Cornell University

Seed Growers Field Day

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn

For seed growers, seed treatment applicators, and other seed professionals

8:30-9:00 Registration, coffee, & networking
9:00-9:05 Introduction Margaret Smith
Board wagons, begin tour
9:05-10:05 Small Grains: Breeding for Quality and Pest Resistance Mark Sorrells
• White and red winter wheat varieties and their disease resistance
• Spring oat and spring barley varieties and their disease resistance
• Born, bred, and brewed in NY: malting barley for our state
→ Spring vs. winter types
→ Issues with producing malt quality grain
• Winter hybrid ryes from Germany
10:05-10:20 Small Grain Disease Management Update Gary Bergstrom
10:20-10:35 Certified and Foundation Seed and Seed Treatment Update Phil Atkins
10:35-12:00 Forage Varieties, Pest Management, and Breeding Don Viands
• New yield data in perennial forages
! Update on resistance to potato leafhopper on alfalfa
! Breeding alfalfa for resistance to alfalfa snout beetle
! Breeding alfalfa for resistance to clover root curculio
! Update on breeding for resistance to disease on switchgrass caused by
Biopolaris species
! New research on industrial hemp varieties
12:00 Adjourn
DEC and CCA continuing education credits requested.
Margaret Smith (607-255-1654, for the Field Day Planning Committee
For your calendar: Cornell Seed Conference Date: Thursday 14 December 2017

Event Type

Field Day


Plant Breeding and Genetics


cuaes, fieldcrops

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Contact Name

Margaret Smith

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