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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. 

May 2016

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 5, 2016
2:30pm- 4:30pm
Hudson, NY

Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley. This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 12, 2016
10am-12pm
Clintondale, NY

Join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist,and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge and does not require registration.
 


Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 12, 2016
Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting
Hudson, NY

Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

June 2016

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Capital Region

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 15, 2016
6pm-8pm
Melrose, NY

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Capital Region
Join ENYCHP and Andrew Landers of Cornell University for a Twilight Meeting to discuss sprayer efficiency.

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Orange County

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2016
6pm-8pm
Goshen, NY

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Orange County
Join ENYCHP and Andrew Landers of Cornell University for a Twilight Meeting to discuss sprayer efficiency.

Haskap Berry Project & General Berry Site Selection Workshop

June 22, 2016
4:00pm
Pine Bush, NY

Haskap Berry Project & General Berry Site Selection Workshop

Come join Jim O'Connell and Laura McDermott of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Berry Team at Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyards, on June 22, 2016, where they will present the preliminary results from the Haskap berry trial. 

 
In addition to learning about Haskaps, growers will also learn about general site selection for berry crops.


Alternative Grapevine Propagation Study - Field Meeting 2

June 26, 2016
1:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY

Learn an alternative transplanting technique that may be more efficient for planting vines.

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 second of two planned field meetings related to the project. 

ENYCHP Canada Farm Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 28, 2016
6:00AM-9:30PM

ENYCHP Canada Farm Tour

Please join us for an educational bus tour of several Canadian farms in Quebec
Departure
: 6:00am from Albany, NY *Pick-up stops will be planned for Saratoga, Glens Falls & Plattsburgh as needed
Return: 9:00-9:30pm Arrive in back in Albany, NY
Cost: $75 (includes bus fare, lunch and a light dinner)
Stops: Sherrington, St. Clotilde & Napierville Region of Quebec

All those attending must have a valid passport or enhanced drivers license

Please Contact Amy Ivy, with any questions: 518-561-7450, adi2@cornell.edu

Registration and Payment due by Monday, May 23rd

Please include your phone number in the online registration, so we can contact you about pick up sites.


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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

Apple Grower Listening Session - USDA RMA Crop Insurance

June 28, 2023
Highland, NY

The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is inviting interested parties to participate in a listening session to discuss the proposed changes to the apple crop insurance program. These proposed changes were published in a Proposed Rule with request for comments on December 16, 2021.

RMA invited public comments on this rule through April 15, 2022. RMA received comments to the Proposed Rule from approximately 200 interested parties. RMA is taking this opportunity to engage with interested parties to clarify the intent of the Proposed Rule before finalizing changes.

Small Fruit Opportunities for Small Farms

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 11, 2023
Willsboro, NY

$10 per farm

Pre register by Monday, July 10th at 9 am

Join us for a field afternoon at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Juniper Hill Farm in Essex County to learn about growing small fruit crops in northern New York. We'll discuss considerations for site selection, varieties, pruning, integrated pest management, marketing, and more. In addition to strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, we'll cover novelty small fruits and nuts for specialty markets and hear from local producers who grow them.

1.75 DEC credits approved in categories 1A, 10, and 22

Rain date: This event will be held at the same time on Thursday, July 13th if thunderstorms and/or significant rain are predicted on the 11th

Announcements

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 Grower Interviews in Northern New York

October 22, 2022
In this episode, vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews Lindsey Pashow, ag business development and marketing specialist with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest New York team. They discuss findings from a series of interviews with winter greens producers in northern New York. Lindsey shares production and marketing challenges associated with growing winter greens in this cold and rural part of the state, success stories and advice from growers, and tips for those interested in adding new crop enterprises to their operation.

Funding for this project was provided by the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program. The episode was edited by Miles Todaro of the ENYCHP team.

Resources:
• Crop enterprise budget resources available from Penn State Extension (field and tunnel vegetables: https://extension.psu.edu/small-scale-field-grown-and-season-extension-budgets), UMass Extension (winter spinach budgets: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/outreach-project/improving-production-yield-of-winter-greens-in-northeast and field vegetables: https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/fact-sheets/crop-production-budgets), and Cornell Cooperative Extension (high tunnel vegetables: https://blogs.cornell.edu/hightunnels/economics/sample-budgets-spreadsheets/). Use these budgets as templates when developing your own crop enterprise budget.
• The Organic Farmer’s Business Handbook, by Richard Wiswall
• The Winter Harvest Handbook, by Eliot Coleman

For questions about the winter greens project discussed in this podcast, reach out to Lindsey Pashow (lep67@cornell.edu) or Elisabeth Hodgdon(eh528@cornell.edu).

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