CCE is bringing five working on field crops topics to the region in March

CCE is bringing five working on field crops topics to the region in March

SWNY Virtual Field Crops Congress Brings Research-based Recommendations to SWNY

SOUTHWEST, NEW YORK (February 9th, 2023) – Producing field crops in Southwest New York is an important sector of our agriculture industry. With 4,508 farms that operate on 641,205 acres, having up-to-date information to make informed decisions is important for our local farmers. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program is pleased to bring a series of educational presentations to address these needs over five sessions throughout the month of March. Producers of all shapes, sizes, and locations are encourages to register or reach out to SWNYDLFC for more information by calling 716-640-2047.

COST: $20/farm for access to any and all of the virtual sessions listed below. Scholarships are available for those who are in need who would like to attend for free. At registration, select the “scholarship” option.

REGISTRATION: Complete the form available online by visiting or call Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047, or email

PLEASE NOTE: These sessions will not be recorded.

IN-PERSON VIEWING OPTIONS available at one of the local CCE offices upon request. Participating offices are located in East Aurora, Jamestown, Ellicottville, Belmont, and Bath.

DEC AND CCA CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE: During registration, indicate that you need credits and be prepared to share your Certification Number. Approved for 4 CEU’s (2.5 IPM, 1 Nutrient Management, 0.5 Crop Management). 2.5 DEC credits pending in categories 1a and 21.

TECH REQUIREMENTS: You will need access to Zoom (phone, tablet, or computer). If you need credits, you will also need video capabilities.

SPONSORSHIP: We are currently seeking agribusiness support for this series. Contact Katelyn Miller at 716-640-2047 for more information.

IS THIS FOR ME? This series has options for agricultural producers of all shapes, sizes, and times in business. Choose the options that best suit your interests and needs.

FOR ACCOMODATIONS and accessibility concerns, please contact Katelyn Miller by calling 716-640-2047.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Creating an Effective Herbicide Program

With increasing herbicide resistance throughout the NYS, understanding how herbicides function is an important consideration to your herbicide program. Mike Hunter will discuss how to create a complete and effective herbicide program by reviewing different modes of action and discuss how to help prevent the development of herbicide resistance in your operation. Mike is the Field Crops Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s North Country Regional Ag Team.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Field Crop Disease Update

Gary Bergstrom will provide an update on the diagnosis and management of field crop diseases in New York including new corn disease tar spot, as well as additional diseases impacting corn, soybeans, and oats. Presented by Gary Bergstrom, Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Pathology and PlantMicrobe Biology Section.

Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

12:00pm to 1:15pm

On-Farm Experimentation

Farmers have always experimented allowing agriculture to evolve. While this process is largely overlooked by scientists, advances in digital agronomy allow for the collection of ample contextual data and pooling of information across multiple farms. Presented by Louis Longchamps, Assistant Professor, Digital Agronomy in the School of Integrative Plant Sciences’ Soil and Crop Science Section. Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Specialist, will also discuss how to evaluate on farm changes through partial budgets.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

12:00pm to 1:00 pm

Soybean Cyst Nematode in NY

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pest of soybeans globally, and we are just beginning to identify its expansion into dry bean crops. This presentation will focus on SCN damage to crops, the latest statewide survey results, and the latest management options. Presented by Erik Smith, Area Field Crop Specialist with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops program.

Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Value of Manure Told Through Five Stories & CAFO Updates

Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell University, and Kirsten Workman of Cornell PRO-DAIRY, will discuss research that answers the following questions: What is the fertilizer replacement value of manure? How does injection of manure in alfalfa impact the crop? Can shallow incorporation be as effective in conserving N as deeper incorporation? What is the carry over benefit of manure application?

SWNYDLFC is a partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Steuben counties. Their team includes Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management (716-640-0522); Camila Lage, Dairy Management (607-422-6788); Amy Barkley, Livestock Management (716-640-0844); and Katelyn Miller, Field Crop and Forage Specialist (716-640-2047). CCE is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

For more information about Cornell Cooperative Extension, contact your county’s Association Executive Director. Allegany County – Laura Hunsberger, or 585-268-7644. Cattaraugus County – Dick Rivers, or 716-699-2377. Chautauqua County – Emily Reynolds, or 716-664-9502. Erie County – Diane Held, or 716-652-5400. Steuben County – Tess McKinley,, or 607-664-2301.


Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Team Leader, Business Management Specialist

Last updated February 10, 2023