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Registration
    Gold Ballroom Lobby
    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Gold Ballroom Lobby
     Optional 
  • Monday, September 25, 2017
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Vendor Visitation
    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Session I
    Moderator:
    8:00 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Introduction and Welcome
    Speakers:
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    South Africa Mushroom Research Update
    9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Antimicrobial Products, Novel Fungicides & Cultivating & Maintaining Entomopathogens for Biocontrol
    Speakers:
    9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Nematodes and Fly Control
    Speakers:
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Break and Vendor Visitation
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session II
    Moderator:
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Frazier Fir Mushroom Compost
    Speakers:
    11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    SCRI Mushroom Fly Research Update
    Speakers:
    11:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Mushroom Council Update
    Speakers:
    11:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Award Presentations

    Krallinger Award
    Farm Show Awards
    Friends of Penn State

    Speakers:
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Session III
    1:00 PM  -  1:40 PM
    Estamos Contigo-Workers' Right and Services the Mexican Consulate Offers
    Speakers:
    1:40 PM  -  2:10 PM
    Report from AMI/OSHA: What was accomplished in the last 12 months
    Speakers:
    2:10 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Efficacy of Bio-fungicides for Control of Mushroom Diseases
    Speakers:
    2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Coating Spent Mushroom Compost Bales
    Speakers:
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Break and Vendor Visitation
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Session IV
    Moderator:
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Changes in Forage Breeding and Management
    Speakers:
    4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Corn Stover for Mushroom Compost
    Speakers:
    4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Changes in Poultry Management & Its Influence on Poultry Manure
    Speakers:
    5:00 PM 
    Adjourn
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Attitude Adjustment Hour
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
    7:00 PM 
    Banquet
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Vendor Visitation
    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Graduate Student Forum
    Moderator:
    8:00 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Syzygites
    Speakers:
    8:15 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Morell Cultivation
    Speakers:
    8:30 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Fly Research
    Speakers:
    8:45 AM  -  9:15 AM
    American Mushroom Institute Report and On-line Resources
    Speakers:
    9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Food Safety
    Speakers:
    9:45 AM  -  10:15 AM
    Bacterial Blotch Research
    Speakers:
    10:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Break and Vendor Visitation
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session V
    Moderator:
    10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Use of Time Lapse Photography for Training Harvesters
    Speakers:
    11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    CRISPR/Cas9-enabled Genome Editing for Mushroom Breeding
    Speakers:
    11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    What's New from the Suppliers?
    Speakers:
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Session VI-Grower Breakout Sessions

    *Indicates pesticide credit available.

    1. Picking the Proper PPE equipment and Novel Fit Testing Equipment
     
      Geoff Price, Giorgi Mushroom Co.


    2. Hispanic Breakout for Growers
    Estamos Contigo


      Moderator, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch
    Representative form the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia

    3. Harvesting Efficiency
    Ergonomic, Grower's Perspective, Managing Harvesters


      Moderator, John Pecchia
    Chris Alonzo, Pietro Mushrooms
    Consuela Gondres Medrano, Giorgi Mushrooms

    2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Session VII-Grower Breakout Sessions

    *Indicates pesticide credit available.

    1. Picking the Proper PPE Equipment & Novel Fit Testing Equipment

    Geoff Price, Giorgi Mushroom Co.


    2. Hispanic Breakout for Growers
    -USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Opportunities for Hispanics
      Moderator, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch
    Abigail Appleman,  Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia

    3. Organic Mushroom Research Initiative
    -Discussion on the research objectives for the OERI research project at Penn State
      Moderator, David Beyer
    PSU Organic Research Team & Growers

    3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Session VIII Grower Breakout Sessions

     *Indicates pesticide credit available.

    1.Organic Mushroom Research Initiative 
    Discussion on research objectives for the OERI research project at Penn State
     
      Moderator, David Beyer
    PSU Organic Research Team & Growers


    2. Hispanic Breakout for Growers
    IPM for Mushrooms

      Moderator, Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch
    Phil Coles


    3. Harvesting Efficiency
    Ergonomic, Grower's Perspective, Managing Harvesters



      Moderator, John  Pecchia 
    Chris Alonzo, Pietro Mushrooms
    Consuela Gondres Medrano, Giorgi Mushrom Co.

     

    3:45 PM 
    Adjourn
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