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February 2020

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Lockport
8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm
CCE Niagara in Lockport
Lockport, NY

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp management school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 4, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Farmington
8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm
Finger Lakes Hotel
Farmington, NY

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 5, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Niagara County
Lockport, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Niagara County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Poughkeepsie

February 4, 2020
8:50am - 3:30pm
Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Poughkeepsie, NY

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Poughkeepsie

Join us for a day-long program featuring grower presentations, small group discussions and demonstrations, and extension presentations focused on a number of production topics.  These will include fertility management, injection systems, grafting, variety selection, pruning, trellising systems, pest and disease management, and more!

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

February 6, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Steuben County Office Bldg Annex Conference Rooms A-B
Bath, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Steuben County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

February 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ovid Fire Hall
Ovid, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Seneca County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop

February 11 - February 13, 2020
Check-In & Refreshments 8AM, Program starts promptly at 8:30AM, Adjourns ~5PM
Moakley House, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases. It can also increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water.

High Tunnel Tomato Production Farmer to Farmer Workshop-Saratoga

February 12, 2020
10:00am - 3:30pm
CCE Saratoga
Ballston Spa, NY

Join us for a day-long program featuring grower presentations, small group discussions and demonstrations, and extension presentations focused on a number of production topics.  These will include fertility management, injection systems, grafting, variety selection, pruning, trellising systems, pest and disease management, and more.

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

February 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Genesee Valley Produce Auction house
Freedom, NY

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

A bit of something for everyone! This meeting will feature experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension discussing food safety in auction lots and quality control, how to successfully lengthen the growing season, making the most of a small grain rotational crop, and common disease and pest info. Summer squash, cabbage and pepper production tips will be presented by Mark Zittel, an experienced produce and greenhouse grower for 20+ years. Participants will have the opportunity to join group discussion in breakout sessions of their choosing. And don't forget to stop by the Demo Table to see weeds and soil health exhibits. FREE but registration is requested by February 12.

Creating Pollinator Habitat: How Do I Plant It?

February 18, 2020
12:00pm - 12:45
webinar

Pollinator habitats are in the news, but how exactly do you create one? 

We cover some installation methods that we have tried and discuss benefits and costs. 

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 25, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
CCE Erie County, Dard Hunter Hall, 2nd floor
East Aurora, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Erie County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

February 20, 2020
March 6, 2020
March 27, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Genesee County, Boyce Board Room
Batavia, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Genesee County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2020
8:00 AM breakfast, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM program
Langford Fire Hall
North Collins, NY

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

At this meeting co-hosted by Timac Agro USA and Cornell Cooperative Extension, representatives from IVA Sprayers, BASF, Timac Agro USA, and Gowan will share information about their product offerings and how to use them on specialty crops. Dr. Chris Smart from Cornell will discuss sanitation and prevention techniques for greenhouse and transplant handling to minimize bacterial diseases in peppers and tomatoes. Dr. Lynn Sosnokie, Weed Scientist for Cornell, will lead a focus group to identify grower research priorities. Additionally, Sosnoskie will provide insights on how to recognize herbicide resistance and adjust weed management strategies appropriately. FREE! DEC credits will be available.

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

February 20, 2020 : Feb 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

February 20 - Basics of Mushroom Production - Steve Gabriel, Specialty Mushrooms and Agroforestry Specialist, Cornell Small Farms.  Mushrooms are an emerging niche crop with many benefits, including improving farmer stewardship of forested lands and the ability to offer a unique and highly desired product. Steve will introduce students to mushrooms that can be easily grown in the woods. 

COPY - 2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

COPY - 2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

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

COPY - 2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

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

2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

February 25 - February 26, 2020
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

2020 ENYCHP Fruit & Vegetable Conference

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

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2020
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Albany, NY

A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.  At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once.  Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials.

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

February 27, 2020 : February 27 - Basics of Nut Production
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

February 27 - Cracking Into NYS Nut Production - Sam Bosco, PhD candidate, School of Integrated Plant Science, Cornell.  

Interested in learning about a valuable, highly nutritious food crop that grows well on marginal land and helps combat climate change? Go nuts! Temperate nuts are an emerging crop with a powerful potential for the future of sustainable NYS agriculture. Get introduced to the basics of growing nuts and receive an overview of the nut-work of people planting the seeds of a new industry. 

 

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Capital Region

February 27, 2020
Indian Ladder Farms
Altamont, NY

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Capital Region

Join us for a morning of hands-on pruning discussion and demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson.  Terence will walk us through the key steps of pruning the tall spindle orchard, and will also review pruning techniques for other orchard systems commonly grown across the Capital Region. Please note this meeting will be held the morning following our annual winter conference in Albany.

 

March 2020

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Eastern NY

March 2 - March 3, 2020
10am-4pm
CCE Dutchess County
Millbrook, NY

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Eastern NY

2-day, hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees in Millbrook, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

February 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ovid Fire Hall
Ovid, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Seneca County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 25, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
CCE Erie County, Dard Hunter Hall, 2nd floor
East Aurora, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Erie County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

March 5, 2020 : March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

March 5 - Adding Poultry to Your Small Farm - Jason Detzel, CCE Ulster Co. and Ashley Pierce, CCE CAAHP.  Jason and Ashley lead livestock and poultry educational programs in the Capital District and Hudson Valley regions of the state.  Poultry production is relatively low-investment with a quick turnaround time but farmers need specific skills to produce a product that is safe and profitable. This course will provide basic information to build a successful poultry enterprise.

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 5, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Niagara County
Lockport, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Niagara County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

February 20, 2020
March 6, 2020
March 27, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Genesee County, Boyce Board Room
Batavia, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Genesee County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

2020 Orange County Onion School

March 6, 2020
8:45am - 3:45pm
Pine Island Fire Department
Pine Island, NY

2020 Orange County Onion School

Join experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University, and the University of Georgia for a day full of updates on best practices for muck onion production in New York. Researchers will share the results from trials studying herbicide efficacy, pink root management in transplanted onions, Stemphylium leaf blight fungicide programs, timing of copper applications for reducing bacterial bulb rots, adjuvant selection and use, and more! 

2020 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 noon; lunch will follow the event
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

2020 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Join us for research and production updates on dry bean varieties and bean breeding, weed management, Western bean cutworm, and white mold disease. A market analysis will be provided as well. We will review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs. 1.25 DEC recertification credits (categories 10, 1a, 21, and 23) will be available.

Agricultural Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

March 11 - March 12, 2020
9am - 4pm
CCE Ulster County
Kingston, NY

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is pleased to provide an Agricultural Respirator Fit Testing Clinic for NYS DEC Region 3 which services the following counties: Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester. Clinic appointments will be held March 11 to 12, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC), 232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza) in Kingston. 

Appointments are 1-hour long and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis, only during the date range below. Groups of 8 workers can be seen at a time. Medical evaluations, fit tests, and trainings are available in both English and Spanish.

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

March 12, 2020 : March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

March 12 - Basics of Tree Fruit Production - Mike Basedow, CCE ENYCHP. Planting and managing apples, pears, and stone fruit is a rewarding hobby and business, but it's not as simple as planting and picking. There's a lot that goes into successful orcharding! Mike will provide some of the bare essentials to help you determine if growing tree fruit is right for you. 

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

March 16, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am
Webinar

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

Join us the morning of March 16 via webinar to review current best management practices for some of our most challenging insect, disease, and weed pests of New York stone fruit orchards.  Speakers include Dr. Art Agnello, Dr. Kerik Cox, and Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie.

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

March 16, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am
webinar

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

Join us the morning of March 16 via webinar to review current best management practices for some of our most challenging insect, disease, and weed pests of New York stone fruit orchards.  Speakers include Dr. Art Agnello, Dr. Kerik Cox, and Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie.

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY - CANCELLED

March 16 - March 17, 2020
CANCELLED - this class will be available online at a later date, check back for updates, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY - CANCELLED

CANCELLED - this class will be available online at a later date, check back for updates - 2-day, hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees at CCE Orleans County in Albion, NY

"Wash Pack School" Worshop CANCELLED due to low registration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date

March 17, 2020
8:30am - 3:30pm
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

"Wash Pack School" Worshop CANCELLED due to low registration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date

"Thus meeting has been CANCELLED due to low regsitration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date.

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training - CANCELLED

March 18, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
7:45AM Registration, 8AM - NOON
Orleans County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

CANCELLED - Specific test areas of concern can be discussed via phone click event for more details

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.

*POSTPONED* Tree Fruit IPM for Employees

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2020
1:00pm - 3:30pm
CCE Clinton County
Plattsburgh, NY

*POSTPONED* Tree Fruit IPM for Employees

*This event is postponed until further notice.*

Have farm employees that need recertification credits? At this meeting, we will cover the basics of integrated pest management, including how to monitor traps, evaluate insect thresholds, and use prediction models to better manage common orchard pests of Northern New York.   In the second portion of the meeting we will discuss as a group IPM tactics for managing apple scab, phytophthora root and crown rot, plum curculio, tarnished plant bug, and some common weeds in the orchard.  We will also review sprayer safety.  

We will be offering 2 DEC recertification credits in categories 1a, 10, and 22.  

Tomato Workshop: For Production in Soilless Media in Greenhouses

March 18, 2020
9:00am - 4:00pm
Jones Auditorium in the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
New Haven, CT

This one-day educational program is co-sponsored by UConn Extension, USDA Risk Management Agency and the CT Agricultural Experiment Station.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from UConn Extension and a cooperative effort of UConn Extension and the USDA Risk Management Agency.

Five pesticide recertification credits have been approved for this event for attendees from all New England States. 

Diversifying Production on Small Farms - A Webinar Series about Opportunities

March 19, 2020 : March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar

March 19 - Food Safety for Small Farms - Elisabeth Hodgdon, CCE ENYCHP. Elisabeth is a regional vegetable specialist and farm food safety lead for the ENYCHP. She is actively involved in high tunnel research, invasive pest management, and pesticide and food safety education. In the final segment of our series, Elisabeth will guide the audience through a thoughtful approach to designing diversified farming systems with food safety in mind.   

Creating Pollinator Habitat: What Insects Should I Expect?

March 19, 2020
12:00pm - 12:45pm
webinar

The point of a pollinator habitat is to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. 

We look at the insects we found in our plots and discuss whether they are 'good' or 'bad' and what benefits this may have for your environment.

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Champlain Valley

March 19, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Forrence Orchards
Peru, NY

Hands-on Pruning Demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson - Champlain Valley

Join us for a morning of hands-on pruning discussion and demonstration with Dr. Terence Robinson.  Terence will walk us through the key steps of pruning the tall spindle orchard, and will also review pruning techniques for other orchard systems commonly grown across the Champlain Valley.

 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark - CANCELLED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark - CANCELLED

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution, our Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Workshop that was to be  held on March 19 at CCE-Wayne in Newark has been cancelled.  We hope to have the course in June, you'll be notified when we reschedule.

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training - CANCELLED

March 20, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2 - included in Day 1 registration
7:45AM Registration, 8AM - NOON
Orleans County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

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.

2020 Pruning Meetings - CANCELLED

March 23, 2020 : Wayne Pruning Meeting
1:30pm - 3:30pm
VanDeWalle Fruit Farms
Alton, NY

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution, the Pruning Workshops at both locations on March 23rd and 25th have been cancelled.  However, the content will be videoed and the recording will be made available to all of our enrollees shortly thereafter. Look for an email with the information later next week or early the week of March 30.

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam - CANCELLED

March 24, 2020
9am - CANCELLED
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

CANCELLED -

A Certification Exam will be administered on March 24th at 9am by the DEC to Qualified Applicants. The fee for the exam is $100: bring a check payable to NYSDEC the day of the exam.  You must register with DEC to take the exam. To register for the exam or if you have questions regarding the Certification Process, please contact Justin Schoff at the Avon DEC office @ 607-622-8290.

2020 Pruning Meetings - CANCELLED

March 25, 2020 : Orleans Pruning Meeting
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Nesbitt Fruit Farms
Kent, NY

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution, the Pruning Workshops at both locations on March 23rd and 25th have been cancelled.  However, the content will be videoed and the recording will be made available to all of our enrollees shortly thereafter. Look for an email with the information later next week or early the week of March 30.

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

February 6, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Steuben County Office Bldg Annex Conference Rooms A-B
Bath, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Steuben County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

ONLINE: Cole Crop School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 30, 2020
9:00am join webinar; 9:15am - 12:30pm program
Online Meeting

ONLINE: Cole Crop School

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SWITCHED TO AN ONLINE FORMAT. Online registration is now open! Note that 3.0 DEC credits are still available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Fresh Market cole crop production has gotten tougher over the last few years. In addition to scouting, ID and management of common pests, diseases, and weeds, the morning includes special seminars on controlling swede midge, alternaria, and on winter high tunnel production strategies. This school is designed for organic and conventional fresh market growers who consider themselves beginner or intermediate skill-level cole crops producers.

Bloom Thinning with the Pollen Tube Growth Model

March 31, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
webinar

Join us via webinar to learn about bloom thinning with the pollen tube growth model.  We will hear from Dr. Greg Peck, Assistant Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University in Ithaca.  

April 2020

Valent Pome Fruit Portfolio Webinars - Free

April 1, 2020 : Webinar #1: Pre-Season
12-12:30pm
Webinar - Register to receive meeting log-in instructions & link

Topics that will be covered:

  • Extend pollination period to enhance fruit set in apples, pears and cherries
  • Improve fruit set following a frost event
  • Improved branching and revitalizing blind wood
  • Improved vigor on new plantings
  • Control of San Jose scale and codling moth
  • Long-lasting weed control in young orchards

Cancelled - Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in WNY & Finger Lakes 2020

April 1, 2020
May 14, 2020

Appointment by schedule only: Cancelled
Western New York & Finger Lakes Locations

View Details for Update on Annual Fit Testing Requirements and Temporary Exemptions here https://www.nycamh.org/programs-and-services/respirator-fit-test-clinics.php

OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville - CANCELLED - see for link with temporary enforcement guidance

April 1, 2020 : April 1 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville
CANCELLED
Pultneyville Lodge
Pultneyville, NY

Click details for temporary enforcement guidance on Annual Fit Testing.         

- CANCELLED - In a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services (FLOHS), we are offering the opportunity for Fit Test and Training provided by the FLOHS.

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

April 3, 2020
April 3 is the registration deadline ONLY. Program date and time TBD.
Already registered? You will be contacted with details on how to participate in the revised program.

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

Revised Program Accommodates Social Distancing Guidelines

Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2020 has been revised to an online format that accommodates current restrictions on public meetings, recommendations for social distancing, and projected delays in H2A guest worker processing imposed by COVID-19. 

In time for the originally proposed in-person SP Trainings on April 7 and 8, we hope to have available pre-recorded training modules. It will be the responsibility of the Supervisor/Certified Pesticide Applicator(s) on each farm to administer the training modules and written exam to their Special Permit trainees. Once registered, all of the necessary training materials and documents associated with Special Permit applications will be sent separately to each farm along with a private link to access the training modules.

Special Permits will only be issued for 10 specific pesticide labels. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced (for control of black stem borer in apple only), Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV (no Gramoxone this year.)

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

April 3, 2020
April 3 is the registration deadline ONLY. Program date and time TBD
Already Registered? You will be contacted with details on how to participate in revised program

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

UPDATE: NYS DEC has approved a revised Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Special Permit Training (SPT) Program for 2020 that accommodates current restrictions on public meetings, recommendations for social distancing, and projected delays in H2A guest worker processing.  Our previously announced SPT in-person training sessions scheduled in Wayne and Orleans counties for April 7 and 8 have been cancelled.  However, a recorded webinar is being developed that will satisfy the requirements. Registration deadline for this Revised Special Permit Training is April 3rd.

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Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

February 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ovid Fire Hall
Ovid, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Seneca County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 7, 2020 : Wayne County In-Person Special Permit Training Cancelled
Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED.  REVISED PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 7, 2020 : CANCELLED: Wayne County 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training
English Session: 8:30am registration; 9am-12:30pm; Spanish Session: 1pm registration; 1:30pm-5pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE DATE AND TIME OF THE REVISED PROGRAM WILL BE DETERMINED SOON. 

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test.This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training.

Valent Pome Fruit Portfolio Webinars - Free

April 8, 2020 : Webinar #2: Pre-thinning
12-12:30pm
Webinar - Register to receive meeting log-in instructions & link

Topics that will be covered:

  • Timing and use of PGR to optimize fruit size and quality
  • Thinning and sizing
  • Russet control plus improved fruit quality
  • Codling moth, leaf rollers and San Jose scale protection

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2020 : Orleans County In-Person Special Permit Training Cancelled
Orleans County Cooperative Extension

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED.  REVISED PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit.

Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2020 : CANCELLED: Orleans County 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training
8am Registration; 8:30am-12pm Engilsh & Spanish Sessions concurrent
Orleans County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE DATE AND TIME OF THE REVISED PROGRAM WILL BE DETERMINED SOON. 

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test.This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training.

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

February 6, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Steuben County Office Bldg Annex Conference Rooms A-B
Bath, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Steuben County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville - CANCELLED - see for link with temporary enforcement guidance

April 9, 2020 : April 9 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville
8:30am - 4:30pm - each day will have time slots on the hour at 9, 10, & 11am & 1, 2, 3pm.
Pultneyville Lodge
Pultneyville, NY

*CANCELLED* Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design Workshop

April 15, 2020
8:30am - 3:30pm
Engel's Acres
Troy, NY

*CANCELLED* Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design Workshop

**This event has been CANCELLED**

The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University, the University of Vermont and CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture are hosting a workshop on Cleaning, Sanitizing and Hygienic Design. 

This one-day workshop will include:

  • A brief review of produce safety
  • Presentations focused on cleaning, sanitizing and drying best practices
  • An introduction to hygienic design principles
  • Several hands on exercises to reinforce cleaning, sanitizing and hygienic design concepts

CANCELLED: Wash Pack School: Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design

April 22, 2020
8:30am - 3:30pm
Cornell Lake Erie Research Center
Portland, NY

CANCELLED: Wash Pack School: Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design

DUE TO CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Put farm food safety into daily production practice! 

Participants will learn why and how to design, clean, sanitize, and dry produce handling equipment and buildings. Classroom presentations will be supplemented with demos and hands-on activities with produce wash equipment. 

USDA/SBA COVID-19 Programs Update

April 23, 2020
7:00pm
https://cnydfc.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1183

Daily, folks are being bombarded with news on the effects of COVID-19 in our industry.  On Thursday 4/23 at 7pm, Nicole Tommell, Farm Business Specialist CCE CNYDLFC, Myron Thurston CCE Madison Ag Economic Development & Marketing Specialist and Liz Higgins Ag Business Specialist, CCE Eastern NY Horticulture Team will give an update on the USDA COVID-19 relief package announced by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on 4/20. 

Commercial Vegetable Office Hours

April 23, 2020
May 7, 2020
: 'Office Hours' for Commercial Vegetable Growers
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom

Commercial Vegetable Office Hours

Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! This event is hosted on Zoom or you can call in for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

Weekly Berry Office Hours

April 23, 2020
June 4, 2020
: Berry Office Hours - Managing Botrytis in June Bearing Strawberries
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zoom

Weekly Berry Office Hours held on Thursdays at 12:30pm via Zoom or on your phone.  Format will be a short, in-depth presentation about a production issue and then Q&A.

Crop Insurance Listening Session: Feasibility of Revenue Coverage for Apples

April 28, 2020
9am
Online

The USDA Risk Management Agency and Agralytica will conduct a listening session for grower and stakeholder feedback about potential revenue coverage options for apple crop insurance.

For New York State stakeholders the sessions will be:

  • April 28th at 9am for NYS Apple Growers
  • May 4th 9am for East Coast Insurance Agents
  • May 5th 3pm for East Coast Insurance Providers and Adjusters
  • ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

    April 30, 2020
    7:00-8:00pm
    Online via Zoom

    ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

    Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! Join us for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

    Best Management Practices for U-Pick During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 30, 2020
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Online

    In light of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices will be needed to protect your U-Pick farm team and your customers. This will take some more planning as well as possibly adding more staff to your team. 

    Join free webinar today - click details for link.

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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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