Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting Set

MEXICO,  NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County with generous support from Bejo seed, Crop Production Services, Syngenta, and Helena Chemical will present the annual “Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting” June 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the John Dunsmoor Farm, 777½ County Route 53 in Oswego.

This 2-hour on-farm meeting that will provide crucial, in season research to aid onion growers with their management decisions to keep them profitable.

This meeting will emphasize strategies to prevent economic loss from onion pests and how growers can assure they are getting the right amount of pesticide with sprayer calibration.

Topics to be discussed include:

5-6 p.m. – “Update on Onion Insect Pests” – 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 2011.

6-7 p.m. – “Hitting the mark, Getting the Right Amount of Pesticide at the Right Time” —  A sales representative from GVM will show onion growers how to adjust and properly calibrate their spraying equipment to get the right amount of pesticide at the right time saving money and providing less of an environmental impact.

Two New York State Recertification Credits have been approved in categories 1a, 10 & 23.

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

Registration is required by June 17.

To register, call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-963-7286, ext. 201.

Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County if you have special needs.