Spring Open House--2012

Putting Science to Work for Society

“Research on Connecticut Crops and Food Safety”


Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Registration: 12:30pm, Program: promptly at 1:00 p.m.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

donald f. jones auditorium

123 huntington street, new haven, ct 06511


PLant Science Day in the Spring Program (37.43kb, 2 pages, pdf format) 

Plant Science Day in the Spring--Flyer (55.18kb, 1 page, PDF Format)



¨ Experiment Station Welcome and Updates
Dr. Louis A. Magnarelli, Director

¨ The New Crops Program-Helping Connecticut’s Vegetable Growers

(1.21mb, 22 pages, PDF Format)

Dr. Abigail A. Maynard, Scientist, Department of Forestry and Horticulture

¨ Spotted Wing Drosophila Biology and Management

(8.9mb, 35 pages, PDF Format)

Dr. Richard S. Cowles, Scientist, Department of Entomology, Valley Laboratory

¨ Food Safety Research in the Department of Analytical Chemistry-Surveillance of Fresh
and Manufactured Foods for Chemical Contamination

(1.66mb, 18 pages, PDF Format)

Dr. Jason C. White, Chief Scientist, Department of Analytical Chemistry

Poster Presentations

¨ Boxwood Blight-A Disease New to Connecticut and the U.S., Dr. Sharon M. Douglas, Chief Scientist, Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology ¨ Controlling Invasive Species Reduces Lyme Disease Risk, Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, Chief Scientist, Department of Forestry and Horticulture and Dr. Scott C. Williams, Scientist, Department of Forestry and Horticulture ¨ Evaluation of New Winegrape Cultivars in Connecticut, Dr. William R. Nail, Scientist, Department of Forestry and Horticulture ¨ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Coordinator (The Analytical Chemistry Department works with the FBI WMD Coordinator on issues related to food safety and chemical terrorism.) ¨

Questions Answered in Jones Auditorium

¨ Soil Testing ¨ Insect Identification ¨ Plant Identification and Disease Diagnosis ¨

Also, bring soil samples for testing and plant, insect, and weed problems for identification


refreshments will be served
for more information call
new haven (203) 974-8500, toll free statewide (877) 855-2237



Directions to The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven

¨ From I-95 North or South:  Exit onto I-91 North in New Haven. Take Exit 6 (left exit) to Willow Street. Follow detailed instructions below.

¨ From I-91 South:  Take Exit 6 in New Haven to Willow Street. Follow detailed instructions below.

¨ From I-84:  Take I-691 to I-91 South to Exit 6 in New Haven. Follow detailed instructions below.

¨ Detailed instructions:  Turn right onto Willow Street and proceed to the end.  Turn right onto Whitney Avenue.  Take the third left off Whitney Avenue (Huntington Street) and proceed up the hill.  The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is on the right just past the first cross street on Huntington Street.

Plant Science Day, Lockwood Farm, Hamden, Wednesday, August 1st, 2012, 10:00 a.m.