The morning will begin with a keynote presentation on "Cutting Edge Coneflowers and other Showstoppers at Mohonk Mountain House" by Andrew Koehn. The plant-centered talks will continue with "Tuberous Trips and Rhizomatous Romps through the Summer Bulb Garden" by Bill Miller. After the break we will hear updates on biocontrol, an overview of NYS Invasive Species Regulations, and the current status of Impatiens Downy Mildew and alternatives to impatiens in the landscape.
Lunch and the afternoon program will take place outdoors at the Blue Grass Lane annual and perennial trials facility. Participants can attend guided tours of the trials or view the flower beds at their own leisure. The Kathy Pufahl Container Design competition will also be held in-conjunction with Field Day and winning containers will be announced following lunch. (More container contest info below.) The afternoon will conclude with an ice cream social. More program details.
Visitors to Ithaca may also be interested in attending the IPM In-Depth program to be held the previous day. Hands-on exercises will cover timely insect, disease, and plant culture topics. DEC pesticide credits will be available at the Field Day and at the IPM program.
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2013 Kathy Pufahl Container Competition:
Claim your spot as one of the best container designers in the state and help us raise funds for IBD research at Mount Sinai Hospital in honor of Kathy Pufahl!
Individual entries will be $25 per container. Categories:
12" hanging basket
16" patio container
home gardener container
All proceeds will go directly to IBD research at Mt. Sinai Hospital, to help ensure a bright future for Kathy's daughter and others like her who have Crohn's disease. For more information about the competition, contact: Karen Hall, 716-941-3502 email@example.com.