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February 2016

Balanced Pruning Workshop

February 19, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Old Chatham, NY

Balanced Pruning Workshop
Come learn about balanced pruning in grapes. Guest speaker Hans Walter-Peterson from the FLGP.

2016 Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 24, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Albany, NY

2016 Capital District Commercial Vegetable Growers' School and Mini Trade Show!

2016 Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2016
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kingston, NY

2016 Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show

Attention Hudson Valley Vegetable Growers!

Hudson Valley Commercial Vegetable Growers' School & Mini Trade Show
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Best Western Plus of Kingston, 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401
We have received 4.0 DEC Recertification credits for this location in Categories 1A, 23 and 10.

Click here for the full agenda
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Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series

February 29, 2016 : Session #1 Building Resilience into your Farm Business Plan

Session #1 Building Resilience into your Farm Business Plan

Peer to peer classes for farmers who want to strengthen and expand their business
This three-part series is designed to bring farmers together to share experiences and ideas.Your participation, discussions and experiences will help shape each session. The mission of the peer to peer network is to strengthen the future of our local agricultural economy by fostering connections and support between farmers. Sessions 1 & 2 will feature local food prepared by the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students.

Cost:
$35 per person for the full series, $20 per person if you would like to attend just one of the sessions. Add $5 per session for additional guests from the same farm. Session #3 is free.

We do not want cost to be a barrier and scholarships are available through the SUNY Adirondack Sustainable Agriculture Fund, administered through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Please contact Jared Woodcock at woodcockj@sunyacc.edu for more information regarding scholarships

Pres-registration through the Office of Continuing Education
is required. Phone: (518) 743-2238 | Fax: (518) 743-2318 | sunyacc.edu/ContinuingEd

 


March 2016

2016 Onion School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 8, 2016
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Middletown, NY

2016 Onion School
Cost:

At the Door
$80.00 ENYCHP/CCE Orange Enrollee
$95.00 Non-ENYCHP Enrollee

Respirator Fit Test Workshop (CANCELED)

March 14, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Highland, NY

Jim O'Connell has partnered with NYCAMH for a respirator fit test workshop

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Effective Orchard Spraying - Hudson Valley- FULL

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2016
9:00am-3:15pm
Highland, NY

THS EVENT IS FULL.

Through this full-day day course on Effective Orchard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.


Northern Veg School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2016
8:30am - 3:00pm
Keeseville, NY

This day long program covers root crops, garlic and greens in the morning, and pest management strategies in the afternoon. Special Guest Speaker is Paul Arnold from Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY.

2016 Northeastern New York and Vermont Winter Grape School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
8:00am-4:00pm
Lake George, NY

2016 Northeastern New York and Vermont Winter Grape School

The ENYCHP and the UVM Grape Program is offering a one day educational program on Cold Climate Grapes for current or prospective growers in Northeastern NY and VT.


 


Guidelines

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
8:00am-4:00pm
Lake George, NY

The ENYCHP and the UVM Grape Program is offering a one day educational program on Cold Climate Grapes for current or prospective growers in Northeastern NY and VT.


 


Blueberry Pruning Workshop

March 18, 2016
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Red Hook, NY

Blueberry Pruning Workshop
Jim O'Connell, Grape and Berry Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Eastern NY will lead a pruning demonstration on mature blueberries.

Pot Luck Dinner

March 23, 2016
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Marlboro, NY

Jim O'Connell Grape and Berry educator has set up pot lucks across the region to get to know growers more.

2016 Small Fruit Regional School - Berry Production Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 24, 2016
9am - 3:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

2016 Small Fruit Regional School - Berry Production Workshop

Mark your calendars!
Cornell Berry Production Workshop


2.5 - 3 DEC credits have been applied for in categories 1A, 10, 22 and 23


Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Champlain Valley- CANCELED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 31, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm
Chazy, NY

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Champlain Valley- CANCELED
This event has been CANCELED

A Hands-On Workshop for Apple Growers

***A Laptop is REQUIRED***

At this half-day workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
$10 per person
Registration Deadline March 24th 

Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series

March 15, 2016 : Session #2 Breaking into Wholesale Marketing

Session #1 Building Resilience into your Farm Business Plan

Peer to peer classes for farmers who want to strengthen and expand their business
This three-part series is designed to bring farmers together to share experiences and ideas.Your participation, discussions and experiences will help shape each session. The mission of the peer to peer network is to strengthen the future of our local agricultural economy by fostering connections and support between farmers. Sessions 1 & 2 will feature local food prepared by the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students.

Cost:
$35 per person for the full series, $20 per person if you would like to attend just one of the sessions. Add $5 per session for additional guests from the same farm. Session #3 is free.

We do not want cost to be a barrier and scholarships are available through the SUNY Adirondack Sustainable Agriculture Fund, administered through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Please contact Jared Woodcock at woodcockj@sunyacc.edu for more information regarding scholarships

Pres-registration through the Office of Continuing Education
is required. Phone: (518) 743-2238 | Fax: (518) 743-2318 | sunyacc.edu/ContinuingEd

 


April 2016

Berry Processing Workshop

April 1, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Stottville, NY

Berry Processing Workshop
Berry growers and prospective food processors will learn about becoming a small scale food processor. Basic standards for commercial kitchens, food safety considerations, standard hot pack methodology and equipment necessary will be covered. Hands on activities will be included.

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Capital District

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 1, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Capital District
A Hands-On Workshop for Apple Growers

***A Laptop is REQUIRED***

At this half-day workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
$10 per person
Registration Deadline March 24th 

Effective Orchard Spraying - Champlain Valley

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 7, 2016
9:00am - 3:15pm
Peru, NY

Effective Orchard Spraying - Champlain Valley

Through this full-day day course on Effective Orchard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.


English Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 7, 2016
8:00am - 12:00pm
Hyde Park, NY

English Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

This training is for English speakers.


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the English Speaking session.

Registration Must be completed by Thursday, March 31, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.



 

 

 


Pot Luck Dinner

April 7, 2016
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Warwick, NY

Jim O'Connell Grape and Berry educator has set up pot lucks across the region to get to know growers more.

Spanish Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 7, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyde Park, NY

Spanish Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

This training is for Spanish speakers.


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the English Speaking session.

Registration Must be completed by Thursday, March 31, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.


CANCELED - Effective Vineyard Spraying

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY

CANCELED - Effective Vineyard Spraying
***This event has been canceled***

 Through this half-day day course on Effective Vineyard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct ap-plication at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.

Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 22, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm
Peru, NY

We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the session (Free of Charge).

Registration Must be completed by Monday, April 18, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.



 

 

 


Alternative Grapevine Propagation Study - Field Meeting 1

April 30, 2016
1:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY

Richard Lamoy owner of Hid-In-Pines Vineyard, has been awarded a Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant to study and evaluate a more efficient and economical way to propagate and transplant grape vines for vineyard expansion. This project will evaluate a method of propagating vines from smaller cuttings into cell plug trays and planted with a transplanter.

This will be the first of two planned field meetings related to the project. 
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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

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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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