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Whole Farm Weed Management Field Day

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

DEC credits requested: 2.5 in 1a & 10,1.25 in 21, 2.0 in 22 & 23.

Pre-register by 5pm on June 8th.

To register contact Lynn Bliven or phone 585-268-7344 ext. 18

5:50 PMDEC Credit sign-up, Introductions, Housekeeping

6:00 PMWeed ID Practice and Learning New Pigweed SpeciesDr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Cornell University
Live specimens of common and troublesome weed species will be used to help growers refine
their ID skills.Specimens will include seedling and more mature stages. Comparisons of
common pigweed and newly arrived Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp will teach growers to
recognize these very tough to control species early to prevent bad infestations.
(0.5 credits in 1a, 10, 21, 22, and 23 requested)

6:30 PMImproved Designs for Hoes

Dr. Bryan Brown, NYS IPM Program

Growers will have the opportunity to test out hoes of improved designs on weeds of various ages and species in several crops. Dr. Brown will discuss why these designs offer better weed control and share tips on which one work best for certain weed–crop pairings.(0.25 credits in 1a, 10, 21, 22, and 23 requested)

6:45 PMHow well is your cultivator set up?

Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

This demonstration will teach growers a simple technique they can use at home to better visualize the level of action (vibration), aggression, and eveness of disturbance of their cultivator teeth. This method can also be used to compare adjustments or different sweep types.(0.25 credits in 1a, 10, 22, and 23 requested)

7:00 PMAssessing Weed Impact and Weed Control Strategies in Small GrainsJosh Putman, CCE Southwest NY Dairy Livestock Field Crops Team
Josh will lead a field walk to teach growers how to assess the risk of yield loss, gauge weed seed production stage and quantity, and reinforce weed ID.The group will then cover control tactics for various weed-grain-timing combinations, driven by grower questions & the tour field.

(0.5 credits in 1a, 10, 21)

7:30 PMUpdate on Herbicide Resistant Horseweed, Giant Ragweed, & Lambsquarters

Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie
Share recent research results on population resistance assessments conducted in WNY. (0.25 credits in 1a, 10, 21, 22, and 23 requested)

7:45 PMCultivator Attachment DemonstrationDr. Bryan Brown & Elizabeth Buck
Most growers in the region outfit their cultivators with simple sweeps. Other tools offer enhanced weed control, including in hard to reach places like bed edges and in-row. In this segment we will demonstrate different tools like finger weeders, cultivating discs, basket weeders, and vegetable knives and discuss which situations they are best suited to.

(.75 credits in 1a, 10, 22, and 23 requested)

8:30 PMAdjourn

Attendees seeking DEC credit will be required to provide their DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator ID and/or registration number. Only the attendees who sit for the entire course will be awarded a certificate.




Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18


10228 County Rd 23
Fillmore, NY 14735

Last updated May 6, 2021