Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

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  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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2022 Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference




Event Details

Date

February 15 - February 17, 2022

Location

Virtual

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture



Conference Agenda

  • Feb 15, 8:15am - 10:00am: Strawberry Soil Health

Focusing on soil health and good soil management and the impacts soil has on plant health. Strategies to decrease tillage and incorporate cover crops and rotations will be discussed. Dr. Kerik Cox of Cornell will talk share tips to identify and manage soil borne disease, and ongoing work using anaerobic soil disinfestation (ASD) will be explained.  

  • Feb 15, 10:15am - 12:00pm: Strawberry Production Systems

Dr. Marvin Pritts (Cornell), Dr. Becky Sideman from the University of NH and Dr. Elisabeth Hodgdon (CCE ENYCHP) will help clarify the nuances of the strawberry plant and the different options growers have with planting, cropping and wintering these unusual plants.  

  • Feb 15, 12:45pm - 2:30pm: Raspberry & Blackberry Production

Dr. Courtney Weber (Cornell) will discuss progress in breeding plants with improved flavor and better tolerance of root diseases and even SWD. Dr. Greg Loeb (Cornell) will share results form ongoing work into SWD chemical ecology and behavior as the basis for management and Dr. Juliet Carroll (Cornell) will discuss efforts to simplify SWD monitoring and what that could mean for growers. Bramble farmers will share successful strategies for cane berry production.

  • Feb 15, 2:45pm - 4:30pm: Blueberries

This session will feature a deeper dive into virus identification and management by Dr. Timothy Miles of Michigan State University. Organic blueberry management from the farmers point of view will be covered and Dr. David Handley of the University of Maine will close the program with valuable information about the impact of pruning on blueberry production.  

  • Feb 16, 9:00am - 11:45am: Vine Crops

In this year's vine crop session learn from Cornell University's Dr. Meg McGrath first-hand what fungicides are and aren't working for Cucurbit Powdery Mildew and Downy Mildew. She will share her results from samples taken right here in the Capital District. Sandy Menasha from CCE Suffolk County will share variety updates and Natasha Field from CCE ENYCHP will also share interesting facts on hull-less seeded pumpkins. We will also hear the latest results with using ultra violet lighting to control powdery mildew from Nick Skinner from Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine. The session will wrap up with Chuck Bornt reviewing herbicides options and best use practices for 2022. DEC recertification credits have been requested for this session.

  • Feb 16, 1:00pm - 3:30pm: Sweetcorn

The sweet corn session features several out of state speakers including Dr. Mark VanGessel from the University of Delaware to discuss herbicide management practices in Delaware and Kris Holmstrom, Rutgers University Pes Management Specialist who will discuss worm management with Bt varieties and insecticides. The afternoon will wrap up with variety updates from various seed companies. We have received 1.25 NYS DEC pesticide recertification credits for this session.

  • Feb 17, 9:00am - 11:00am: Climate Change

Presentations from farmers and scientists followed by small group opportunities, will help this session to support resilience and strategy over fear and confusion. There will be some pre-session work that will be recommended, but all are welcome to join this participatory virtual workshop. 

  • Feb 17, 1:30pm - 4:00pm: Brassica Crops

Our conference concludes with a mighty brassica session with experts Elisabeth Hodgdon and Christy Hoepting from Cornell and Gordon Johnson from the University of Delaware focusing on a variety of disease, heat stress and varietal topics for broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages - all pertinent to the retail market grower. Brussels sprout production will be covered by Jan van der Heide of Bejo seeds and grower input will also be included.  If you grow brassica crops - don't miss this!

Conference Pricing:
$40 for 2022 ENYCHP-enrollees
$60 for non-enrollees
All conference sessions are included!

Many sessions will have DEC pesticide recertification credits available. You will be directed to a google form after you register to provide your information and choose the courses you would like to receive credits for. You will also need to email a copy of your pesticide license to enychp@cornell.edu.


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Apples

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asparagus

Asparagus

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

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

June 17, 2022
June 23, 2022
June 30, 2022
July 7, 2022
July 14, 2022
July 21, 2022
July 28, 2022

Supervisors are critical to the success of farm businesses. They have a major impact both on employees' daily work experiences and on the production performance of the business. The  agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate helps farm supervisors and managers learn and apply human resource management practices and leadership skills that foster rewarding workplaces and drive business results. Confident managers who thoughtfully apply leadership and management skills improve employee performance, develop teams, reduce employee turnover, and increase employee engagement. The courses within the certificate program will offer extensive practice and engagement activities to build confidence and skill sets.

Getting the Most Out of Every Pass - Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Best Results

June 29 - June 30, 2022

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops. 

Peru Weed Management and Soil Health Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 20, 2022
Peru, NY

Join us in Peru on July 20th as we discuss orchard weed and soil management! Speakers will be joining us from across Cornell's research and extension teams.  Topics will include the results of our herbicide timing trials, new vision-guided technologies for orchard weed spraying, organic weed management options, soil health demonstrations, and a discussion on our statewide orchard soil health survey. DEC credits are pending for this event.  

Announcements

ENYCHP Public Events Calendar



2021 SWD Insecticide Quick Guide

Prepare your sprayer and make sure you have the insecticides of choice on hand. Click on the following link for the revised 2021 SWD Insecticide Quick Guide: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_981.pdf

Current recommendations are to use the most effective material you can early in the spray program - even though the population seems small. The strategy is to keep the population small for as long as possible as it's very hard to gain control after the numbers have ballooned.  

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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