CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE ENYCHP and CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program
February 2 - February 4, 2021
Tues 8am-5pm; Wed 8am-5pm; Thurs 8am-4:45pm
CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program
We are excited to be partnering with our counterparts in Eastern NY, the CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (CCE-ENYCHP) for this 3-day virtual conference! Mike Basedow is the specialist who works with commercial tree fruit growers in the Champlain Valley, while Dan Donahue works with the stakeholders in the Hudson Valley. They've been planning this virtual conference along with myself, Mario, Janet, Mark, and our technicians and admin staff for a few months. While we will all miss the networking and sharing of meals with old friends, we are thankful that we have the technology to conduct what looks to be a strong educational program! If you haven't already, please Mark Your Calendars for Feb 2-4.
We have 12 sessions over the 3 full days of the conference (2 morning & afternoon sessions per day). Time will be built in for both AM/PM breaks (15-30 minutes each, and ~1 hr for lunch).
With no restrictions due to speakers not having to travel to our virtual conference, we've secured a lot of knowledgeable, dynamic speakers from out of state. We have faculty and staff presenting from Michigan State, Oregon State, Penn State, and Washington State, along with the "usual suspects" from Cornell, along with some speakers from CU that we've never had before. In addition, we have 2 sessions with grower panels that represent all major fruit-growing regions of NY, along with Ontario.
Please check our landing page at: http://blogs.cornell.edu/nystreefruitconference/ There you'll find all the detailed information, including full session descriptions, registration, sponsorship, and what you need to know to receive DEC credits.
Registration will be $85 per person for enrollees of either CCE-LOF or CCE-ENYCHP, $95 for non enrollees. This will be for access to all 3 conference days. We are not offering a price for 1-2 days.
Still need to re-enroll for ENYCHP? Enroll here!
Cornell's 2021 Tree Fruit Conference Session Layout
|Session Number & Title||Session Approximate Time||DEC Credits?|
|1: Insect Pest Management||Tuesday, February 2nd, 8:00am - 9:50am||Yes|
|2: Phytopathology||Tuesday, February 2nd, 10:10am -12:00pm||Yes|
|3: Weed Management||Tuesday, February 2nd, 1:05pm - 3:00pm||Yes|
|4: Fruit Quality-Postharvest||Tuesday, February 2nd, 3:15pm - 5:00pm||No|
|5: Precision Bloom Thinning & The Pollen Tube Growth Model||Wednesday, February 3rd, 8:00am - 9:45am||No|
|6: Horticulture, Orchard Canopy Management for Maximizing Fruit Quality & Adoption of Computer Vision Technology||Wednesday, February 3rd, 10:15am - 12:15pm||No|
|7: Business Management I: Economics of Fruit Production||Wednesday, February 3rd, 1:15pm - 2:45pm||No|
|8: Business Management II - Impact of COVID-19 on Fruit Industry||Wednesday, February 3rd, 3:15pm - 4:55pm||No|
|9: Extreme Weather Adaptability||Thursday, February 4th, 8:00am - 9:50am No|
|10: Market/Regulatory/Labor Updates plus New Apple Varieties||Thursday, February 4th, 10:15am - 12:15am No|
|11: Honeycrisp Management I||Thursday, February 4th, 1:15pm - 2:45pm No|
|12: Honeycrisp Management II||Thursday, February 4th, 3:15pm - 4:45pm No|
Soil Health for Vegetable Growers Workshop
November 1, 2023
Join us for presentations, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations focusing on soil health concepts and best management practices for vegetable growers. Topics include tarping, maintaining soil health in high tunnels, cover cropping, reduced tillage, compost microbiology, and more.
1.75 DEC pesticide recertification credits available in categories 1A, 10, and 23.