Mark September 6 on your calendars and plan to attend! The LIHREC is located at 3059 Sound Ave. in Riverhead. For more information, visit our website: www.LongIslandHort.cornell.edu
Cornell University will hold its annual Plant Science Day on Thursday, September 6 at the Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) in Riverhead. Tours and demonstrations will be held in the late afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. Registration for the afternoon begins at 3:30 pm. As in past years, there is no charge to attend this activity and NYSDEC Pesticide Recertification credits will be available for this event.
Following the tours, at 6:00 p.m., a barbecue will be held on-site at the LIHREC. Barbecued chicken, pulled pork, grilled vegetables and much more will be served by Maple Tree Deli. The Long Island Wine Council will be serving Long Island wines after the tours and at dinner. The cost of the barbecue is $45 per person.
During the Plant Science Day, horticulture professionals will be able to take tours in one of five commodity areas: (1) vegetables, (2) nursery and ornamentals, (3) greenhouse and floriculture, (4) grapes and (5) small fruits. Some of the speakers that evening include Margery Daughtrey, Dan Gilrein, Meg McGrath, Andy Senesac, Nora Catlin, Sandra Menasha, Mark Bridgen, Mina Vescera, Faruque Zaman, and Alice Wise.
Participants are encouraged to attend both the tours and the barbeque dinner during Plant Science Day, but if you prefer, you can attend just one or the other. However, pre-registration is required to attend the dinner. For more information, call Diane or Sandi at 631-727-3595 or visit our website: www.LongIslandHort.cornell.edu.