Cover crop demonstration site, Big Flats NY


Steuben County Crop Symposium

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Please register by Monday, March 9 th by phone 607-664-2300 or email Ariel Kirk at

Cost of workshop is $15.00 to cover lunch

Pesticide recertification credits (2.25) for categories 1a, 10, 21, and 23


9:00 – Registration

9:30-10:15 – Regulatory Updates Related to the Federal Worker Protection Standard

Christopher Wainwright, DEC Pesticide Control Specialist

Updates regarding the WPS created to protect employees in agribusiness fields, including farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from work related exposure to agricultural pesticides.

10:15-11:00 – Dealing with the Double Whammy of Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Cyst Nematode Expansion in NY

Jamie Cummings, NYS Integrated Pest Management Field Crops and Livestock Coordinator

Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) of soybean has expanded throughout many production regions across NYS since its discovery in 2012. Given the known correlation between SDS infection and presence of the Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), statewide efforts were made to survey for SCN in NYS. Since its first discovery in 2016 in one field in Cayuga County, a recent 2019 SCN survey confirmed this pest in seven more fields in six additional counties. The biology, epidemiology, association and management of SDS and SCN will be discussed.

11:00-11:45 – The Biology and Ecology of Palmer amaranth and Waterhemp: what you need to know, now, to avoid problems later

Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Weed Biologist, Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science

Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie is a newly hired Assistant Professor of Weed Ecology and Management in Specialty Crop at Cornell University. Although her research will focus, primarily, on NY’s fruit and vegetable industry, she will also be involved in documenting the distribution of herbicide resistant weeds in the state as well as characterizing their resistance profiles. Dr. Sosnoskie has spent more than a decade studying the dioecious amaranth (Palmer amaranth and waterhemp), with a specific interest on understanding how biological characteristics (such as emergence patterns, growth rate, reproductive output) affect weed management success.

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

To register call Bambi at 607-664-2300. Or pay online below:




Ariel Kirk
Agriculture Educator


Civil Defense Center
7220 State Route 54
Bath, NY 14810

Last updated February 24, 2020