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Research Updates: Grafting, Living Mulch & More
August 29, 2014Jud Reid will give updates on his fresh market research program, with a major focus on grafting in tomatoes, the use of living mulch in a variety of crops, and varietal resistance to brown leaf mold of tomatoes.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY
2014 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting
September 18, 2014Tour the Cornell dry bean variety trial and nearby strip trials. Cornell professors will share research-based ideas on pest issues and management including bacterial diseases and Western bean cutworm updates. Changing bean plant architecture to improve yields will also be discussed. 0.75 DEC pesticide recertification and CCA credits will be available.
5:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Disease and Weed Management Workshop for Southern Tier Vegetable Growers
September 29, 2014Topics 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.
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Late Blight Confirmed in Many NY CountiesLate blight (LB) in potatoes and tomatoes has now been confirmed in the following counties: Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Madison, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. Several of these are new counties confirmed last week. New samples with LB are coming in all the time. It is likely now present in all counties in Western NY, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central NY.
The continued wet weather has been very favorable for development. The majority of LB samples from the area that were tested have been the US23 strain, sensitive to mefenoxam fungicides (Ridomil, other materials). The only exceptions remain in Allegany County, where the mefenoxam sensitivity of the LB is unknown, and one sample each of US24, with variable mefenoxam sensitivity, in Erie and Wyoming Counties.
If you think you might have LB contact Carol MacNeil, John Gibbons, or another Cornell Vegetable Program staff member. LB DSS users: If you need assistance contact Ian Small or Carol MacNeil.