Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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2018 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

This two day conference combines all of ENYCHP's traditional fruit and vegetable meetings into one large event in the Capital Region.  Sessions will include two full days of tree fruit programing, one day of vegetable programing, a half day of berry and half day of agricultural business management. 

Register before February 13th for a reduced rate!  Hot Lunch and admission to the trade show are included with the registration fee.

DEC Credits will be available in the Tree Fruit, Vegetable, and Small Fruit Sessions. 

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500. Please ask for our reduced conference rate.



Day One: Tree Fruit

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2018

8:00am-4:00pm

The Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$60.00
ENYCHP Enrollees recieve a $10 discount! Enroll Here: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php

At the Door
$80.00 Non-enrolled Walk-ins
$70.00 ENYCHP Enrollees

Day One: Tree Fruit

DAY ONE AGENDA: 4 DEC Credits available (10, 1A, 22)

(Full Conference Agenda Below)

8:00  Registration

8:50  Introductions and Announcements -Dan Donahue, CCE ENYCHP

9:00  Evaluation of Blossom and Shoot Blight Control with Different Copper Formulations, Apogee, Actigard, and Newer Biologicals - Dr. Srdjan Acimovic, Cornell Hudson Valley Research Laboratory

9:45 Biology of the Fire Blight Pathogen Erwinia amylovora Under Starvation Conditions: Survival Strategies and Virulence -Dr. Ricardo Delgado-Santander, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University

10:25 Expanding the Range for Establishing the Samurai Wasp, Trissolcus japonicus in Orchards and Vegetable Crops of NYS -Peter Jentsch, Senior Extension Associate in Entomology, Cornell University

10:30 Break

11:00 Observation and Discussion of Apple Decline in the Hudson Valley of New York State  -Dan Donahue, CCE ENYCHP

11:30 Updates on Products for Managing Diseases of Apples: Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew, Bitter Rot, and Fire Blight - Dr. Kerik Cox, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

12:00  Hot Buffet Lunch and Trade Show

1:30 Crop Insurance -Elizabeth Higgins, CCE ENYCHP

2:00 Update on Plum Pox Virus in the Hudson Valley -Margaret Kelly, Assistant Director, Division of Plant Industry, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets

2:15 Crop Load Management in Apples: Getting the Most Out of PGRs -Dr. Poliana Francescatto, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

3:00 Registration and Efficacy Trial Updates on New Tree Fruit Insecticides in New York -Dr. Art Agnello, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

3:30 Northeast Pollinator Partnership findings and The Native Bee Assessment Tool -Maria Van Dyke, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

4:00 Trade Show

***Attendees are invited to attend an Industry Mixer following the Trade Show****

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500.  Please ask for our reduced conference rate. 



Agenda 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Conference (PDF; 1891KB)


Day Two: Tree Fruit

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2018

8:00am-4:15pm

The Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$60.00
ENYCHP Enrollees recieve a $10 discount! Enroll Here: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php

At the Door
$80.00 Non-enrolled Walk-ins
$70.00 ENYCHP Enrollees

Day Two: Tree Fruit

Day Two of Tree Fruit Programing and the Industry Trade Show. 2.5 DEC Credits available (10, 1A,22)

8:00 Registration, Sign DEC Rosters, coffee, and visit the Trade Show!

8:50 Introduction and Announcements— Michael Basedow, CCE ENYCHP

9:00 Asymptomatic Fire Blight Infections of Apple Rootstocks After 2016 Epidemic in NE New York and Implications for Apple Growers in NY Champlain and Hudson Valleys -Dr. Srdjan Acimovic, Cornell Hudson Valley Research Laboratory

9:30 Overview of Current Apple Rootstock Technologies in the Geneva Apple Rootstock Breeding Program -Dr. Gennaro Fazio, Cornell , USDA-ARS

10:00 New Varieties from the Cornell Apple Breeding Program -Dr. Susan Brown, Cornell University

11:00 The Land Grant Mission in 2018: Why R&D innovation in ag matters to consumers, and your farm's future- Julie Suarez, Associate Dean, CALS, Cornell University

11:30 New York Apple Association Update - Marketing New York Apples, a summary of promotional activities for 2017 crop year and NYAA's strategic work plan,-Cynthia Haskins, President

11:50 New York State Horticultural Society Update

12:05 Hudson Valley Research Laboratory Update

12:20 Hot Buffet Lunch, Visit Trade Show

1:30 Managing Fire Blight: A Cost/Benefit Analysis -Elizabeth Higgins, CCE ENYCHP

2:00 Honeycrisp, Bitter Pit, and Eastern New York: Connecting the spots? -Dan Donahue, CCE ENYCHP

2:30 Identification of Microbial Problems from Eastern NY Apple Orchards - Blossom Blast and Marssonina Leaf Blotch -Dr. Srdjan Acimovic, Cornell Hudson Valley Research Laboratory

3:00 Evaluations, DEC Sheets, & Visit Trade Show

Agenda 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Conference (PDF; 1891KB)


Business Management Session

February 20, 2018

8:00am-12:00pm

The Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$45.00
ENYCHP Enrollees recieve a $10 discount! Enroll Here: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php

At the Door
$65.00 Non-enrolled Walk-ins
$55.00 ENYCHP Enrollees

Business Management Session

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AGENDA (Full Conference Agenda Below)

8:00  Registration

8:25 Introductions and Announcements- Liz Higgins, CCE ENYCHP

8:30 Community Supported Agriculture in Eastern New York - 2017 Data -Liz Higgins, CCE ENYCHP

9:00 Media Relations for Farmers: Are You Ready to Communicate Effectively with the Press and the Public About Your Farm?  -Steve Ammerman, New York Farm Bureau Public Affairs Manager

10:30 Navigating Through the Ag Labor Maze:   Resources for Farmers with a Latino Workforce        -Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farmworkers Program Director & Liz Higgins, CCE ENYCHP

12:00 Hot Lunch Buffet and Trade Show

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500.  Please ask for our reduced conference rate. 



Agenda 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Conference (PDF; 1891KB)


Small Fruit Session

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2018

2:00pm-5:00pm

The Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$45.00
ENYCHP Enrollees recieve a $10 discount! Enroll Here: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php

At the Door
$65.00 Non-enrolled Walk-ins
$55.00 ENYCHP Enrollees

Small Fruit Session

SMALL FRUIT AGENDA:  2.5 DEC Credits available (10, 1A, 22)

(Full Conference Agenda Below)

12:00 Hot Buffet Lunch and Trade Show

2:00 Introductions and Announcements -Laura McDermott, CCE ENYCHP

2:05 New Information on Integrating Low Tunnels into Day Neutral Strawberry Systems - Marvin Pritts, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University

2:45 Evaluating and Constructing Your Weed Management Plan -Bryan Brown, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University

3:30 Re-tooling Your Sprayer for Better SWD Control   -George Hamilton, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Field Specialist

4:00 NEWA's Berry Models - How You Can Make Them Work for You - Juliet Carroll, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, Cornell University

4:30 Why Can't I Grow Strawberries Anymore? Diagnosing and Managing Soil problems -Laura McDermott, CCE ENYCHP

5:00 Adjourn  

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500.  Please ask for our reduced conference rate. 



Agenda 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Conference (PDF; 1891KB)


Vegetable Session

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2018

8:00am-4:15pm

The Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


Cost

$60.00
ENYCHP Enrollees recieve a $10 discount! Enroll Here: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php

At the Door
$80.00 Non-enrolled Walk-ins
$70.00 ENYCHP Enrollees

Vegetable Session

DAY ONE AGENDA:  3.5 DEC Credits available (10, 1A, 23)

(Full Conference Agenda Below)

8:00  Registration and Trade Show

8:55  Introduction and Announcements - Chuck Bornt, CCE ENYCHP

9:00  Developing Precision Water and Nutrient Systems in Vegetables - Dr. Darcy Telenko, CCE
Cornell Vegetable Program

9:35  Managing Sweet Corn Worm Pests with Newer Insecticides- Dr. Galen Dively, Department of Entomology, University of  Maryland

10:10 Optimizing Crop Protectant Performance with Adjuvants - Curt Matthews and Brooks Barefoot, Helena Chemical Company

10:45 Morning Break

11:15  Bird Management in Sweet Corn - Evaluating New Tools - Dr. Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

11:50 Allium Leafminer: Looks Like It's Here to Stay -Teresa Rusinek and Ethan Grundberg, CCE  ENYCHP

12:15 Hot Lunch Buffet and Trade Show

1:30 Making the Most of Bio-Controls:  Mode of Action and Compatibility - Greg Rodgers, Certis Crop Protection

2:00 Honey Bee and Wild Bee Health Update and Management Considerations -Maria van Dyke, Department of Entomology, Cornell University

2:35 Afternoon Break

3:05 Growing Fall Cucumbers:  Efficacy and Economics of Downy Mildew Resistant Varieties           - Susan Scheufele, University of Massachusetts

3:40 Sensor Technologies and Drones in Crop Production - Jim Meyers, CCE ENYCHP

4:15 Trade Show

Rooms are available for those who wish to stay overnight at the Desmond.  Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 800-448-3500.  Please ask for our reduced conference rate. 



Agenda 2018 Fruit and Vegetable Conference (PDF; 1891KB)



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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

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis

July 17, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.
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Berry Field Meeting: Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring

July 19, 2018
5-7pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, host site for our CCE SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries. Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Lab will discuss the netting trial, and the use of attract and kill baits in a U-Pick raspberry planting. A low tunnel over strawberries will be available for viewing. Bring a fruit sample for salt flotation testing, or a plant sample if you have other berry questions.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win free SWD monitoring traps!
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20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit

July 24, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.
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Announcements

Check out the Updated Labeled Insecticides for SWD

Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide Compiled by Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Peter Jentsch & Juliet Carroll, Cornell University. Updated regularly. Check it out at this link!

Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide 


New 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. 

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 sign up. 

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.

Text alerts are easy to access. Just click on the link below and fill out a very short registration form. It takes just seconds to do - access to important information has never been so easy!!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR CCE ENYCHP TEXT ALERTS!

If you have questions, please contact Abby Henderson at 518-746-2553 or email her at aef225@cornell.edu.  


Confused by the WPS (Worker Protection Standard)?

Please take note: WPS pertains to all farms-organic and conventional!  To be sure that you are complying with these regulations, please view the EPA link below:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/comparison-chart-wps.pdf

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