Beginning Farmers

Capital District Bedding Plant Nurserymen’s Education Day and Trade Show

January 26, 2016 (Snow Date January 28, 2016)                    

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County,  24 Martin Road, Voorheesville, NY 

Learn about greenhouse crop disease management with biofungicides, providing pest management information to your customers and how agricultural statistics can benefit horticulture.  We will review regulations and programs which fall under the jurisdiction of the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and how they pertain to greenhouses, garden centers and nurseries.  Updates will be given on NYS DEC regulations which pertain to the greenhouse, garden center and nursery industry, as well as updates on the new Worker Protection Standards.   DEC Pesticide applicator credits have been applied for.

Speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, Ornamentals IPM Coordinator and Greenhouse Vegetable IPM Specialist at Cornell University; Brian Eshenaur, Senior Extension Associate with the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program; John Sanderson, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology at Cornell University; Mark Solan, Chief Pesticide Inspector, NYS DEC Bureau of Pesticides Management; Blair Smith, State Statistician, National Agricultural Statistic Service and Margaret K. Kelly, Assistant Director NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets.

The conference fee is $50.00 and includes lunch buffet, morning break, and all other meeting expenses. Pre-registration is required.

Register online:          

To pay by credit card, contact Tove Ford at or 518-765-3518.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Fulton/Montgomery, Greene, Columbia and Washington Counties.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO Protected Veterans, and Individuals with disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities

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