NNY Crop Management School begins Feb. 2 in Canton, focusing on corn, soybeans, forage crops
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 6:08 am

CANTON -- A new Northern New York Crops Management School starting in February will provide farm owners and employees with critical information on the production of corn, soybeans, and forage crops.

Classes will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County in Canton Feb. 2 to March 8. There will be six sessions from noon to 3 p.m. Call 379-9192.

Registration options include all six weeks for $100 or $30 per week for the two weeks of pest management training (Weeks 5 and 6) that count toward New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Credits and Certified Crop Advisor credits (3 credits per week).

Sessions will focus on soils and nutrient management, and how to cope with weeds, insects and crop diseases. Participants will learn such skills as how to interpret soil samples, best practices for establishing forage stands, row crop harvest management, tips for scouting crop pests, identifying weeds, and proper equipment calibration.

Each participant who completes the course will receive a 2012 Cornell Guide for Integrated Crops Management.