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Sorry, Pre-Registration for Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production has passed.

Pre-Registration for February 27 - Basics of Nut Production Deadline: February 26, 2020

Pre-Registration for March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm Deadline: March 4, 2020

Pre-Registration for March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production Deadline: March 11, 2020

Pre-Registration for March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms Deadline: March 19, 2020


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Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

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Event Details

Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production

Date

February 20, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

Entire Series Registration : $25.00

Feb 20: Basics of Mushroom Production webinar : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

February 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production - Steve Gabriel, Specialty Mushrooms and Agroforestry Specialist, Cornell Small Farms.  Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop with many benefits, including improving farmer stewardship of forested lands and the ability to offer a unique and highly desired product. Steve will introduce students to mushrooms that can be easily grown in the woods. 





Event Details

February 27 - Basics of Nut Production

Date

February 27, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

Feb 27: Basics of Nut Production : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


February 27 - Basics of Nut Production



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

February 27 - Basics of Nut Production - Sam Bosco, PhD candidate, School of Integrated Plant Science, Cornell.  Sam's research focuses on temperate nut-based agroforestry and how that endeavor intersects historical and social understandings of a sustainable regional food system.





Event Details

March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm

Date

March 5, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

March 5: Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm - Jason Detzel, CCE Ulster Co. and Ashley Pierce, CCE CAAHP.  Jason and Ashley lead livestock and poultry educational programs in the Capital District and Hudson Valley regions of the state.  Poultry production is relatively low-investment with a quick turnaround time but farmers need specific skills to produce a product that is safe and profitable. This course will provide basic information to build a successful poultry enterprise.





Event Details

March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production

Date

March 12, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

March 12: Basics of Tree Fruit Production : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production - Mike Basedow, CCE ENYCHP. Planting and managing apples, pears, and stone fruit is a rewarding hobby and business, but it's not as simple as planting and picking. There's a lot that goes into successful orcharding! Mike will provide some of the bare essentials to help you determine if growing tree fruit is right for you. 






Event Details

March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms

Date

March 19, 2020

Time

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Webinar

Cost

March 19: Food Safety for Small Farms : $5.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms



Whether you are an existing or aspiring farmer, join us for a five-part webinar series where experts provide overviews of diverse enterprises that might work for your business.  Join us for all, or just one, whatever your schedule allows.  

Webinars begin on February 20, 2020 and continue each Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm until March 19, 2020. 

Registration is $25 for entire series, or $6 per webinar.  A Zoom link will be sent to you when you register.  Please register 24 hours before the date of the webinar to ensure that the link is delivered. 

March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms - Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE ENYCHP. Elisabeth is a regional vegetable specialist and farm food safety lead for the ENYCHP. She is actively involved in high tunnel research, invasive pest management, and pesticide and food safety education. In the final segment of our series, Elisabeth will guide the audience through a thoughtful approach to designing diversified farming systems with food safety in mind.   



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Brussels Sprouts

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Cabbage

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Carrots

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Cauliflower

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Cherries

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Cucumbers

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Dry Beans

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Eggplant

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Ethnic Vegetables

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Garlic

Garlic

Grapes

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Horseradish

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Kohlrabi

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Leeks

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Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

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Nectarines

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Onions

Onions

Parsnips

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Peaches

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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

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Strawberries

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Sweet Corn

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Sweet Potatoes

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Upcoming Events

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2020
Albany, NY

A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

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2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020
Albany, NY

Join us for two days filled with informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Vegetables, Small Fruit, Grapes, Hemp, and more!

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Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Capital Region

February 27, 2020
Altamont, NY

Join us for a morning of hands-on pruning discussion and demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson.  Terence will walk us through the key steps of pruning the tall spindle orchard, and will also review pruning techniques for other orchard systems commonly grown across the Capital Region. Please note this meeting will be held the morning following our annual winter conference in Albany.  

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Announcements

2020 ENY Fruit & Vegetable Conference


Join us for two full days of informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Berries, Vegetables, Grapes, Hemp, and more...many of which will offer DEC credits.

When registering, please be sure to choose the correct cost option depending on your enrollment status with Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture and whether you will be attending one day or two.

Lodging: Individual guests may call The Desmond directly at 518-869-8100 (or 800-448-3500) to book rooms at the discounted rate of $115.00 per night. Reservations must be received no later than February 9, 2020 to get the discounted rate. When requesting a room, guests may refer to the "Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference Room Block" or by referencing Block Code: FVG.

2020 Fruit & Veg Conference credits are as follows:
  • Tree Fruit - Day 1 morning - 2.0 credits in categories 1a, 10, 22
  • Tree Fruit - Day 1 afternoon - 2.25 credits in categories 1a, 10, 22
  • FSMA - Day 1 all day - 2.0 credits for 10, 1a, 23
  • Grapes - 2.25 credits in categories 1a, 10, 22
  • Berries - 2.75 credits in categories 1a, 10, 22
  • Veg - Day 2 morning - 1.50 credits in categories 1a, 10, 23
  • Veg - Day 2 afternoon - 2.00 credits in categories 1a, 10, 23
  • Hemp - 1.75 credits in categories 10 and 1a; 1.25 credits in categories 21, 24


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

Tomato Disease Resistance

February 17, 2020
Teresa Rusinek discusses new tomato varieties being developed by Dr. Martha Mutchler-Chu at Cornell University with improved resistance to early blight, late blight, septoria leaf spot, and other foliar diseases. Rusinek also covers the basic biology and current management options for the primary tomato foliar diseases, including bacterial spot and speck, found in Eastern New York.

Dr. Meg McGrath: What’s New in Managing Tomato Diseases in 2019 (fungicide efficacy trials for several tomato foliar diseases, including OMRI options)
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/NewsArticles/Tomato%20Diseases-McGrath-NJ%20ACTS-2019-NY.pdf

Tomato Disease Resistance Breeding http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/NewsArticles/Cornell%20Disease%20Resistant%20Tomatoes-2019.pdf

Hot Water Treatment
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/NewsArticles/HotWaterSeedTreatment.html

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