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Past Event: 2019 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day

The 2019 Cornell Seed Growers Field Day will take place on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., (Rt. 366), Ithaca, NY. The program is intended for seed growers, seed treatment applicators, and other seed professionals.?The agenda is as follows:

Registration, coffee, and networking (8:30-8:55)

Introduction, begin the tour (8:55)

Speakers: Mark Sorrells and Don Viands

Small Grains: Breeding for Quality and Pest Resistance.

Speaker: Mark Sorrells

  • White and red winter wheat varieties and disease resistance
  • Spring oat and spring barley varieties and disease resistance
  • Born, bred, and brewed in NY: high-quality malting barley
    • Spring vs. winter types
    • Producing high malt quality grain in NY
    • Organic naked barley

Small Grain, Forage, and Hemp Disease Management

Speaker: Gary Bergstrom

Certified and Foundation Seed Update, Seed Treatment Survey

Speaker: Phil Atkins

Forage Varieties, Pest Management, and Breeding

Speaker: Don Viands

  • New yield data in perennial forages
  • Update on resistance to potato leafhopper on alfalfa
  • Update on resistance to brown root rot on alfalfa
  • Resistance to clover root curculio in alfalfa
  • Breeding for marginal lands
  • Update on industrial hemp research: breeding, diseases, etc.

Glyphosate Transport from Runoff-prone Fields

Speaker: Brian Richards

DEC and CCA continuing education credits are requested.???

Contact Margaret Smith (607-255-1654, for the Field Day Planning Committee.

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