Looking to improve corn grain and silage production in 2018! Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NWNY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team will be offering its annual congresses for corn producers, one of which will be held in Batavia 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road.
Registration fee: $50 per person includes proceedings booklet, morning refreshments & hot buffet lunch.
DEC Recertification points and Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available.
PLEASE PRE-REGISTER to guarantee a lunch: Call Cathy Wallace @ 585.343.3040, ext. 138, or [email protected]
J. Julian Smith, Ph.D.: “Why is 300 bu/ac Corn the Goal when the Genetic Potential is 1000?”
Smith is currently president and co-founder of CZO Agronomics, a global consulting group devoted to technical advisory and end-to-end project management services in agribusiness and horticulture. Before founding CZO Agronomics, Smith was the firector of Discovery & Innovation for Brandt Consolidated Inc. in Springfield, Ill., leading the company’s plant health research and new product development team.
Smith is a widely published agricultural professional in the fields of agronomy, environmental issues and precision agriculture. His career has been primarily concerned with plant nutrition and specialty products, as well as their positioning within the agricultural market-places of North America and Europe. The latter half of Smith’s career has focused on micro-nutrient, biostimulant, biological and plant growth regulator product application for all crops.
Jim Hershey: “Managing Corn in a No-Till System”
Hershey owns and operates a 600-acre livestock and grain farm located in Elizabethtown, Pa., and has been operating a Crop Management Service that covers several thousand acres.
Hershey is presently serving as president of the Pa No-Till Alliance where their mission is to promote No-Till, Cover Crops and Soil Health. He has been practicing No-Till for more than 25 years and Cover Cropping for 15 years. Hershey’s operation has been a leader in Cover Crop Interseeding where they have been marketing interseeders commercially. One has planted several thousand acres in NY the last three years with great success.
He has also installed a ZRX roller on his corn planter to be able to roll and plant into green cover. This has helped reduce weed pressure, less herbicide, build organic matter while conserving moisture and nutrients.
Other topics to be discussed by Cornell researchers, Cornell Cooperative Extension and PRO-DAIRY:
- Using Corn Yield Data to Develop Yield Stability Zones
- Corn Silage Trials, so Much More than Yields
- GMO Free Corn Pest Management: Insects and Weeds
- Western Bean Cutworm Resistance: Where do We Go from Here?