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79th Annual Cornell Seed Conference

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 9:00am to 3:30am

New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Jordan Hall Auditorium 613 W. North Street, Geneva NY

79th Cornell Seed School

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Jordan Hall, NYSAES, Geneva, New York

8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM

Registration Fee  $20.00 (includes lunch and break)



9:00 AM – 9:30 AM New York Seed Improvement Project

Advisory Committee


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM New York State Agri-business Association

Seed Committee Meeting


Morning Session

10:00 Opening  John Uveges - Session Chair, Co-Chairman, Seed Committee of NYSABA

10:15  Seeding Economic Development Through Agricultural Technology, Larry Smart, Geneva Horticulture, Cornell University

10:45 Sorting Through Non-GMO Labeling Requirements and Considerations for Growers, Larry Chase, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY and Joe Lawrence, Pro-Dairy, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lewis County

11:45  New Registration of ILeVO® and Seed Treatment Innovation, Mike Webb, Regional Seed Growth Lead, Bayer, Chocowinity NC

Lunch and Awards

12:15   L u n c h

1:15     NYSABA Seed Committee Awards

Afternoon Session

1:25 Opening:  Margaret Smith, Cornell University

1:30 What’s A Weed Worth? Estimating Full Costs and Benefits Into Control Decision-making for Common Milkweed, Antonio DiTommaso, Soil and Crop Sciences, Cornell University

2:00 Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans – A Review of 2017, Bob DeWaine, Monsanto

2:30 Field Crop Disease Update, Gary Bergstrom, Plant Pathology

and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University

3:00 Coatings of Many Colors: Syngenta Seed Care for 2018, Larissa Smith, R&D Scientist, Biological Assessment - North America, Syngenta, King Ferry NY

3:30  Concluding Remarks: Margaret Smith

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Plant Breeding and Genetics





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