Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training
Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Please note: $60 pre-registration required.
The PSA Grower Training Course will overview the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, produce safety best practices, details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, as well as satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’ There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions. After attending the entire course, participants will be eligible to receive a certificate from the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) that verifies they have completed the training course. Participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course.
Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Irrigation Water On-Farm
Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Please note: Pre-registration is required and is limited.
Fruit and vegetable growers are continually assessing their operations to determine where they can limit risk and increase productivity. As a result, many have expressed interest in learning more about how on-farm preharvest water treatment systems work and how they may fit within their current setup. Come for a day-long course with extension specialists across the Southeast to learn about different approaches to treating water on-farm; how to implement these systems to meet requirements of the Produce Safety Rule; and how to verify that the system is operating as intended.
Onion Research Meetings
Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 8:30 AM-5:30 PM
Please note: Open to all SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference participants
Integrated Onion Pest, Disease, and Weed Management
The annual meeting of the W-4008 Multistate Research Project will include updates on the 2022 season of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research on onion pests, disease, and weed management.
For more information about W-4008, see https://alliumnet.com/w4008/
Stop the Rot SCRI Research Project: Combating Onion Bacterial Diseases with Pathogenomics Tools and Enhanced Management Strategies
The project team will be presenting the most recent results of their field, greenhouse, and laboratory research on the characterization and management of bacterial diseases of onion. For more information about Stop the Rot, see https://alliumnet.com/stop-the-rot/