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  • Cultural Practices

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October 2018

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Production/Weather Risk From Agritourism

October 5, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Cover Crops Field Meeting

October 11, 2018
4:00 - 5:30pm
Willsboro, NY

Cover Crops Field Meeting
A field visit to see and compare a variety of fall cover crops, planted in two different soil types, two weeks apart. We'll discuss establishment, choices, management and timing of several cover crops.

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Legal Risk From Agritourism

October 12, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Marketing Risk From Agritourism

October 19, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Northern Location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 24, 2018
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Melrose, NY

Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 23, 1a, 10

Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Southern Location)

Event Offers DEC Credits

October 25, 2018
1:00pm- 3:00pm
Kingston, NY

Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 23, 1a, 10

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Human Resource Risk From Agritourism

October 26, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

November 2018

Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Successful Agritourism Farmer Panel

November 2, 2018
10:00am - 2:30pm
Highland, NY

Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab

Cover Crops in Veg Production Webinar

November 8, 2018
7:00-8:00pm

Cover Crops in Veg Production Webinar
Join Chuck Bornt, Amy Ivy and Mike Davis in a discussion of cover crops choices and timing in vegetable production. This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing.

Farm Financial Education for Women - Annies Project

November 12 - January 14, 2019
9:00am to 2:00pm
Kingston, NY

This 4-part series is designed for women who are farm owners or farm managers, or who anticipate moving into a decision-making position on a farm.  The program runs from November through January.

Certificates will be awarded from Annie's Project to those who complete all sessions and who have applied to have the program qualify for FSA borrower training.

Fruit Category Pesticide Exam and Orchard IPM Basics

November 27, 2018
1:30pm-3pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Fruit Category Pesticide Exam and Orchard IPM Basics
At this meeting, we will review orchard Integrated Pest Management (IPM), referencing from the NY Private Fruit Category (22) manual. We will first review the core foundations of integrated pest management, and then discuss as a group some of the key pests found in Northern New York orchards. 

How To Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

November 27, 2018
10am-1pm
Plattsburgh, NY

How To Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License
Receive an overview of the application, testing process, and key concepts of the materials needed to obtain a private or commercial NYSDEC pesticide applicator license. 

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Farms for Extreme Weather

November 27, 2018
10:00am -3:00pm
Kingston, NY

Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies on Farms for Extreme Weather
Learn from Cornell University experts why extreme weather events are occurring more frequently, how these events are linked to climate change and what can be done to address them.

This free workshop is designed for farmers and those considering farming. Lunch is included.  

Research Results with High Tunnel Veg Crops Webinar

November 29, 2018
7:00-8:00pm

Research Results with High Tunnel Veg Crops Webinar
Join Amy Ivy, Judson Reid and Mike Davis in a discussion and review of the results their recent high tunnel vegetable trials. The discussion will be tailored to those who attend so bring your questions and experiences to share and discuss. Trials reviewed will include:
• Winter spinach nitrogen sources and rates (still underway)
• Pushing warm season crops for earliest harvest with and without covers
• Red bell pepper variety trial, comparing standard varieties to greenhouse varieties
• Training and pruning greenhouse peppers
• Cherry pepper pruning and training
This will be held live via Zoom webinar, then recorded and posted for later viewing for those who can't attend the live session.

December 2018

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management
Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.

High Tunnel Farmer to Farmer Meeting

December 12, 2018
9:00am to 4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us for a facilitated farmer to farmer style workshop focused on high tunnel production and management. Though the final meeting agenda will be developed on the day of the meeting with input from attendees, it is expected that topics covered will include season long soil fertility management, high tunnel model selection and construction considerations, biological pest and disease management, and more. 

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results and Farmer Discussion from 2018 Trials

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 13, 2018
10:15am-12:00pm
Pine Island, NY

Reduced Tillage on Muck Soils: Results and Farmer Discussion from 2018 Trials
Join Ethan Grundberg and Chuck Bornt of CCE ENYCHP on Thursday, December 13th for a review and discussion of the 2018 reduced tillage trials on muck soils. They will cover cover crops used, equipment, cultural practices and the goals and results of the trials. 

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 15, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management
Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 22, 2018
5:00PM-8:00PM
Highland, NY

The Heirloom Orchard: A Three-Day Series on Estate Orchard Management
Join Peter Jentsch & Dr. Srdan Acimovic, homeowners and management professionals for a three-week series, each evening discussion and workshop focusing on 3 hours devoted to establishing
and maintaining new or existing estate orchards using 3 with apple and cider tastings, hands-on experience in our research orchards. Dec 8th, 15th, 22nd.
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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

PSA Grower Training Course

February 19, 2019
8:00am- 5:15pm
Albany, NY

The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 112.22(c) that requires at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.

Registration is mandatory for this event.   
Hosted by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program during our 2019 Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Note: You do NOT need to register for the Fruit and Vegetable Conference to attend this training. 


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2019 Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference

February 19, 2019 : Day 1: Tree Fruit, Small Fruit & Business Management

February 20, 2019 : Day 2: General, Vegetable, Tree Fruit

February 21, 2019 : Day 3: Fertility, CSA, Irrigation, Grapes

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Preliminary agenda is now available. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

DEC credits have been awarded - see program for details. 

Multi day discounts are available for two and three day registrations. 


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Last Monday Grant Webinar for Fruit and Vegetable Growers - February

February 25, 2019
12:00-1:00

To help disseminate information on grants on a more consistent basis, we will be offering a "current grants" webinar on the last Monday of every month at noon

In order to help focus the program, the webinars will be limited to grants that are relevant to fruit and vegetable farmers in Eastern New York.

There is a possibility of webinars related to grants for experimental crops (i.e. hops and hemp) if it is likely that fruit and vegetable growers would be interested.

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Announcements

ENYCHP Fruit and Vegetable Conference Feb 19-21

Join us for the 2nd Annual Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference! This year we will be expanding our conference to include a third day and many exciting new sessions. Speakers, topic details, and registration information currently available. Mark your calendars, and don't miss this great line-up!

Tuesday February 19th- Thursday 21st, 2019

Desmond Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd
Albany, NY 12211

Click here to register


NYSBGA & CCE Blueberry Intensive Workshop

The New York State Berry Growers Association (NYSBGA) has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension to bring growers a pair of winter Blueberry Intensive Workshops. An in-depth look at growing and management techniques, pest and diseases, profitability tools, and more, the Blueberry Intensive Workshops will feature 10 expert speakers from Cornell University, Cornell CCE, New York State IPM, Rutgers University, and Pennsylvania State University, as well as owners of successful area farms. The workshops will be held in Ellicottville, New York on March 5, 2019, and in Millbrook, New York on March 14, 2019. The cost to attend is $35 for current NYSBGA members and $45 for non-members.  To register, click here.

Growers who attend the workshops will learn about:
• Choosing and preparing a site for blueberry production
• Blueberry diseases and management strategies
• Blueberry insect pest management
• Using the NEWA blueberry pest and disease models to best advantage
• Alternative options for markets
• Using a new berry crops profitability tool
• How area farms have ensured success in their blueberry growing program
• Nutrition for blueberries
• Post-harvest handling to reduce pest damage and improve fruit quality
• Correct pruning techniques, with a live, hands-on demonstration
• Pest scouting and weed management


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


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