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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

January 31, 2018

Time

8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM program

Location

CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094

Cost

This event is free.
FREE if pre-registered by January 26

At the Door
$20.00 per person (and lunch cannot be guaranteed)

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Darcy Telenko
716-652-5400 x178

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018

EVENT HAS PASSED

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting

January 31, 2018

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting

A regional meeting to discuss results from 2017 research trials and present information on pest management. Research and outreach programs supported by NY Farm Viability Institute. 3.0 DEC credits available to those that attend the entire meeting.

8:00 AM Registration, DEC/CCA sign-up, coffee

8:30 Pest Management in Vegetables
New management options including host resistance, products, or techniques that are available will be discussed in this session. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise.

Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
The biopesticide market has rapidly been expanding and many have become prominent tools in crop management. There are over 300 active ingredients registered with the EPA, with many approved for organic production. Interest in this new class of products is also occurring in conventionally grown crops.
Many growers who have already incorporated biofungicides into their disease management programs feel they are improving disease control and/or crop health due to resistance-inducing activity. Dr. Telenko will discuss how biocontrols can be used, how they work and when they don't.

Julie Kikkert, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
A healthy, strong leaf is required for table beet harvest, therefore leaf disease management is extremely important to maintain yield. Dr. Kikkert will discuss current research programs and management options for the various leaf spot diseases in beet.

Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Pest monitoring is important to determine the appropriate management options in vegetables. Darcy will talk about a new iPiPE program to monitor and track pests to help implement IPM practices on your farm. 

9:30 Coffee Break sponsored by NYFVI Precision Ag Project

9:45 Wildlife Management in Vegetable Crops Workshop
Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Darcy Telenko will lead this session to discuss current wildlife management issues and talk about research trials looking at chemical and mechanical options to minimize wildlife damage, particularly birds in sweet corn.

Paul Curtis, Cornell University

Paul Curtis, Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of Natural Resources Cornell University will join remotely to discuss options for goose management on your farm -- when and how to implement deterrence to minimize damage to agricultural crops.

A member of the DEC deer program team will also join the program to discuss issues of deer overabundance and the NYS DEC deer program. We will end this workshop with an open discussion with a grower panel on wildlife damages that they have experienced this season and discuss the tools that are being implemented, their efficacy and best management practices. 

11:45 Crop Insurance Update
Jennifer Ifft, Assistant Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
Dr. Ifft will provide an update on relevant single-crop and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance products, with time for discussion and feedback on current crop insurance and risk management issues.

12:00 Noon Lunch sponsored by NYFVI Wildlife Project

1:00 PM Open Discussion of Disease Issues and Management Options
Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Judson will lead a discussion on 2017 pest issues and review the best crop production practices for managing them. This may include host resistance, pesticides, or techniques that are available to minimize pest damage. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise.

1:30  Marketing Your Product
Chad Heeb, Director of Marketing and Sales for New York Chips
Value-Added Provides New Market Opportunity

Megan Burley, CCE Erie County
Marketing to Millennials

2:30 Precision Irrigation for Vegetables Update and Need for 2018 Collaborators

Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Water and nutrient management are key to sustainable and profitable crop production. Join Darcy and Environmental Geophysicist, Erasmus Oware, from the University of Buffalo as they talk about precision irrigation opportunities for growers -- how and why we should irrigate. In addition, they will give an update on this partnership in a NYFVI sponsored project in using soil electrical conductivity measurements for precision water management in vegetable crops in western NY. This project aims to identify a novel technique that can account for sub-field soil variability for efficient water and nutrient management practices. They are looking for additional cooperators for 2018.

3:15 - 3:30 PM Adjourn and pick up DEC credits

Cost: FREE to those that pre-register by Friday, January 26 so that we can get a lunch headcount. $20/person at the door for those that have not pre-registered. Call 716-652-5400 to pre-register. Special accommodations (dietary or other) should be requested by January 26.  



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Brussels Sprouts

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Cabbage

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Carrots

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Cauliflower

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Cherries

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Cucumbers

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Dry Beans

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Eggplant

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Garlic

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Horseradish

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Kohlrabi

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Leeks

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Lettuce / Leafy Greens

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Melons

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Nectarines

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Onions

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Parsnips

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Peaches

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Pears

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Peas

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Peppers

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Plums

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Potatoes

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Pumpkins / Gourds

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Radishes

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Raspberries / Blackberries

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Rhubarb

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Rutabaga

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Weed Management for Berries in NY

March 6, 2024 : Weed Management for Berries in NY

Join Cornell scientists, Dr. Bryan Brown, Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Rutgers University's Dr. Thierry Besançon, CCE Harvest NY's Anya Osatuke, and CCE ENYCHP's Laura McDermott to hear updates on the latest research concerning weed management in berries.

Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series

March 6, 2024
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: Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series

How Profitable will My New Orchard Investment Be? Evaluating Capital Investment Decisions in a Farm Business

February 29, 2024 : Week 1 of the course (February 23-Feb 29)

In week 1 we cover:

  • How and why to use a structured process to make investment decisions.
  • Identifying the problem to be addressed, generating possible solutions and identifying what information you need to acquire.
  • Gathering data and using farm financial statements and farm financial ratios to help make decisions.

 In this zoom session we will go over what you learned in the on-line class.


March 7, 2024 : Week 2 (March 1 - March 7)

In week 2 you will:

  • Develop an enterprise budget and use your enterprise budgets and partial budget analysis to evaluate the risk and profitability of potential investments.
  • Use cost-benefit analysis tools that consider the time value of money to help you choose among investment options.
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    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


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    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:
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    • 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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