Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Allegany/Cattaraugus Counties in conjunction with Cornell University Vegetable Program staff are hosting a Southern Tier Disease and Weed Management Workshop for existing and potential commercial vegetable growers. This half day program will be held Sept. 29th (Monday) from 8:30-12:00. Darcy Telenko, Cornell University Extension Vegetable Specialist, will be leading the workshop.
Topics covered will include: Vegetable disease control; focusing on the main diseases of vegetable crops in NYS and their management options; both organic and conventional. Weed topics include: weed biology and identification, difference between annual, perennial and biennial weeds, grasses, sedges and broadleaf, and cool vs. warm season. The major weeds that affect vegetable crops in NYS will be discussed and their management options reviewed.
Growers are encouraged to ask questions and actively participate in the course. Hands on examples will be used if available. Pesticide Recertification Credits have been applied for pending NYSDEC approval for categories 1a, 10, 21, 23, 24.
If you are interested in signing up for this program, please contact Colleen Cavagna at cc746 [at] cornell.edu or 585-268-7644 ext. 12.
What: Southern Tier Vegetable Growers: Disease and Weed Management Workshop
When: Sept. 29th (Monday), 2014
Where: Cornell Cooperative Extension Belmont Office (5435A County Road 48, Belmont NY)
Time: 8:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Cost: $15.00 per person or $25.00 for 2 people from the same farm.
Contact: Colleen Cavagna at cc746 [at] cornell.edu or 585-268-7644 ext. 12.