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  • Optional  Optional
  • Sunday, September 29, 2019
  •  
    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Registration
    Gold Ballroom Lobby
    5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Gold Ballroom Lobby
     Optional 
  • Monday, September 30, 2019
  •  
    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
    8:00-8:15 AM
    Introduction and Welcome
    Steve Loerch, Senior Associate Dean, Penn State
    8:15-9:00 AM
    Phase I Composting
    Andrew Wilson, Laurel Valley
    9:00-10:00 AM

    *Bacterial Blotch:
    Possible New Control Methods

    Carolee Bull, Department Head, Penn State
    Moderator:
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Break and Vendor Visitation
    10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Session II
    10:30-11:00 AM
    Phase II Composting to Tunnel Technology and Biology
    Geoff Price, Giorgi Mushroom Co.
    11:00-11:30 AM
    The Science Behind Spawn Growth and Nutrient Uptake 
    David Beyer, Penn State
    11:30-11:40 AM
    American Mushroom Update
    Rachel Roberts
     11:40-11:50 Mushroom Council Update
     Heather Harter
    Moderator:
    11:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Award Presentations

    Krallinger Award - Giorgi Mushroom Co.
    Farm Show Awards - John Pecchia, Penn State

    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Lunch
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Session III-Grower Breakout Sessions
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Group Discussion
    1:00-1:45 PM
    Phase I Composting
    Andrew Wilson, Laurel Valley; Tom Chapman, Hy-Tech, Tom Brosius, Marlboro Mushroom Farm
    1:45-3:00 PM
    Phase II Composting to Tunnel Technology and Biology
    Geoff Price, Giorgi Mushroom Co.; John D'Amico, D'Amico Farms; Juan Almanza, Kaolin
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Poster Interaction Session
    1:00-1:45 PM
    OREI Research

     Mobile App Poster/Interaction Sessions Steven Haynes, Penn State 
    1:45-3:00 PM

    Giorgi Funded Disease Research


     Etiology and Epidemiology of Syzygites Disease of Agaricus David Beyer, Kim Paley, and John Pecchia, Penn State
     Testing and Development of a Low-cost Production Method for Improved Biofungicide Efficiency by Indigenous Bacillus spp. and Cell-free Solution Against Trichoderma Aggressivum f. Aggressivum in Agaricus Bisporus Production
    John Pecchia, Fabricio Vieira, and David Beyer, Penn State
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Spanish Session
    1:00-1:45 PM
    Phase II Management (Spanish)
    Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State; Geoff Price, Giorgi Mushroom Co.; John D'Amico, D'Amico Farms; Juan Almanza, Kaolin
    1:45-3:00 PM
    *Post Crop Sanitation Procedures Including Steaming Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch and Javier Lopez, Penn State
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Break and Vendor Visitation
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Session IV-Grower Breakout Sessions
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Group Discussion
    3:30-4:15 PM
    Ask the Old Man
    David Beyer, Penn State 
    4:15-5:00 PM Bacterial Blotch
    Carolee Bull, Penn State; Sabrina Giorgio, Giorgi Mushroom Co.; David Bodine, Amycel
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Poster Interaction Session II
    3:30-4:15 PM
    Poster Session - OREI

     

     Organic Mushroom Supply Chains
    Felisa Preciado Higgins, Penn State
    4:15-5:00 PM

    Poster Session - Growing


     

    Virus Versus Mummy

    Lesser Known Molds You Should Know

    The Microbiology of Sanitation

    Giorgi Mushroom Co.
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Spanish Session II
    3:30-4:15 PM
    *IPM for Organics (Spanish)
    Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State; Javier Lopez, C.P Yeatman & Sons
    4:15-5:00 PM Phase II Management(Spanish)
    Geoff Price, Giorgi Mushroom Co.; John D'Amico, D'Amico Farms
     Optional 
    5:00 PM 
    Adjourn
    6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Attitude Adjustment Hour
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
    7:00 PM 
    Banquet
    Grand Ballroom
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Vendor Visitation
    8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Session V
    8:30-9:00 AM
    *Using 'eaves tube' Technology to Control the Mushroom Phorid Fly, Megaselia Halterata, on Mushroom Farms
    Mike Wolfin, Penn State
    9:00-9:30 AM Mushroom Maturity Identification Using Computer Vision
    Cheng-Hao Lee, Penn State
    9:30-10:00 AM
    *IPM for Organic Mushroom Production
    Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Break and Vendor Visitation
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Session VI
    10:30-11:00 AMThe Science of Casing and Fruiting
    John Pecchia, Penn State
    11:00-11:30 AM
    Watering the Crop for Maximum Size and Quality
    Harold Brosius, Marlboro Mushroom Farm
    11:30-12:00 PM
    Training Harvesting Supervisors

    Consuelo Gondres-Medrano,
    Giorgi Mushroom Co.

    Moderator:
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Lunch
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Session VII-Grower Breakout Sessions
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Group Discussion
    1:00-1:45 PM
    Casing and Pinning Management
    John Pecchia, Penn State; Alex Beam-Ward, Kaolin
    1:45-2:30 PM Watering the Crop for Maximum Size and Quality Harold Brosius, Marlboro Mushroom Far; jeff Cratty, Lambert Spawn
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Poster Session
    1:00-1:45PM
    Giorgi Funded Disease Research

     Comparing Approaches for Capturing Bacterial Assemblages Associated with Symptomatic (bacterial blotch) and Asymptomatic Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) CapsCarolee Bull, Samuel Martins, Penn State  
     Development of a Computer Vision and a Robotic End-Effector for Automated Harvesting of Pennsylvania Mushrooms
    Daeun Choi, Long He, John Pecchia, Penn State
     1:00-1:45PM
    Steam-off: Post Crop Pasteurization to Maintain Low Pest Population
    Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State
     
     Worker and Employer Perspectives on the Labor Shortage in Mushroom Production Kathy Sexsmith and Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State
     
    1:45-2:30PM Giorgi Funded Disease Research
      

    Exploiting Sorghum Flavonoids as Biofungicides in Mushroom Cultivation: Investigating the Tripartite Interaction Among Pathogenic Fungi, Host Mushroom, and Sorghum Antifungal Compounds
    Surinder Chopra, David Beyer, Penn State
     1:45-2:30PM
    OREI Research
     
     Organic Mushroom Economics
    John Urbanchuk, Delaware Valley University
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Spanish Session III
    1:00-1:45 PM
    Training Harvesting Supervisors
    Consuelo Gondres-Medrano, Giorgi Mushroom Co.
    1:45-2:30 PM *Fly Research Update
    Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session VIII-Grower Breakout Sessions
    2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Group Discussion
    2:30-3:15 PM
    Training Harvesting Supervisors
    Cosuelo Gondres-Medrano, Giorgi Mushroom Co.
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Poster Interaction Session III
    2:30-3:15 PM
    OREI Research Poster : Fly Research Update
    Nina Jenkins and Tom Baker, Penn State
    Nigerian Wild Mushrooms are Underexploited for Commercial Purposes John Gbolagade, Lincoln Univeristy Visiting Professor
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Grower Breakout Session: Spanish Session IV
    2:30-3:15 PM Casing and Pinning Management (Spanish) John Pecchia and Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State: Alex Beam-Ward, Kaolin
    3:15-4:00 PM Watering the Crop for Quality Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch, Penn State; Harold Brosius, Marlboro Mushroom Farm; Jeff Cratty, Lambert Spawn
     Optional 
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