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Pre-Registration for Day One: Tree Fruit Deadline: February 13, 2018

Pre-Registration for Day Two: Tree Fruit Deadline: February 13, 2018

Pre-Registration for Business Management Session Deadline: February 13, 2018

Pre-Registration for Small Fruit Session Deadline: February 13, 2018

Pre-Registration for Vegetable Session Deadline: February 13, 2018



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

(Full Conference Agenda Below)

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

10:30am Morning Break

11:00 Cornell Update- Julie Suarez, 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 Lunch Buffet and Visit the 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

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)


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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Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2018
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
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Join CCE Clinton County for two pesticide recertification opportunities!

Cost: $10 for the morning session and $10 for the afternoon session (2 core recertification credits per session)

Why: No matter what category your license is in, your recertification credits must be 25% in your category. The other 75% can be core OR category. We are offering CORE credits in Entomology, Weeds, IPM and Pesticide Safety.

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Essex County Pesticide Recertification Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2018
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm
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Join CCE Essex County for two pesticide recertification opportunities!

Cost: $10 for the morning session and $10 for the afternoon session (2 core recertification credits per session)

Why: No matter what category your license is in, your recertification credits must be 25% in your category. The other 75% can be core OR category. We are offering CORE credits in Entomology, Weeds, IPM and Pesticide Safety.

*Important* Categories 1-13 are on a 3 year cycle. Categories 21-41 are on a 5 year cycle. Check the DEC website for more information.


 


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Growing Alliums for Storage & Long Term Sales

February 8, 2018
9:30am-3:30pm
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Join us for an interactive meeting facilitated by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture specialists: Amy Ivy, Ethan Grundberg Teresa Rusinek & Crystal Stewart.  A grower panel will also be featured. 

Topics will include:  Growing practices that lead to good storage, tips and tricks for harvest, drying and storage, and ample time for audience questions about garlic, leeks, onions, and shallots.



 


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Announcements

2018 Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Introducing the Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference!  This two day event will take the place of our fruit and vegetable winter schools that have traditionally taken place throughout the region.  Join us on February 20th and 21st at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany for an exciting line up of Tree Fruit, Vegetable, Small Fruit, and Farm Business Management programming as well as an industry trade show.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!  Please CLICK HERE to view the full conference agenda and for further registration details.  Please note that per-registrations will be accepted until February 13th.


SAVE $15 if you enroll in ENYCHP by January 31!

It is time to re-enroll in CCE ENYCHP for 2018!  Complete your enrollment this month and save $15!

Enrolled members will receive access to cutting edge research and Extension Educators with expertise in their field. Members will be also be eligible for discounted meeting fees, and will receive timely reports of pest outbreaks and our ENYCHP newsletters.

To complete the 2018 enrollment online, please CLICK HERE.  If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please contact our office at 518-746-2554




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