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  • Field Crops
  • Musgrave Research Farm

The 2021 Cornell Field Crops annual field day will be held August 12th highlighting the latest field crops research across CALS and providing an opportunity for in-person exchange of ideas and experiences. This year's program offers a wide variety of content from no-till planting into rolled cover crops to the use of unoccupied robotic vehicles to monitor plant growth and health.

Presenters and topics

  • Shawn Bossard - Cornell Agricultural Experiment Station Overview and Field Crop Project Highlights
  • Niko Kochendoerfer - Managing photovoltaic solar arrays with sheep to optimize pollinator habitat, vegetation biodiversity, and soil carbon

  • Virginia Moore - Variety selection for cover crop interseeding

  • Rebecca Nelson and Ace Repka - Genetics of disease resistance in maize and the recovery of nutrients from sanitation to agriculture

  • Kelly Robbins & Aimee Shultz - Modeling plant growth and development using proximal sensing technologies

  • Matt Ryan, Annika Rowland, Jake Allen, Uri Menalled, Chris Pelzer - No-till planting into rolled cover crops

  • Lynn Sosnoskie - Identifying amaranths to improve weed control

  • Ken Wise, Xiaohong Wang, Karen Snover-Clift, and Gary Bergstrom - Soybean cyst nematode in New York: What a grower should know and do

Registration is free but is limited to 115 people. The registration deadline has been extended to August 9th. A box lunch with water will be provided. 

NYS DEC Pesticide Recertification Credits (Demonstration, Agricultural Plant, and Field and Forage - 1.50 credits each) and CCA credits will be offered.

Check-in begins at 9:15 AM. Please plan to bring your own coffee and breakfast. COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the event will be followed. If you need any physical accommodations, please email jnt3 [at] in advance.

Date & Time

August 12, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

rolled crimped cover crop

More information about this event.

Contact Information

Jenn Thomas-Murphy

  • jnt3 [at]



Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Horticulture Section

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