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June 2017

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 6, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

June 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley
New this year -- Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 13, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

June 13, 2017
8am-5:15pm
Newark, NY

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.'

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

June 13, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville
New this year -- Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Orange County

June 20, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Middletown, NY

Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, June 20 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Orange County.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 20, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

June 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Garlic Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 21, 2017
5 pm-7pm, Potluck 7 pm-8 pm
Hurley, NY

Garlic Twilight Meeting
The field meeting will start and end at the Farm Hub office with a trip to the field to view the garlic research plots. Wear appropriate shoes and bring any samples in sealable bags. Potluck dinner to follow.

2017 Oswego Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 22, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Oswego, NY

2017 Oswego Muck Onion Twilight Meeting
Vegetable Specialist Christy Hoepting leads this on-farm meeting highlighting the latest developments in onion pest management -- featuring control of marsh yellowcress. Cornell Entomologist, Ashley Leach, will unveil the 2017 onion thrips management plan featuring the newly registered insecticide, Minecto Pro.

2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Batavia, NY

2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day
View demonstration plots to exemplify sustainable pest management options for fresh market vegetable production. In addition to the demonstration plots, sessions will be offered throughout the day on weed and disease identification and biology, resistance management, and GAPs/FSMA updates by CVP team members. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be onsite to display equipment and new technology. CCA and 3.0 DEC credits (categories 10, 1a, and 23) will be available.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Essex County

June 27, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Westport, NY

Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, June 27 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Essex County.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 27, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Grower Input Needed on Apple Tree Insurance Program

June 27, 2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Newark, NY

AgriLogic Consulting LLC is working with US Apple Association and other industry groups on the development of an apple tree insurance program in addition to the existing fruit insurance program. AgriLogic is very experienced in developing other tree insurance programs as well as a wide range of other risk management tools. This project is being developed in cooperation with the USDA Risk Management Agency and once approved the policy will be available to apple growers in a similar way to other RMA supported crop insurance programs. Initially the program will be offered in New York, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Virginia. The preliminary design for the apple tree insurance program would cover weather-related perils that damage trees, with fire blight coverage available as an option. The high cost of new plantings is a major reason for grower interest in this new risk management tool.


Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

June 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

July 2017

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Romulus, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE associates Telenko and Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley - Rescheduled due to holiday

July 6, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley - Rescheduled due to holiday
Because of the July 4th holiday falling on a Tuesday, this meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, July 6th. Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Clinton County

July 11, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Clinton County.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 11, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

July 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

High Tunnel Tomatoes - Early and Mid-Season Management for Optimal Health and Productivity

July 12, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Argyle, NY

High Tunnel Tomatoes - Early and Mid-Season Management for Optimal Health and Productivity
Long-term organic high tunnel soil health and fertility management is challenging. This NOFA-NY field day (in Washington County) will discuss best management practices for growing tomatoes in a high tunnel, especially early and peak season management practices. 

High Tunnel Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2017
5:00-7:00pm
Arygle, NY

High Tunnel Field Meeting
Join us for a discussion of ongoing high tunnel fertility management for summer tomato crops, high tunnel soil health, as well as other summer high tunnel crop options including cucumbers and basil.

In addition there will be an update on leek moth in allium crops, a discussion of downy mildew in basil, and a
demonstration of an in-row flame weeder.

2017 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Sticking to the Lake!

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2017
Registration & DEC Credit Sign Up, 8 AM, Program Runs 8:30 AM to approximately 4 PM

We have applied for ~1.75 hrs of DEC Credits, split into an AM & PM Session

There is no charge to attend, thanks to Sponsor and Donor support, but pre-registration will be required for accurate lunch counts and handouts.

Registration information to follow in our next newsletter (~ June 15), and also on our website

Stop 1 - Lakeside Orchards, Burt, NY
Leopard moth: Trojan horse or resident alien? Tess Grasswitz, Doug Ingersoll
Nutrition on High Value Apple Varieties - Lailiang Cheng, Mario Miranda Sazo, John King

Stop 2 Bittner-Singer Orchards, Appleton, NY
Establishing a Perpendicular V system in Peaches & Nectarines - Kevin Bittner, Mario
Miranda Sazo
An Organic Tall Spindle Apple Orchard - Kevin Bittner, Art Agnello, Kerik Cox
Precision Irrigation for High Density Apples on Dwarfing Rootstocks - Jaume Lordan

Stop 3 Zingler Farms, Kendall, NY
Precision Chemical Thinning Multiple Years - Poliana Francescatto, Mario Miranda Sazo, Jimmy Zingler)
Receive AM DEC credits

Stop 4 Lunch - Zingler Farms, same location, 12-1:30 PM
Network with Sponsors, growers/industry
Equipment Demos
Robotic Crop Estimator & others
DEC credits PM registration

Stop 5 Burch Farms, Frank & Hale Burch Farms, Hilton, NY
Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Trap Comparison - Art Agnello, Tess Grasswitz, Jim Burch
Mechanisms of Resistance Research in Fire Blight and Scab - Awais Khan

Stop 6 West Wind Fruit Farm & Blue Barn Cidery, Hilton, NY
Fine-tuning the Oxbo Mechanical Blueberry Harvester - Jeremy Wolfe
An update on Spotted Wind Drosophila in Raspberries and other crops - Greg Loeb
Peck Lab Hard Cider Research Updates - Greg Peck, Craig Kahlke
Receive DEC credits
Adjourn ~ 4 PM
Optional Hard Cider tasting inside the new Blue Barn Cidery - Jill & Jeremy Wolfe

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 18, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

July 18, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 21, 2017
6:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County
This event was originally scheduled for June 30 but has been rescheduled for July 21.

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

2017 CCE LOF Spanish Summer Fruit Tour

July 22, 2017
Arriveal 12:45pm Tour Begins @ 1pm - 5pm
Geneva, NY

"The Science behind Horticulture"
What will Hispanic orchard workers learn in Geneva this year? Tour attendants will be welcomed and introduced to the Station by John Adams at the FRU facilities. There will be a tractor safety and a pesticide storage/handling demonstration session.

Ag Business Tuesdays - Warren County

July 25, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 4:00pm
Warrensburgh, NY

Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, July 25 from 9:00am-4:00pm we will be at CCE Warren County.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 25, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations. Grower experience is combined with research and scouting information for a whole lot of talk about growing ONIONS!

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

July 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

August 2017

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 1, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

August 1, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 4, 2017
6:00 PM
Albion, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!

August 8 - June 10, 2017

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!
Champlain Tree Fruit Study Tour
Join us for the second annual Next Generation study tour. This year we will be travelling to the beautiful Champlain region of New York State and Vermont where McIntosh was King. Like many tree fruit regions of the country there has been tremendous change and the Champlain region is no exception. The Champlain has adapted to the changes in the market place and are now very successful at growing more popular varieties like Honeycrisp, SweeTango, NY1 and NY2. The growing region is also diverse with many retail operations and hard cideries that focus on the tourist trade.

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!

August 8 - August 10, 2017

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!
Champlain Tree Fruit Study Tour
Join us for the second annual Next Generation study tour. This year we will be travelling to the beautiful Champlain region of New York State and Vermont where McIntosh was King. Like many tree fruit regions of the country there has been tremendous change and the Champlain region is no exception. The Champlain has adapted to the changes in the market place and are now very successful at growing more popular varieties like Honeycrisp, SweeTango, NY1 and NY2. The growing region is also diverse with many retail operations and hard cideries that focus on the tourist trade.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2017
6:00 PM
Frewsburg, NY

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 8, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

August 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 15, 2017
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

August 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

August 22, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ransomville, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

August 29, 2017
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Eden, NY

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley
Meet with the Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko every other Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations in fresh market vegetables.
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Brussels Sprouts

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Cabbage

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Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cherries

Cherries

Cucumbers

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Dry Beans

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Eggplant

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Grapes

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Horseradish

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Kohlrabi

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Leeks

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Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Nectarines

Nectarines

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peaches

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Pears

Pears

Peas

Peas

Peppers

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Plums

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Potatoes

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Radishes

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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

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Upcoming Events

Ag Business Tuesdays - Clinton County

July 11, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 5:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY

Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00am-5:00pm we will be at CCE Clinton County.
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High Tunnel Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2017
5:00-7:00pm
Arygle, NY

Join us for a discussion of ongoing high tunnel fertility management for summer tomato crops, high tunnel soil health, as well as other summer high tunnel crop options including cucumbers and basil.

In addition there will be an update on leek moth in allium crops, a discussion of downy mildew in basil, and a
demonstration of an in-row flame weeder.

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Ag Business Tuesdays - Warren County

July 25, 2017
1.5 hour appts between 9:00am to 4:00pm
Warrensburgh, NY

Are you a farmer in Eastern New York with a question about the management side of your farm business? The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, in collaboration with CCE County offices, is offering free farm business technical assistance appointments this summer on Tuesdays at various locations in our service region. On Tuesday, July 25 from 9:00am-4:00pm we will be at CCE Warren County.
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Announcements

New Resources for Berry Crops

Berry Crop Diagnostics Tool - Much information exists on controlling plant pests and problems, but one must first identify the cause before intervention can occur. This diagnostic tool was developed to assist the student, grower, and extension educator in identifying potential causes of plant problems in berry crops

Cornell Berries YouTube Channel - Webinars and other videos that support our commercial berry production Extension and outreach

Coming soon: New NEWA berry pest forecasting tools


White Rot Update

NOW AVAILABLE: White Rot Fact Sheet: Click Here

Earlier in June I sent a garlic sample to the diagnostic lab hoping that I was wrong. The sample was covered in small black sclerotia, the size of poppy seeds, and white fungal hyphae crept up the stem. The results, unfortunately, matched the field diagnosis: White Rot. Within a couple days additional calls came from up and down the Hudson Valley as well as one in Western NY with similar suspicions. These samples have also gone to the lab for verification, but it looks like the latest pest to move back into the state is this nasty fungus. 

White Rot, Sclerotinia cepivorum, decimated the onion industry in New York in the 1930's before being eradicated through careful management. More recently, in 2003, it infected 10,000 acres of garlic in California, leading to the abandonment of some garlic fields and adoption of strict containment rules. White rot has been confirmed in Northeastern states over the last decade as well, with New York being one of the last to discover the disease.

The primary reason that White Rot is such a concern is because the sclerotia, or reproductive structures, can remain dormant in the soil for up to 40 years, attacking any allium crop planted into the soil under favorable conditions. This spring was ideal for infection due to the period of cool, moist weather we had. Optimal temperature for infection is 60-65 degrees F, but infection can occur anywhere from 50-75 degrees F.
Once garlic has white rot, it generally declines rapidly. Leaves will yellow and the plant will wilt, not unlike a severe fusarium infection. However, unlike with fusarium, white rot infected bulbs are covered in black sclerotia and white fungus. To add to the confusion, another disease CAN look similar. Botrytis also causes black sclerotia and white fungal growth. However, Botrytis sclerotia are quite large, often larger than a pencil eraser.

So, what do we do now? We're still working on long-term management strategies, but the most important steps to take now are vigilance when culling (look at the plants you are pulling for symptoms like you see in this article, and if they are present, call us to take a sample and have the disease verified) and, if you see anything suspicious, reduction of movement of inoculum. The main ways diseases get moved around are by dumping culls (compost, field edges, etc) and my moving soil on equipment. Throw away your culls, and wash equipment that may have come in contact with suspicious garlic or the soil it is growing in. Everything from cultivation equipment to harvest bins should be cleaned. 

We will keep learning about this disease and will keep sending out information, particularly to help you make decisions about what to sell and buy. For now, remember that the west coast has learned to manage the disease, and we will too. -Crystal Stewart, ENYCHP




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