NYS IPM Climate Conference:
Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes
August 15, 2016, 9:00 – 4:15
Cornell Cooperative Extension Albany County, Voorheesville, NY
With all the talk about climate change you might be wondering how it will affect food production, pests, and even landscapes – and what you can do about it. The Second Annual NYS Integrated Pest Management conference can help! Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes will be held August 15, 2016 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office in Voorheesville, NY.
A wide variety of speakers from New York State and the Northeast will provide background information on the current state of knowledge on climate change and changes in our weather patterns, and how collecting climate and weather data can help us predict and manage pests.
Mike Hoffmann and Allison Chatrchyan from the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture will discuss what you can do about climate change, and the Climate Smart Farming Program. Jerry Brotzge will explain the NYS Mesonet. Juliet Carroll from NYS Integrated Pest Management will cover the tools for growers in the Network for Environment and Weather Applications system. David Hollinger will present resources from the Northeast Regional Climate Hub.
Open discussion sessions are included so you can ask your own questions. The final agenda will be available soon, so stay tuned!
We are honored that Richard Ball, the Commissioner of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, will kick off the conference with opening remarks
The program will run from 9:00-4:15 and costs $45 – which includes lunch, and breaks.
Registration information, a map, and the draft agenda can be found at the Climate, Weather, Data website
If you have questions, please contact Amanda Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315 787-2208.