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2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event




Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 22, 2024

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (meeting); 1:00 (cutting)

Location

Cornell AgriTech, Jordan Hall 2nd floor auditorium
630 W North St
Geneva, NY 14556

Cost

FREE!

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Margie Lund
607-377-9109



The NYS Dry Bean Meeting will be paired with the annual Dry Bean Cutting Event again this year! The morning meeting will include presentations on the latest dry bean research in New York, with topics including market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. 1.5 DEC credits will be available in categories 10, 1a, 21, 23. CCA credits will be available too.

The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2023 Dry Bean Variety Trial. 

AGENDA:

9:00 AM  Welcome/Announcements/DEC Sign-in

9:10  Overview of the 2023 growing season and market update -- Jerry Jones, NY Bean, and Matt Stawowy, Steele & Co

9:40  Breeding, evaluation and development of dry bean varieties that are highly adapted to NYS growing environments and markets -- Phillip Griffiths, Cornell

10:05  Comparison of new and standard dry bean varieties at NYSAES research farm: 2023 NYS Dry Bean Variety Trial updates -- Steve Reiners and Michael Rosato, Cornell

10:30  Break

10:45 Control of white mold in dry beans in New York -- Sarah Pethybridge, Cornell

11:10  Determine the magnitude and distribution of Western bean cutworm, and the risk to dry beans, in the major production area in New York -- Margie Lund, Cornell Vegetable Program, and Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM Program

11:35  Cool School Food: Encouraging the use of dry beans in school lunches, and promoting the health aspects of dry bean consumption -- Amie Hamlin, NY Coalition for Healthy School Food

12:00 PM Adjourn Meeting; pick up DEC credit sheets

12:00-1:00 Lunch (included for all attendees)

1:00 PM Dry Bean Cutting held in Raw Products Building (7 Crabapple Dr). All are welcome to attend!


This event is FREE to attend, but we request pre-registration so that we have a count for lunch.

Questions about this event? Reach out to Margie Lund.



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JOB POSTING: Onion Crop Scout

Be a Vital Part of New York Onion Production!

We are looking for someone who appreciates agriculture to scout commercial onion fields in Oswego Co. and/or Wayne Co. for 13 weeks during the summer, maximum 19 hours/week, who would return to the seasonal position annually.

As an Onion Crop Scout for the Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP), you will independently scout 11 commercial onion fields collecting data on insect pests, diseases, weeds and crop stage/quality. Scouting data will be summarized into a preliminary report which is finalized by Cornell's Onion Specialist. Growers use the scouting reports to inform their spray decisions, which enables an integrated approach to pest management. Your hard work will ensure grower engagement, implementation of research-based recommendations, and early detection of emerging issues. It is the "beating heart" of CVP's onion program.

Pay: $18.50/hr. No benefits. Personal mileage will be reimbursed at the federal rate.

Key Qualifications & Skills:
  • High School diploma and 6 months experience in an agriculture setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license.
  • Visual concentration and attention to detail are required to detect pests and pest damage.
  • Able to work independently in collecting and summarizing data.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Proven experience in communicating effectively, both written and oral.
  • Preferred: Experience working with plants, plant disease and other pest identification.
Training will include being accompanied by a veteran onion scout for the first season with the intention of scouting independently in the second year, and ideally for several more years after.

Flexible on start and end dates, day(s) of week you work, and whether Oswego or Wayne or both counties are scouted. Our priority is finding someone who will return to the position annually.

Read details about the Onion Crop Scout position.

To apply (resume and cover letter): http://tiny.cc/Onion_Scout_WDR_00043345