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January 10, 2018


10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Quality Inn & Suites
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020


$35.00 enrolled with NWNY Team
(additional attendee $30.00 ea.)

$50.00 Not enrolled with NWNY Team

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Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Cathy Wallace
585-343-3040 x138

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 3, 2018


Corn Congress - Batavia Location

January 10, 2018

Corn Congress - Batavia Location

Topics to be covered:

  • Using Corn Yield Data to Develop Yield Stability Zones
  • Why is 300 bu/ac Corn the Goal When the Genetic Potential is 1000?
  • Corn Silage Trials, so Much More than Yields
  • Managing Corn in a No-Till System
  • GMO Free Corn Pest Management: Insects & Weeds
  • Western Bean Cutworm Resistance: Where do We Go from Here?

Speaker Bio:

Dr. J. Julian Smith

Dr. Smith is currently President and Co-Founder of CZO Agronomics, a global consulting group devoted to technical advisory and end-to-end project management services in agribusiness and horticulture. Before founding CZO Agronomics, Dr. Smith was the Director of Discovery & Innovation for Brandt Consolidated, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois leading the company's plant health research and new product development team. Prior to joining Brandt, Dr. Smith was the Vice-President of Plant Nutrition at Loveland Industries (UAP).

Dr. Smith is a widely published agricultural professional in the fields of agronomy, environmental issues and precision agriculture. His career has been primarily concerned with plant nutrition and specialty products, as well as their positioning within the agricultural market-places of North America and Europe. The latter half of Dr. Smith's career has focused on micro-nutrient, biostimulant, biological and plant growth regulator product application for all crops.

Jim Hershey

Jim Hershey owns and operates a 600 acre livestock and grain farm located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and has been operating a Crop Management Service that covers several thousand acres. Jim is presently serving as President of the Pa No-Till Alliance where their mission is to promote No-Till, Cover Crops and Soil Health for generations to come. He has been practicing No-Till for more than 25 years and Cover Cropping for 15 years.

Mr. Hershey's operation has been a leader in Cover Crop Interseeding where they have been marketing interseeders commercially. One has planted several thousand acres in N.Y. the last 3 years with great success. Jim has also installed a ZRX roller on his corn planter to be able to roll and plant into green cover. This has helped reduce weed pressure, less herbicide, build organic matter while conserving moisture and nutrients.

Corn Congress Brochure (PDF; 965KB)

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