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The 2023 Cornell Seed Conference will be held 9:55 am - 3:15 pm on November 30, 2023. This will be an in-person conference held in the Jordan Hall auditorium at Cornell AgriTech, 630 W. North Street Geneva. Everyone planning to attend must pre-register here by November 21.

  • Cost: $30 per person and paid by cash or check to NYSABA/Seed at the door
  • Lunch and breaks with refreshments will be provided.
  • * DEC and CCA credits will be received for attending the entire conference from 9:55am - 3:15pm


Pre-Conference Meetings 

  • 9:00 – 9:30am       NYSABA meeting – Jeanette Marvin, NYSABA Administrator
  • 9:30 – 9:45am       NYSIP meeting – Phil Atkins and RJ Richtmyer, NYSIP

Morning Session 

  • 9:55 - 10:00am     Morning conference moderator Cassidy Fletcher, Soybean & Wheat Product Manager, SeedWay       
  • 10:00 - 10:30am    Dr. Christine Smart, “An Overview of Cornell AgriTech and new research on hemp seed treatments to control damping-off”, Director of Cornell AgriTech                                   
  • 10:30 - 11:00am   Dr. Yu Jiang, “Harnessing seed treatment technologies to enhance digital agriculture integrated weed management”, Asst Prof of Digital Ag, Cornell AgriTech                                               
  • 11:00 - 11:30am   Sophie Westbrook, "Integrating ecology and seed technology to improve establishment of pollinator plants" PhD student in Weed Science, SCS, Cornell 
  • 11:30 - 12:00pm   Jeanine Broughel, Section Supervisor, NYS Pesticide Product Registration Section “Neonicotinoids and the Future of Seed Treatments in NYS - Update”        

Lunch and Awards 

  • 12:05 - 12:45pm   Lunch - catered by Club 86 
  • 12:45 - 12:55pm   NYSABA Seed Committee Undergrad Award – Margaret Smith, Professor of Plant Breeding, Cornell

Afternoon Session

  • 12:55 - 1:00pm    Afternoon conference moderator, Dr. Masi Amirkhani, Seed Technology Lab, Cornell AgriTech
  •  1:00 - 1:30pm      Phil Atkins and RJ Richtmyer, “Seed sample training” NYSIP, Ithaca                         
  •  1:30 - 2:00pm     Dr. Murli Manohar, "Controlling plant pathogens with seed treatments using novel soil microbiome-derived natural molecules" CTO, Ascribe Bioscience, Ithaca.                         
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm     Dr. Cody Vild, “Cold Plasma Treatment for Seed-Borne Pathogens”, VP, Product Clean Crop Technologies, Inc, Amherst, MA  
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm     Dr. Alan Taylor “Three plus decades of Onion Seed treatment Research at Cornell” Professor of Seed Science and Technology, Hort-G, Cornell AgriTech
  • 3:00pm               Concluding Remarks: Alan Taylor

Date & Time

November 30, 2023
9:55 am - 3:15 pm

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Contact Information

Alan Taylor

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School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Horticulture Section

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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