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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