Corn interseeded with Cover Crops, Hudson Valley 2014
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2023 SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress Series

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

2023 SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress Series

A five-part virtual series for Field Crops Producers to learn more about the latest research-based recommendations for pest control, weed management, economic considerations, soil health and fertility, challenges for our 2023 season, and more. Open to all interested Field Crops producers and industry service providers, with DEC and CCA credits available.

$20/farm for access to any and all of the virtual sessions.

Scholarships available for those who are in need who would like to attend for free.

Select the "scholarship" option at payment.

For more information call Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047.

Series & Dates

    1.Creating an Effective Herbicide Program – March 1, 2023

    With increasing herbicide resistance throughout the NYS, understanding how herbicides function is an important consideration to your herbicide program. Mike Hunter will discuss how to create a complete and effective herbicide program by reviewing different modes of action and discuss how to help prevent the development of herbicide resistance in your operation. Mike is the Field Crops Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's North Country Regional Ag Team.

    2.Field Crop Disease Update – March 8, 2023

    Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including new corn disease tar spot, as well as additional diseases impacting corn, soybeans, and oats. Presented by Gary Bergstrom, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Pathology and PlantMicrobe Biology Section.

    3.On-Farm Experimentation – March 15, 2023

    Farmers have always experimented allowing agriculture to evolve. While this process is largely overlooked by scientists, advances in digital agronomy allow for the collection of ample contextual data and pooling of information across multiple farms. Presented by Louis Longchamps, Assistant Professor, Digital Agronomy in the School of Integrative Plant Sciences' Soil and Crop Science Section. Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist, will also discuss how to evaluate on farm changes through partial budgets.

    4.Soybean Cyst Nematode in NY – March 22, 2023

    Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. This presentation will focus on SCN damage to crops, the latest statewide survey results, and the latest management options. Presented by Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops program.

    5.Value of Manure Told Through Five Stories & CAFO Updates – March 29, 2023

    Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell University, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss research that answers the following questions: What is the fertilizer replacement value of manure? How does injection of manure in alfalfa impact the crop? Can shallow incorporation be as effective in conserving N as deeper incorporation? What is the carry over benefit of manure application?



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Last updated February 8, 2023