Cornell University

Long Island Plant Science Day

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center 3059 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901

Tours and demonstrations will be held in the late afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration for the afternoon begins at 3:30 pm. As in past years, there is no charge to attend this activity and NYSDEC Pesticide Recertification credits will be available for this event.

During the Plant Science Day, horticulture professionals will be able to take tours in one of five commodity areas: (1) vegetables, (2) nursery and ornamentals, (3) greenhouse and floriculture, (4) grapes and (5) small fruits. Some of the speakers include Margery Daughtrey, Dan Gilrein, Meg McGrath, Andy Senesac, Nora Catlin, Sandra Menasha, Mark Bridgen, Mina Vescera, Faruque Zaman, and Alice Wise.

Following the tours, at 6:00 pm, a barbecue will be held on-site at LIHREC. Barbecued chicken, pulled pork, grilled vegetables and much more will be served by Maple Tree Deli. The Long Island Wine Council will be serving Long Island wines after the tours and at dinner. The cost of the barbecue is $45.  

Participants are encouraged to attend both the tours and the barbeque dinner during Plant Science Day, but if you prefer, you can attend just one or the other. However, pre-registration is required to attend the dinner. Go to our website to register. For more information, call Diane or Sandi at 631-727-3595. 

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Field Day




horticulture, cuaes, lihrec, sips


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Mark Bridgen

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