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Upcoming Events

Cover Crops Grower Discussion

December 14, 2016
6:30pm-8:00pm
Keeseville, NY

Join Amy Ivy for an informal grower discussion about fitting cover crops into vegetable rotations in the Northern Part of our region.
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Free Money? - Finding the right grants, cost-share programs and low-interest loan programs

December 15, 2016 : Ulster County

December 15, 2016 : Dutchess County

December 16, 2016 : Clinton County

December 16, 2016 : Washington County

December 14, 2016 : Schoharie County

The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program is offering a 2-hour program to help farmers learn about current grant and financial incentive programs for their farm business and how to assess whether a program is a good fit.

1. No free lunches!  What makes a good grant project - how to assess if a grant program is a good fit for your farm business?
2. Understanding common grant program terminology and requirements - knowing what will be required before you apply!
3. What programs are available now, and where do you look for programs in the future?  Some of the programs to be covered include:
        -NYS Beginning Farmer Grant (due January)
        -USDA Value Added Producer Grant
        -NYS Consolidated Funding Application
        -NRCS EQIP Cost Share Program
        -USDA REAP Energy Efficiency
        -NYS and USDA loans for farmworker housing
        -USDA SBIR
4. Where can you get help?

Elizabeth Higgins is the Ag Business Management Extension Specialist for the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program.  She has over 15 years' experience grant writing and project management and has assisted growers in successfully applying for USDA and NYS grants and has served on many USDA grant review panels.


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Farm Business Succession Retreat: Part One

January 13 - January 14, 2017
10:00am- 2:00pm

Save the Date! "Farm Business Succession Retreat - Where are you now, where are you going and how will you get there?"

Families across the country dream of the day the farm will pass to the next generation. In 2008, the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) reported that 70% of U.S. farmland would change hands by 2028. Without adequate succession planning, CSREES reports that farms are more likely to go out of business, be absorbed by larger neighboring farms, or be converted for non-farm use.

Don't let that happen to your dream! Succession planning can help ensure the dream of having the farm business transfer to the next generation will become reality. To help you move forward, CCE Ulster County, The Eastern NY Commercial Hort. Program and the Capital Area Agriculture and Horticulture Program are sponsoring two days of working facilitated time for your family or business partners to build a strong business succession strategy.
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Announcements

ENYCHP Enrollment is Now Open for 2017

It is time to re-enroll in CCE ENYCHP for 2017!

Enrolled members will receive access to cutting edge research and Extension Educators with expertise in their field. Members will be also be eligible for discounted meeting fees, and will receive timely reports of pest outbreaks and our ENYCHP newsletters.

To complete the 2017 enrollment form, please click "enrollment" in the upper right hand corner.  If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact our office at 518-746-2554




White Rot Update

NOW AVAILABLE: White Rot Fact Sheet: Click Here

Earlier in June I sent a garlic sample to the diagnostic lab hoping that I was wrong. The sample was covered in small black sclerotia, the size of poppy seeds, and white fungal hyphae crept up the stem. The results, unfortunately, matched the field diagnosis: White Rot. Within a couple days additional calls came from up and down the Hudson Valley as well as one in Western NY with similar suspicions. These samples have also gone to the lab for verification, but it looks like the latest pest to move back into the state is this nasty fungus. 

White Rot, Sclerotinia cepivorum, decimated the onion industry in New York in the 1930's before being eradicated through careful management. More recently, in 2003, it infected 10,000 acres of garlic in California, leading to the abandonment of some garlic fields and adoption of strict containment rules. White rot has been confirmed in Northeastern states over the last decade as well, with New York being one of the last to discover the disease.

The primary reason that White Rot is such a concern is because the sclerotia, or reproductive structures, can remain dormant in the soil for up to 40 years, attacking any allium crop planted into the soil under favorable conditions. This spring was ideal for infection due to the period of cool, moist weather we had. Optimal temperature for infection is 60-65 degrees F, but infection can occur anywhere from 50-75 degrees F.
Once garlic has white rot, it generally declines rapidly. Leaves will yellow and the plant will wilt, not unlike a severe fusarium infection. However, unlike with fusarium, white rot infected bulbs are covered in black sclerotia and white fungus. To add to the confusion, another disease CAN look similar. Botrytis also causes black sclerotia and white fungal growth. However, Botrytis sclerotia are quite large, often larger than a pencil eraser.

So, what do we do now? We're still working on long-term management strategies, but the most important steps to take now are vigilance when culling (look at the plants you are pulling for symptoms like you see in this article, and if they are present, call us to take a sample and have the disease verified) and, if you see anything suspicious, reduction of movement of inoculum. The main ways diseases get moved around are by dumping culls (compost, field edges, etc) and my moving soil on equipment. Throw away your culls, and wash equipment that may have come in contact with suspicious garlic or the soil it is growing in. Everything from cultivation equipment to harvest bins should be cleaned. 

We will keep learning about this disease and will keep sending out information, particularly to help you make decisions about what to sell and buy. For now, remember that the west coast has learned to manage the disease, and we will too. -Crystal Stewart, ENYCHP




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