SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The hot and dry summer and extended unseasonably warm fall of 2016 was very favorable for worm pests in cabbage. Also issues with insecticide resistance of diamondback moth populations in the south (e.g. Georgia) spilled over into New York when infested transplants with uncontrollable populations were imported. Whether you grow southern bare root transplants or locally produced plants, some of the newer chemical classes of insecticides are at risk for diamondback moth to develop resistance.
The Cabbage session at the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo on Tuesday, January 17 will feature an in-depth look at managing diamondback moth in the face of insecticide resistance, presented by Cornell Vegetable Entomologist, Dr. Brian Nault and will include results from an insecticide evaluation of an uncontrollable diamondback moth population in Western NY. Also, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, Christy Hoepting, will share the highlights from her past three years of exploring nitrogen dynamics in cabbage.
This Expo session was organized by Christy Hoepting, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program. DEC credits will be available.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
9:00 am – 10:15 am
The 2017 Empire State Producers Expo is January 17-19 at the OnCenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. This annual show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York and neighboring producers. Attendees can expect presentations by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.
Educational sessions offered at the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo include commodity specific programs in berries, cabbage, processing vegetables, hops, grains, cut flowers, tree fruit, sweet corn, tomato, onion, potato, Cole crops, root crops and specialty crops; and focused programs in water management and irrigation, weed management, wildlife management, soil health, post-harvest handling, biopesticides, beginning farmer, marketing using social media and apps, transplant and greenhouse production, climate and forecast models, GAPS, labor, and hard cider production. DEC pesticide recertification credits and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered during the appropriate educational sessions.
For more information about the Expo and to register, visit the NYS Vegetable Growers Association website at nysvga.org/expo.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
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