SUNY Morrisville hosts free 4R Technical Field Day

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MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — SUNY Morrisville invites growers and agribusiness professionals to a 4R Technical Field Day on the college campus on Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

The event will showcase the 4R (right source, right rate, right time, right place) program, and will include   soil sampling, drone imaging and cover crop field demonstrations at the college’s Arnold R. Fisher Dairy Complex.

Registration is required for the free event. To register, go to https://4rtechnicalfieldday.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 315.684.6577 or email gilberjk@morrisville.edu.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Lunch is provided, as well as transportation to demonstration sites. Participants qualify for certified crop advisor (CCA) continuing education credits.

Agenda (Morning sessions are in Charlton Hall)
8 a.m.        Registration and coffee
9 a.m.    Welcome - Jen Gilbert Jenkins, assistant professor of agricultural science, SUNY Morrisville
9:15 a.m.     The 4R Program - Sally Flis, The Fertilizer Institute director of agronomy, New York State Agribusiness Association president
9:45 a.m.    Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) programs available to support implementation of 4R strategies - NRCS speaker
10:10 a.m.    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) 4R and Conservation - Gregg Sargis, director of ecological management at TNC 
10:35 a.m.    Precision agriculture map extracting value from different map layers - Avery DeGolyer, Western New York Crop Management CCA
11 a.m.        Coffee break and transportation to demonstration 
11:30 a.m.    Environmental Tillage Systems - Soil Warrior® demonstration
12:15 p.m.    Lunch (transportation to lunch and demonstration sites)

Afternoon demonstrations are in fields at the dairy complex.
1:30-3 p.m.      Rotating 20-minute demonstrations, which include: soil sampling technology from Western New York Crop Management and Growmark FS; sprayer calibration and drone imaging demonstrations by Cazenovia Equipment Company, Inc.; Cover crop roller demonstration by SUNY Morrisville; and more 
3 p.m.         Transportation back to parking lot