Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

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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)



more crops
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

more crops

Upcoming Events

ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 16, 2022
Granville, NY

Join us for a late-summer field meeting. Cornell researchers and extension specialists will give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest.  We will then walk through the orchard to look for some of the issues discussed, and further discuss their management strategies in the field. We will then discuss how the crop is shaping up around the greater ENY region, and will allow ample time for you to share your thoughts on this year's crop, and to answer any other questions you may have. 

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour

December 3 - December 11, 2022

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour hosted by Laura McDermott, and organized by Explorations by Thor, a well-respected international travel company that specializes in agricultural tours will embark December 3 - 11, 2022.  Don't miss this opportunity to travel, learn and relax with other farmers.  It will be a blast!

This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an educational and entertaining way to visit another country while networking with fellow berry production and Agri-tourism professionals.   The tour allows attendees the convenience of a completed itinerary including hotels, most meals and in-country transportation. Guests will visit a wide variety of Costa Rican agriculture and while still having time for cultural highlights.  

Announcements

ENYCHP Public Events Calendar



2022 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 2022 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 Research Review

March 23, 2022
Winter Greens Research Review
March 17, 2022

Episode description:
In this episode, vegetable specialists Ethan Grundberg, Elisabeth Hodgdon, Jud Reid, and grower Leon Vehaba discuss winter greens production in Eastern New York. They highlight research results from the past five years that aimed to develop nitrogen fertility and heating recommendations for winter high tunnel greens production. Leon discusses his lessons learned from his experience at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and how he made changes to his greens production as a result.

Funding and support for the research trials discussed were provided by:
Organic nitrogen fertility management in winter spinach (Willsboro Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm trials): New York Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Northern NY Agricultural Development Program, Toward Sustainability Foundation, Paul and Sandy Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, and Amy Ivy and Andy Galimberti of the CCE ENYCHP.

Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production: Northeast SARE Partnership grant and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

Resources:
Ethan and Leon’s report from their trials at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project:
‘Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production’ SARE grant final report: https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/one17-298/

Elisabeth and Jud’s results from their trials at the Willsboro Research Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm:
Willsboro Research Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94bE5DV5SI&t=10s
Pleasant Valley Farm (research results and overview of winter greens production on the farm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLK6jnc0YzA&t=12s

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