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Event Details

Date

October 31, 2017

Time

9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Yarrow Hollow Farm
25 Denton Lake Rd
Holmes, NY

Cost

$20.00 per person

bring your own lunch, beverages provided

Host

CCE Putnam County
Jen Stengle
845-278-6738


Extending the Growing Season with High Tunnels

October 31, 2017

Extending the Growing Season with High Tunnels

You can extend your growing season with high tunnel greenhouses. Create an Integrated Pest Management Plan, rotating crops, grow alternatives to tomatoes, and manage diseases. Start growing earlier, and end your season later with a high tunnel greenhouse.

9:15 - 9:30 am

Sign in, get coffee, and get settled

9:30 - 10:00 am
Extending Growing Season & Farm Bill Programs:
Oscar will cover the different types of high tunnels, permanent vs moveable, double layer vs single layer, rafter spacing, snow loads. He will also discuss Farm Bill program options to assist with the implementation of a high tunnel system and other practices that benefit crops and soil.

Oscar Velez-Juarbe, Resource Conservationist covering Dutchess, Putnam & Westchester Counties

10:00 - 10:30 am
Tomatoes and Cucumbers and Peppers, Oh My!
Warm season crops thrive in high tunnels, even where summer temperatures are ideal. Amy will review how to grow some of the most profitable crops in high tunnels including tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. She will include pruning and training as well as disease problems growers should be aware of.

Amy Ivy has been an Extension Horticulture Educator for 30 years in the northeastern corner of the state. About 10 years ago her attention shifted from ornamental horticulture to commercial vegetable production in general, and protected culture in particular. She is currently a regional vegetable specialist with the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program which covers 17 counties along the east side of NYS from the Canadian border to Putnam County.

10:30 - 10:45 am
Break


10:45 - 11:15 am
There's More to Tunnels than Tomatoes:
While tomatoes are the most common high tunnel crop because they provide high returns, there's more to high tunnels than tomatoes. Jud will talk about using other crops as part of a crop rotation or timing them to utilize the high tunnel during cool seasons! Crop rotation is good for soil and pest management, and ideally provides a profitable net or the farmer. Which crops achieve these goals and how do we grow them?

Judson Reid spends his days working in high tunnels and his nights dreaming about them. This is because he operates one and worries about it flying away when the wind blows. Aside from this he is a Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program and Harvest NY.

11:15 am - Noon
Creating an IPM Plan for High Tunnel Production:
Integrated Pest Management uses a variety of methods to achieve efficient and effective pest management. Each plan is specific to the operation and based on your crops, facilities, production systems, and sometimes very individual factors. Learn how to think about your operation in terms of integrated pest management to create your own plan.

Betsy Lamb is the Coordinator for Ornamental IPM with the NYS Integrated Pest Management program. She works with greenhouse, nursery, and Christmas tree producers on IPM (but she sneaks in greenhouse and high tunnel vegetables, too).

Noon - 1:00 pm
BYO Brown Bag Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 2:00 pm
Yarrow Hollow Farm, Sarah Lucas.
Tour the farm; see how Sarah has been using the high tunnels. Sarah grown food for the camp kitchen and offers and educational program as well for camp attendees and visitors.

Cost: $20 per person, bring your own lunch. Register online. For more information or help registering, contact Jen Stengle at 845-278-6738.

Brought to you by: New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County




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Upcoming Events

Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 28, 2024 : Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson about his thinning suggestions for the 10-12mm thinning window. We will then hear from Dr. Anna Wallis, Dr. Andres Antolinez, and Dr. Scott Cosseboom for pest management updates.  

To join, simply click on the zoom link at 3PM on Tuesday: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93411218328?pwd=RUpFNlY3Nm5nS0tkUjdDWEU0cklCdz09

June Produce Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2024 : June Produce Field Meeting
Fort Plain, NY

Come join us for a discussion on greenhouse production, IPM techniques in the greenhouse, and a discussion of IPM strategies for tomatoes, cole crops and cucurbits. 

Meeting is free and open to the public.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A and 23 are available. 

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024 : Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop
Tivoli, NY

Join us on the morning of June 20th as we hear from Cornell University weed management specialists Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang, who will discuss their recent research on autonomous orchard weeding systems.  

We will also hear from Mike Basedow of CCE ENYCH and learn about the ongoing results of herbicide research trials he is conducting.  Bryan Brown of NYS IPM will discuss pre-plant preparations and mulches that could be useful for controlling weeds without herbicides.   

Identifying the differences between weed species and key differences between annuals and perennials that factor into management will also be covered.     

This workshop is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Announcements

2023 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 2023 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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