SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress

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

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm (1 DEC Credit in 1a, 21 & 1 IPM CEU)
Creating an Effective Herbicide Program
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.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm (1 DEC Credit in 1a, 21 & 1 IPM CEU)
Field Crop Disease Update
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.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
12:00pm to 1:15pm (.5 Crop Mngmt. CEU)
On-Farm Experimentation
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.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023
12:00pm to 1:00 pm (0.5 DEC Credits in 1a, 21 & 0.5 IPM CEU)
Soybean Cyst Nematode in NY
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.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023
12:00pm to 1:30pm (1 Nutrient Mngmt. CEU)
Value of Manure Told Through Five Stories & CAFO Updates
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?

COST - $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.             

Register by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/mtb68h3e or by calling Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047.
PLEASE NOTE we will NOT be recording these sessions. In-person viewing options available at CCE Allegany County upon request contact Lynn Bliven.

DEC AND CCA CREDITS AVAILABLE! - Let us know at registration that you need credits and be prepared to share your Certification Number.

TECH REQUIREMENTS - You will need access to Zoom (phone, tablet, or computer). If you need credits, you’ll also need video capabilities.


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


This event is online

Last updated February 9, 2023