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Ethan Grundberg

Ethan Grundberg

Vegetable Specialist

CCE Orange County
18 Seward Ave, Suite 300
Middletown, NY 10940

phone 845-344-1234
cell 617-455-1893


Elisabeth Hodgdon

Elisabeth Hodgdon

Vegetable Specialist

CCE Clinton County
6064 NY-22
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

phone 518-561-7450
cell 518-650-5323


Chelsea Truehart

Chelsea Truehart

Senior Administrative Assistant

CCE Washington County
415 Lower Main St
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

phone 518-746-2553
cell 518-796-4514


Elizabeth Higgins

Elizabeth Higgins

Business Management Specialist

Hudson Valley Lab
3357 US Hwy 9W
Highland, NY 12528

phone 845.691.7151
cell 518.949.3722


Jim Meyers

Jim Meyers

Viticulture Specialist

Westchester County
PO Box 24
Ossining, NY 10562

cell 845-417-8005


Mike Basedow

Mike Basedow

Tree Fruit Specialist

CCE Clinton County
6064 NY-22
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

phone 518-561-7450
cell 518-410-6823


Chuck Bornt

Chuck Bornt

Team Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist

CCE Rensselaer County
61 State Street
Troy, NY 12180

phone 518-272-4210 x125
cell 518-859-6213
fax 518-272-1648


Dan Donahue

Dan Donahue

Tree Fruit Specialist

CCE ENYCHP
3357 Route 9W
Highland, NY 12528

phone 845-691-7117
cell 518-322-7812


Laura McDermott

Laura McDermott

Team Leader, Small Fruit and Vegetable Specialist

CCE Washington County
415 Lower Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839

phone 518-746-2562
cell 518-791-5038
fax 518-746-2419


Teresa Rusinek

Teresa Rusinek

Vegetable Specialist

Hudson Valley Laboratory
3357 Route 9W
Highland, NY 12528

phone 845-691-7117
cell 845-389-3562


Crystal Stewart-Courtens

Crystal Stewart-Courtens

Extension Vegetable Specialist

134 Miller Road
Johnstown, NY 12095

cell 518-775-0018


Maire Ullrich

Maire Ullrich

Vegetable Specialist

CCE Orange County
18 Seward Avenue
Suite 300
Middletown, NY 10940

phone 845-344-1234
cell 845-742-4342
fax 845-343-7471


Sarah Elone

Sarah Elone

Field Technician

Hudson Valley


Natasha Field

Field Technician

Capital District


Andy Galimberti

Field Technician

CCE Clinton County


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Upcoming Events

High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying

July 20, 2020

Join us the afternoon of July 20th to learn what's new in orchard precision spraying technology. We'll be joined by Dr. Jason Deveau, Dr. Heping Zhu, and Steve Booher.  After their presentations, we will open up the meeting for all three presenters to field questions and comments. 

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Announcements

U-Pick Farm Practices During Covid-19 Pandemic

U-Pick is a critical direct marketing approach for many of our farms and provides
customers with a unique connection to fresh produce grown close to home. In light
of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices
will be needed to protect your farm team and your customers. This document
provides recommended practices and communication strategies for U-Pick
operations for the 2020 season.

https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_864.pdf

Resources from CCE ENYCHP!

We are developing new ways to connect with the CCE ENYCHP team this year! We have a Youtube page located at this link. Check out videos on Table Grape Production, Pest Updates and the 20 Minute Ag Manager - in 4 Minutes series

We have a Facebook Page here as well as an Instagram page. We keep these places updated with current projects, events, and other interesting articles and deadlines.

There are also text alerts available. Fruit and vegetable farmers in 17 Eastern NY counties can now receive real time alerts on high risk disease and pest outbreaks texted directly to their cell phone. The Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture program, which is supported by local Cornell Cooperative Extension associations, will now offer text alerts to those that enroll in our program in 2019. 

The text alerts will be reserved for important crop alerts that could impact management decisions immediately. For instance, if there were an outbreak of Late Blight in the area, this would be transmitted to vegetable growers.

Farmers can choose the crop for which they wish to receive updates. Additionally they can request that Ag Business Alerts be sent to them. These alerts might include due dates for crop insurance deadlines, market opportunities etc.

If you have questions, please contact enychp@cornell.edu


Podcasts

2020 Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast- Episode 3- 5/20/20

May 20, 2020
The May 20th, 2020 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Spring Spinach Pests and Diseases (1:11)
Pythium Root Rot Symptoms and Management (6:53)
Business Safety Plans for Phase 1 Re-opening in NY (11:27)
Angular Leaf Spot of Strawberry (12:56)
A Conversation with Sue Scheufele, UMass Extension, on Managing Common Brassica Pests (19:05)

Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Spring Spinach Pests:
From Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Plant and Pest Advisory 4/2/20
Spinach Anthracnose
https://plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/anthracnose-spinach-2020-scaled.jpg

Spinach Downy Mildew and Leafminer
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_869.pdf

Spinach White Rust
https://plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Spinach-WR-2020-scaled.jpg

Pythium Root Rot:
https://plant-pest-advisory.rutgers.edu/damping-off-identifying-and-controlling-early-season-pathogens-2-2-3/

Business Safety Plans:
New York Forward Plans https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase

CFAP Final Rule and program information https://www.farmers.gov/cfap

Angular Leaf Spot of Strawberry:
Source: Penn State Extension fact sheet

Brassica Pests:
**Although Sue discusses applying Entrust as a tray drench to seedlings prior to planting for research purposes, this is an off-label use. Entrust is currently labeled for application to soil in the field. Always consult the pesticide label prior to use. The label is the law.**

Brassica Pest Collaborative webinar recordings: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/resources/brassica-pest-collaborative
UMass research reports on management of brassica pests: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/resources-services/brassica-pest-collaborative/research-reports-on-management-of-brassica

Sue Scheufele’s contact information:
https://ag.umass.edu/people/susan-b-scheufele

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