Oswego County Onion Growers’ Twilight Meeting Set

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Onion Growers’ Twilight Meeting will be held 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, and Bejo Seed.

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

The twilight meeting will emphasize strategies to prevent economic loss from problem weeds and bacterial rot damage.

“Strategies to Control Problem Weeds in Onions” Christine Hoepting, Vegetable Specialist – Onions, Cabbage Cornell Vegetable Program will discuss her field experiences utilizing different practices to control problematic weeds in onions, and provide recommendations on integrated pest management strategies for their control.

“Understanding What is Causing Onion Bacterial Rot ” Dr. Steven Beer Cornell University will discuss some of his latest research on onion bacterial rot pathogens and agriculture growing practices that growers can utilize to reduce center rot and sour skin in onions, an expensive issue for growers.

Two New York State Recertification Credits have been approved in categories 1a, 10 and 23; bring your pesticide ID card.

The cost of the program is $10 and dinner will follow.

Preregistration is required.

Please return registration form or call in reservation by June 20.

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