Oswego County Corn and Soybean Growers Pest Management Meeting Set

The next Oswego County Corn and Soybean Growers pest management meeting will be held March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, 5828 Scenic Ave., Mexico.

Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County, the workshop will provide management techniques for corn and soybean growers in Oswego County to aid them in variety selection, weed control, insect management, and proper planter maintenance.

Three NYS DEC Recertification Credits have been approved in categories 1a, 10, 21 and 23.

Dr. Russell Hahn, associate professor, Department of Crop and Soil Science “Strategies to Control Problem Weeds in Field Crops.”

Discussion about his field experiences and research utilizing different practices to control problematic weeds in field crops.

Ken Wise, NYS IPM Field Crops, “Controlling Various Field Crop Pests.”

Information about field crop pests that growers will see in the upcoming season and discuss control methods that they can utilize to reduce plant issues.

Dr. Elson Schields, professor, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, will present his findings of how to deal with instances of BT Corn Rootworm Resistance in corn and options farmers have.

Jonathan Schell, Agriculture Team coordinator CCE Oswego County, will talk about row planters and grain drills on proper calibration and operation to ensure correct fertilizer, insecticide application as well as proper yields of soybeans and corn.

Lunch included in workshop/training $20 fee.

Pre-registration is required.

Please return registration form or call in reservation by March 26.

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

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County has a deep-rooted local presence that is responsive to the needs of our communities.

In addition to the support we provide to our county’s agricultural community, we also offer many outreach programs on the importance of nutrition and food preparation.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County’s mission is to interpret, disseminate, and deliver research-based information and knowledge on issues relevant to Oswego County youth, individuals, families, farms, small businesses, and communities; and further, to contribute to improving the quality of life in Oswego County through education and empowering volunteers and staff to lead, guide, and teach.

For more information go to www.thatscooperativeextension.org