Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Allegany/Cattaraugus Counties, in conjunction with Cornell University Vegetable Program staff, is hosting a Southern Tier Disease and Weed Management Workshop for existing and potential commercial vegetable growers. This half-day program will be held Monday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cornell University Extension Vegetable Specialist Darcy Telenko will be leading the workshop.

Topics covered will include vegetable disease control, focusing on the main diseases of vegetable crops in NYS and their management options (both organic and conventional). Weed topics include weed biology and identification; the difference between annual, perennial and biennial weeds, grasses, sedges and broadleaf; and cool versus warm season. The major weeds that affect vegetable crops in NYS will be discussed and their management options reviewed.

Growers are encouraged to ask questions and actively participate in the course. Hands-on examples will be used if available. Pesticide Recertification Credits have been applied for pending NYSDEC approval for categories 1a, 10, 21, 23, 24.

This workshop will take place at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Belmont Office at 5435A County Road 48, Belmont, N.Y. The cost is $15 per person or $25 for 2 people from the same farm.

If you are interested in signing up for this program, please contact Colleen Cavagna at or call (585) 268-7644, ext. 12.