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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

August 27, 2013

Time

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Williams Farms
5077 Russell Road
Marion, NY 14505

Cost

$5.00 CVP enrollees (1 enrollment)


$10.00 Non-enrollees

1.25 DEC credits if you attend the entire meeting - bring your card

Host

CCE Vegetable Program
Carol MacNeil
585-313-8796

cvp.cce.cornell.edu

Pre-Registration Deadline: August 22, 2013

EVENT HAS PASSED

Potato Growers Meeting: Varieties, Phytophthora Pink Rot, and Water Management

August 27, 2013


Don Halseth, Cornell potato specialist, established a large trial and will be evaluating the maturity, yield and marketability of white, red and some specialty varieties. Growers will get to hear what he's learned so far. They'll also have an opportunity to describe how the varieties they're growing are performing. Tom Zitter, Cornell plant pathologist, will describe the integrated approach needed to combat pink rot. No fungicides can provide complete control. Cultural practices, such as making use of varietal resistance, where available, and crop rotation, are essential. In addition, significant attention must be given to water management (reducing compaction/deep ripping, tiling and ditching, etc.) since pink rot is a water-driven disease. Several fungicides have activity against the pink rot organism, and the choice, rates, application method and timing will be discussed. There will also be an update on this year's late blight development and how best to protect the crop. 

Finally, there will be discussion regarding management of muck water by Lindsey Gerstenslager, Manager, Wayne County Soil & Water Conservation District, and area growers. Growers have made significant investments in, and changes to, their water management systems over the last few years. What has paid off? What still needs to be done? Is any assistance available?

1.25 DEC credits if you attend the entire meeting - bring your card; CCA Credits

Special needs/Rain date: Contact Carol at 585-313-8796 or crm6@cornell.edu in advance. 

*Directions:
John Williams Farm, 5077 Russell Rd, Marion, NY 14505

From I-90:
Take I-90 to exit 43/Manchester and turn left onto Route 21/north. Follow Route 21 through Palmyra. Bear right onto Main St. through Marion. At the T, turn right onto Marion-E. Williamson Rd. At the next T turn left and continue on Marion-E. Williamson Rd. Pass Williams' packing house/storages at Russell Rd, continue on Marion-E. Williamson Rd., and watch for the signs at the variety trial. Park on the left. 

From Route 104:
Take Route 104 to E. Townline Rd and turn towards East Williamson. Continue south on E. Townline Rd, which turns into Marion-E. Williamson Rd. Pass Everdyke and Podger Rds. And watch for the signs at the variety trial. Park on the right. 





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