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January 2023

High Tunnel Winter Greens Workshop

January 9, 2023
9am - 12pm
Zoom Webinar

Winter greens production has greatly expanded in the Northeast with increased construction of high tunnels on farms and demand for year-round local food from consumers. In this workshop, we will address common pest and disease problems that arise with winter growing, how to reduce food safety risk in your leafy greens, and tips for marketing and packaging greens to increase sales in the winter months.

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Western NY

January 11, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team and Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE ORLEANS COUNTY OFFICE 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in the Capital District

January 17, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Saratoga County
Ballston Spa, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE SARATOGA COUNTY OFFICE 

NEW DATE! - How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Western NY

January 20, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

The Lake Ontario Fruit Team and Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE WAYNE COUNTY OFFICE 



February 2023

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in the Hudson Valley

February 7, 2023
9:00-4:00
Cornell Hudson Valley Lab
Highland, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CORNELL HUDSON VALLEY LAB 

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class in Northern NY

February 9, 2023
9:00-4:00
CCE Clinton County
Plattsburgh, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.  You will work with others in a group through a series of problems and leave with a better sense of how you can organize and interpret your own financial information to make better long-term investment decisions about your farm business.  THIS SESSION IS AT THE CCE CLINTON COUNTY OFFICE

Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023
1:30pm to 2:35pm
Zoom Webinar

In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast. Due to its small size and tendency to damage the newest terminal growth, growers often don't notice there is a problem until it is too late to manage effectively. In this webinar, Kristy Grigg-McGuffin (Horticulture IPM Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Rural Affairs) will discuss Ontario's experience with ALCM, including its biology, monitoring, biological control, and chemical management.

DEC Credits Available: 1 credit in categories A1, 10, 22

Register here:

https://cornell.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvf-CuqDMjHt0rRzLXGR7LiMVeh-K6dyrO

2023 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 22 - February 23, 2023
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

Join us for two days filled with informative sessions on Tree Fruit, Vegetables, Small Fruit, Grapes, and more!



March 2023

How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

March 2, 2023
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Online via Zoom

Thinking about becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York?  Join DEC representative Brian Primeau for a discussion on who needs a pesticide license, license types, examination procedures, and recertification. Participants will have ample opportunity to ask questions during the program.  

Pesticide Certification Exam Prep Course

March 14 - March 15, 2023
8:30am to 12:00pm
Online via Zoom

Are you planning to become a certified pesticide applicator in 2023? Join ENYCHP specialists for an in-depth review of topics covered on the NYS DEC pesticide applicator certification exam. This two-day virtual course includes explanation of key concepts on the core exam, test-taking tips for the core and category exam, practice questions, and Q&A with instructors. Course materials, including program recordings, practice exams, and DEC materials will be available to registrants after the program. This training is geared toward certification categories 1A (agricultural plant), 21 (field and forage), 22 (fruit), and 23 (vegetable). 

Winter Stone Fruit Updates Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2023
1:00pm-2:30pm
Zoom

CCE LOFP and CCE ENYCHP are cohosting a virtual stone fruit webinar on March 16th.  We will first hear from Dr. Brett Blaauw from the University of Georgia/Clemson University on the use of mating disruption for peach tree borers.  We will then hear from Dr. Terence Robinson as he gives his recommendations from growing sweet cherries on dwarfing rootstocks under rain covers in New York. 

This program is eligible for .75 DEC credits in categories 1A, 10, and 22.  




April 2023

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May 2023

No Events Scheduled at this Time



June 2023

Apple Grower Listening Session - USDA RMA Crop Insurance

June 28, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm
Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (Conference Room)
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.



July 2023

Small Fruit Opportunities for Small Farms

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 11, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cornell Willsboro Research Farm
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

Field Day at Philia Farm

July 13, 2023
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Philia Farm
Johnstown, NY

Tour research plots examining various tillage and no-till strategies supplemented by tarp usage for weed control and nitrogen retention. Early plots with rye were planted to cabbage, and later plots with rye and vetch were planted to winter squash. You will also see how tarps are being used on the small-scale (1 acre) garden level to prepare multiple beds for weed-free direct seeding of crops, and see a field being prepared for vegetable crops with no-till drilled cover crop successions. Event is made possible through generous support of the NY Farm Viability Institute.

Air Blast Sprayer Calibration Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 18, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porpiglia Farms
Marlboro, NY

Calibrating pesticide sprayers for best results

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on either an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops or a boom sprayer.  
Please note that locations and times vary for each workshop. This is the July 18th airblast workshop. For simultaneous Spanish translation and boom sprayer calibration, please sign up for the July 19th workshop.

Both workshops will provide audio amplification, handouts and refreshments. 

Tuesday, July 18 - Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop
 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Porpiglia Farms
71 Porpiglia Drive, Marlboro, NY  12542

Champlain Valley Tree Fruit Field Meeting: Chazy Orchards

July 20, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Intersection of Minkler and Miner Farm Rd in Chazy, Chazy Orchard
Chazy, NY

Join Mike in Chazy on July 20th to hear about some of the on-farm research trials he's conducting in the Champlain Valley this summer. In addition to his discussion of preliminary findings, you will have the opportunity to observe the various field treatments firsthand.  

Pesticide credits in categories 1A, 10, and 22 pending



August 2023

Cider Orchard Tour for Beginning Farmers with Cornell Extension

August 3, 2023
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Scrumpy Ewe Cider
West Fulton, NY

Interested in growing cider apples, but not sure where to start? Join Mike Basedow of Cornell Cooperative Extension's ENYCHP and Ryan McGiver of Scrumpy Ewe Cider for a walk and talk of Ryan's newly planted cider orchard.

Mike will discuss some of the basics of growing apples for cider

Late Summer Orchard Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 9, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
J.L. Knight and Son Family Farm
Burnt Hills, NY

Late Summer Orchard Meeting

Join us for a late-summer orchard meeting. We will start with a tour through J.L. Knight and Son's new storage and packing area, and owner Jeremy Knight will discuss his experience with Hazel 1-MCP sachets.  Cornell researchers and extension specialists will then give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest. 

1.25 DEC credits in 22, 1A, and 10 are available for this meeting. Please register ahead. Contact Mike at 518 410 6823 or mrb254@cornell.edu with any questions on this event. 

Sweet Corn and Pumpkin IPM Twilight Meeting

August 23, 2023
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dyer Farms vegetable fields
Plattsburgh, NY

Date change! Join us for a twilight meeting at Dyer Farms in Plattsburgh. We'll tour Dyer Farms' vegetable fields, view an experimental laser scarecrow set up to deter birds, discuss insect, disease, and weed scouting and management recommendations for sweet corn and pumpkins, and cover crops for vegetable rotations.

Contact Elisabeth Hodgdon (518-650-5323 or eh528@cornell.edu) with questions and requests for accommodations. 

Cost: $10 per farm (registration required by 9 am Wednesday, Aug. 23). Light refreshments provided.

2.00 DEC pesticide recertification credits available in categories 1A, 10, and 23




September 2023

Spotted Lanternfly in the Hudson Valley

September 7, 2023
2:00pm
Hudson Valley Research Lab or Zoom
Highland, NY

Round Table Discussion:

Identifying SLF

Where to scout

What it means for your vineyard and winery

How to manage SLF

When: September 7th at 2:00 pm

Where: In person at Hudson Valley Research Lab

 or Zoom: 

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99896574465?pwd=L080QWFmeGc0ZldVUDRHb1NLclphdz09

How to Write a Successful Grant for Your Farm Business

September 13, 2023
10:00am-11:00am
online

Looking for grants for your ag business?  Attend this webinar to learn tips and tricks for writing a successful grant application from a successful grant writer and grant reviewer. 



October 2023

October 18, 2023
on-line course

¡El Liderazgo de Supervisión Agrícola ahora ofrecerá el curso completo de "Transición a supervisor" en ESPAÑOL y todo virtual! Aprenderá estos temas: cómo desarrollar relaciones laborales efectivas, habilidades esenciales de la comunicación, cómo ser el líder de un grupo multicultural, y cómo construir mejores relaciones de trabajo para tener un equipo efectivo de trabajo. ¡La inscripción está disponible!

Los materiales del curso estarán disponibles el 18 de octubre de 2023 y sessiones de Zoom se llevarán a cabo todos los martes de 13:00-14:00 horas, del 24 de octubre al 21 de noviembre.

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership will now offer the complete "Transition to Supervisor" course in SPANISH and all virtual! You will learn these topics: how to develop effective working relationships, essential communication skills, how to be the leader of a multicultural group, and how to build better working relationships to have an effective work team. Registration is open!

Course materials will be available on October 18, 2023, and weekly Zoom sessions will take place every Tuesday from 1-2 PM ET from October 24 to November 21.



November 2023

Soil Health for Vegetable Growers Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 1, 2023
9:30am - 2:30pm
Whallonsburg Grange
Essex, NY

Join us for presentations, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations focusing on soil health concepts and best management practices for vegetable growers. Topics include tarping, maintaining soil health in high tunnels, cover cropping, reduced tillage, compost microbiology, and more.

1.75 DEC pesticide recertification credits available in categories 1A, 10, and 23.

Back again this November: Organizing Work for High-Quality Results

November 8, 2023
on-line course

Organizing Work for High-Quality Results teaches farm supervisors how to develop clear expectations and delegate effectively. Learn how to implement a quality management system on your farm, create your own standard operating procedures, and develop processes to streamline work and improve results. This course is appropriate for both new and experienced farm supervisors and managers, as well as those preparing to become supervisors. All participants will learn leadership concepts and practice skills that will improve their ability to build a positive workplace and get results through leading others. Course topics include: setting clear expectations, effective delegation, quality management systems, workplace organization, and aligning HR management with social responsibility expectations.

Materials release November 8, 2023, and live weekly Zoom discussions will be held from 3 to 4 PM ET each Tuesday from November 14 through December 19. Continuing education credits will be offered.

Essex County Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

November 14, 2023
10:00am - 2:30pm
Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Essex, NY

Nicole Tommell and Steve Hadcock will host a workshop with CCE Essex on various farm asset protection strategies. Nicole is a Farm Management Specialist with the Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team. Steve Hadcock is a Beginning Farmer specialist with the Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program. Nicole and Steve have many years of experience working with farm families on farm management and estate planning topics.

Topics included are:

  • How can I use my current records to gauge how well my business is doing? Various suggestions will assist you in looking at your records differently.
  • What can I do to retain employees? Ideas will be shared on how to get new employees off to a good start. Also, ideas on how to help retain employees as well.
  • Am I ready to consider diversifying my business? Thoughts on how to approach evaluating the diversification of your farm business will be shared.
  • When and how do I start the succession process? It is never too early to begin discussing farm succession/transfer. Topics will be covered to help you feel confident to begin the process for your business. Shared topics may help you with your process if you have already started.

Each participant will receive written materials and a flash drive containing various resources. 

The workshop will be held on Tuesday November 14th at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall from 10-2:30. Locally sourced morning refreshments and lunch are provided.

Please register here by Nov 7th: Register Here This event is free

For more information about the workshop content, contact Steve Hadcock at seh11@cornell.edu or 518-380-1497.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 15, 2023
8:00am to 5:00pm
Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department
Canajoharie, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

8 am - 5 pm

Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department

75 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY

Public parking is available across the street from the training venue.

Registration: $10 per farm

Includes course manual ($50 value), certificate of course completion ($35 value), lunch, and other refreshments. Please indicate on the registration form if you have dietary restrictions we should know about.  

Deadline to register: Monday, Nov. 13th at noon or until course is filled (max. 30 participants)

2.00 DEC pesticide recertification credits available in Categories 1A, 10, 22, and 23

Orange County Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

November 17, 2023
10:00am - 2:30pm
CCE Orange County
Middletown, NY

Nicole Tommell and Steve Hadcock will host a workshop with CCE Orange on various farm asset protection strategies. Nicole is a Farm Management Specialist with the Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team. Steve Hadcock is a Beginning Farmer specialist with the Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program. Nicole and Steve have many years of experience working with farm families on farm management and estate planning topics.

Topics included are:

  • How can I use my current records to gauge how well my business is doing? Various suggestions will assist you in looking at your records differently.
  • What can I do to retain employees? Ideas will be shared on how to get new employees off to a good start. Also, ideas on how to help retain employees as well.
  • Am I ready to consider diversifying my business? Thoughts on how to approach evaluating the diversification of your farm business will be shared.
  • When and how do I start the succession process? It is never too early to begin discussing farm succession/transfer. Topics will be covered to help you feel confident to begin the process for your business. Shared topics may help you with your process if you have already started.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. 
Each participant will receive written materials and a flash drive containing various resources.

The workshop will be held on Tuesday November 17th at the CCE Orange County Office, 18 Seward Ave, Ste 300, Middletown, NY 10940.

Register here, cost is $10: Register here

For more information on how to register,
contact Nathaniel Lartey at nl498@cornell.edu or 845-344-1234 Ext 251 or (C): 917-635-9966. 

For more information about the workshop content, contact Steve Hadcock.
Steve may be reached at seh11@cornell.edu or 518-380-1497.

Schoharie County Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

November 20, 2023
10:00am - 2:30pm
CCE Schoharie
Cobleskill, NY

Monday, November 20th from 10am to 2:30pm at CCE Schoharie, 173 S Grand St, Cobleskill, NY 12034

Nicole Tommell and Steve Hadcock will host a workshop with CCE Schoharie on various farm asset protection strategies. Nicole is a Farm Management Specialist with the Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team. Steve Hadcock is a Beginning Farmer specialist with the Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program. Nicole and Steve have many years of experience working with farm families on farm management and estate planning topics.

Topics included are:

  • How can I use my current records to gauge how well my business is doing? Various suggestions will assist you in looking at your records differently.
  • What can I do to retain employees? Ideas will be shared on how to get new employees off to a good start. Also, ideas on how to help retain employees as well.
  • Am I ready to consider diversifying my business? Thoughts on how to approach evaluating the diversification of your farm business will be shared.
  • When and how do I start the succession process? It is never too early to begin discussing farm succession/transfer. Topics will be covered to help you feel confident to begin the process for your business. Shared topics may help you with your process if you have already started.

Each participant will receive written materials and a flash drive containing various resources. 

Morning refreshments and lunch are provided.

Registration is $10.Register here

For more information about the workshop content, contact Steve Hadcock at seh11@cornell.edu or 518-380-1497.

Saratoga County Farm Asset Protection Strategies: Safeguarding Agricultural Legacies for Future Generations

November 21, 2023
10:00am - 2:30pm
CCE Saratoga
Ballston Spa, NY

Tuesday, November 21th from 10am to 2:30pm at CCE Saratoga, 50 W High St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Nicole Tommell and Steve Hadcock will host a workshop with CCE Saratoga on various farm asset protection strategies. Nicole is a Farm Management Specialist with the Central New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team. Steve Hadcock is a Beginning Farmer specialist with the Capital Area Agricultural and Horticultural Program. Nicole and Steve have many years of experience working with farm families on farm management and estate planning topics.

Topics included are:

  • How can I use my current records to gauge how well my business is doing? Various suggestions will assist you in looking at your records differently.
  • What can I do to retain employees? Ideas will be shared on how to get new employees off to a good start. Also, ideas on how to help retain employees as well.
  • Am I ready to consider diversifying my business? Thoughts on how to approach evaluating the diversification of your farm business will be shared.
  • When and how do I start the succession process? It is never too early to begin discussing farm succession/transfer. Topics will be covered to help you feel confident to begin the process for your business. Shared topics may help you with your process if you have already started.

Each participant will receive written materials and a flash drive containing various resources. 

Morning refreshments and lunch are provided.

Registration is $10. Register here

For more information about the workshop content, contact Steve Hadcock at seh11@cornell.edu or 518-380-1497.



December 2023

New York Labor Roadshow VII

December 15, 2023
8:30-4:15
Greenwich Elks
Greenwich, NY

New York Labor Roadshow VII: December 2023 Offered by New York's Ag Workforce Development Council

New York's Ag Workforce Development Council (AWDC) is currently organizing Labor Roadshow VII.  The Eastern NY event will be held on December 15 in Greenwich, NY from 8:30-4:15.



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Apples

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Apricots

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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

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Upcoming Events

June Produce Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2024 : June Produce Field Meeting
Fort Plain, NY

Come join us for a discussion on greenhouse production, IPM techniques in the greenhouse, and a discussion of IPM strategies for tomatoes, cole crops and cucurbits. 

Meeting is free and open to the public.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A and 23 are available. 

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024 : Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop
Tivoli, NY

Join us on the morning of June 20th as we hear from Cornell University weed management specialists Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang, who will discuss their recent research on autonomous orchard weeding systems.  

We will also hear from Mike Basedow of CCE ENYCH and learn about the ongoing results of herbicide research trials he is conducting.  Bryan Brown of NYS IPM will discuss pre-plant preparations and mulches that could be useful for controlling weeds without herbicides.   

Identifying the differences between weed species and key differences between annuals and perennials that factor into management will also be covered.     

This workshop is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Champlain Valley Orchard Weed Management Field Trial Review

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 21, 2024 : Champlain Valley Orchard Weed Management Field Trial Review
Peru, NY

Friday June 21, 9-11:30AM

Meet at the Northern Orchard Walker block at 688 River Rd, Peru, NY

Join the ENYCHP on the morning of June 21st as we hear from Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang about their recent research looking at autonomous orchard crop management and weeding technologies.   We will then visit three of Mike's active herbicide research plots to see firsthand the level of control the trial treatments are providing during the critical weed free period. 

2.5 DEC Credits are available for this meeting in categories 22, 1A, and 10. Free to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Announcements

2023 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 2023 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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