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NY Corn & Soybean Growers - 2021 Summer Crop Tour

Event Details


August 5, 2021


11:00am - 7:00pm


Catalpa Farms
1921 County Rd 8
Canandaigua, NY 14424


New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association

Colleen Klein

Please join NY Corn & Soybean Growers Association for their annual Summer Crop Tour planned for August 5th 2021 at Catalpa Farms in Canandaigua, NY.

They are excited to welcome Rob Sharkey, better known to his many followers as The Shark Farmer, as their keynote speaker this year!


11:00 am Registration/Exhibits/Mini Food Truck Rodeo

1:00 pm Welcome

1:15 pm Breakout Sessions Begin

#1- Herbicide Resistant Soybeans: Know Your Genetics -Mike Hunter & Mike Stanyard, CCE

We have come a long way with soybean genetics and herbicide resistance trait options since Roundup Ready soybeans were introduced in the mid-90's. Growers now have many herbicide trait choices for their post weed control in herbicide resistant soybeans and it is crucial to keep track of where each is planted. We will walk through a plot planted with each of the traited soybeans and discuss some of the differences. With all the different trait choices available, there is an increased potential for a misapplication to occur. We will observe what happens when these herbicide resistant soybeans are sprayed with the wrong herbicide.

#2- Improving Pigweed Identification Skills to Increase Weed Control-Lynn Sosnoskie Cornell University

This program will teach growers how to discriminate among the amaranths and how to identify two new and extremely competitive pigweeds, Palmer amaranth and waterhemp, that are expanding their reach into New York. Discussion will focus on the current status of pigweed herbicide resistance in the US and in NY, list additional factors (biological, environmental, application-related) that can reduce herbicide performance, and describe conventional and alternative control measures.

#3-Late Season Fungicide in Corn: Tools for a Successful Application - Chris Flansburg & Tom Sutter, LandPro Equipment

Data shows a yield advantage when applying late season fungicide on corn, but the devil is in the details of your application. In this session growers will learn what makes a successful late season fungicide application in corn. Timing, placement, droplet size, new sprayer technologies, and more will be discussed to get the most out of your late season application.

3:00 pm -Opportunities for Biofuel Feedstock Producers and Biofuel Manufacturers in Legislated Low Carbon Fuel Markets-Ron Alverson, Crop Producer, American Coalition for Ethanol BOD, Dakota Ethanol BOD

Ron will discuss the positive impacts that existing Low Carbon Fuel Markets in California and Oregon have had on Western Corn Belt Ethanol producers and discuss the positive impacts of a properly structured N.Y. Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

3:30 pm Biofuels and their role in Decarbonization-Tristan Brown, SUNY ESF

Tristan Brown is an Associate Professor of Energy Resource Economics at the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He is a member of the Bioenergy subgroup and Energy-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries advisory panel under the CLCPA's Climate Action Council. His presentation will discuss the crucial roles that advanced biofuels such as biomass-based diesel can play as part of New York State's aggressive decarbonization targets.

4:00 pm Keynote Rob Sharkey-The Shark Farmer

5:00 pm NY Craft Beverage Tasting sponsored by Howlett Farms

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