WATERLOO, N.Y. — Looking to improve corn grain and silage production in 2019? Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will be offering their annual congresses for corn producers at these two locations in the NWNY region from 10:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road, Batavia
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Quality Inn, 2468 NYS Route 414, Waterloo
Dr. J. Julian Smith, “Fertility Management for High Yield Corn”
Dr. Smith is currently President and Co-Founder of CZO Agronomics, a global consulting group devoted to technical advisory and end-to-end project management services in agribusiness and horticulture. Dr. Smith is a widely published agricultural professional in the fields of agronomy, environmental issues and precision agriculture. His career has been primarily concerned with plant nutrition and specialty products, as well as their positioning within the agricultural market-places of North America and Europe. The latter half of Dr. Smith’s career has focused on micro-nutrient, bio-stimulant, biological and plant growth regulator product application for all crops.
Henry Everman, Matt Kludt and Jay Swede, “NY 300 Bushel Corn Club – How Do They Do It?”
300 bushel corn is not an easy feat to accomplish in the Corn Belt let alone New York. It takes a lot of knowledge of your land, good agronomics, some experimentation, good soils and the right weather from Mother Nature. In New York, there are three farms that have hit that 300 bushel milestone and are multiple winners of the NYS Corn Contest and have placed in the National Corn Contest. Come listen to the members of the “300 Bushel Corn Club” and learn how they do it and what they feel are the most important steps in preparing a field to eclipse 300 bushels.
Other topics to be discussed by Cornell researchers, Cornell Cooperative Extension, NYS IPM Program and the NY Corn and Soybean Growers Association:
- Corn Diseases in 2018
- Pigweed Invasion: Waterhemp and Palmer Amaranth
- Pesticides and Pollinators
- What Does the New Farm Bill Do for You?
- Corn Caterpillar Pests on the Rise
Registration fee: $50.00 per person includes proceedings book, a.m. refreshments & hot buffet lunch.
DEC Recertification points and Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
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