To the members of PLANTCNY,
Please see the following message, sent to us from Carl Schimenti, Cornell Turfgrass Program Manager, regarding a number of webinars and virtual education programs that Cornell is sponsoring and making available to our members. If you would like additional information regarding these programs, please contact Carl directly; you’ll find his contact information at the end of this email.
Thanks, and stay well!
I’m reaching out today on behalf of the Cornell Turfgrass program. In lieu of the current situation re: Covid 19, we felt it would be beneficial to provide virtual forms of extension and education for our turf folks here in NY. This would also provide a forum for people to ask questions and also interact in a way that at least partially fills the social void that has been left open for many.
We've decided to break them up into 3 separate webinars on different days. One for golf turf, one for sports turf, and one for lawn/landscape (which you all may have audiences that are interested in). We are hoping to keep these relatively short, around 15 mins, and then open up for questions at the end.
I've put down the webinar links for each recurring webinar below, and the link will stay the same every week. Attendees will need to sign-in with an e-mail address before each session, but no need to register and of course no registration fee.
Golf Turf: Every Wednesday, starting 3/25 at 10am. Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/599896323
Sports Turf: Every other Thursday, starting 3/26 at 10am. Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/968527067
Lawn and Landscape: Every other Friday, starting 3/27 at 10am. Link: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/790738453
We'd love for you to spread the word to anyone you feel is interested!
Also of note: we may record and post webinar recordings to YouTube after the live session as we understand many people won't be able to attend every week.
We are looking forward to it!
Cornell Turf Research Program Manager
School of Integrative Plant Sciences
48A Plant Science Building
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
email@example.com | cals.cornell.ed
Is Landscaping and Nurseries Classified as Essential Businesses in New York State-COVID-19Read Now
Dear PLANT CNY Members-3/20/2020-SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST UPDATES
PLANT CNY and NYSNLA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and we will update you as more information becomes available to us. Attached you will find a letter that was sent to Governor Cuomo yesterday to try and get us in the ‘essential service’ classification. The guidelines are not very clear at this time and everyone has a lot of questions. We are working hard to get clarification. Here is a link to the GUIDANCE ON EXECUTIVE ORDER 202.6 https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026
We will continue to monitor all the information and pass it on as it becomes available.
Here is a list of some industry actions and some items that might help clarify the latest executive order in NYS.
We are all in this together and we will get through this together!
Your PLANT CNY Board
Dana, James, Christin, Dale and Beth
We have been working hard to keep you updated as information is available. Please also remember that most of us working on this are volunteers trying our best to work through a difficult situation with limited information. There are lots of people behind the scenes trying to get more clarification for all of you and we will report new information as it becomes available. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this.
We would like to pass on another idea that was brought to our attention. We have had a few members tell us that have requested designation as an essential business for themselves. You can submit a request for your business by following this link https://esd.ny.gov/sites/default/files/Request%20for%20Designation%20Form_2.pdf
We are passing along the latest news we have received from Department of Agriculture and Markets. We will continue working on clarification of essential services and we will update you as more information becomes available.
Visit the Dept of Ag site here:
As of this morning, SOME of our industry was given "essential" status. Please read carefully and see the attached download below. We will share other updates as they become available.
IF you decide to work it is advised you comply with the current NYS suggested best management practices for safe and sanitary workplace environments.
This opportunity is a blessing, but be wise. Be safe out there, and take care of yourselves and your staff.
UPDATE: DECEMBER 19, 2020
For advocacy information and New York State related COVID-19 updates, click to the NYSNLA webpage:
Dear valued customer,
As you are likely aware the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a major impact on our daily lives and businesses. Our primary objective during this uncertain period is doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our associates, customers and supplier partners. As such we are taking immediate actions, and in alignment with statewide guidance, to limit company events and gatherings in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.
At this time, we have decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 Turning Stone SiteOne University & Expo. Please be assured that we will be refunding you 100% of any registration fees incurred as part of this event, including Partners Program points. We will follow up with you in the coming days to provide additional details on rescheduling (if applicable), reimbursements, travel credits, etc. but we wanted to alert you immediately so you may adjust your plans accordingly.
We apologize for this inconvenience but appreciate your understanding during this uncertain time. Thank you again for allowing us to be your green industry partner.
SiteOne Landscape Supply
To the members of PLANTCNY,
Your March Scoop is attached …
Please plan to attend the March Meeting, which is being hosted by Green Scapes Inc., on Thursday, March 12th. See all the details in the Scoop!
Linda Bennett, Executive Secretary