Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)
July 23, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm
David Swarey farm
Ovid, NY 14521
HostCornell Vegetable Program
email Judson Reid
1.75 recertification credits approved in categories 23 (veg) and 24 (greenhouse). This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. This event is FREE to attend!
7:05 Weed Control in Row Crop Vegetables
- Why? - moisture competition; insect and disease management; Labor efficiency
- How? - cultivation; herbicides; inter-row cover crops: spring seeding or winter rye; pros- and cons
7:45 Tomato and Potato Disease Updates
- Late blight and early blight updates
- Grafting for improved root-zone disease resistance in greenhouse and high tunnels
- Greenhouse cucumber grafting for vigor and yield
- Downy mildew management: cucumbers, cantaloupes and watermelon
- Cucumber beetle, squash bug, stink bug
- Powdery mildew resistance and effective fungicide programs
8:45 Questions and Answer, other farm specific crop observations, and food safety news
DEC Recertification Credit Requirements: Attendees will present an ID and record their certification ID number, print name and sign the Recertification Training Roster. The roster will be secured by a Cornell Vegetable Program representative and only the attendees who sit for the entire course will be awarded a certificate.
For more information about these courses, contact Judson Reid
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