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Cornell Climate Smart Farming - Winter 2021 Webinars




Event Details

Date

February 12, 2021
February 19, 2021
February 26, 2021

Host

Cornell Smart Farming Program
climatesmartfarming.org



If you missed one of the programs, contact the host listed in the description for links to view recorded session.   Implications of Large Solar Installations and Leasing on Farmland - Zoom Webinar Friday, February 12, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm Speakers: David Kay (Cornell) & Matt Johnson (NYS Tug Hill Commission) Utility-scale solar projects have been expanding in NY recently due to the need for additional energy development, changing technology, and changes in policies at the state level. This webinar will discuss some of the implications of solar siting on farmland and how we can support renewable energy development while protecting farmland.  Register in advance for this meeting: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdeqgrj0vGNVOue2p1MeyPcTO6jnFBVeA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Using the CSF Growing Degree Day Calculator for Cropping Decisions - Zoom Webinar Friday, February 19, 2021, 12:00-1:00pm Speakers: Kitty O'Neil (NNY Regional Ag Team) & Brian Belcher (Cornell) The Cornell Climate Smart Farming Growing Degree Day (GDD) tool calculates heat accumulation to predict crop plant, pest and pathogen development for any field selected from a map. This webinar will provide an in-depth look into the inner workings of the tool and how Extension specialists and farmers are using the tool to make decisions to optimize varieties and yields, and minimize labor costs. Register in advance for this meeting: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApc-CtqzMsE9Oz2rDd4Uc_i48D8Tw95aTk After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Irrigation Management in Processing Vegetables using the CSF Water Deficit Calculator Friday, February 26, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm Speakers: Elizabeth Buck, Steve Reiners, Julie Kickert, and Brian Belcher (Cornell University) The Cornell Climate Smart Farming Water Deficit Calculator estimates soil water content within a crop's effective root zone to inform decision makers about current and forecasted water deficits. This webinar will provide an in-depth look into how some Extension specialists and farmers are using the tool to make very precise decisions for irrigation management in processing vegetables - including looking at the physiology of drought stress in critical stages, how the tool works in detail, and examples of crops grown with irrigation or rain-fed fields. Register in advance for this meeting: https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrcemsrjsvE9QFsIYQwkgesmSB0pB034DT After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Long Island Agriculture Forum: Climate Change Sessions January 5-7, 2021 This year's Long Island Agriculture Forum featured two sessions that covered climate change - the Beginner Farmer Session (How Climate Change Will Affect Weeds in the Future; Building Your Farm's Resilience in the Face of Climate Change; and Planning Your Farm to Combat Climate Change) and the General Session (Practices and Tools to Increase Farm Resiliency and Adapt to a Changing Climate; Measure to Manage: The Soil Health Benchmark Study and Recognizing the Natural Enemies That Help Control Insect Pests Outdoors). Contact Deborah Aller (da352@cornell.edu) for details on the presentations.

Understanding Climate Change and its Impacts on Local Agriculture Friday, January 22, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Phillips, Gansvoort Farm in Clermont, NY Dr. Phillips presented on the background of climate change, what climate change means for growers in the Hudson Valley (and eastern New York State), and how she is working to be more climate resilient on her own farm. Dr. Jennifer Phillips is a professor of science at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and teaches in the MS in Climate Science and Policy degree program. Phillips owns and operates a sustainable livestock operation in Clermont, NY, and teaches a tutorial to Bard undergraduates on livestock farming and sustainable agriculture. Contact Jim O'Connell (jmo98@cornell.edu) for details on the webinar.


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Asparagus

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Beets

Beets

Blueberries

Blueberries

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

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

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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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