Farm Briefs

February 12, 2012

Farm briefs: Feb. 12, 2012

Registration set for pest-management training

CHAZY — Cornell Cooperative Extension Field Crops educators Mike Hunter with CCE Jefferson County, Joe Lawrence with CCE Lewis County, Cornell E.V. Baker Agricultural Research Farm Manager Michael Davis, and W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute Agronomist Eric Young will be offering two field-crop pest-management training programs at Northern New York locations in March.

The Pest Management: Part I program on Thursday, March 1, will cover Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principals, scouting, insect identification, insect management and disease management.

The Pest Management: Part II program on Thursday, March 8, will cover weed identification, weed life cycles and sprayer operation and calibration.

Through videoconferencing, each of the programs will be offered on the same day at all sites as follows:

Thursday, March 1: Chazy, W.H. Miner Institute; register with CCE Essex County, 962-4810; Malone, Mo's Pub & Grill; register with CCE Franklin County at 315-483-7403. Thursday, March 8: Chazy, W.H. Miner Institute, register with CCE Essex County, 962-4810; Malone, Mo's Pub & Grill, register with CCE Franklin County, 315-483-7403.

The cost of the training is $30 per person per week. The training may qualify for New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Credits and Certified Crop Advisor credits (3 credits per week are pending approval). Register with the local CCE for one or both programs one week before the program date.

This training is part of the new Northern New York Crops Management School offered by the Northern New York Dairy Institute made possible with funding from the New York Center for Dairy Excellence and Cornell PRO-DAIRY program. The school is managed by the Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Northern New York.

Water-withdrawal reporting date approaching

ALBANY — Wednesday, Feb. 15, is a key date for New York's farmers to report water usage to the Department of Environmental Conservation or face more stringent regulations moving forward.

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