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LOF Summer Fruit Series

This educational series of videos in the orchard and indoor presentation style will provide growers with educational information, and updates on research in 2020.  Please join us as we cover a different topic in each episode.  Click 'view details' and scroll down to find the event you are looking for.






Event Details

LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!

Date

July 7, 2020

Time

Noon-1pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!



LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prohibited from hosting our large in-person educational events this season. In lieu of this, we've been producing a series of educational events via Zoom webinars, that are then edited and posted on our YouTube channel.

Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uHKcqmyNRPO6IL-KKll2GA

Organized by Lake Ontario Fruit Program.

Agenda:

5 min: Intro, sponsorship, fruit size update for important apple cultivars - Mario Miranda Sazo

35 min: Managing irrigation in 2020 by using the updated Cornell irrigation model - Dr. Terence Robinson

15 min: Questions and answers

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, if you are calling in with your phone, you will receive an email with a password, which will be required to login. Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu.

For more information on irrigation in 2020 take a look at the most recent Fruit Notes Volume 20 Issue 11.  If you don't receive Fruit Notes but would like to please enroll at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php  and consider including subscriptions for Fruit Facts & Harvest Maturity Report for timely horticulture and pest or apple harvest information and reccommendations.


For previous CCE- LOF virtual meetings, including PDF slide sets:

Spring Orchard Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

Summer Fruit Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=723&crumb=crops|crops|cherries|crop*41

Or check out the videos on our YouTube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PXjEkx7nLDY1A81Ek5brQ/

*Thumbnail photo of irrigation being added to in newly planted orchard.





Event Details

Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'

Date

July 14, 2020

Time

Noon-1pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'



Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prohibited from hosting our large in-person educational events this season. In lieu of this, we've been producing a series of educational events via Zoom webinars, that are then edited and posted on our YouTube channel.

At the 2020 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools, we spoke about new advances in Honeycrisp tree fruit nutrition and introduced peel SAP analysis to better predict bitter pit early in the growing season. We would like to encourage all Honeycrisp growers to start thinking about which Honeycrisp block (or ideally all blocks at your farm!) you would like to collect fruit for peel SAP analysis this July 2020. We are specially inviting all WNY packinghouses and their Honeycrisp fruit growers to submit peel samples to CCE LOF this season. A zoom webinar with Drs. Cheng and Robinson is currently being organized by CCE LOF to launch this new and exciting extension effort with Honeycrisp on Tuesday July 14 at noon. Here is the link to register for the webinar: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jmcWYoA6RHyLlix_DD-a3w

Agenda:

  • 5 min: Intro, sponsorship announcements - Craig Kahlke
  • 10 min: The Cornell multi-pronged strategy to managing Honeycrisp in the summer and fall of 2020 - Terence Robinson
  • 10 min: YouTube video, sampling, and submission protocol for taking 'Honeycrisp' peel tissue for sap analysis in WNY in July - Mario Miranda Sazo
  • 10 min: Peel sap analysis and bitter bit incidence in Honeycrisp - Lailiang Cheng
  • 10 min: Closing remarks, peel sap reports, plans for the fall - Terence Robinson and Lailiang Cheng
  • 15 min: Questions and Answers 

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, if you are calling in with your phone, you will receive an email with a password, which will be required to login. Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu.

Thanks to our Sponsors thus far! Niagara Fresh, Inc. (Chris Bucolo), Sun Orchard Fruit Co. (Steve Riessen), Lake Ontario Fruit, Inc. (John Russell & Scott Henning), LynOaken Farms (Chris Oakes), Wayne County Fruit Sales (Scott VanDeWalle), and Pomona Packing, Inc. (Phil Smith).

For more information on Peel SAP Analysis take a look at the most recent Fruit Notes Volume 20 Issue 11.  If you don't receive Fruit Notes but would like to please enroll at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php  and consider including subscriptions for Fruit Facts & Harvest Maturity Report for timely horticulture and pest or apple harvest information and reccommendations.

For previous CCE- LOF virtual meetings, including PDF slide sets:

Spring Orchard Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

Summer Fruit Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=723&crumb=crops|crops|cherries|crop*41

Or check out the videos on our YouTube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PXjEkx7nLDY1A81Ek5brQ/

*Thumbnail photo of Freshly squeezed peel sap from Honeycrisp fruit samples collected from several research plots in July 2019. Peel sap is ready to be analyzed in Cornell Nutrient Analysis Lab with an ICP (Induc􀆟vely Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry).





Event Details

LOF Honeycrsip Bitter Pit Prediction Models

Date

August 11, 2020

Time

1:15 - 2:15pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


LOF Honeycrsip Bitter Pit Prediction Models



In this webinar, Dr. Terence Robinson, Dr. Lailiang Cheng, CCE-LOF's Mario Miranda Sazo, and Lake Ontario Fruit Inc.'s Scott Henning will present a summary of the peel sap analysis for bitter pit prediction. Dr. Chris Watkins will follow with instructions on how to use the passive prediction model. CCE-LOF's Craig Kahlke will talk about arrangements for fruit storage for the passive model in commercial storages, along with help in evaluating the fruit. The panel will discuss recommendations/comparison between the 2 models to help guide storage regime and marketing plans.

Here is the link to register for the webinar: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HDoRGEYiSy2qdoktY5UGAQ

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, if you are calling in with your phone, you will receive an email with a password, which will be required to login. Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu



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Upcoming Events

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 8- 7/29/20

July 29, 2020
The July 29, 2020 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:
• Stink bug injury and gold flecking in tomatoes (1:14)
• Pandemic unemployment assistance and COVID-19 tax credits for paid leave (5:51)
• Pest management in wash/pack sheds (8:43)
• 2020 Pea variety trial research results (13:41)
• Irrigation for berry production (28:26)

Here are links to research and resources mentioned in this episode:

Pandemic unemployment insurance
https://dol.ny.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance

COVID-19 Tax credits for paid leave
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/covid-19-related-tax-credits-for-required-paid-leave-provided-by-small-and-midsize-businesses-faqs

Pest management in wash/pack sheds and water testing reminder
Map to locate a water testing lab near you:
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1C8KHM6jJszj9auYQttUbVtPKtb4eEBSJ&ll=42.61785481629028%2C-74.43670986250001&z=6

2020 Pea variety trial research results
Research report: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_908.pdf

Irrigation for Berry Production
For more in depth information about choosing an irrigation system, refer to the Pennsylvania State University Ag Alternatives fact sheet titled: Irrigation for Fruit and Vegetable Production.
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_910.pdf

Stink Bug Injury and Gold Flecking in Tomatoes
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_909.pdf

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