Field Crop Dealer Meeting Recap

Over 65 growers, dealers, and CCE field crop educators attended the 2014 Field Crop Dealer Meeting held at the Holiday Inn Liverpool on November 12th.   The group learned about the latest research and trial data including herbicide resistant superweeds and facts and myths about GMOs with a highlight of Russ Hahn being presented with the 2014 Industry Impact Award by the New York State Agribusiness Association.  The full agenda included:

  • Western Bean Cutworm in NY: Update on Status and Implications of a new corn and dry bean pest – Keith Waldron
  • New Developments in Field Crop Disease Detection and Management – Gary Bergstrom
  • Alfalfa Fields Revisited; Soil pH, sulfur and cation exchange capacity– Quirine Ketterings
  • Neonics in groundwater, bee decline and BT-CRW resistance: The double whammy for corn production – Elson Shields
  • What’s the Status of Technologies Being Developed for Herbicide Resistance Management? – Russ Hahn
  • Who put those genes in my food?? Facts and myths about genetically engineered crops – Margaret Smith

The abstract booklet for the meeting is available as PDF, and videos from each presentation will be available in the next couple of weeks on the Cornell Field Crops Vimeo page.