Climate change. Farming (and pests), landscapes (and pests) — even human health (and pests). How we track pests, monitor them, predict and plan for them — looking ahead, these provide critical information for growers, gardeners, landscapers, and public health officials.
Which is why NYS IPM is hosting a new conference: Climate, Weather, Data: Protecting Our Crops and Landscapes. The date: August 15, 2016. The place: Albany County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Martin Rd., Voorheesville, NY, 12186. Register and check out the agenda at The Climate and Weather Conference webpage.
We’re honored that Richard Ball, the Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, will kick off the conference. Speakers from New York and across the Northeast will discuss the current state of knowledge on climate change, changes in weather patterns, and how collecting climate and weather data can help predict and manage pests. Open discussion sessions are included so you can ask your own questions. Join us.
Space is limited. Preregister here by August 10 — today! The Climate, Weather, Data portal has maps, the agenda and registration details. Questions about registration? Email or call Amanda Grace at 315-787-2208.
The program runs from 9:00-4:15 and costs $45 and includes lunch, breaks and materials. Yes, get NYS DEC credits, too!