STEUBEN CO., N.Y. — Join Field Crops Specialist, Josh Putman, and CCE Steuben Agriculture Educator, Ariel Kirk, for a virtual edition of this year’s pesticide recertification course in the Virtual Steuben County Crop Symposium 2021 to be held Tuesday March 9, 2021 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
The agenda will be:
- 9:30 am: Registration to confirm pesticide license numbers for workshop certification
- 10:00am: Worker Protection Standard, Christopher Wainwright, DEC Pesticide Control Specialist
Updates regarding the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) created to protect employees in agribusiness fields, including farms, forests, nurseries, and greenhouses from work related exposure to agricultural pesticides.
- 10 minute break
- 11:00am: Identifying Pigweeds (Tricks of the Trade) and an Update of Herbicide Resistance Screening in New York, Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Assistant Professor of Weed Science
Palmer amaranth is one of the most problematic weed species in the United States. Its biology and ability to become resistant to multiple classes of herbicides make this weed very difficult to control. We will discuss biology, identification methods, closely related species, and management tools for this newly found weed species in Southwest New York. In addition, we will discuss research being conducted at Cornell University on weeds like marestail and waterhemp.
Pre-registration is required! Registration fee is $15.00 Please register and pay at http://bit.ly/steubencountycropsymposium, or mail your check to CCE Steuben, 20 East Morris Street, Bath, NY 14810. Webinar link and call-in number will be shared the day prior to the presentation by the email you registered with. DEC certificates will be given at the conclusion of the workshop: 1.0 DEC Credits in categories 1d, 22, 24, and 25 and 2.0 DEC Credits in categories 10, 1a, 21, and 23 have been approved for this workshop.
For more information about this program please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County at 607-664-2300.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County
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