18th Annual Northeast Buckwheat Field Day
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
1045 Trumbulls Corners Rd.
Newfield, NY 14867
1:00 - 3:30 pm
- How do you get the most value out of buckwheat in your rotation?
- Double cropping buckwheat when small-grain harvest comes early.
- Harvest equipment for swathing will be on display.
- The farmer-to-farmer exchange of knowledge on production issues is always popular.
Attendees at the 2011 field day saw sigificant effects of plant population and planting method on the architecture of buckwheat plants. The details are in the September 2011 newsletter.
For more information
Contact Thomas Björkman at Cornell University. 315-787-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is involved
The program is organized by Cornell University researcher Thomas Björkman, in cooperation with Cornell Cooperative Extension and The Birkett Mills. The event is free, and preregistration is not necessary.
The Northeast Buckwheat Growers Association, founded in 1996, has 140 members from the buckwheat producing areas of the Northeast. Most of the members, and acres are in New York and Pennsylvania. There are also members in Maine, Quebec, Massachusetts, Ontario, Ohio and West Virginia. This crop was well known to all farmers in the region in the 19th century, but knowledge about raising it is now harder to find. The NBGA was founded to help bring together experienced buckwheat farmers and researchers so that the knowledge can be passed on. This field day has become a good place to strengthen and refresh buckwheat-growing expertise. When grown properly, the crop can play an important role on many farms. Membership in NBGA is open to all Northeast buckwheat producers, and those who are considering producing buckwheat. More information is available on the web at www.hort.cornell.edu/bjorkman/lab/buck/ or by calling Dr. Björkman at 315-787-2218.