CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OFFERS A VIRTUAL FIELD CROP SERIES FOR NEW YORK PRODUCERS
A live learning opportunity to review pest management and obtain DEC Recertification Credits on
January 19th, 20th, and 21st from 11am-12pm of each day.
By Josh Putman, Field Crops Specialist with the SWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) will be offering a virtual training opportunity to learn about problematic weeds, diseases, and insects found in field crops in the Southwest New York region and throughout the state. In addition, updates on upcoming research projects conducted by faculty at Cornell University will be discussed. The cost to register for this series is $45/person. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycul2s3o. A confirmation email will be sent to participants prior to the training with information for accessing the virtual classroom.
3.0 pesticide credits in categories 1a, 10, 21, and 23 have been approved for this event. DEC credits will be given at the conclusion of each day in the series. Those looking to receive recertification credits will need to have audio and video capabilities by using a computer, tablet, or smart phone, and their applicator license on hand.
Topics include: The problematic weed, Palmer amaranth, in Southwest New York and best management practices for this weed will be shared. We will also cover new diseases that threaten New York crop production as well as soybean cyst nematode, the billion dollar pest for soybean producers in the United States.
*IMPORTANT NOTE* Because of COVID-19, the DEC did not require growers whose licenses expired in November of 2019 or later to renew their applicator’s license in order to buy & spray restricted use materials during the 2020 growing season. That discretionary policy is no longer in effect. If your license expired between November 2019 and November 23, 2020, you must obtain the full number of recertification credits and renew your license by February 23, 2021. If your license expired after November 23, 2020, you will follow the typical DEC guidelines. For questions, contact Josh Putman at email@example.com or 716-490-5572.
Last updated January 8, 2021