North Country Crop Congress set for Feb. 19 at Best Western in Canton
Friday, January 17, 2014 - 8:48 am

CANTON -- The 18th annual North Country Crop Congress will be Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Best Western University Inn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Allison Chatrchyan, director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture, will share her thoughts on the impact of climate change and variable weather on North Country farming systems in the future.

She will present historical climate data and suggest how farmers may integrate climate change into farm system planning for reduction of risk, and how growers may use opportunities from the changing climate.

Russ Hahn of Cornell University will provide his latest research findings on herbicide-resistant weeds, mixed grass-legume seedings using “Round-Up Ready alfalfa,” and some timely aspects of acetochlor herbicide.

Quirine Ketterings of Cornell University will share the latest results of double crop forage research trials on farms across the state.

Mike Hunter, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson and Lewis Counties, will discuss late-season forage planting alternatives.

Anita Figueras, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, will provide an update on crop insurance options for crop growers.

The fee will be $25 through Feb. 7 or $30 at the door.

Lunch and educational materials are included.

Attendees must stay for the entire program to earn DEC credits.

Register at 379-9192, ext. 234.

Call Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County at 379-9192 for special needs issues.