Field Meetings for Hay and Small Grains

Small Grain Management

Wednesday, May 4, 6 pm – 8 pm –FIELD MEETING – Early May Small Grain Management – Hosted by the Eckhardts, Kinderhook Creek Farm, 5168 South Stephentown Rd., Stephentown, Rensselaer Co.  Agronomy and pest management for rye, oats, barley and malting barley, and wheat.

Thursday, May 26,  6:30 pm—8:30 pm, FIELD MEETING – Late-May Small Grain Management – Pest management and agronomy of rye, wheat, barley and malting barley, oats.  Hosted by Kukon Brothers LLC, 2329 US Route 9, Livingston, Columbia Co.

Thursday, June 16, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, FIELD MEETING – Mid-June Small Grain Management – Pest management and agronomy of malting barley, barley, rye, wheat, and oats.  Hosted by Dietrich Gehring, Indian Ladder Farm, 342 Altamont Rd. (Altamont/Voorheesville).

Monday, July 11, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – FIELD MEETING and GRAIN HANDLING TOUR – Small Grain Harvesting and Cleaning Management – Hosted by Ben Dobson, Stone House Farm, 3161 US Route 9, Hudson (Livingston), Columbia Co.  A look and discussion of harvest machinery and grain cleaning equipment.

Pesticide Applicator credits requested for most meetings.

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Hay Management

Wednesday, May 11,  6 pm— 8 PM, FIELD MEETING – Rejuvenating and Renovating Hay Fields,  hosted by Rick Ketterer, meet at 4268 Frederick Rd. Altamont, Albany Co. Improving hayfields and a discussion about managing native tall fescue.

Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm, Machinery for Bale Handling and June Field Management – Hosted by Mark Flach, F & M Farms, meet at 128 Hamilton Rd., Athens, Greene County.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm, FIELD MEETING – Surface Drainage and Summer Hay Management (including weeds) – Hosted by Richard Apple, Apple Tree Farm, 989 Rynex Corner Rd., Princetown (Schenectady).

Pesticide Applicator credits requested.

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Put on by Aaron Gabriel, Cornell Cooperative Extension.  RSVP appreciated, online at https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events.cfm or Tove Ford at 518-765-3518, tff24@cornell.edu.  Questions to Aaron Gabriel, 518-380-1496 or adg12@cornell.edu.

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