Proposed Program for Seed Conference

Virginia Seed Conference
February 19, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg
50 Kingsmill Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
8:15 a.m.
Pre-Conference Pesticide Applicators Registration and Check-In
9:00 a.m.
Pesticide Applicators Session
Tom Hardiman, Seed Certification Program
Administrator, VA Tech - Moderator
9:05 a.m.
Pesticide Regulatory Update
Robert Christian, Pesticide Investigator
9:30 a.m.
A Guide to Phosphine Fumigation
Dennis Ryman, Technical Director
Degesch America, Inc.
9:55 a.m.
Questions, Answers, Break
10:00 a.m.
Morning Session, Welcome &
Introduction of Guests
Billy Dawson, President VCIA - Moderator
10:10 a.m.
New & Potential Wheat Cultivars
Carl Griffey, Professor
Small Grains Breeding & Genetics, VA Tech
10:40 a.m.
Development of New Barley Varieties
Wynse Brooks, Senior Research Associate
Small Grains Breeding & Genetics, VA Tech
11:00 a.m.
Flavor Research at VA Tech:
Application to Malted Barley?
Sean O’Keefe and Brian Wiersema
Dept. of Food Services & Technology, VA Tech
11:30 a.m.
Questions, Answers
11:35 a.m.
VCIA & VCIRF Annual Meeting, Reports
Awards, Recognitions & Scholarships
12:00 Noon
Lunch Sponsored by Virginia Crop Improvement Association
Billy Dawson, President VCIA - Moderator
1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session
Michael Drake, Vice President, VCIA - Moderator
1:05 p.m.
VDACS Seed Laboratory Report
Susan Reed, Manager, VDACS Seed Laboratory
1:15 p.m.
Food Safety in the U.S. Peanut Industry
Darlene Cowart, Corporate Food Safety Director
Birdsong Peanuts
1:45 p.m.
Questions & Answers
1:50 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
Advanced Seed Enhancement Solutions
from BASF
Kelly Liberator, Technical Service Representative
2:30 p.m.
Covering the Future with New
Resistance Management Seed Treatment s
Scott Anderson, Sales/Field Research Representative
Valent USA
2:55 p.m.
Questions and Answers
3:00 p.m.
Complete Requirements for Recertification
3:20 p.m.
Tom Hardiman, VA Tech, Administrator,
Seed Certification Program