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February 2021

2021 Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference Webinars

February 1, 2021
February 5, 2021
February 9, 2021
February 11, 2021
February 16 - February 17, 2021February 19, 2021
February 23 - February 26, 2021

The CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Team is happy to invite vegetable and berry growers to our virtual series of production and business management webinars held this February! 

Sessions include:

  • sweet potatoes
  • three berry workshops
  • transplant production
  • a farm stand virtual tour
  • sweet corn
  • and several other exciting topics! 


Marketing Your Farm Products 101

February 2, 2021
February 9, 2021
February 16, 2021
February 23, 2021
: Marketing Your Farm Products 101
6:30-8:00pm
online

Join us for a four-session mini course to help guide you in starting your business.  Tune in February evenings to hear tips on planning, finance, sales/pricing, marketing and grant/resource opportunities. 

CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE ENYCHP and CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program

February 2 - February 4, 2021
Tues 8am-5pm; Wed 8am-5pm; Thurs 8am-4:45pm
Online

For 2021, the CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by the CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program will replace CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference, DEC Credits are being applied for at multiple sessions.

Session titles & times now available!

Value Added Producer Grant Program Series

February 3, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 3, 2021
: How Do I Apply for a Value Added Producer Grant?
6:00pm-7:30 pm
online

If you are considering applying for a Value Added Producer Grant. How do you fill out the application? How do you make your application as appealing as possible to the person who will review it? These three sessions will outline the process of writing and submitting a successful Value Added Producer Grant.

PPP2/ EIDL Loan Advance/ Expansion of CFAP 1

February 10, 2021
6:30-8:00pm
online

Join Liz Higgins (Eastern NY Hort Team Ag Business Specialist), Myron Thurston (CCE Madison AED & Marketing Specialist) and Nicole Tommell (Farm Business Specialist, CNYDLFC) for an update on the COVID-19 Assistance Programs for Farmers.

Cornell Climate Smart Farming - Winter 2021 Webinars

February 12, 2021
February 19, 2021
February 26, 2021

The Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program is pleased to host five winter webinars for farmers, Extension specialists, and agriculture consultants. Registration is required, but events are free and open to the public.  Please join us!

Uncommon Fruit: Considerations for Commercial Cultivation

February 16 - February 19, 2021
11am-1pm EST
Virtual Sessions

During the course of four sessions, horticultural experts and farmers will describe the possibilities and challenges associated with growing these lesser known crops.  Specifics include site selection, production systems, pest issues, post-harvest requirements, recommended cultivars, and market considerations.

The first session will focus on understanding crop attributes that make commercialization possible followed by a site selection discussion.  After that we will delve directly into the plants which will include Ribes, Elderberry, Aronia, Hardy Kiwi, Hascap, Amelanchier, Ericaceae, Shisandra, Sea Buckthorn, Paw paw, Persimmon, Figs.

March 2021

Value Added Producer Grant Program Series

February 3, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 3, 2021
: How Do I Apply for a Value Added Producer Grant?
6:00pm-7:30 pm
online

If you are considering applying for a Value Added Producer Grant. How do you fill out the application? How do you make your application as appealing as possible to the person who will review it? These three sessions will outline the process of writing and submitting a successful Value Added Producer Grant.

Cleaning & Sanitizing on Produce Farms

March 11, 2021
8:30am - 12:00pm EST
Online Zoom Meeting

The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University, UVM Extension Ag Engineering, and CCE Orange County, CCE Dutchess County, and CCE ENYCHP are hosting a workshop on Cleaning and Sanitizing on Produce Farms and in Packing Facilities. This remote 3.5 hour webinar will provide:

  • A brief review of microbial risks in produce farms and packing facilities
  • Conducting a Sanitation Operational Assessment
  • Presentations focused on the: o Basics of wet and dry cleaning and sanitizing o Value and importance of sanitation SOPs
  • A hands-on exercise writing a sanitation SOP

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

March 16, 2021
11:00am-1:00pm

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

While yields of stone fruits planted to traditional orchard systems have been lagging behind our modern apple plantings in the northeast, research is actively being conducted to utilize improved rootstocks and modern, narrow training systems to increase productivity and reduce labor costs in peach and cherry systems. 

In this webinar, we will be joined by Dr. Jim Schupp, Dr. Greg Lang, and Dr. Terence Robinson, as they discuss improved strategies for growing peaches and cherries in the northeast.

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License - March 23

March 23, 2021
1pm - 4pm
Online Zoom Meeting

Thinking about becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York?  This online program will cover the basics of who needs a pesticide license, license types, examination procedures, and important information to know for the test.  We will incorporate interactive practice questions and activities within the program to test participant knowledge in preparation for the exam.

 

April 2021

2021 Spring Turn-Out Grazier Meeting

April 29, 2021
7:00-8:30pm
Online Zoom Meeting

2021 Spring Turn-Out Grazier Meeting: Adapting livestock, Pasture Forbs, Spending Money. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators: Ashely Pierce, Dayton Maxwell, and Aaron Gabriel.

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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

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Announcements

NEW ENYCHP BLOG

Visit the new CCE ENYCHP Blog at https://blogs.cornell.edu/enychp/.  New information is continuously being added and you can search for information using key words.  The blog is still in its infancy, but we are working hard to make it a useful resource for our growers!

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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