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CANTON — Cornell Cooperative Extension is sponsoring a regional field discussion for Northern New York horticultural growers on July 29. The events are free but registration required.

The program will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a picnic supper, farm tour, and discussion of vegetable production projects focused on season extension, inter-row cover crops, reduced zone tillage, crop pests: leek moth and spotted wing drosophila, and more.

The event will be held at the Extension Learning Farm, Route 68; to register, call Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County at 379-9192 or email stlawrence@cornell.edu.

Guest speakers include Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Judson Reid, Cornell Small Farms Program Director Anu Rangarajan, Cornell University Entomologist Masanori Seto, and Amy Ivy with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program.

‘These evening field meetings are a relaxed way for growers to learn the latest research results and early impressions from current on-farm projects in the region. The discussions will help growers enhance their production efficiencies and the potential for profitability,’ says Ivy, director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County.

These events are open to the public and funded in part by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program, a research and technical program for the six northernmost counties of New York State: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence. The NNYADP/www.nnyagdev.org has provided grant funding for much of the project work that will be discussed.

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