January 4, 2018
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
3691 Rt 14A
Penn Yan, NY 14527
This event is free.
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
email Judson Reid
2018 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates County)January 4, 2018
This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options. DEC re-certification credits applied for.
9:00 am Coffee, registration, DEC sign-up - Judson Reid, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell Vegetable Program
10:00 Welcome, overview - Judson Reid
10:05 Harvey Leid, manager's update - The value of maintaining volume for large scale customers and the importance of year to year consistency
10:25 Strawberries - Pre-planting to harvest with emphasis on season extension and planting - Nate Nourse and Tomions
10:55 High tunnel fertility management - Judson Reid and Cordelia Hall, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
12:30 pm Vegetable crop diseases and their vectors - Judson Reid
1:30 Weed control and the efficacy of biodegradeable plastic - speaker and panel discussion
2:00 Greenhouse Flower Production: growing for auction - grower panel
2:30 Adjourn and credits
Participants will be required to present Applicator License and sign roster before the beginning of the program. Only attendees who remain for the duration of the program will receive a certificate. Cornell Vegetable Program staff will supervise process and distribute certificates at the conclusion of the program.