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January 2021

COPY - Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

January 4, 2021


Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

  • Do you bring groups of seasonal employees onto your farm?  Are you already up to your eyeballs when they arrive?
  • Every year do you say that NEXT year you will be more organized when they arrive?
  • Do you find it challenging to keep up with all of the regulatory and paperwork requirements for bringing on a new employee?

Then Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees is for YOU!

CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program and the CCE Ag Workforce Development Program, have a planning guide and training programs to help you prepare your farm for next year's seasonal employees.  Our motto is: Safe, Productive and Engaged from Day 1!


Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

January 4, 2021


Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

  • Do you bring groups of seasonal employees onto your farm?  Are you already up to your eyeballs when they arrive?
  • Every year do you say that NEXT year you will be more organized when they arrive?
  • Do you find it challenging to keep up with all of the regulatory and paperwork requirements for bringing on a new employee?

Then Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees is for YOU!

CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program and the CCE Ag Workforce Development Program, have a planning guide and training programs to help you prepare your farm for next year's seasonal employees.  Our motto is: Safe, Productive and Engaged from Day 1!


COPY - Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

January 6, 2021


Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

  • Do you bring groups of seasonal employees onto your farm?  Are you already up to your eyeballs when they arrive?
  • Every year do you say that NEXT year you will be more organized when they arrive?
  • Do you find it challenging to keep up with all of the regulatory and paperwork requirements for bringing on a new employee?

Then Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees is for YOU!

CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program and the CCE Ag Workforce Development Program, have a planning guide and training programs to help you prepare your farm for next year's seasonal employees.  Our motto is: Safe, Productive and Engaged from Day 1!


Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

January 6, 2021


Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees - Get Organized for 2021!

  • Do you bring groups of seasonal employees onto your farm?  Are you already up to your eyeballs when they arrive?
  • Every year do you say that NEXT year you will be more organized when they arrive?
  • Do you find it challenging to keep up with all of the regulatory and paperwork requirements for bringing on a new employee?

Then Onboarding Seasonal Farm Employees is for YOU!

CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program and the CCE Ag Workforce Development Program, have a planning guide and training programs to help you prepare your farm for next year's seasonal employees.  Our motto is: Safe, Productive and Engaged from Day 1!


Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!

January 11 - November 1, 2021


CSFP's new season of online courses is almost halfway through, and now's the time to register for their upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. Upcoming courses include their new offering on social media and online marketing, farm business courses, and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more.  Course start dates and times vary.


How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License - Jan 11, 2021

January 11, 2021

2021 Empire State Producers EXPO

January 12 - January 15, 2021

Assessing and Using Credit in Your Agricultural Business - Farm Financial Management Tuesdays

January 12, 2021

NOFA-NY's Virtual Winter Conference

January 16 - January 23, 2021

Knowing Input Costs to Maximize Profits - Farm Financial Management Tuesdays

January 19, 2021

Precision Agriculture Workshop VIRTUAL SERIES

January 21 - February 18, 2021

Cash Flow Management and the Annual Operating Cycle - Farm Financial Management Tuesdays

January 26, 2021

Remote GAPs Training and Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Session

January 27 - January 28, 2021

Remote Good Agricultural Practices Training

January 27 - January 28, 2021



February 2021

2021 Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference Webinars

February 1 - February 26, 2021

CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program

February 2 - February 4, 2021

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

February 2 - February 4, 2021

Marketing Your Farm Products 101

February 2 - February 23, 2021


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. 


Value Added Producer Grant Program Series

February 3 - March 3, 2021


Are you interested in learning about Value Added Producer Grants through the USDA? Join CCE Educators for a 3 session program brought to you by: CCE Madison County, CCE Oneida County, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Team and Central NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team


PPP2/ EIDL Loan Advance/ Expansion of CFAP 1

February 10, 2021

Cornell Climate Smart Farming - Winter 2021 Webinars

February 12 - February 26, 2021

Uncommon Fruit: Considerations for Commercial Cultivation

February 16 - February 19, 2021



March 2021

Managing Soil Nitrogen in Winter High Tunnels

March 5, 2021

Cleaning & Sanitizing on Produce Farms

March 11, 2021

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

March 16, 2021

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

March 16, 2021

Assess and Prevent Food Safety Risks in Leafy Greens Production

March 18, 2021

2021 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

March 19, 2021

Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

March 22 - March 31, 2021


Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Janet van Zoeren will offer "Pre-Exam Coaching" in March to help sprayer operators prepare for the exam in Orleans County on April 2st. 

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

All participants will need to have the most recent Core Manual (3rd Edition) and Category Manuals.  Register by February 26 to ensure manuals are available for the training.

Cost of 4 day workshop: $35, additional costs 

Exam to be held on April 6 at 9am-1pm at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, $100 check payable to NYDEC to Exam, and you must register with DEC for the exam.

To register for this class complete the pdf registration form below, include payment and return via instructions included on form. 

To reserve a spot contact Kim Hazel at 585-798-4265 ext. 126 or krh5@cornell.edu.

Additional details about the exam https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/ev...



Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

March 22 - March 31, 2021


Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Janet van Zoeren will offer "Pre-Exam Coaching" in March to help sprayer operators prepare for the exam in Wayne County on April 1st. 

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

All participants will need to have the most recent Core Manual (3rd Edition) and Category Manuals.  Register by February 26 to ensure manuals are available for the training.

Cost of 4 day workshop: $35, additional costs 

To reserve a spot for the workshop contact Margaret Boone at 315-331-8415 ext.101 or email at: mab567@cornell.edu

Exam to be held on April 1st at 12pm till 4:30pm at Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, $100 check payable to NYDEC to Exam, and you must register with DEC for the exam.

To register for this class complete the pdf registration form below and complete payment and return instructions on form.

Additional details about the exam https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/ev...


How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License - March 23

March 23, 2021

Northeast Winter Fruit Seminar Series NEWA 3.0 Project Upgrades for 2021 Webinar

March 30, 2021

Cleaning and Sanitizing on Produce Farms and in Packing Facilities

March 31, 2021

Wash/Pack Hygiene and Sanitation Training

March 31, 2021



April 2021

Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

April 1, 2021

Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

April 6, 2021

Statewide Virtual Pink Meeting

April 26, 2021

2021 Spring Turn-Out Grazier Meeting

April 29, 2021



May 2021

Statewide Virtual Bloom Thinning Meeting

May 3, 2021

WNY Virtual Petal Fall Meeting

May 17, 2021

WNY Virtual '12mm Thinning Sprays' Meeting

May 24, 2021

Saffron Winter Survival and the Next Step in Cultivation

May 27, 2021



June 2021

WNY Virtual 'Rescue Thinning Sprays' Meeting

June 2, 2021

2021 Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series

June 3 - July 15, 2021


As a follow-up to the 2021 IFTA Virtual Honeycrisp Tours, these meetups will provide an opportunity to review challenges, best practices, and new recommendations for Honeycrisp production. 

Led by a panel of scientists and growers across regions involved in the USDA-SCRI Root2Fruit project and leading Honeycrisp producers.

Facilitated by B. Sallato WSU Extension, M. Miranda Sazo Cornell Cooperative Extension, and A. Wallis MSU Extension.


Weed Control Field Day - Panama, NY

June 8, 2021

Weed Management Field Day - Fillmore, NY

June 9, 2021

2021 Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

June 24, 2021



July 2021

Fresh Market Vegetable Production Meeting

July 1, 2021

Potato Production Meeting

July 1, 2021

2021 SAP Analysis

July 13, 2021

Corn, Cover Crops, and Reduced Tillage Systems

July 13, 2021

Palmer Amaranth & Other Weeds to Watch

July 13 - July 14, 2021

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Yates)

July 16, 2021

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

July 23, 2021

Berry Production Twilight Meeting

July 27, 2021

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

July 28, 2021



August 2021

Why Are My Trees Growing So Poorly?

August 2, 2021

Niagara Region Summer Vegetable Meeting

August 3, 2021

Chipping Potato Growers Twilight Meeting

August 5, 2021

Field Day at Philia Farm

August 5, 2021

Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

August 11, 2021

2021 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Online Pre-registration Is Closed - See Below

August 12, 2021

Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

August 18, 2021

Champlain Valley Summer Field Afternoon

August 19, 2021

Hard Cider Summer Tour

August 25, 2021



September 2021

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 1 - October 6, 2021


Our team of specialists from SCRUB (Sanitizing and Cleaning Resources for yoUr Business) is available to help you overcome a post harvest bottleneck, or improve your wash/pack. We are here to support a limited number of farms as they plan and implement projects to address one of six specific wash/pack topics.

The topic areas and workshop dates are listed below. Space is limited to 15 farms for each topic. All virtual workshops are held live on Wednesday evenings, 6-8:30 pm, and will also be edited and posted for future viewing. The events are FREE!

Farms that sign up for individual assistance with their projects will be asked to take part in a virtual-workshop with other growers working on the same topic, where challenges, plans and resources are discussed as a group. As a participant, you will:

  • Complete a draft project improvement plan (a template will be provided to guide this process)
  • Attend and actively participant in the workshop
  • Implement the revised project improvement plan on your farm
  • Document your results with photos and a brief description of what you did and share with workshop leads

Complete this form to register for a workshop from this series.


Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

September 8, 2021

Berry Production Workshop: Using Insect Exclusion Netting to Manage SWD

September 15 - October 5, 2021



October 2021

Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13 - October 27, 2021


Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F,  Course 1 of the 2021/22 Farmer Tax School, $25/farm

This is a three-session course for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. Our first session will provide an overview of tax planning, the management of tax liability, and assessing your record keeping system. Second session will delve into everything Schedule F - depreciation and classifying revenues and expenses. The final session will be led by a professional tax-preparer who will introduce tax planning strategies and the timeline for implementation with ample time for questions and discussion.

CAN'T MAKE IT LIVE?: Sign up any and we'll send you a recording following the workshop.

TECH REQUIREMENTS: Zoom (on phone, tablet, or computer). You may also call in and request paper documents be mailed to you.

IS THIS FOR ME?: This class is designed for farms that are already filing a Schedule F, covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. The Tax School series has options for agricultural producers of all shapes, sizes, and time in business.

SPONSORSHIP: We are currently seeking agribusiness sponsorship for this series. We will be providing all of our participants with a directory of sponsors and their financial support services offered.

Experiencing financial hardship? Attend for free! Select the "scholarship" option at payment. Support for this option is made possible by our generous sponsors.



This course is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension's Farmer Tax School: An educational series from Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Specialists.  This series will inform and empower farm managers to better understand their tax obligations, management strategies, and improve farm profitability. This consists of four courses offered October 2021 - January 2022. Courses in the series are:

  • Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F,  Tuesday October 13, 20 & 27, 7:00-8:30, $25/farm

This is a three-session course for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer. Our first session will provide an overview of tax planning, the management of tax liability, and assessing your record keeping system. Second session will delve into everything Schedule F - depreciation and classifying revenues and expenses. The final session will be led by a professional tax-preparer who will introduce tax planning strategies and the timeline for implementation with ample time for questions and discussion.

  • Farm Financial Records for Decision Making & Tax Management, Thursday, December 27pm - 9pm$10/farm 

A primer for beginning farmers, or a tune-up for those already in production, on recording income and annual expenses,  capital expenditures and depreciation with additional information covering loans & credit card or revolving loan payments, sales of business assets, and deducting losses. 

  • Tax Management for Beginning and Small Farm Businesses. Tuesday, January 18, 7pm - 9pm, $10/farm 

A one-night virtual meeting for beginning and part-time farmers that provides useful tax information enabling participants to be make better tax decisions for their business.   Federal and state income taxes will be covered. Tax regulations specific to NYS will be covered as well. 

  • Tax Code Benefits and Last Minute Tax Updates for Farms, Tuesday, January 25, 7pm - 9pm,  $10/farm 

For farm businesses of all shapes and sizes, tune in to learn more about key tax benefits and tax incentives that are available for farms. Because this is our last class, this workshop will also include updated tax information for the current tax season.


Income Tax Planning for Farms that File a Schedule F

October 13 - October 27, 2021


A three-part series for farms that are already filing a Schedule F covering tax planning and goals, handling farm profits/losses, and strategies to improve your tax position while also working positively with your accountant/tax preparer.


USDA Pandemic Assistance Grant

October 13, 2021


Specialty crop producers such as fruit, vegetable, and grape operations, with revenues less than $5million are eligible to apply for smalls grants to cover the costs of COVID-related improvements. Examples include: personal protective equipment (PPE), retrofitting facilities for worker and consumer safety, shifting to online sales platforms, transportation, worker housing, and medical costs. The minimum funding request is $1,500 and the maximum funding request is $20,000. Application closes November 22, 2021.  This webinar will walk you through the process of applying for this grant.


Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

October 20 - October 21, 2021

Navigating Solar Lease Agreements and the Solar Development Process: A Program for NY Farmers and Rural Landowners

October 26, 2021

Navigating Solar Lease Agreements and the Solar Development Process: A Program for NY Farmers and Rural Landowners

October 26, 2021

Wholesale Market Readiness for Vegetable and Produce Farms

October 28, 2021



November 2021

Design Your Succession Plan

November 2 - November 23, 2021


Design Your Succession Plan "Empowering families to get started on their succession plan."

Online Zoom Series Coming to NYS!

How will your family farm operate in the future when the owner retires or is gone? Are you currently working with another generation who may be questioning their role in the future of the farm or are you yourself questioning your current role?

More than 80% of farm families hope to pass the family farm on to the next generation, but research shows only 30% of family farms survive to the second generation, and only 12% survive to the third generation. A successful transition to the next generation takes careful planning.

 To help NYS farm families start their succession planning process, Cornell Cooperative Extension educators will be utilizing a new interactive program designed by North Dakota State University Extension: Design Your Succession Plan. This program provides tools and resources for producers who want to begin the succession planning process.

 Participants will have an opportunity to open the lines of communication with family to create a shared vision for the family business. They will also learn to choose and work with professionals such as attorneys, accountants, lenders, insurance agents and tax experts to construct a plan and documents that put the family's vision into action. Attendees will learn through scenario-based learning how to relate real-life experiences to the farm transition process. This webinar series will utilize a "flipped classroom" which requires that attendees complete pre-work prior to each session. This could include watching videos, visiting websites, or completing a handout/worksheet. This pre-work should not take more than 15-20 mins each week, but will enrich your experience during each of the weekly webinars.

 "The program will prepare you to envision, communicate, plan, write and shape the legacy of your family farm, as well as save hundreds of dollars by completing these crucial planning steps before visiting with professionals," said Bonnie Collins, Farm Management Educator, CCE Oneida.

 This six session Tuesday evening series is being offered via Zoom with an online learning platform for use in-between sessions. Session dates are: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 & 12/14. The cost is $100 per farm family and includes a workbook valued at $25. There are scholarships available for veterans. Please choose veteran as your farm category and there will be no charge for participating in this series. There will be follow-up to confirm your veteran status prior to the start of the series. There is also the ability to add additional workbooks at a cost of $25 at registration. Contact Laura Biasillo at lw257@cornell.edu or visit https://tinyurl.com/z5ujstpw for more information. The registration deadline is October 24th to ensure on-time delivery of the workbook.


Ag Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program: Managing Performance

November 10, 2021

Fruit Advisory Meetings

November 11 - November 30, 2021


Our goal for these meetings is to get industry input on CCE-ENYCHP educational and research programming for the future. CCE ENYCHP specialists will provide a written summary of 2020-21 work, but our emphasis will be to discuss future programming


Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program: Managing Performance

November 12, 2021

Federal Labor Standards in Agriculture - USDOL Live Webinar Presentation

November 18, 2021

Webinar on Federal Labor Standards in Agriculture - Live Webinar with USDOL

November 18, 2021

Labor Road Show V

November 22 - December 10, 2021


Ag Workforce Development Council is hosting Labor Roadshow V as a virtual event. A series of six two-hour webinars will be held online through Zoom at noon on November 22 and 23, and December 2, 3, 9 and 10. Cost is $55 per person to attend all six webinars and to receive links to the webinar recordings and roadshow materials.


Lake Ontario Fruit Program Advisory Committee Meeting

November 29, 2021

Farm Financial Management Tuesdays - Planning for a Change or Exiting Your Farm Business

November 30 - December 14, 2021


Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Educators are offering a series of short, farm financial education programs for farms that are facing financial stress or who are considering making a change to a different venture or exiting farming in response to the economics of their current operation.  

Each program runs from 12:30 to 1:45pm for $10 per person and includes a link to the recorded webinar if the participant cannot join the live program. 




December 2021

Farm Financial Records for Decision Making

December 2, 2021

Farm Tax School Series: Farm Financial Records for Decision Making

December 2, 2021

Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Dec 2021

December 8 - December 9, 2021

Processing Beets and Carrots Advisory Meeting

December 13, 2021

Processing Peas, Snap Beans, and Sweet Corn Advisory Meeting

December 13, 2021



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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

ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 16, 2022
Granville, NY

Join us for a late-summer field meeting. Cornell researchers and extension specialists will give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest.  We will then walk through the orchard to look for some of the issues discussed, and further discuss their management strategies in the field. We will then discuss how the crop is shaping up around the greater ENY region, and will allow ample time for you to share your thoughts on this year's crop, and to answer any other questions you may have. 

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Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour

December 3 - December 11, 2022

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour hosted by Laura McDermott, and organized by Explorations by Thor, a well-respected international travel company that specializes in agricultural tours will embark December 3 - 11, 2022.  Don't miss this opportunity to travel, learn and relax with other farmers.  It will be a blast!

This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an educational and entertaining way to visit another country while networking with fellow berry production and Agri-tourism professionals.   The tour allows attendees the convenience of a completed itinerary including hotels, most meals and in-country transportation. Guests will visit a wide variety of Costa Rican agriculture and while still having time for cultural highlights.  

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Announcements

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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