CANCELLED: Pigweeds and Soybean Cyst Nematodes ID & Management Workshop

Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits


July 27, 2021


1:00pm - 3:15pm


4-H Training Center
556 Middleline Rd
Ballston Spa, NY 12020


Free Registration : Free


Central New York Dairy and Field Crops

Cornell Cooperative Extension is holding workshops to educate farmers about two new serious pests that are now in our region - tall waterhemp and soybean cyst nematode.  

2 DEC Pesticide Recertification credits for categories 1A, 21, 22, & 23.

There is a limit of 40 people for this session.

Dr. Lynn Sosnoski (Cornell University) will bring potted plants so farmers can learn how to identify tall waterhemp as well as it other pigweed relatives.  They will also learn its biology and management.  If you've purchased used equipment from outside the area, make sure to clean off all soil and debris before bringing it home. This is one way these weeds are coming into New York.  There will be a discussion of other difficult-to-control weeds.  Dr. Jaime Cummings (Syngenta) will discuss the biology and management of the soybean cyst nematode, the most costly soybean pest in the United States.  These pests have been found in several central New York counties in recent years, but we can keep it low through good management. They are very difficult to control, so CCE and Cornell University are making a big effort to reach farmers this year with the necessary education.   

If you are unable to attend this session at 1pm in Ballston Spa, the same session will be held in Copake at 6pm.  Go here for more information and to register for the Copake event.

There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required.  All applicable COVID-19 precautions will be followed. If you have any questions contact the Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team for the Ballston Spa meeting (,, 315-866-7920), or contact the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program for the Copake meeting (, 518-765-3518)

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