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SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress 2022

An eight part virtual series for Field Crops Producers to learn more about the latest research-based recommendations for pest control, weed management, forage production, economic considerations, soil health and fertility, challenges for our 2022 season, and more. 

COST: $40/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 $20 or for free. Select the "scholarship" option at payment.

REGISTRATION: Complete the form below or call Kelly Bourne, administrative support, at 585-268-7644 or email klb288@cornell.edu. 

PLEASE NOTE: we will NOT be recording these sessions. Every effort will be made to connect those who are unable to attend live with the session resources and slides. 

IN-PERSON VIEWING OPTIONS available at one of our local CCE offices upon request. Participating offices are located in East Aurora, Jamestown, Ellicottville, Belmont, and Bath.  

DEC AND CCA CREDITS AVAILABLE: Let us know at registration that you need credits and be prepared to share your Certification Number. Approved for 11.5 CEUs (1 Nutrient Management, 8 Integrated Pest Management, 1.5 Crop Management, 1 Professional Development). 

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

SPONSORSHIP: We are currently seeking agribusiness support for this series. Contact Katelyn at 716-640-0522 for more information.

IS THIS FOR ME? This series has options for agricultural producers of all shapes, sizes, and time in business. Choose the options that best suit your interests and needs.

FOR ACCOMMODATIONS and accessibility concerns, please contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll by calling 716-640-0522. 






Event Details

Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

Date

March 10, 2022

Time

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Cost

Regular Registration - per Farm (For the entire series) : $40.00

One price to attend all sessions

1/2 Scholarship - per Farm (For the entire series) : $20.00

1/2 priced registration - per Farm

Full Scholarship - per Farm (For the entire series) : Free

Free for those experiencing financial hardship (no documentation needed) thanks to our sponsors!

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases



Navigating, Valuing, and Negotiating Land Leases

As farm profitability margins tighten, and input prices continue to rise, now's the time to evaluate the role that leased and rented land plays in your crop production - and the effect on your bottom line. Join Farm Business Management Specialist, Katelyn Walley-Stoll, to learn more about the considerations and resources that are available for evaluating and executing your land lease options. Topics of discussion include written lease agreements, "fair" rental rates, and tools for analyzing enterprise opportunities.

(1 Professional Development CEU)





Event Details

Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck

Date

March 11, 2022

Time

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck



Getting the Best Bang for Your Fertilizer Buck

Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell Professor and leader of the Nutrient Management Spear Program, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss management and evaluation strategies to help optimize fertility without breaking the bank with your fertilizer budget.

(1 Nutrient Management CEU)





Event Details

Keeping Hay Fields Productive
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 17, 2022

Time

12noon - 1pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Keeping Hay Fields Productive



Keeping Hay Fields Productive

(DEC Pesticide Credits Pending)

Dan Steward of WNY Crop Management Association, will address the challenge of keeping long term pastures and hay fields.  Discussion of how to deal with established weeds, while keeping pastures and hayfields viable in this regard will be covered.  He will show how to better manage via rotation, fertility and harvest management to help control and eliminate weed growth.  Problem weeds typically found in pastures and long-term fields will be identified and covered along with what types of herbicides should be used and timing for best possible effectiveness and animal safety. 

(0.5 Integrated Pest Management and 0.5 Crop Management CEU)





Event Details

Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 18, 2022

Time

12noon - 2pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture



Corn Nematode & Weed Management in Hay and Pasture

(DEC Pesticide Credits Pending)

Corn Nematode Survey Results: Management Implications?

Mike Stanyard will discuss the results of the corn nematode sampling study from the NWNY region in 2021.  We will look at what plant parasitic nematode species were found and at what levels.  Some fields were over threshold and therefore possible nematicide management options will be discussed for 2022. Mike  is the Field Crops Specialist and Team Leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program.

Weed Management in Hay and Pasture

This session will provide a review of cultural and chemical weed control practices for alfalfa or grass, mixed stands, and pasture.  It will include practices that give the hay species a competitive edge over weeds and herbicide options for different weed scenarios.  Common difficult to control weeds in pasture will be covered as well as improvement of older hay stands with weed invasions. Janice Degni is the Field Crops Specialist and Team Leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension's South Central New York Dairy and Field Crops Program.

(1.5 Integrated Pest Management CEU)





Event Details

Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality

Date

March 24, 2022

Time

12noon - 1pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality



Factors Influencing Forage Digestibility and Feed Quality

Advancements in measurements of forage fiber digestibility and a growing understanding of field and management factors that affect digestibility offer the opportunity to improve our management and utilization of forages in dairy rations. This talk will cover factors, from crop type to weather, that affect forage digestibility and overall quality as well as considerations for harvest, storage and feedout management to optimize the use of forages in a feeding program. Led by PRO-DAIRY's Joe Lawrence.

(1 Crop Management CEU)





Event Details

Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 25, 2022

Time

12noon - 2pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode



Field Crop Disease Update & Soybean Cyst Nematode

(2 DEC Credits in 1a, 21, 23)

Field Crop Disease update: corn tar spot, mycotoxins, and more…

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including two new corn diseases (tar spot and bacterial leaf streak), corn mycotoxins, soybean cyst nematode, and latest options for disease management in corn, soybean, and small grains. Presented by Gary Bergstrom, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Pathology and PlantMicrobe Biology Section. 

Soybean cyst nematode in NY: Status update and management options

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. In this presentation I will discuss 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. 

(2 Integrated Pest Management CEU)





Event Details

Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 31, 2022

Time

12noon - 2pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot



Herbicide Resistant Weeds & Seed Corn Maggot

(DEC Credits Pending)

Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Agronomic Crops, Herbicide Shortages, and Novel Weed Control Strategies

This presentation will focus on the evolution of herbicide resistance in agronomic crops with a focus on the current issues facing New York producers including: Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and horseweed. Results from recent studies indicate that all three species are likely resistant to glyphosate and the ALS-inhibiting herbicide chemistries. The presentation will also include information about projected herbicide shortages and their impacts on weed control success. The talk will conclude with discussions about novel technology being investigated in the US for the control of herbicide resistant weeds (electrical weeding, harvest weed seed control) as well as easily implemented strategies on growers own farms, such as combine cleanout. Presented by Lynn Sosnoskie, Assistant Professor for Weed Ecology and Management for Specialty Crops at the School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell AgriTech.

Seed Corn Maggot in NY Corn and Biological Control of Corn Rootworm

This talk will explore two topics.  The first topic addresses the need for seed treatments to prevent stand losses from Seed Corn Maggot and the second topic addresses the use of persistent biocontrol nematodes (entomopathogenic) to control corn rootworm.  A single application results in multi-year pest suppression. Presented by Elson Shields, Professor of Entomology at Cornell University.

(2 Integrated Pest Management CEU)





Event Details

GMO Trait Management & Field Crop Weed Control
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

April 1, 2022

Time

12noon - 2pm

Location

Virtual via Zoom or one of our in-person viewing locations

Host

Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program


GMO Trait Management & Field Crop Weed Control



GMO Trait Management & Field Crop Weed Control

(DEC Credits Pending)

Alphabet Soup - GMO Trait Management

The options for pest management traits in genetically engineered crops can be confusing and continues to change.  Understanding and managing these traits is critical to responsible and sustainable pest management.  This talk will help decipher the list of traits from different companies and for various pest addressing trait stewardship to assure target use and minimize the risk of resistance development. Furthermore, how the use of traits can complement the responsible use of pesticides will be discussed. This presentation will be led by Joe Lawrence, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist with Cornell PRO-DAIRY.

Field Crop Weed Control in 2022

Limited availability of certain herbicides will likely change the herbicide programs used to control problematic weeds of field crops in NY.  Putting together a sound weed management program in 2022 will be discussed.  Up-to-date information about the status of herbicide resistant weeds in New York, including effective herbicide resistant weed control strategies and how to prepare for and manage resistant weeds on your farm. Presented by Mike Hunter, Field Crops Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension's North Country Regional Agriculture Team.

(2 Integrated Pest Management CEU)




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Upcoming Events

2024 Aurora Farm Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 1, 2024
Aurora, NY

The annual Cornell Field Crop Research Field Day will be Thursday, August 1 at the Musgrave Research Farm, Aurora, N.Y. The program features walking and hay wagon tours in the morning and afternoon. 

2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm

August 19, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Laughing Earth Farm
Cropseyville, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Zack and Annie Metzger will be our hosts. They have run this 200 year-old small diversified farm for 8 years. They process their poultry in a 20C kitchen, where they produce value-added products like sausage and dehydrated chicken feet.

2024 Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm

August 20, 2024 : 2024 Broiler Field Day at Majestic Farm
Mountaindale, NY

Join us for a free field day to explore broiler production, processing, and finances. Brett and Sara Budde will be our hosts. They raise slow-growth organic broilers on their diversified farm in large flocks on woodland pasture. Their birds are processed into whole birds, parts, and chicken sausage.

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