Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE ENYCHP and CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program




Event Details

Date

February 2 - February 4, 2021

Time

Tues 8am-5pm; Wed 8am-5pm; Thurs 8am-4:45pm

Location

Online

Host

CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program
blogs.cornell.edu/nystreefruitconference/



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 & TitleSession Approximate TimeDEC Credits?
1: Insect Pest ManagementTuesday, February 2nd, 8:00am - 9:50amYes
2: PhytopathologyTuesday, February 2nd, 10:10am -12:00pmYes
3: Weed ManagementTuesday, February 2nd, 1:05pm - 3:00pmYes
4: Fruit Quality-PostharvestTuesday, February 2nd, 3:15pm - 5:00pmNo
5: Precision Bloom Thinning & The Pollen Tube Growth ModelWednesday, February 3rd, 8:00am - 9:45am No
6: Horticulture, Orchard Canopy Management for Maximizing Fruit Quality & Adoption of Computer Vision TechnologyWednesday, February 3rd, 10:15am - 12:15pm No
7: Business Management I: Economics of Fruit ProductionWednesday, February 3rd, 1:15pm - 2:45pm No
8: Business Management II - Impact of COVID-19 on Fruit IndustryWednesday, February 3rd, 3:15pm - 4:55pm No
9: Extreme Weather AdaptabilityThursday, February 4th, 8:00am - 9:50am            No
10: Market/Regulatory/Labor Updates plus New Apple VarietiesThursday, February 4th, 10:15am - 12:15am         No
11: Honeycrisp Management IThursday, February 4th, 1:15pm - 2:45pm            No
12: Honeycrisp Management II      Thursday, February 4th, 3:15pm - 4:45pm            No


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Asparagus

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Beets

Beets

Blueberries

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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

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Upcoming Events

ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 16, 2022
Granville, NY

Join us for a late-summer field meeting. Cornell researchers and extension specialists will give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest.  We will then walk through the orchard to look for some of the issues discussed, and further discuss their management strategies in the field. We will then discuss how the crop is shaping up around the greater ENY region, and will allow ample time for you to share your thoughts on this year's crop, and to answer any other questions you may have. 

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour

December 3 - December 11, 2022

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour hosted by Laura McDermott, and organized by Explorations by Thor, a well-respected international travel company that specializes in agricultural tours will embark December 3 - 11, 2022.  Don't miss this opportunity to travel, learn and relax with other farmers.  It will be a blast!

This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an educational and entertaining way to visit another country while networking with fellow berry production and Agri-tourism professionals.   The tour allows attendees the convenience of a completed itinerary including hotels, most meals and in-country transportation. Guests will visit a wide variety of Costa Rican agriculture and while still having time for cultural highlights.  

Announcements

ENYCHP Public Events Calendar



2022 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 2022 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


Podcasts

Winter Greens Research Review

March 23, 2022
Winter Greens Research Review
March 17, 2022

Episode description:
In this episode, vegetable specialists Ethan Grundberg, Elisabeth Hodgdon, Jud Reid, and grower Leon Vehaba discuss winter greens production in Eastern New York. They highlight research results from the past five years that aimed to develop nitrogen fertility and heating recommendations for winter high tunnel greens production. Leon discusses his lessons learned from his experience at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and how he made changes to his greens production as a result.

Funding and support for the research trials discussed were provided by:
Organic nitrogen fertility management in winter spinach (Willsboro Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm trials): New York Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Northern NY Agricultural Development Program, Toward Sustainability Foundation, Paul and Sandy Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, and Amy Ivy and Andy Galimberti of the CCE ENYCHP.

Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production: Northeast SARE Partnership grant and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

Resources:
Ethan and Leon’s report from their trials at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project:
‘Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production’ SARE grant final report: https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/one17-298/

Elisabeth and Jud’s results from their trials at the Willsboro Research Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm:
Willsboro Research Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94bE5DV5SI&t=10s
Pleasant Valley Farm (research results and overview of winter greens production on the farm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLK6jnc0YzA&t=12s

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