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  Sunday, November 4, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm Registration Open [Cypress Room]
5:00pm - 7:00pm Poster Presenters and Sponsors Set-Up Displays [Caloosa Ballroom]
6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Social in Poster & Sponsor Display Area [Caloosa Ballroom]
7:00pm - 9:00pm USDA Capsicum Crop Germplasm Committee Meeting [Island Room]
(for committee members only)
  Monday, November 5, 2018
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Refreshments in Poster Display Area [Caloosa Ballroom]
  Opening Plenary Session [Everglades B & C]
  Moderator: Mr. Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension, Labelle, Florida, USA
8:00am Welcome and Introduction - Mr. Gene McAvoy, Conference Chair
8:15am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Allen Van Deynze, University of California Davis
  Session 1 - Plenary [Everglades B & C]
8:50am - 10:05am Horticultural Management, Production and Post Harvest Issues
Moderator: Mr. Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension, Labelle, Florida, USA
8:50am Session Introduction & Overview
8:55am Screening Bell Peppers for Resistance to Bacterial Leaf Spot (Xanthomonas spp.)
Dr. Wesley Kline, Rutgers University, Bridgeton, New Jersey, USA
9:10am Macronutrient Mineral Content of Capsicum annuum Fruits from Genotypes Resistant and Susceptible to Xanthomonas euvesicatoriaMs. Sthefanny Neto, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9:25am Accumulation of Macronutrients in Leaves of Capsicum annuum Susceptible and Resistant to Xanthomonas euvesicatoria Ms. Aminthia Silva, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9:40am Development and Testing of a Commercial Fully Automated Fresh Green Chile and Jalapeno Destemmer — Dr. Nag Kodali, DeStem, LLC, Pelham, New Hampshire, USA
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9:55am Research Progress towards Mechanical Harvest of New Mexico Pod-type Green Chile —
Dr. Stephanie Walker,
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
10:05am - 10:35am BREAK IN POSTER DISPLAY AREA [Caloosa Ballroom]
  Concurrent Sessions - 2 & 3
10:35am - 12:05pm Session 2 - [Everglades B] Session 3 - [Everglades C]
  Breeding & Genetics Integrated Pest Management
Moderator Mr. Chris Miller, UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension, West Palm, Florida USA Mr. Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension, Labelle, Florida, USA
10:35am Session Introduction & Overview Session Introduction & Overview
10:40am Doubled Haploid Breeding Technology for Pepper — Dr. Wessel Holtman, Fytagoras BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
Control of Broad Mite, Whitefly and Spider Mites in Open Field Pepper and Eggplant with Predaceous Mites — Mr. Jose A. Castillo,University of Florida/IFAS, Immokalee, Florida, USA
10:55am Is Possible to Advance Breeding Program of Ornamental Chili Peppers: By In Vitro Culture of Zygotic Immature Embryos? — Prof. Mailson Monteiro do Rêgo, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
Interaction between Rhizoctonia solani and Meloidogyne incognita on Capsicum annuum from Sequentially Infested Soil — Dr. Ahmed Al-Hammouri, Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan
11:05am Embrapa’s Jalapeño Pepper Breeding for Mechanical Harvesting — Dr. Cláudia Ribeiro, Embrapa Vegetables, Brasília, Brazil
NIMITZ®, A Non-Fumigant, Contact Nematicide Registered for Use in Capsicum Crops —
Mr. Pablo Navia Gine,
ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, Raleigh, North Carolina USA
11:20am Brazilian Ornamental Pepper Breeding Program — Prof. Elizanilda Ramalho do Rego, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Paraiba, Brazil
Use of Biopesticides for Management of Certain Disease and Insect Pests of Pepper — Dr. Vijay Kumar Choppakatla, Biosafe Systems, East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
11:35am Genetic Diversity of Capsicum baccatum from the Primary Origin Center — Mrs. Teresa Avila, Centro de Investigaciones Fitoecogeneticas de Pairumani, Bolivia
Comparison of Typhlodromips montdorensis to Other Phytoseiid Mites for the Short-Season Suppression of Thrips on Greenhouse Pepper — Dr. Roselyne Labbe, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, Ontario, Canada
11:50am Breeding for Improved Fruit Quality in Peppers: Selection of Sib Lines to Identify Novel Fruit Shape and Pericarp Traits and Their Relationship to Postharvest Quality — Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA Management of Thrips, Vector of Tospoviruses Affecting Pepper in South Florida — Ms. Rafia Khan, University of Florida/IFAS, Homestead, Florida, USA
12:05pm Hot Peppers: XII. Towards a Quality Assurance Model for Caribbean Hot Pepper (Capsicum chinensis L.) Fresh Fruits and Processed ProductsDr.Puran Bridgemohan, University of Trinidad & Tobago, Waterloo Estates, NY, USA
Is Capsaicin Toxic for Insects? —
Ms. Yosra Chabaane,
University of Neuchatel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
12:20pm - 1:30pm GROUP LUNCHEON [Sabal Palm Ballroom]
  Session 4 - Plenary [Everglades B & C]
1:30pm - 3:05pm Breeding & Genetics
  Moderator: Mrs. Rachel Ribbick-Broadbent, Fort Myers, Florida, USA
1:30pm Session Introduction & Overview
1:35pm Physiological Traits of Endornavirus-Infected and Endornavirus-Free Bell Pepper — Dr. Rodrigo Valverde, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
1:50pm Pepper Anthracnose Resistance: New Opportunities Emerging From Host- Pathogen Studies —
Dr. Chong Zhang,
USDA-ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, USA
2:05pm An Experimental Shake Method of Bell Pepper Fruit Removal Yields Information Useful in Breeding for Mechanical Harvest — Dr. Robert Heisey, California Pepper Commission, Dinuba, CA, USA
2:20pm Tribute in Honor of Dr. Phil Stansly — Mr. Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension, Labelle, Florida, USA
2:35pm Breeding (Peppers) from a Farmer’s Perspective Mr. Ed Curry, Pearce, Arizona, USA
2:50pm - 3:25pm REFRESHMENT BREAK IN POSTER DISPLAY AREA [Caloosa Ballroom]
  Session 5 - Plenary [Everglades B & C]
3:25pm - 5:15pm Integrated Pest Management
  Moderator: Mr. Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension, Labelle, Florida, USA
3:25pm Session Introduction & Overview
3:30pm The Pepper Weevil Problem: Past, Present and Future — In honor of Dr. Phil Stansly (deceased),
UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center (SWFREC), Immokalee, Florida, USA
3:45pm Integrated Approach for Managing Pepper Weevil, Anthonomus eugenii Cano (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) On Various Pepper Cultivars — Dr. Dakshina Seal, University of Florida/IFAS, Homestead, Florida, USA
4:00pm Recent Experiences with Pepper Weevil in Southern Georgia — Dr. Alton Sparks, UGA Tifton Campus, Tifton, Georgia, USA
4:15pm Understanding the Season Long Incidence of Pepper Weevil in the Santa Clara and San Benito Pepper Production Areas — Mrs. Elisa Mineo, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Jose, California, USA
4:30pm Managing(?) Pepper Weevil in New Jersey — Dr. Joseph Ingerson-Mahar,
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
4:45pm Parasitoids of the Pepper Weevil Across North America: Identity, Behavior and Biological Control Potential — Dr. Roselyne Labbe, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, Ontario, Canada
5:00pm Housekeeping Remarks — Mr. Gene McAvoy, Conference Chair, UF/IFAS Hendry County Cooperative Extension, Labelle, Florida, USA
5:10pm - 6:00pm Sponsors & Poster Presenters to Remove Displays
[The poster board vendor will be removing poster boards at 6:30pm.]
7:00pm - 10:00pm EVENING SOCIAL & DINNER BANQUET [Gardens Ballroom]
  Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  Commercial Field Trip
7:00am - 5:30pm Commercial Field Trip: This segment of our conference entails an all-day tour of local industry research facilities and commercial production. Traditional cultivars as well as advanced breeding material will be available at all sites. (Lunch will be provided.)
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Refreshments in the Hotel Bus Loading Area [Hotel Main Lobby]
8:00am Buses Depart Hotel
(If you miss the bus, alternate transportation is not available.)
  Field trip sites to be visited include:
8:30am Lipman Produce(bell pepper and vegetables)
9:30am Old Bailey Farms (specialty peppers including mini sweet aka yum yum peppers)
10:30am Sakata Seed America (sweet and hot pepper and other vegetables breeding and trials)
11:30am -12:30pm Lunch at Immokalee Technical Center (iTech)
1:30pm Monsanto Seminis (pepper breeding)
2:30pm Oakes Farm Packinghouse (commercial packing operation)
3:30pm HM Clause (sweet and hot pepper and other vegetables breeding and trials)
4:30pm Oakes Farms (specialty peppers and other vegetables)
5:30pm Buses Return to Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
7:00pm - 10:00pm Closing Dinner Banquet - Lifetime Achievement Awards (Everglades A Ballroom)
  Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  Post-Conference Optional Event – Florida Ag Expo [Cost: $75]
6:00am - 5:30pm This is Florida’s Premier Event For Fruit and Vegetable Growers offering practical education with presentations by industry professionals and onsite field tours hosted by experts and researchers offering an in-the-field perspective. The Expo also features a dynamic tradeshow where you’ll learn more about the latest products from industry’s mot respected suppliers. (Seats are still available on the bus. Get with the staff at registration if you wish to add this event to your registration.)
6:00am Coffee and morning refreshments in the bus loading area [Hotel Main Lobby]
6:30am Bus departs hotel (If you miss the bus, alternate transportation is not available.)
6:30am - 8:30am Travel to Florida Ag Expo (Lunch provided at the Expo)
3:30pm Board bus and return to hotel
5:30pm Arrive at hotel - individuals are on own for dinner

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