Cornell Floriculture Field Day Is July 21

Cornell University’s annual field day is Tuesday, July 21 this year. The event offers growers a chance to network and attend educational seminars.

The morning program will begin with educational seminars on coloring the landscape, exciting landscape perennials, insect and disease management tips on herbs and tomatoes and a Cornell research update. A panel event focused on consumers wraps up the morning, and the afternoon offers participants the chance to visit the plant trials at Blue Grass Lane. More than 1,000 annuals and perennials are in the garden at Cornell.

On Tuesday, July 21, 2009, Cornell University will host its annual Field Day event for floriculture businesses.  It will be an occasion for networking, education, inspiration and the sheer enjoyment of floriculture. 

Some seminars and tours offer DEC pesticide recertification credits. Visitors will also discover creative uses of plant material while viewing entries in the sixth annual Kathy Pufahl Memorial Container Design Competition. Mixed containers will be displayed and judged with all proceeds benefiting Crohn’s Disease research.

To enter the container contest, contact Karen Hall of New York State Flower Industries at 716-941-3502.

On July 20, the day before the field day, growers can attend a hands-on workshop on the Cornell Campus IPM In-Depth from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Growers can bring their sick plants, and a team of plant doctors and fellow growers will diagnose the problem. Participants will receive 3.0 DEC for this workshop. 

For more information on it, contact Betsy Lamb at 607-254-8800 or e-mail her eml38@cornell.edu.

For additional information or to register for any of the educational opportunities, click here or contact Dolores Higareda at 607-255-1789 or dh29@cornell.edu.

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