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March 2021

Value Added Producer Grant Program Series

February 3, 2021
February 17, 2021
March 3, 2021
: How Do I Apply for a Value Added Producer Grant?
6:00pm-7:30 pm
online

If you are considering applying for a Value Added Producer Grant. How do you fill out the application? How do you make your application as appealing as possible to the person who will review it? These three sessions will outline the process of writing and submitting a successful Value Added Producer Grant.

Managing Soil Nitrogen in Winter High Tunnels

March 5, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Online via Zoom

Managing Soil Nitrogen in Winter High Tunnels

To meet the year-round demand for locally produced food, vegetable farmers have embraced protected agriculture to extend their growing season, improve yields, and enhance crop quality. However, a statewide survey found that after several growing seasons, farmers struggle to maintain productivity due to challenges in long term soil health and fertility management. Cornell Cooperative Extension is exploring practices that high tunnel growers can adopt to better manage soil fertility and improve soil health.

Grab your lunch and join us for a virtual conversation on Friday, March 5, 2021 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm to hear our project updates and research results.

Cleaning & Sanitizing on Produce Farms

March 11, 2021
8:30am - 12:00pm EST
Online Zoom Meeting

The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University, UVM Extension Ag Engineering, and CCE Orange County, CCE Dutchess County, and CCE ENYCHP are hosting a workshop on Cleaning and Sanitizing on Produce Farms and in Packing Facilities. This remote 3.5 hour webinar will provide:

  • A brief review of microbial risks in produce farms and packing facilities
  • Conducting a Sanitation Operational Assessment
  • Presentations focused on the: o Basics of wet and dry cleaning and sanitizing o Value and importance of sanitation SOPs
  • A hands-on exercise writing a sanitation SOP

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

March 16, 2021
11am-1pm

While yields of stone fruits planted to traditional orchard systems have been lagging behind our modern apple plantings in the northeast, research is actively being conducted to utilize improved rootstocks and modern, narrow training systems to increase productivity and reduce labor costs in peach and cherry systems. 

In this webinar, we will be joined by Dr. Jim Schupp, Dr. Greg Lang, and Dr. Terence Robinson, as they discuss improved strategies for growing peaches and cherries in the northeast.

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

March 16, 2021
11:00am-1:00pm

Modern Stone Fruit Training Systems Webinar

While yields of stone fruits planted to traditional orchard systems have been lagging behind our modern apple plantings in the northeast, research is actively being conducted to utilize improved rootstocks and modern, narrow training systems to increase productivity and reduce labor costs in peach and cherry systems. 

In this webinar, we will be joined by Dr. Jim Schupp, Dr. Greg Lang, and Dr. Terence Robinson, as they discuss improved strategies for growing peaches and cherries in the northeast.

Assess and Prevent Food Safety Risks in Leafy Greens Production

March 18, 2021
6:30 - 9:00pm
Online via Zoom

Assess and Prevent Food Safety Risks in Leafy Greens Production

This training will provide an overview of possible sources of contamination related to soil amendments, wildlife, water, post-harvest handling, transportation and more. This training will emphasize specific risks that leafy greens growers may experience, identify tangible corrective actions that can be taken, and provide participants the opportunity to work through example scenarios as a group.

2021 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2021
9:00am - 12:30pm
Online via Zoom

2021 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Join the us for the annual Dry Bean Meeting! There will be presentations covering the latest research in NY dry beans. Topic areas include market updates, white mold management, Western bean cutworm and soybean cyst nematode management, herbicide resistance management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. This meeting is sponsored by Genesee Valley Bean Company, and Bayer CropScience.

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

March 22, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom

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.

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

March 22, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom

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.  


How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License - March 23

March 23, 2021
1pm - 4pm
Online Zoom Meeting

Thinking about becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York?  This online program will cover the basics of who needs a pesticide license, license types, examination procedures, and important information to know for the test.  We will incorporate interactive practice questions and activities within the program to test participant knowledge in preparation for the exam.

 

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

March 24, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

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.

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

March 24, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

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.

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

March 29, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom

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.

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

March 29, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom

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.

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

March 30, 2021
12-1:30pm
Online

NEWA is an online platform that provides decision support information for insect pests, plant diseases, and crop management in fruit, vegetable, and field crop commodities. These resources are accessible at http://newa.cornell.edu free of charge to all producers in any of NEWA's 15 member states. 


In this online meeting, Dan Olmstead will discuss upgrades coming to NEWA. Some of which include user accounts to save model settings, a customizable list of favorite stations, and an app-like user experience on smart devices with smaller screens. In addition, video Quickstart Guides will be available for every NEWA model. 

DEC Credits Available 1.25 DEC credits in Categories 10, 1A, 21, 22, 23, and 25

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

March 31, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom

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.

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

March 31, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4
1pm - 3pm
Online via Zoom

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.

Cleaning and Sanitizing on Produce Farms and in Packing Facilities

March 31, 2021
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual (Zoom)
N/A, NY

The Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University, UVM Extension Ag Engineering, and CCE

[Insert your county, region or program here] are hosting a workshop on Cleaning and Sanitizing
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Wash/Pack Hygiene and Sanitation Training

March 31, 2021
8:30am - 12:00 noon
Online via Zoom

Wash/Pack Hygiene and Sanitation Training

This program will be focusing on putting farm food safety into daily production practices. Besides some classroom presentations, there will be demos and hands-on activities with produce wash equipment. Participants will learn the why and how behind designing, cleaning, sanitizing, and drying produce handling equipment and buildings. And much more! 

April 2021

Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

April 1, 2021
Noon - 4:30pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County
Newark, NY

A Certification Exam will be administered on April 1st at Noon 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 Chris Wainwright at the Bath DEC office (607) 622-8264.

Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

April 6, 2021
9am-1pm
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

A Certification Exam will be administered on April 6 at 1pm 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) 622-8264.

Statewide Virtual Pink Meeting

April 26, 2021
4pm - 5:15pm
Online via Zoom

Please join CCE-LOF & CCE-ENYCHP to our Statewide Virtual Pink Meeting (Zoom) from 4-5:15 PM this Monday.

2021 Spring Turn-Out Grazier Meeting

April 29, 2021
7:00-8:30pm
Online Zoom Meeting

2021 Spring Turn-Out Grazier Meeting: Adapting livestock, Pasture Forbs, Spending Money. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators: Ashely Pierce, Dayton Maxwell, and Aaron Gabriel.

May 2021

Statewide Virtual Bloom Thinning Meeting

May 3, 2021
4-5pm
Online via Zoom

Statewide Virtual Bloom Thinning Meeting

Please join CCE-LOF & CCE-ENYCHP for our Statewide Virtual Bloom Thinning Meeting.

WNY Virtual Petal Fall Meeting

May 17, 2021
4-5pm
Online via Zoom

WNY Virtual Petal Fall Meeting

Please join CCE-LOF our WNY Virtual Petal Fall Meeting.

WNY Virtual '12mm Thinning Sprays' Meeting

May 24, 2021
4-5pm
Online via Zoom

WNY Virtual '12mm Thinning Sprays' Meeting

Please join CCE-LOF our WNY Virtual 12mm Thinning Sprays Meeting.

Saffron Winter Survival and the Next Step in Cultivation

May 27, 2021
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Calabash Gardens
Wells Rover, VT

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Many New England growers are cultivating saffron as a component of their diversified farming program. They are selling their saffron for $25-50 per gram! Want to learn more about this high value crop? Come to our FREE Saffron Demonstration Event coordinated by the University of Vermont (UVM) North American Center for Saffron Research & Development. It will take place in Vermont but anyone from anywhere is welcome to attend if they are willing to drive to it. This is one of several demonstration events we will hold over the year at different Vermont grower locations. Each event will feature different key topics coordinated with the saffron production cycle. 

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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

Weed Management for Berries in NY

March 6, 2024 : Weed Management for Berries in NY

Join Cornell scientists, Dr. Bryan Brown, Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Rutgers University's Dr. Thierry Besançon, CCE Harvest NY's Anya Osatuke, and CCE ENYCHP's Laura McDermott to hear updates on the latest research concerning weed management in berries.

Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series

March 6, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 20, 2024
: Northeast Extension Fruit Consortium Winter Webinar Series

How Profitable will My New Orchard Investment Be? Evaluating Capital Investment Decisions in a Farm Business

February 29, 2024 : Week 1 of the course (February 23-Feb 29)

In week 1 we cover:

  • How and why to use a structured process to make investment decisions.
  • Identifying the problem to be addressed, generating possible solutions and identifying what information you need to acquire.
  • Gathering data and using farm financial statements and farm financial ratios to help make decisions.

 In this zoom session we will go over what you learned in the on-line class.


March 7, 2024 : Week 2 (March 1 - March 7)

In week 2 you will:

  • Develop an enterprise budget and use your enterprise budgets and partial budget analysis to evaluate the risk and profitability of potential investments.
  • Use cost-benefit analysis tools that consider the time value of money to help you choose among investment options.
  • 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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