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Registration Link for Air-Blast Sprayer Calibration Training Apr 13

The NC State Small Fruits Extension Program is organizing an Air-Blast Sprayer Training in a HYBRID format for April 13-14, 2021.  The training has been approved for 3 hrs of NC pesticide credits N, O, X.

Please register for the training using this link:

The instructor will be Wayne Riddle from Turbo Mist. 

Here the Agenda:

  • April 13, 2021: 8am to 11am EST: Online training on Air-Blast sprayer calibration (zoom). 
  • April 13, 2021, afternoon – April 14, 2021 afternoon: Wayne can make on-farm visits with a limited amount of interested growers in NORTH CAROLINA ONLY. We mostly focus on vineyard and orchard growers.


Please click on the link below to fill out a short 2-3 min survey! This survey will take 2-3 minutes of your time, and it is absolutely anonymous and voluntary. All information will be handled confidential and only our team will have access to the data. The information we receive will help us to understand your needs and will improve the planned training. The survey will be open from 3/20/2021 – 4/12/2021.

Mark Hoffmann

Small Fruits Extension Specialist

Assistant Professor

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About Phil Brannen

Phil Brannen is a Professor in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management, where he also received an M.S. in Plant Pathology, followed by a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from Auburn University. He has extensive experience with disease management programs in numerous cropping systems. He serves as the extension fruit pathologist for Georgia – conducting research and technology transfer for multiple fruit commodities. His efforts are directed towards developing IPM practices to solve disease issues and technology transfer of disease-management methods to commercial fruit producers. He also teaches the graduate level Field Pathology Course, the History of Plant Diseases and their Impact on Human Societies Course, team-teaches the IPM Course, coordinates the Viticulture and Enology in the Mediterranean Region Course (Cortona, Italy), and guest lectures in numerous other courses throughout the year.