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Thank you to all who attended the 2019 Symposium.

Due to COVID-19, we were unable to hold a Symposium in 2020. We hope to see you in 2021!

2019 Organic Symposium

The 2019 symposium had a weed management theme and featured weed ecologist Chuck Mohler as keynote speaker, a panel discussion on on-farm research best practices and a poster session with networking.

2019 Posters

Twenty-six posters were presented by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, extension educators, and growers at the inaugural Cornell Organic Symposium. Below is a list of the posters and their main authors. 

These PDFs are currently in a process to bring them up to our web accessibility standards. If you would like one of these posters before this process is completed, please contact jnt3 [at] (Jenn Thomas-Murphy).

List of Posters

Allora Atiyeh

Can organic agriculture feed the world?

Fay Benson

Assisting Organic Dairy Producers to Meet the Demands of Emerging Markets

Thomas Björkman

  • A biocontrol fungus that colonizes roots consistently
  • The Optimal Time to Establish Late-Summer Crucifer Cover Crops
  • Cover Crop Value as Perceived by Organic Vegetable Growers

Lauren Brzozowski

Participatory breeding of downy mildew resistant pickling cucumbers

Maggie Burke

Is Organic Farming Better for the Environment than Conventional Farming?

Ann Bybee-Finley

Building Resilience in the Northeast Through Double Cropping and Forage Diversity

Hannah Cai

"Is organic food more healthful than conventional food?"

Jennifer Grant

Minimum Risk Pesticide Active Ingredient Profiles

Dan Hawes

Is organic farming more profitable than conventional farming?

Christy Hoepting

New Developments for Managing Invasive Insect, Swede Midge in Small-Scale Organic Brassica Production

Ashley Jernigan

Soil Health and Mesofauna Following a Long-Term Organic Grain Cropping Systems Experiment

Julie Kikkert

Organic Management of Foliar Diseases in Table Beets to Support the Expanding Industry In New York State

Eugene Law

Developing Perennial Grain Cropping Systems and Market Opportunities in the Northeast

Louis Lego

Wicking Hills- Managing Water Run-Off on an Organic Vegetable Farm

Jeff Liebert

Tradeoffs among winter cereal species, cultivars, and termination timing in cover crop-based organic no-till—planted soybean systems

Cedric Mason

New York Soil Health Initiative

Sarah Murphy

Milk quality challenges for the organic dairy industry: Grass to glass

Emily Rodekohr

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative: Developing and testing new cultivars for organic farms.

Haley Rylander

Opaque plastic tarps suppress weeds and increase yields in organic reduced tillage systems for beets

Abby Seaman

Trichogramma ostriniae takes on a new challenge: Western bean cutworm, an invasive pest in NY

Crystal Stewart

Development of Disease Management, Fertility, and Weed Control Best Practices for Northeast Garlic Production

Kate Woods

Mellow Yellow Greenhouse: Creating a Four-Season Organic Classroom

Gia Yao

Is organic agriculture science based?

David Zakalik

Organic Weed Control Methods in a Honeycrisp Orchard