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April 2016

Berry Processing Workshop

April 1, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Stottville, NY

Berry Processing Workshop
Berry growers and prospective food processors will learn about becoming a small scale food processor. Basic standards for commercial kitchens, food safety considerations, standard hot pack methodology and equipment necessary will be covered. Hands on activities will be included.

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Capital District

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 1, 2016
8:30am - 12:30pm
Ballston Spa, NY

Navigating NEWA for Apple Growers - Capital District
A Hands-On Workshop for Apple Growers

***A Laptop is REQUIRED***

At this half-day workshop, learn the ins-and-outs of the NEWA system (Network for Environment and Weather Applications). 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
$10 per person
Registration Deadline March 24th 

Worker Portection Standard & DEC Special Permit Training 2016

April 5, 2016 - April 6, 2016 : Work Protection Standard & DEC Special Permit Training Wayne Co. & Orleans Co.

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides.
A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified. Please note there have been changes made to this training.  Click View Details below for more information.
Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 1 using the registration form (click here).


Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 5, 2016
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM English Session / 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)
Special Permit training program has been revised to address issues raised by the DEC. Note: special permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 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. The labels that will be covered by this Special Permit include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Voliam Xpress, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training who do not need special permits will not be tested, but will still receive a course participation certificate and Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler card.

Field and Produce Pest Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 6, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Conewango Valley, NY

Field and Produce Pest Meeting
This course will educate growers on weed, disease and pest management in field crops and vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pests and diseases, cultural management and appropriate herbicide options. 

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)

April 6, 2016
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM English & Spanish sessions
Albion, NY

Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)
Special Permit training program has been revised to address issues raised by the DEC. Note: special permits (SP) will only be issued for 11 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. The labels that will be covered by this Special Permit include Lorsban Advanced, Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Voliam Xpress, Gramoxone SL 2.0, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV.

Workers requiring general pesticide training who do not need special permits will not be tested, but will still receive a course participation certificate and Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler card.

Spanish Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 7, 2016
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Hyde Park, NY

Spanish Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

This training is for Spanish speakers.


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the English Speaking session.

Registration Must be completed by Thursday, March 31, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.


Pot Luck Dinner

April 7, 2016
5:00pm - 7:30pm
Warwick, NY

Jim O'Connell Grape and Berry educator has set up pot lucks across the region to get to know growers more.

English Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 7, 2016
8:00am - 12:00pm
Hyde Park, NY

English Session- Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

This training is for English speakers.


We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the English Speaking session.

Registration Must be completed by Thursday, March 31, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.



 

 

 


Effective Orchard Spraying - Champlain Valley

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 7, 2016
9:00am - 3:15pm
Peru, NY

Effective Orchard Spraying - Champlain Valley

Through this full-day day course on Effective Orchard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct application at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.


CANCELED - Effective Vineyard Spraying

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 9, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY

CANCELED - Effective Vineyard Spraying
***This event has been canceled***

 Through this half-day day course on Effective Vineyard Spraying growers will learn how to improve their timeliness and therefore apply sprays when needed and not be forever chasing the calendar. Correct ap-plication at the correct time will allow growers to make better use of their spray over the season.

Understanding and Managing Soils for Top Vegetable Production

April 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fillmore, NY

Understanding and Managing Soils for Top Vegetable Production
Soil is made up of minerals, live and dead organic materials, and pore space (for air and water). The proportions and interactions of these parts determine whether a soil is healthy, supporting top vegetable production, or is in poor health, resulting in crop stress and increased soil-borne disease.

This workshop will cover the biology, physical condition, and chemistry of a healthy, productive soil. The Cornell Soil Health Test will be described, and examples of test results for area farms will be shown. Ways to improve the health and productivity of your soil will be discussed. How to sample soil for accurate nutrient analysis will be demonstrated. The Cornell pH Test Kit (do-it-yourself) will be shown, and participants will have the opportunity to test their own soils. Be sure to bring a soil sample! Part of this workshop will be in the field or high tunnel.

Special Permit Training for Pesticide Handlers

April 22, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm
Peru, NY

We will again hold training programs so that DEC can issue "special permits" to these non-certified applicators that work under the supervision of a private certified applicator. This "special permit" will enable trained workers to apply restricted-use pesticides to tree fruit for the 2016 season without "direct, on-site supervision". These DEC "special permits" are being made available to assist individuals who have difficulty taking English written tests and are therefor not certified.

Supervisor Requirements: The supervising certified applicator is required to attend the beginning portion of the session (Free of Charge).

Registration Must be completed by Monday, April 18, 2016.  No walk-ins will be taken.



 

 

 


Alternative Grapevine Propagation Study - Field Meeting 1

April 30, 2016
1:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY

Richard Lamoy owner of Hid-In-Pines Vineyard, has been awarded a Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant to study and evaluate a more efficient and economical way to propagate and transplant grape vines for vineyard expansion. This project will evaluate a method of propagating vines from smaller cuttings into cell plug trays and planted with a transplanter.

This will be the first of two planned field meetings related to the project. 

May 2016

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 5, 2016
2:30pm- 4:30pm
Hudson, NY

Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley. This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 12, 2016
10am-12pm
Clintondale, NY

Join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist,and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge and does not require registration.
 


Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 12, 2016
Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting
Hudson, NY

Please join Dan Donahue, ENYCHP Specialist, and a cadre of experienced pomologists to review and discuss the tree fruit season to date in the Hudson Valley.  This event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

June 2016

Two Day GAPS training in One Day

June 1, 2016
8:30AM - 9PM
Tyrone, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County will be hosting a GAPs training and Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Time: 8:30AM - 9:00PM
Location: Tyrone Fire Hall, 3600 State Route 226, Tyrone, NY 14887
Cost: $20
Register with CCE Steuben by May 31, 2016 by calling 607-664-2300 or emailing Stephanie at sms64@cornell.edu
Click here for more information.

"Fruit Set" Thinning Meetings in Western NY

June 1, 2016
9:30am Wayne County; 2:30pm Orleans County

9:30 AM - Wayne County 

Datthyn Fruit Farm
6391 Hill Rd.
Sodus, NY 14551


2:30pm - Orleans County

HH Dobbins, Inc (RF Bentley Farm)
11670 Alps Rd.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

Click on details for more information

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 7, 2016
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.

Hands-on Field and Vegetable Pest Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 8, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cattaraugus, NY

Hands-on Field and Vegetable Pest Management
This course will educate growers on weed and insect identification and management in mixed field crop and vegetable systems; with additional focus on integrated weed management. Topics such as resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options will be included

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 14, 2016
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!

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Capital Region

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 15, 2016
6pm-8pm
Melrose, NY

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Capital Region
Join ENYCHP and Andrew Landers of Cornell University for a Twilight Meeting to discuss sprayer efficiency.

Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Oswego, NY

Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting
This on-farm meeting will provide crucial, in season research to aid onion growers with their management decisions to keep them profitable. The twilight meeting will emphasize strategies to prevent economic loss from onion pests and weeds. All are welcome to attend.

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Orange County

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2016
6pm-8pm
Goshen, NY

Sprayer Efficiency Twilight Meeting: Orange County
Join ENYCHP and Andrew Landers of Cornell University for a Twilight Meeting to discuss sprayer efficiency.

Commercial Cider Production Workshop

June 16, 2016
9AM - 3:30PM
Winchester, VA

When: Thursday, June 16th 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center
595 Laurel Grove Road, Winchester, Virginia 22602
Who: Beginning & Established Commercial Cider Makers
Cost: $20.00 per person - (Registration Fee due by June 10th)

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

June 21, 2016
8:31 - 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.

Haskap Berry Project & General Berry Site Selection Workshop

June 22, 2016
4:00pm
Pine Bush, NY

Haskap Berry Project & General Berry Site Selection Workshop

Come join Jim O'Connell and Laura McDermott of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern NY Berry Team at Christopher Jacobs Winery at Pennings Vineyards, on June 22, 2016, where they will present the preliminary results from the Haskap berry trial. 

 
In addition to learning about Haskaps, growers will also learn about general site selection for berry crops.


Mobile Consulate Visits from Guatemala & Mexico

June 24 - July 14, 2016
9am-4pm
Lansing, NY

Mobile Consulate Visits from Guatemala & Mexico
Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farmworker Program

The Cornell Farmworker Program is hosting visits of the
1) Guatemalan Mobile Consulate on Friday, June 24, 2016 to Lansing from 9am-4pm at All Saints Church (347 Ridge Road) and
2) the Mexican Mobile Consulate on July 12, 13, 14 , 2016 to Geneva (new location to be confirmed soon)

Please go to find attached the flyer for the Guatemalan Consulate visit with a list of required documents. Other visits of the Mexican Consulate are being planned for late summer and early fall but we do not have the details yet.


Mary Jo Dudley
Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program
Department of Development Sociology
275H Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Tel: (607) 254-5194
Fax: (607) 255-9710
Email: farmworkers@cornell.edu
Website: Farmworkers.cornell.edu


Alternative Grapevine Propagation Study - Field Meeting 2

June 26, 2016
1:00 PM
Morrisonville, NY

Learn an alternative transplanting technique that may be more efficient for planting vines.

Richard Lamoy owner of Hid-In-Pines Vineyard, has been awarded a Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) grant to study and evaluate a more efficient and economical way to propagate and transplant grape vines for vineyard expansion. This project will evaluate a method of propagating vines from smaller cuttings into cell plug trays and planted with a transplanter.

This will be the second of two planned field meetings related to the project. 

Premier Apple Forum

June 27 - June 28, 2016
M Noon - 5, T 8AM-Noon
East Syracuse, NY

See attached registration form. Deadline is June 1.

For more info, contact Bill Dodd at bill@ohioapples.com, 440.670.2883

ENYCHP Canada Farm Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 28, 2016
6:00AM-9:30PM

ENYCHP Canada Farm Tour

Please join us for an educational bus tour of several Canadian farms in Quebec
Departure
: 6:00am from Albany, NY *Pick-up stops will be planned for Saratoga, Glens Falls & Plattsburgh as needed
Return: 9:00-9:30pm Arrive in back in Albany, NY
Cost: $75 (includes bus fare, lunch and a light dinner)
Stops: Sherrington, St. Clotilde & Napierville Region of Quebec

All those attending must have a valid passport or enhanced drivers license

Please Contact Amy Ivy, with any questions: 518-561-7450, adi2@cornell.edu

Registration and Payment due by Monday, May 23rd

Please include your phone number in the online registration, so we can contact you about pick up sites.


Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop

June 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Elba, NY

Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop
Sponsored by the Western New York Soil Health Alliance, a farmer-to-farmer network, this meeting will discuss soil health basics and why to start cover cropping. Keynote speaker Jeff Rasawehr of Centerseeds and the Cover Crop Ranch Meat Company will focus on how to develop a profitable approach to managing soil health with cover crops. A farmer panel with show and discuss on-farm trials. The Cornell Vegetable Program's Darcy Telenko will talk about the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program and the new tools available to help manage your crops.
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Upcoming Events

Soil Health for Vegetable Growers Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

November 1, 2023
Essex, NY

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

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

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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