Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Enrollment

EnrollmentYou must be enrolled in the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture (ENYCH) Program to benefit from the expertise of our Vegetable, Tree Fruit, Grape and Small Fruit Specialists. Annually, enrollment includes 6 issues of the Produce Pages, and weekly seasonal newsletters for vegetables, tree fruit, grapes and small fruit.  Also included are reduced registration fees for ENYCH organized educational meetings, and notification of local, state and regional meetings pertaining to vegetable and small fruit production.

Our program is supported, in part, by 17 county Cornell Cooperative Extensions in the Eastern Region of NY: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren and Washington Counties. Enrollment discounts are given to those that live, farm or conduct agricultural services in those counties (In-Region Enrollment). However, we still welcome those that do not live, farm or conduct ag services in those counties to enroll in our program (Satellite Enrollment). See the Enrollment Information PDF for a list of enrollment benefits covered under each type of enrollment.

ENYCH Enrollment - In Region (PDF; 826KB)

ENYCH Enrollment - Satellite (PDF; 859KB)

Enrollment Form - Online

Business Name
First Name Last Name
Address 1 Address 2
City State Zip
Phone Cell
Email 1 Email 2
Email 3 Email 4
Please select ALL counties that you farm or conduct business:
 
Albany
Clinton
Columbia
Dutchess
Essex
Fulton
Greene
Montgomery
Orange
Putnam
Rensselaer
Saratoga
Schenectady
Schoharie
Ulster
Warren
Washington

If other County, please enter name(s)
Please select ALL areas of interest:
 
Food Safety
Greenhouse & Tunnels
Organic

Pests - Animals
Pests - Diseases
Pests - Insects

Pests - Weeds
Soil Health
Please select ALL crops that you are interested in:
 
Apples
Apricots
Asparagus
Beets
Blueberries
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cherries
Cucumbers
Dry Beans
Eggplant
Ethnic Vegetables
Garlic
Grapes
Horseradish
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce / Leafy Greens
Melons
Nectarines
Onions
Parsnips
Peaches
Pears
Peas
Peppers
Plums
Potatoes
Pumpkins / Gourds
Radishes
Raspberries / Blackberries
Rhubarb
Rutabaga
Snap Beans
Squash - Summer
Squash- Winter
Strawberries
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Turnips
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program
In Region Enrollment
In Region ($65.00) - for those that live, farm or conduct agricultural services within participating counties (listed above).
Satellite ($165.00) - for those outside of the participating counties.

NEWSLETTERS
    Complimentary Emailed Newsletters:
Choose as many as you like Produce Pages (Oct - Mar)
Vegetable Weekly Update (Apr - Oct)
Tree Fruit Updates
Small Fruit Bi-Weekly Update (Mar - Oct)
Grape Update

    Complimentary Mailed Newsletters:
Select up to two mailed newsletters
Produce Pages (Oct - Mar)
Vegetable Weekly Update (Apr - Oct)
Tree Fruit Updates (Mar - Oct)
Small Fruit Bi-Weekly Update (Mar - Oct)
Grape Update

    Additional Mailed Newsletters:
$40.00 per additional mailed newsletter
Produce Pages (Oct - Mar)
Vegetable Weekly Update (Apr - Oct)
Tree Fruit Updates
Small Fruit Bi-Weekly Update (Mar - Oct)
Grape Update

GUIDELINES
* Bundle includes one print and online copy
Berry Crop Pest Management GuidelinesPrint Qty: $36.00 ea. Online - $31.00 Bundle - $48.50
Commercial Vegetable ProductionPrint Qty: $46.00 ea. Online - $41.00 Bundle - $62.50
Commercial Tree Fruit ProductionPrint Qty: $46.00 ea. Online - $41.00 Bundle - $62.50
Commercial Field Crops ProductionPrint Qty: $35.00 ea. Online - $30.00 Bundle - $47.00
Grape Pest Management GuidelinesPrint Qty: $36.00 ea. Online - $31.00 Bundle - $48.50
Greenhouse Crops & Herbaceous OrnamentalsPrint Qty: $42.00 ea. Online - $37.00 Bundle - $57.00
Commercial Production of Trees and Shrubs - 2014 EditionPrint Qty: $36.00 ea. Online - $31.00 Bundle - $48.50
Hops Integrated Production GuidePrint Qty: $36.00 ea. Online - $31.00 Bundle - $48.50
Organic Vegetable GuidelinesPrint Qty: $20.00 ea. Online - $0.00 Bundle - $0.00
Organic Fruit GuidelinesPrint Qty: $15.00 ea. Online - $0.00 Bundle - $0.00
Resource Guide for Organic Insect & Disease ManagementPrint Qty: $25.00 ea. Online - $0.00 Bundle - $0.00

Special Contribution to ENYCH Program   Amount: $
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Apples

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asparagus

Asparagus

Beets

Beets

Blueberries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cherries

Cherries

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Grapes

Grapes

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Nectarines

Nectarines

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Peas

Peas

Peppers

Peppers

Plums

Plums

Potatoes

Potatoes

Pumpkins / Gourds

Pumpkins / Gourds

Radishes

Radishes

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Rutabaga

Snap Beans

Snap Beans

Squash - Summer

Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

Strawberries

Strawberries

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Turnips

Turnips

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Upcoming Events

Produce Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Relief!

September 14 - October 31, 2017

NYS Fruit & Vegetables growers are getting together some loads of "hard" crops (apples, onions, cabbage, winter squash and anything else you think will last a week at room temperature) to send down to TX and, likely, Florida.  Feeding America is handling transportation.  You will all receive a record of donation.

Dates are weekly to help donations be delivered to where they can be most efficiently used over the next month while emergency feeding continues.

Please see the attached PDF for more details and contact Maire Ulrich ASAP if you are interested in donating! (Maire: 845-742-4342/ e-mail mru2@cornell.edu/ office 845-344-1234 )


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Mechanical Cultivation Equipment Demo Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 3, 2017
1:00pm- 4:45pm
Goshen, NY

Come see the latest mechanical cultivation technology in action! A range of equipment will be showcased, including the first demonstration of a robotic cultivator in NY!

Demonstrations will include:
Garford Robocrop Camera Guided In-Row Weeder
Terrateck Cultitrack Equipment Carrier/Cultivating Tractor
KULT-Kress Steerable Argus Hoe and Duo
Willsie Hydraweeder

In addition to the demonstrations, Ethan Grundberg, ENYCHP and Dr. Bryan Brown, NYS IPM will review how mechanical cultivation fits into an overall Integrated Weed Management strategy. Brown will also describe some of his research on stacking cultivation tools to increase effectiveness.

This is a FREE event, but please pre-register if you plan to attend. 1.25 DEC Credits will be available.

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Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day

October 12, 2017
9:30am-2:30pm
Schoharie, NY

Join us for a day of cover crop and soil health presentations, field tours, and a farmer panel! This field day is presented by USDA-NRCS, ENYCHP, SARE & SUNY Cobleskill. 

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Announcements

Welcome Jim Meyers: New Viticulture Specialist!

Jim has been working with wine grapes for 10 years, first as a Viticulture Ph.D. student at Cornell then as a Research Associate. Prior to coming to Cornell, Jim studied Chemistry and Biology (B.S. West Chester University of Pennsylvania), Computer Science (M.S. Brown University), and had a successful career as software technology entrepreneur. This background is reflected in his viticultural research which has focused on computational tools for mapping canopy and vineyard variability, quantifying relationships between variability and fruit chemistry, and optimizing efficiency of vineyard operations. As an Extension Associate, Jim will continue some of these research activities while also looking for new projects that provide targeted benefits to appellations in Eastern New York. Jim will kick off his new appointment by visiting growers at their vineyards to gather first hand knowledge of the sites and to discuss vineyard operations, goals, and challenges. Building a complete catalog of vineyards in a territory that runs 300 miles along the Route 9 corridor may take a little while, but Jim feels that the effort will lay a solid foundation for future program activities while also clearly differentiating the needs of each appellation.


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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