NYS Dry Been Meeting

NYS Dry Bean Meeting


NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Featuring dry bean production updates plus an evaluation of the Cornell dry bean variety trial

Dry bean growers are encouraged to attend the 2023 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting on Wednesday, March 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cornell AgriTech (630 West North St, Jordan Hall Second Floor Auditorium, Geneva, NY 14456). 2.0 DEC (categories 10, 1a, 21, and 23) and CCA credits will be available. Attendees are encouraged to stay through lunch and attend the Dry Bean Cutting at 1:00 pm to visually evaluate and taste the 2022 dry bean varieties that were canned.

Cornell Vegetable Program Dry Bean Specialist, Margie Lund, shares, “We are excited to be back in person this year to share our updates on dry bean research in New York, and to combine this year’s meeting with the annual Dry Bean Cutting so growers and industry members can see the results from the 2022 dry bean variety trial on the same day as the annual meeting. We hope to see you there!”

9:00 AM Welcome/Announcements/DEC Sign-in

9:10 Overview of the 2022 growing season and market update -- Jerry Jones, New York Bean, and Matt Stawowy, Steele & Co

9:30 Towards a site-specific model for white mold in dry beans in New York -- Sarah Pethybridge, Cornell

9:50 Determine the magnitude and distribution of Western bean cutworm, and the risk to dry beans, in the major production area in New York -- Margie Lund, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM Program

10:10 Improving soybean cyst nematode (SCN) sampling with the use of field electrical conductivity mapping -- Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM Program, and Margie Lund, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

10:30 Break

10:40 Breeding, evaluation and development of dry bean varieties that are highly adapted to NYS growing environments and markets -- Phillip Griffiths, Cornell

11:00 Comparison of new and standard dry bean varieties at Cornell AgriTech research farm: 2022 NYS Dry Bean Variety Trial updates -- Steve Reiners and Michael Rosato, Cornell

11:20 Cool School Food: Encouraging the use of dry beans in school lunches, and promoting the health aspects of dry bean consumption -- Amie Hamlin, NY Coalition for Healthy School Food

11:40 NYS Dry Bean Industry Advisory Committee Meeting

12:00 PM Adjourn Meeting; pick up DEC credit sheets

12:00-1:00 Lunch (included for all attendees)

1:00 PM Dry Bean Cutting held in Raw Products Building (7 Crabapple Dr). All are welcome to attend!

COST and REGISTRATION: Cost is $10 per person for Cornell Vegetable Program enrollees, and $15 for non-enrollees. 

*Lunch is included following the meeting.*

Pre-registration is encouraged! Attendees may also register over the phone at 607-377-9109 and pay with cash or check at the door.



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Cornell AgriTech, Jordan Hall Second Floor Auditorium
630 West North St
Geneva, NY 14456

Last updated March 9, 2023