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80th Annual Cornell Seed Conference

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

Jordan Hall, Cornell AgriTech Geneva, NY

8:30-10 am Registration (includes lunch and break)

Morning Session

10:00      Opening: Garrett Coleman - Session Chair, Seedway

10:15-10:45      Basics of Intellectual Property for Seed: Patents, PVPs and More
James Weatherly, Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), Denver CO

10:45-11:15      Risks to Pollinators from Neonicotinoids: State of the Science
Travis Grout and Scott McArt, Entomology, Cornell University

11:15-11:45      Pesticides and Pollinators in New York: Current Research and Applications
Aaron Iverson and Scott McArt, Entomology, Cornell University      

 11:45-12:15      Becoming a Voice for Agriculture: Connecting the Consumer with Today's Modern Agriculture
Jennie Schmidt, Schmidt Farms Inc., Sudlersville MD

Lunch and Awards

12:15      Lunch

1:15        NYSABA Seed Committee Awards

Afternoon Session

1:25        Opening: Kyle Arvin, New York State Seed Testing Laboratory

1:30-2:00        Syngenta Seed Treatment Update
Jeff Zelna, Syngenta                     

2:00-2:30        Transition from Bayer to BASF, and the BASF Portfolio Pipeline for 2019 and Beyond
Mike Webb, BASF

2:30-3:00        FlexConnect Inoculant Delivery System
Jim Pullins, Verdesian Life Sciences

3:00-3:30        Seed Coating Demonstration
Alan Taylor and Michael Loos, Horticulture, Cornell AgriTech, Geneva

3:30        Concluding Remarks: Kyle Arvin

Continuing Education Credits For

Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs)

Credits for DEC Recertification

Categories 1A, 4, 10, 21, 22, 23

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