Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

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  • Cultural Practices

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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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August 2020

Virtual Harvest PGR and Storage

August 4, 2020
4-5pm EDT
webinar

In this meeting, we will review our current harvest PGR and storage recommendations.  

Agenda:

Dr. Terence Robinson: Harvest PGR rate and timing recommendations for 2020.  
Keith Culver, AgroFresh Commercial Director North America: New innovations from AgroFresh.  
Dr. Greg Clarke, Valent USA Senior Field, Northeast Market Development Specialist: ReTain for managing harvest and improving fruit quality; Best practices for ReTain use; New application strategies for Honeycrisp, Gala and McIntosh.  
Dr. Christopher Watkins: PGR use on storage quality and disorder development.

Safe Harvest 2020: COVID-19 Office Hours for Agricultural Producers and Packers

August 25, 2020
September 1, 2020
September 8, 2020
September 15, 2020
September 22, 2020
September 29, 2020

4pm

Beginning on Tuesday, August 25th at 4:00 PM EST, Cornell CALS and CCE will host office hours for farmers  and packers to answer any questions they might have about managing and responding to protect the farm workforce during COVID-19.  Participants will be able to log in from a computer or call in from a phone to ask questions or just to listen. A panel of experts will be available to answer questions immediately, questions that the experts cannot answer right away will be recorded, studied and answered later. The next 6 weeks are a critical time for the farm workforce as seasonal harvest ramps up, so the office hours will repeat every Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST through the end of September. Look for log in information and phone numbers in coming news releases and watch this website: www.agworkforce.cals.cornell.edu.

September 2020

Agritourism Best Management Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic webinar

September 4, 2020
12:00pm EST
webinar

This hour long webinar will provide a brief overview of the Best Management Practices necessary for following NYS Guidance. 

Q&A from Cornell faculty and farmers will follow the presentation. 

October 2020

2020 Fall Round Up: Fall Management for Your Livestock, Pasture, and Business

October 29, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Online Zoom Meeting

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators Ashley Pierce, Aaron Gabriel, and Dayton Maxwell.  This dynamic and slightly humorous group will discuss strategies for overwintering pastures in combination with management guidelines for helping livestock enter the winter season with adequate body condition.  Farm visioning, mission development, and farm goal setting will conclude the one-hour program. 

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Broccoli

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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

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Tomatoes

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Upcoming Events

Foundations in Hemp Production

November 9, 2020
November 12, 2020
November 16, 2020
November 19, 2020
November 23, 2020
November 30, 2020
December 3, 2020
December 7, 2020
December 10, 2020
December 14, 2020
December 17, 2020
December 21, 2020

This 12-session virtual, live series will  utilize experts and researchers in the area of agronomy, plant breeding, entomology, plant pathology and  business management.  Production topics will be tailored for Northeast/Atlantic area for indoor & field growers with special attention to NY market and legal conditions.

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Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

December 1, 2020 : Best Practices for Onboarding Seasonal Workers

Best Practices for Onboarding Seasonal Workers is a 1.5-hour, on-line program that reviews best practices for bringing on (aka onboarding) a group of seasonal workers.  This program will go over the onboarding planning guide for seasonal farm employees and discuss the key things you should have in place in 2021 when your seasonal employees arrive.  

When you enroll in this program you will also receive a hard copy of the planning guide by mail, have access to additional resources and information and an on-line community of other farms that are also working on their 2021 onboarding plans. 

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How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

December 2, 2020


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.

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Announcements

U-Pick Farm Practices During Covid-19 Pandemic

U-Pick is a critical direct marketing approach for many of our farms and provides
customers with a unique connection to fresh produce grown close to home. In light
of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices
will be needed to protect your farm team and your customers. This document
provides recommended practices and communication strategies for U-Pick
operations for the 2020 season.

https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_864.pdf

Growers-are you running low on fall pumpkins, etc?

The Produce Auctions located around the state may have what you need.  Check out all of the opportunities here: https://harvestny.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=4

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 Storage Considerations For Vegetables With Chris Callahan And Andy Chamberlin

November 4, 2020
ENYCHP specialists Elisabeth Hodgdon and Crystal Stewart-Courtens discuss postharvest storage conditions to maintain vegetable quality over the winter, and food safety tips with Chris Callahan and Andy Chamberlin from UVM Extension.

Resources for episode description:
UVM Extension Ag Engineering Blog: go.uvm.edu/ageng
Spray Tables for Farm Use: go.uvm.edu/spraytables
Coolbots for Farm Use: go.uvm.edu/coolbot
DIY Concrete Mixed Root Washer: https://agengpodcast.com/2020/06/29/diy-motorized-root-washer-for-200-ep31/
Sisters Hill Farm Bunch Washer: https://youtu.be/JfXQmeRgk2c
Crop Storage Resources: http://go.uvm.edu/storage
Crop Planner Tool: http://go.uvm.edu/cropplanner
Bins: http://go.uvm.edu/bins.
Project Planning for Postharvest Efficiency, Profitability & Food Safety (Free 8-Part Packshed Webinar): go.uvm.edu/phwebinar

Where to connect with UVM Ag Engineering on social media:
Instagram: Instagram.com/uvmextageng
Facebook: facebook.com/uvmextageng
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwLVR4LaVPtvm4m3XW5Kv9w
Podcast: agengpodcast.com

Register for the Cornell Vegetable Program’s FREE virtual “Food Safety & Wash/Pack Facilities” workshop from 8:45 am – 1:15 pm on Nov. 16th:
https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pdeitpzopHddDRSBpt_dWf2eptEhenK0h

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