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Plant Science Day

  • Thursday, July 18, 2024, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sign in starts at 3:30 PM, program starts at 4:00 PM

The Cornell Long Island Horticultural Research & Extension Center (LIHREC) will hold its annual Plant Science Day for agriculture and horticulture professionals on Thursday, July 18th. 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. Speakers will include Mark Bridgen, Nora Catlin, Margery Daughtrey, Jared Dyer, Dan Gilrein, Daniel Heck, Emily Lindback, Sandra Menasha, Mina Vescera, and Alice Wise. DEC recertification credits will be available.

Following the tours, at 6:00 p.m., a barbecue will be held on-site at the LIHREC. Thanks to Farm Credit East for a sponsorship towards the dinner and to Burpee Seeds for a sponsorship towards drinks, the cost for the barbecue is only $25 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 just one or the other. However, pre-registration is required to attend the BBQ.

For more info and to register:

To RSVP for the dinner download the Registration Form linked HERE.

Checks should be made payable to Cornell University; sorry, no credit cards are accepted.

Send reservations and payments to:

Cornell University LIHREC, 3059 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901


There is no fee to attend the tours; those who wish to stay for dinner the fee is $25/person and must be received by Wednesday, July 10.


Karen Levasseur


Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
3059 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901

Last updated June 6, 2024