ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers
May 7, 2020
Online via Zoom
This event is free! Register to receive the Zoom link.
HostCornell Vegetable Program
email Elizabeth Buck
Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! This event is hosted on Zoom or you can call in for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.
This week, the "office" will be staffed by the following educators:
- Crystal Stewart, Vegetable Specialist, ENY Commercial Horticulture Program. Any NY garlic grower probably knows Crystal! She can also answer questions for small and beginning farms, and organic producers.
- Ali Nafchi, Precision Agriculture Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension. Ali is happy to help vegetable farmers learn how to use precision ag technologies to influence their production decisions.
- Bryan Brown, Integrated Weed Management Specialist, NYS IPM. Bryan can help growers adopt effective weed management practices.
- Elizabeth Buck, Vegetable Specialist, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program. Elizabeth focuses on fresh market vegetable production and is a pro at pest ID.
To prevent Zoombombing, register here online and the Zoom link will be in the email confirmation that is sent to you. Growers can also join us by calling 1-646-518-9805, meeting ID: 450 507 028.
Do you have a photo of your crop that you want help diagnosing? Email it to us in advance and we'll discuss it during the meeting.
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