Champlain Valley Summer Field Afternoon
August 19, 2021
1:00pm - 5:00pm
9486 US 9
Chazy, NY 12921
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
Now that we are able to host field meetings again, we invite you to the Champlain Valley to view some of our current field trials, listen to talks and discuss your management concerns with many of the scientists from Cornell AgriTech, and to reconnect in person with other growers from around Eastern New York. DEC credits are available in categories 1A, 10, and 22.
There is no fee to attend, however pre-registration by August 16th is required so that we can have a headcount of who is coming.
Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (518 410 6823) Mike Basedow with any questions.
Stop 1: Chazy Precision Pruning and Thinning Trial (Google maps address)
1- 1:15pm: DEC Sign-In, Welcome, and Introductions - Mike Basedow
1:15 - 1:35pm: Precision Pruning and Thinning Trials - Dr. Terence Robinson, with some additional input from Mike Basedow (20 minutes)
1:35 - 2:00pm: Getting fire blight back under control - Dr. Kerik Cox, Isabella Yannuzzi, and David Strickland (25 minutes)
2:00 - 2:15pm: Break, and head over to next site
Stop 2: Chazy New Rootstock Planting (Google maps address)
2:15 - 2:45pm: New Cold Hardy "Designer Rootstock" Trial, Honeycrisp Rootstocks and Bitter Pit - Dr. Terence Robinson and Dr. Lailiang Cheng (30 minutes)
2:45 - 3:10pm: Underground Contributions to Declining Blocks in High-Density Orchards - Dr. Awais Khan (25 minutes)
3:10 - 3:25pm: Break, and head over to next site
Stop 3: Chazy Honeycrisp Block (Google Maps Address)
3:25 - 3:50pm: Managing Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp with Sap Analysis - Dr. Lailiang Cheng (25 minutes)
3:50 - 4:00pm: 2021 Statewide Extension Effort to Predict Bitter Pit - Dr. Terence Robinson (10 minutes)
4:00 - 4:20pm: Sustainable orchard floor management practices - Dr. Greg Peck (20 minutes)
4:20 - 4:40pm: Hard Cider Apple Orchards in NY - Dr. Greg Peck (20 minutes)
4:40 - 4:45pm: Young Grower Group Information - Mike Basedow (5 minutes)
4:45 - 5:00pm: Final questions, discussion, meeting adjourn
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.