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2020 Orange County Onion School




Event Details

Date

March 6, 2020

Time

8:45am - 3:45pm

Location

Pine Island Fire Department
684 County Road 1
Pine Island, NY 10969

Cost

ENYCHP/CCEOC Enrollee : $60.00

(addl attendee $60.00 ea.)

Non-enrollee : $85.00

(addl attendee $85.00 ea.)

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture



8:45-9:00              Sign In, DEC Credit Registration

9:00-9:15              Welcome, Ethan Grundberg- CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program

9:15-9:35              Dipping Bare Root Plants in Biologicals to Mitigate Pink Root, Ethan Grundberg- CCE ENYCHP

                                Grundberg will present data from two-years' worth of trials screening biostimulants and biofungicides as pre-plant dips of bare root transplanted onions. Specific attention will be paid to understanding the differences between biostimulants and biofungicides, label restrictions for pre-plant dips, and compatibility with other pre-plant incorporated pesticides for onion maggot, onion smut, and Pythium suppression. Finally, the pink root severity evaluation data will be discussed as well as the correlation between pink root severity and yield in the trial plots.

 9:35-10:20          2019 Herbicide Trial Results and Recommendations, Christy Hoepting- CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

                                Hoepting will share results from several herbicide evaluations conducted during the 2019 growing season focused on both pre- and post-emergent applications for broadleaf control in muck-grown onions.

10:20-10:30         Coffee Break

10:30-11:05         Beneficial Nematodes to Manage Maggots, Denis Willett & Camila Filgueiras- CU Dept Entomology

                                Drs. Willett and Filgueiras will discuss their ongoing research using entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) to suppress several maggot species, including onion maggot (Delia antiqua) and seedcorn maggot (Delia platura), in specialty crop production systems. The presentation will focus specifically on compatibility with other pesticides, application methods, efficacy trial results, as well as the potential for EPNs to be incorporated in muck grown onion production in place of chlorpyrifos.

11:05-11:20         FSMA On-Farm Readiness Reviews and Worker Training, Nathaniel Lartey- CCE Orange County

                                Lartey will cover updates to the Food Safety Modernization Act focusing on major findings from the 2019 On-Farm Readiness Reviews and resources for compliance with worker training requirements.

 11:20-12:00        Fungicide Resistance Development in Stemphylium Isolates, Dr. Frank Hay- CU Dept Plant Pathology

                                Dr. Hay has been collecting Stemphylium leaf blight (SLB) samples from New York onion farms for over three years in order to track the development of resistance to certain fungicide or FRAC groups within pathogen populations over time. Dr. Hay will update growers on the status of SLB resistance to FRAC groups 2, 7, 9, and 11 while reinforcing basic principles and best management practices for fungicide resistance management.

12:00-1:00          Lunch 

1:00-1:45            Results from 2019 Fungicide Trials for Stemphylium Leaf Blight, Christy Hoepting- CCE CVP

                                Hoepting will review highlights from her continuing fungicide efficacy trials and discuss a number of suggested fungicide programs to manage resistance and provide sufficient suppression of SLB.

 1:45-2:30            Timing Copper Applications to Reduce Bacterial Bulb Rot, Dr. Bhabesh Dutta- Univ of Georgia

                                Dr. Dutta will cover the lifecycle and basic biology of some of the most prominent bacterial pathogens responsible for bacterial bulb rots in onion production. Dr. Dutta will then discuss the efficacy of bactericides currently available as well as results from his trials evaluating the impact of timing copper applications at different crop developmental stages to better target the causal pathogens and reduced bulb rot incidence.

 2:30-2:50              Updates to NY Labor Regulations and the FFLPA in 2020, Rich Stup- CCE Workforce Management

                                Stup will cover the basics of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act and its implications for labor management in 2020 and beyond.

 2:50-3:20 (30)    Improving Fungicide and Insecticide Efficacy with Adjuvants, Ethan Grundberg- CCE ENYCHP

                                Grundberg will present preliminary results from the first year of trialing 9 different adjuvant chemistries in tank mixes with a commonly used fungicide, insecticide, and herbicide  program for muck-grown onions in New York. Specifically, Grundberg will discuss impacts on onion thrips populations, Stemphylium leaf blight severity, and yield.

 3:20-3:45              Final Remarks, Evaluations, DEC Certificate Distribution



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Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 28, 2024 : Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson about his thinning suggestions for the 10-12mm thinning window. We will then hear from Dr. Anna Wallis, Dr. Andres Antolinez, and Dr. Scott Cosseboom for pest management updates.  

To join, simply click on the zoom link at 3PM on Tuesday: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93411218328?pwd=RUpFNlY3Nm5nS0tkUjdDWEU0cklCdz09

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Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2024 : June Produce Field Meeting
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Come join us for a discussion on greenhouse production, IPM techniques in the greenhouse, and a discussion of IPM strategies for tomatoes, cole crops and cucurbits. 

Meeting is free and open to the public.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A and 23 are available. 

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024 : Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop
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Join us on the morning of June 20th as we hear from Cornell University weed management specialists Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang, who will discuss their recent research on autonomous orchard weeding systems.  

We will also hear from Mike Basedow of CCE ENYCH and learn about the ongoing results of herbicide research trials he is conducting.  Bryan Brown of NYS IPM will discuss pre-plant preparations and mulches that could be useful for controlling weeds without herbicides.   

Identifying the differences between weed species and key differences between annuals and perennials that factor into management will also be covered.     

This workshop is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Announcements

2023 Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring/Management

All berry farmers are watching for monitoring reports that indicate Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) adults are in their region. Mid-season berry crops should be sprayed as soon as berries begin to ripen unless you've elected to use insect exclusion netting.

- For general information about SWD, and to enroll for free monitoring reports, visit the Cornell SWD blog https://blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/.
- Click here for the 2023 Quick Guide for Pesticide Management. 
- For some great instructional videos and fact sheets on insect exclusion netting, visit the University of Vermont's Ag Engineering blog.


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


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Winter Greens Grower Interviews in Northern New York

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In this episode, vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews Lindsey Pashow, ag business development and marketing specialist with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York team. They discuss findings from a series of interviews with winter greens producers in northern New York. Lindsey shares production and marketing challenges associated with growing winter greens in this cold and rural part of the state, success stories and advice from growers, and tips for those interested in adding new crop enterprises to their operation.

Funding for this project was provided by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The episode was edited by Miles Todaro of the ENYCHP team.

Resources:
• Crop enterprise budget resources available from Penn State Extension (field and tunnel vegetables: https://extension.psu.edu/small-scale-field-grown-and-season-extension-budgets), UMass Extension (winter spinach budgets: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/outreach-project/improving-production-yield-of-winter-greens-in-northeast and field vegetables: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/fact-sheets/crop-production-budgets), and Cornell Cooperative Extension (high tunnel vegetables: https://blogs.cornell.edu/hightunnels/economics/sample-budgets-spreadsheets/). Use these budgets as templates when developing your own crop enterprise budget.
• The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, by Richard Wiswall
• The Winter Harvest Handbook, by Eliot Coleman

For questions about the winter greens project discussed in this podcast, reach out to Lindsey Pashow (lep67@cornell.edu) or Elisabeth Hodgdon(eh528@cornell.edu).

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