Friday, July 11, 2014

Aurora Farm Field Day set for July 17

It's just about time for the annual Aurora Farm Field Day.

The event this year is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 17 at the Musgrave Research Farm, 1256 Poplar Ridge Road, Aurora.

Here is information about the event from Cornell University:

New York’s farming community is invited to learn about the latest research on field crops, soil and pest management during the annual field day at Cornell University’s Musgrave Research Farm in Aurora, featuring farm tours, demonstrations and presentations.  
The event is hosted by the Integrated Field Crop, Soil, and Pest Management Program Work Team in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station.
Presentation topics:
•    Advances in Cover Crop Management
•    Breeding and Genetics of Disease Resistance in Corn
•    Control of “Deep-Rooted” Perennial Broadleaf Weeds
•    Corn & Soybean Planting Date x Seeding Depth    Studies
•    Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Nitrogen- vs. Phosphorus-based Manure and Compost Management of Corn
•    Soil Health, Adapt-N and Cover Crop Interseeding for Adaptation and Resilience
•    Western Bean Cutworm and Other Field Crop 2014 Season Pest Updates
•    White Mold of Soybean

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