Getting the Most Out of Every Pass - Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Best Results
June 29 - June 30, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gardiner, NY or Peru, NY
Sprayer Calibration Registration : $20.00
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
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.
Wednesday, June 29 - Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Whitecliff Vineyard, 331 Mckinstry Rd, Gardiner, NY 12525.
Thursday, June 30 - Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Rulf's Orchard, 531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY 12972
DEC Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available
$20 per farm - Pre-registration required
(Please include the number of people attending in the registration...space is limited)
3:00 pm - Welcome and Introductions
3:10 pm - Why are you Spraying and Benefits of Calibrating
3:20 pm - Calibration Factors Affecting Application Rate
3:35 pm - Pre-Calibration
3:45 pm - Sprayer Maintenance
4:00 pm - Calibration Notes
4:10 pm - Calibration Demonstration (water sensitive paper deployment exercise included)
4:30 pm - How to evaluate success - Understand deposition
4:55 pm - Q&A 5:00 pm - Adjourn
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.
Peru Weed Management and Soil Health Field Day
July 20, 2022
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.
July Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards
July 21, 2022
The July Next-Gen meet-up is focused on marketing. We will provide everyone who registers with a resource guide to farm stand marketing. The Bowman's have a farm store, U-Pick berries, sunflowers, apples and pumpkins as well as a commercial apple orchard. We encourage you to check out their website (Bowman Orchards).
Young farmers are welcome to attend, the focus of the program is farmers who are in the process of taking over a farm from the prior generation (whether family or not). Please pre-register by July 18 so that we know you are coming and can have enough food for dinner and resource materials.