112th Plant Science Day


Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 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 2022 Program

Plant Science Day 2022 Promotional Video

Plant Science Day 2022 Mailing Flyer

Plant Science Day 2022 Flyer

112th 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. Leigh Whittinghill, Assistant Agricultural Scientist II, Dept. of Environmental Science and Forestry
"Urban Agriculture for Food Security in Challenging Spaces"
10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
Century Farm Award Presentation

Fairholm Farm, Woodstock, 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

Ms. Katie S. Dykes, Commissioner 
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP), 79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT


1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Itamar Shabtai, Assistant Agricultural Scientist II, Dept. of Environmental Science and Forestry
"Soil Organic Carbon: A Key Component of Soil Health in a Changing Climate"
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Dr. Carlos Tamez, Assistant Agricultural Scientist II, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry
"Laboratory Analyses of Processed Foods, Raw Agricultural Commodities and Animal Feed in Connecticut"
Technical Demonstration Tent Agenda
10:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
& 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Mr. Mark Creighton, Agricultural Research Technician I, Dept. of Entomology
"Beekeeping Systems Used in Connecticut"

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

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

Mr. Gregory J. Bugbee, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Dept. of Environmental Science and Forestry
Assisted by: Ms. Summer Stebbins, Agricultural Research Technician I, Dept. of Environmental Science and Forestry
"Managing Weeds in Lakes and Ponds"


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, Field Plots and Exhibits, Technical Demonstrations, Plant Diagnosis and Plant Identification, Insect Identification, Questions Answered, Activities for Kids, Lockwood Farm Walking Tour, Tour of Native Woody Shrubs, Connecticut Pesticide Credits Offered