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  • Field Crops

For seed growers, and other seed professionals

Place: NYSIP Foundation Seed Barn, 791 Dryden Rd., Rt. 366, Ithaca, NY


  • 8:30-8:55         Registration, coffee, & networking
  • 8:55                 Begin tour                                                                                                     
  • 9:00-10:15       Small Grains: Breeding for Quality and Pest Resistance - Mark Sorrells and David Bensher
  • 10:15-10:30     Using UAVs to model biomass accumulation and heritable growth patterns in alfalfa - Kelly Robbins and Ranjita Thapa  
  • 10:30-10:45    Dual Cropping Alfalfa and Intermediate Wheatgrass - Virginia Moore
  • 11:00-11:15     Forage Yield Trial Update and Potato leafhopper resistant alfalfa cultivars - Julie Hansen
  • 11:15-11:30    Cover Crop and Forage Breeding - Virginia Moore
  • 11:30-11:45    Are cannabinoids a defense against chewing herbivores? - George Stack
  • 11:45-noon      Switchgrass and resistance to Anthracnose and Smut - Ryan Crawford
  • 12:00               Adjourn

DEC and CCA continuing education credits approved for those attending the full morning meeting.      


Date & Time

June 29, 2022
8:30 am - 12:00 pm

people and wagons in research field

More information about this event.

Contact Information

Alan Taylor

Margaret Smith



Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

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