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The 2022 Cornell Seed Conference will be held on December 1st. This will be an in-person conference held in the auditorium of Cornell AgriTech, Geneva. Everyone planning to attend must Pre-register.

Cost: $25 per person and paid by cash or check to NYSABA/Seed at the door

Lunch and breaks with refreshments will be provided

Pre-Conference meetings:

  • 9:00 – 9:30  NYSABA meeting – Jeanette Marvin, NYSABA Administrator
  • 9:30 – 9:45  NYSIP meeting – Phil Atkins, Manager NYSIP

Morning Session:

  • 9:55     John Uveges, Northern farm seed business manager, Seedway Session Moderator
  • 10:00 - 10:30     Frank Rossi, Professor of Horticulture, Cornell -  “Turf Seed Turmoil, We better get used to paying more for seed”
  • 10:30 - 11:00     Jeanine Broughel, Chief, NYS Pesticide Product Registration Section - “Neonicotinoids and the Future of Seed Treatments in NY
  • 11:00 -11:30    Gary Munkvold, Professor of Seed Pathology, Iowa State Univ. - “Collaborative actions to protect seed health and harmonize testing methods”
  • 11:30 - noon   Virginia (Ginny) Moore, Asst. Professor of Plant Breeding, Cornell - “Cover crop breeding for the northern US”  
  • 12:05   Lunch catered by Club 86
  • 12:45   NYSABA Seed Committee Award – Margaret Smith, Prof. of Plant Breeding, Cornell

Afternoon Session:

  • 12:55   Alan Taylor, Prof Seed Technology, Cornell AgriTech – Session Moderator
  • 1:00 -1:30    Jamie Cummings, Agronomist service representative, Syngenta, ‘SeedCare updates from Syngenta
  • 1:30 - 2:00     Molly Cadle-Davidson, US R&D Manager, Agrauxine, ‘The ins and outs (and ups and downs) of Biological seed treatments’
  • 2:00  - 2:30    Sam Cloete, President and CEO of Kannar Group, “Emerging Climate Smart Technologies and More”
  • 2:30 - 3:00    Dale Krolikowski and Hank Hill, Head of Business Development and Research, and  Senior Scientist, respectively. Germains seed technology  ‘Seed Technology: Enhancement Beyond the Genetics
  • 3:00     Concluding Remarks: Alan Taylor

DEC and CCA credits for those attending both the morning and afternoon sessions

Date & Time

December 1, 2022
9:55 am - 3:00 pm

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More information about this event.

Contact Information

Alan Taylor

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Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Horticulture Section

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