Cornell Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center will hold its annual Plant Science Day for horticulture and agriculture professionals on Thursday, September 15 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. Horticulture professionals will be able to take tours in one of four commodity areas: (1) vegetables, (2) nursery and ornamentals, (3) greenhouse and floriculture, and (4) grapes. 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. 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, local wines and beer, and much more will be served. The cost of the barbecue is $45 per person.
Participants are encouraged to attend both the tours and the barbeque dinner during Plant Science Day, but if you prefer, you can attend one or the other. However, pre-registration is required to attend the dinner.
For more information, call 631-727-3595
Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
3059 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, New York 11901-1098
Last updated August 2, 2022