usda to offer apple and grape grafting demos at empire farm days

posted August 5, 2015

graftingScientists from the Agricultural Research Service Plant Genetic Resources Unit, Geneva, NY, will demonstrate grafting techniques used with apple trees and grapevines daily at 11 am at the August 1113, 2015 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms, 2973 State Route 414, in Seneca Falls, NY.

The ARS scientists will show how rootstocks affect fruit quality, change the shape and productivity of the tree scion, or top, and how scion traits can be modified by different rootstocks.

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improving crop management with aerial imagery set for 2015 empire farm days

posted July 30, 2015

Aerial Imagery Seminars Set for 2015 Empire Farm Days

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The view from an airplane or drone gives farmers a unique perspective of their land and crops. Daily seminars at 1pm at the new Soil Health Seminar Center at the August 11-13, 2015 Empire Farm Days at Rodman Lott and Son Farms in Seneca Falls, NY, will present information on how farmers can use the aerial imagery technology to improve their crop management. Speakers include representatives of Empire Ag Imagery and Cazenovia Equipment Company. The new Soil Health Seminar Center is located at Lot 922 on the 300-acre Empire Farm Days showgrounds. The event is the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S. with more than 600 representatives of diverse agricultural interests; Dairy Profit, Equine Center, soil and crops seminars; working farm equipment and displays; test driving opportunities; live animal demonstrations; and rural living displays. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Learn more at www.empirefarmdays.com.

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