111th Plant Science Day


Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lockwood Farm

890 Evergreen Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518

Free and open to the public.

Rain or shine!

No pets, please. Service animals only.

Plant Science Day 2021 Program

Plant Science Day 2021 Promotional Video

Plant Science Day 2021 Mailing Flyer

Plant Science Day 2021 Flyer

111th Plant Science Day video on Connecticut Network (CT-N)

Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

Program begins at 10:00 a.m.

Event: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pavilion Agenda

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
"Morning Greeting and Opening Remarks"
Dr. Jason C. White, Director
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Dr. Robert E. Marra, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology
10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Outstanding Young Farmer Award
Suzie Flores, Stonington Kelp Co., Stonington, CT


Century Farm Award Presentation

March Farm, Bethlehem, CT

11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Experiment Station Associates
Ms. Cheryl Cappiali, President, Experiment Station Associates
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Samuel W. Johnson Memorial Lecture

Mr. Brent Peterkin, Executive Director 
Gather New Haven, New Haven, CT
"Urban Ecosystems and Cultivating Communities"


1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Walter J. Krol, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry
and Ms. Terri Arsenault, Agricultural Research Technician II, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Dr. Kirby C. Stafford III, Chief Scientist, State Entomologist, Dept. of Entomology
Technical Demonstration Tent Agenda
10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
& 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Mr. Gregory J. Bugbee, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Dept. of Environmental Sciences

Assisted by Ms. Summer Stebbins, Agricultural Research Technician, Dept. of Environmental Sciences

Container and Raised Bed Gardening: Big Yields from Small Places


10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

& 3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

Dr. Scott C. Williams, Agricultural Scientist, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture

Assisted by Mr. Michael R. Short, Agricultural Research Technician II, Dept. of Forestry and Horticulture

Deer and Wildlife Control in Your Garden


If you are interested in obtaining pesticide credits you must sign-in at the registration desk between 9:30 a.m-10:00 a.m: collect signatures for the talks, demonstrations, and tours you attended, and sign-out to pick up your pesticide credit form at 3:25 p.m. at the registration desk (R).

Connecticut pesticide credits offered:
All Categories and Private Applicator (PA) Category / 3.25 total credit hours.

Events from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Barn Displays, 70 Field Plots and Exhibits, Technical Demonstrations, Plant Diagnosis and Plant Identification, Insect Identification, Questions Answered, Activities for Kids, Lockwood Farm Walking Tour, Connecticut Pesticide Credits Offered