Conference Program Presentations

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Campus Presentations
Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Building

8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast and Entries for Best Pawpaw Contest Submitted. (Parking is at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Building at 275 E Main St, Frankfort, KY 40601) across the street from the campus. A shuttle to the Cooperative Extension Building will be provided from the parking area.

9:00 am Welcome
Provost Dr. Candice Jackson (KSU), Kirk Pomper (KSU), and Ron Powell (North American Pawpaw Growers Association/Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association)

9:15 am Recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 American Genetics Best pawpaw Contest
Neal Peterson (Peterson Pawpaws)

 

Pawpaw Around the World

 

10:00 am Pawpaws in Romania
Florin Stanica, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucuresti, Romania

10:15 am Pawpaw in vitro Propagation
Florin Stanica, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Bucuresti, Romania

10:30 am Propagation of Pawpaw and All Year Grafting
Marko Viher, Slovenia

11:00 am Break

11:10 am Pawpaw-The Native American Banana
Helmut Pirc, Horticultural College & Research Institute Schönbrunn, Austria

11:40 am Propagation of Pawpaw
Stephan von Rundstedt, Bock Bio Science, Bremen, Germany

12:10 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Pawpaw in Japan
Hideka Kobayashi (KSU)

 

New Topics in Pawpaw

 

1:30 pm Pawpaw: Production/Market Research and Outreach to Advance the Development of this Unique Native Specialty Crop Michael A Gold* and Zhen Cai (University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry)

2:00 pm The Ohio Pawpaw Festival and Improving Native Pawpaw Stands: USDA SARE report
Chris Chmiel (Integration Acres, Athens, OH)

2:30 pm
Micro-propagation of Pawpaw, Recent Advancements
Jerrin Victor (Magnolia Gardens and Nursery, Magnolia, Texas)

3:00 pm Understanding Controls on Fruit Production in Wild Pawpaw Patches
G. Matt Davies*, Liberty Brigner & Brad Bergefurd (Ohio State University)

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm A Decade of Pawpaw Fruit Research: A Food Scientist’s Perspective
Rob Brannan (Ohio University) (Cancelled)

4:15 pm Effects Of Hot Water and Acidic Electrolyzed Water on Microbial Load and Quality Characteristics of Pawpaw Fruits
Changzheng Wang*, Gidgett Taylor, Lingyu Huang, Cheri Crabtree, Jeremy Lowe, Kirk Pomper, and Cecil Butler (KSU)

4:30 pm Selecting a Better Pawpaw
Jerry Lehman (Indiana Nut Growers Association)

5:00 pm Acetogenin Update
Kirk Pomper (KSU)

5:30 pm Break and Networking

6:30 pm Dinner in the KSU Student Center Ball Room (Show and Tell Session and State Reports)

 

Saturday, September 3nd, 2016
Farm Presentations and Roundtables
KSU Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm

9:00 am Pawpaw 101
Kirk Pomper (KSU)

9:30 am Pests and Diseases of Pawpaw
Jeremy Lowe (KSU)

9:50 am Processing Pawpaw
Sheri Crabtree (KSU)

10:10 am Bark Inlay Grafting and SARE Project
Neal Peterson (Peterson Pawpaws) and Sheri Crabtree (KSU) (Will be linked from YouTube soon)

10:50 am Break

11:00 am Growing Pawpaw in Ohio
Ron Powell (North American Pawpaw Growers Association/Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association)

11:30 am Grower Round Tables and Discussion
Moderator: Ron Powell (North American Pawpaw Growers Association/Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association)

12:10 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Pawpaw Marketing Round Table
Moderator: Ron Powell (North American Pawpaw Growers Association/Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association)

2:00 pm Orchard Tours, Propagation Demonstration, and Processing Demonstration

3:15 pm Introduction of KSU-BensonTM

3:30 pm Pawpaw Tasting, Networking, and Poster Viewing

5:30 pm Best Pawpaw Competition Winners

6:00 pm Dinner with Featured Speaker Mr. Andy Moore

 

For more information, please contact Ms. Sheri Crabtree at 502-597-6375 or sheri.crabtree@kysu.edu