Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • 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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Brussels Sprouts

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Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cherries

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Cucumbers

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Dry Beans

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Eggplant

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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

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Sweet Corn

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Sweet Potatoes

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Tomatoes

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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATES

December 13 - December 15, 2022February 2 - February 8, 2023February 21 - February 23, 2023

Save the Dates for the following Winter Meetings:

  • NOFA NY Virtual Winter Conference, February 2-5, 2023
  • Empire State Expo, Oncenter Syracuse, February 6-7 2023
  • Becker Forum, Oncenter Syracuse, February 8, 2023
  • Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program Regional Winter Meeting, The Desmond Hotel, Albany, February 21-23, 2023 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in the Hudson Valley

February 7, 2023
Highland, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CORNELL HUDSON VALLEY LAB 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Northern NY

February 9, 2023
Plattsburgh, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE CLINTON COUNTY OFFICE

Announcements

2023 CCE ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

We are back in-person after three years with two full days of informative sessions, many of which will offer DEC credits. (Scroll down to the bottom and click the link to see the full program!)

Program Overview:
Wednesday, February 22, 2023:

Tree Fruit Sessions, King Street Ballroom 9:00 am - 3:50 pm
Small Fruit Sessions, Shaker Room 9:20 am - 3:30 pm
Vegetable Sessions, Town Hall 9:15 am - 3:50 pm
Join us after the sessions for our Trade Show Social held in the Fort Orange Courtyard.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Tree Fruit Session, King Street Ballroom Rooms 2 & 4 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Vegetable Sessions, King Street Ballroom Rooms 6 & 8 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
Grape Session, Shaker Room 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - Pre-Conference Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course, Town Hall 8:15 am - 5:00 pm.  Participants will only be eligible for the PSA/AFDO Certificate of Course Completion if they are present for all modules of the course.

NYS DEC Pesticide Recertification Credits have been applied for! As soon as we hear back from DEC we will post the credits for each session that was eligible!




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 Grower Interviews in Northern New York

October 22, 2022
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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