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County Onion Growers Plan Twilight Meeting

An Oswego County Onion Growers twilight meeting will be held on June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at John Dunsmoor Farm, 777½ County Route 53, Oswego.

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County with generous support from: Seedway,   Synagri, Crop Production Service, Stokes Seeds, Syngenta Crop Protection, Bejo Seed and Helena Chemical.

This two-hour on-farm meeting will provide crucial, in season research to aid onion growers with their management decisions to keep them profitable.

The twilight meeting will emphasize strategies to prevent economic loss from onion pests and weeds.

Christy Hoepting, Extension Vegetable specialist  and Jonathan Schell, Extension Agriculture Team Coordinator will talk about their results from their 2013 herbicide trials and what growers should know to help prevent weed problems.

Dr. Brian Nault, Associate Professor Department of Entomology Cornell University New York State Agricultural Experiment Station will present on controlling onion insects and update growers on new insecticide treatments available in 2013.

Pre-registration is required.  Please return registration form or call in reservation by June 21.

If you have questions or if you have any special needs, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-963-7286.

Two NYS DEC Recertification Credits have been approved in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Bring your pesticide ID card.