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July 2016

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 5, 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.

Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day: Early Disease Detection and Weed Management Options

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Batavia, NY

Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day: Early Disease Detection and Weed Management Options
View demonstration plots to exemplify early disease detection and weed 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, soil health and resistance management by CVP team members and county agriculture Educators. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be invited to display equipment and new technology. CCA and DEC credits will be available.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 12, 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!

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

July 13, 2016
6:30pm- 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

Growers are invited to join the discussion of on-going vegetable production projects including cherry tomato training and high tunnel production, leaf mold resistant variety trial, summer cover crops, and this year's vegetable disease challenges.

Guest speakers include Amy Ivy of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Christine Smart, Cornell Professor of Plant Pathology.


Twilight Meeting: Long-Term High Tunnel Soil Health and Nutrient Management for Tomato Production

July 14, 2016
6pm-8pm
Wappingers Falls, NY

Twilight Meeting: Long-Term High Tunnel Soil Health and Nutrient Management for Tomato Production
Host Obercreek Farm (Dutchess County) shares their success in managing tomato production in a high tunnel by maintaining and improving soil health and fertility, controlling pests and disease, and ensuring profitable yield and excellent quality. Sponsored by NOFA-NY through the NVFVI High Tunnel grant.

IFTA NY Study Tour 2016 will be in Western NY along with the Cornell Fruit Field Day

July 19 - July 21, 2016

Tour is full! No more spots are available for these tours.
July 19 - IFTA - Orleans County
July 20 - CFFD - NYSAES
July 21 - IFTA - Wayne County


Please visit the IFTA website for more information & registration for the Study Tour.
Please visit Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences website for more information & registration for the Cornell Fruit Field Day.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 19, 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.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Albion, NY

2016 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. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

July 26, 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!

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 27, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Romulus, NY

2016 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. 

La Crescent Yeast/ML Wine Tasting

July 28, 2016
1-4pm
Lake George, NY

Come taste a variety of 2015 La Crescent wines from Victory View Vineyards, Lincoln Peak Vineyards and Cornell's Vinification & Brewing Lab. Compare and contrast the role of a variety of variables including site, ML timing and yeast strain. 

August 2016

Online Sponsorship Opportunity (addition levels) for Washington State study tour

August 1 - August 5, 2016

Now sponsors of the Washington State study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
Please click on view details for more information.

Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers

August 1 - August 5, 2016

Now sponsors of the Washington State study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
Please click on view details for more information.
These options can also be accessed by going to Sponsorship at bottom of page.

Fire Blight Workshop, Tuesday August 2nd, Plattsburgh, NY

August 2, 2016
10:00 AM - Noon
Plattsburgh, NY

This Tuesday, August 2nd from 10AM to Noon, we will be holding a Fire Blight Workshop in Plattsburgh, NY. The workshop will be held at the Valcour Brewing Company; this is a new establishment in downtown Plattsburgh, near the oval.

In light of the circumstances this season, Srdjan Acimovic, pathologist at the Hudson Valley Research Lab, and Dave Rosenberger, retired pathologist Hudson Valley Research Lab, will be presenting information on fire blight management, conditions that led to this season's situation, and how to predict fire blight infections in the future. 

High Tunnel Pest and Disease Management

August 2, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Phelps, NY

High Tunnel Pest and Disease Management
How can you manage your tunnel to limit losses due to pests and disease? This field day will start with identification of common high tunnel pests and diseases and effective organic control strategies, including spraying. Andy Fellenz, with support from NE-SARE, has developed and will demonstrate a boom-style high tunnel sprayer, as well as discuss the proper use of backpack and other relatively low pressure, low flow single-tip sprayers. Variety selection, rotation, cultural practices and spraying all have a place in the overall farm strategy.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 2, 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.

WPS Training Events/Mock Inspections

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3 - August 4, 2016
9:30am - 12pm

WPS Training Event/Mock Inspections

3 August 9:30AM - 12PM - Orleans County
Brown's Berry Patch/Orchard Dale Fruit Farms
1313 Oak Orchard River Rd
Waterport, NY 14571

4 August 9:30AM - 12PM - Wayne County

KC Bailey Orchards, Inc.
7383 Salmon Creek Road
Williamson, NY 14589

For more information click on details

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

August 4, 2016
6:30pm- 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Grower Twilight Meeting: Cornell Willsboro Research Farm

Growers are invited to join the discussion of on-going vegetable production projects including cherry tomato training and high tunnel production, leaf mold resistant variety trial, summer cover crops, and this year's vegetable disease challenges.

Guest speakers include Amy Ivy of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Christine Smart, Cornell Professor of Plant Pathology.


2016 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 4, 2016
Dinner 5:30 PM; Educational Program begins at 6:00 PM
Elba, NY

2016 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting
This meeting showcases preliminary research results from current season on-farm onion research trials. This year, attendees will see several herbicide trials, fungicide trials targeting Botrytis leaf blight and Stemphylium leaf blight diseases, as well as trialing several approaches geared to improved onion thrips and onion maggot control.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Niagara County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lockport, NY

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Niagara 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 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 9, 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.

Organic Dry Bean Discussion at Martens Farm

August 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion at Martens Farm
There will be viewing and discussion of the dry bean crop, cultivation for dry beans, the benefits of certain cover crops ahead of dry beans, and the potential for organic reduced tillage. There will be ample time for open discussion regarding organic dry beans.

8th International Strawberry Symposium

August 13 - June 17, 2016
Quebec City, Canada,

In addition to a scientific symposium, there are technical tours and a grower-oriented concurrent session, called the Strawberry Tech Transfer Program.  For registration and other information click here.

Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees

August 13, 2016
1pm-5pm
Marion, NY

Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees
The CCE LOF team is organizing the first fruit summer tour for Spanish-speaking employees to be held in Wayne County from 1pm until 6:30pm on Saturday August 13, 2016. At each of the 4 tour stops participants will be hosted by a Spanish-speaking farmer or employee who has significant orchard experience by managing a modern apple orchard and/or a nursery operation. 

The tour is FREE for your employees but a pre-registration is required by Wednesday August 10. For registration, contact Kim R. Hazel krh5@cornell.edu, (585) 798-4265, ext. 26. For questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318. 

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Summer Vegetable and Cut Flower Grower Twilight Meeting

August 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rush, NY

Summer Vegetable and Cut Flower Grower Twilight Meeting
The program will start with a discussion and field walk for cut flower growers organized by cut flower growers. Topics will be production considerations, and disease and insect management. The vegetable field walk will cover identification and management of insects, diseases, and weeds.

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Seneca Castle, NY

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Field Meeting
Casey Kunes of Hemdale Farms will lead a discussion on why Hemdale Farms switched to zone tillage, and how they've been successful doing it for field crops and vegetables. Equipment will be available for viewing. The many niches available for cover crop planting, and the benefits of different cover crops will be covered by Thomas Bjorkman, Cornell. There will be ample time for open group discussion on reduced tillage, cover crops, and all aspects of improving soil health.

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Marion, NY

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Twilight Meeting
Growers will have a chance to review the fresh market varieties and Cornell breeding lines, including four European/Canadian varieties, in Walter DeJong's, Cornell on-farm trial. There will be an update on the new, very serious seed-borne bacterial disease, Blackleg Dickeya, including how to identify it, and how to reduce the risk of getting it next year, as well as updates on late blight, potato insect management and the development of a quick test for determining nematode levels in soils before planting.

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2016
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland, NY

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day
Extension Vegetable Specialists, Darcy Telenko, Judson Reid, and Robert Hadad along with Abby Seaman, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, and Cornell faculty and staff Prof. Stephen Reiners, Holly Lange and Rachel Kreis from Prof. Chris Smart's lab will be leading research site tours and answering questions on sustainable and organic pest management options for fresh market vegetable growers. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise. Industry representatives will have the opportunity to meet with growers to comment on their products.

Vegetable Grower Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2016
5:00pm- 7:00pm
Hurley, NY

Guest speaker- Margaret MgGrath from the Long Island Research and Extension Center, Cornell University.  Also,  Ken Greene from the Hudson Valley Seed Company will be joining us to showcase some breeding work he's conducting at the Farm Hub and will have a new local "Stone Ridge" tomato variety for tasting.

Registration is not required, but is appreciated.  There is no fee for this program


September 2016

Farm Business and Marketing Workshop Series

September 1, 2016 : Session #3

Session #1 Building Resilience into your Farm Business Plan

Peer to peer classes for farmers who want to strengthen and expand their business
This three-part series is designed to bring farmers together to share experiences and ideas.Your participation, discussions and experiences will help shape each session. The mission of the peer to peer network is to strengthen the future of our local agricultural economy by fostering connections and support between farmers. Sessions 1 & 2 will feature local food prepared by the SUNY Adirondack Culinary Arts students.

Cost:
$35 per person for the full series, $20 per person if you would like to attend just one of the sessions. Add $5 per session for additional guests from the same farm. Session #3 is free.

We do not want cost to be a barrier and scholarships are available through the SUNY Adirondack Sustainable Agriculture Fund, administered through the SUNY Adirondack Foundation. Please contact Jared Woodcock at woodcockj@sunyacc.edu for more information regarding scholarships

Pres-registration through the Office of Continuing Education
is required. Phone: (518) 743-2238 | Fax: (518) 743-2318 | sunyacc.edu/ContinuingEd

 


2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 8, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Geneva, NY

2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting
Join us to view the Cornell Dry Bean Variety Trial, including 42 varieties/numbered lines of black, light and dark red kidney, cranberry and white kidney beans compared for yield, maturity, plant type and quality. Cornell lines bred for adaptability to NYS weather, pod height and white mold resistance are also included. There will also be updates on white mold and dry bean management research, and the status of the Western bean cutworm infestation in dry beans.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 13, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Warren, PA

2016 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. 

Cover Crop Field Demonstration Day

September 14, 2016
10:30am -2:00pm
Feura Bush, NY

Come and see over 20 different species or combinations planted no-till into standing sweet corn at 3 different planting dates. In addition our hosts will demonstrate their Unverferth Ripper Stripper unit and discuss their reduced tillage and cover crop experiences systems used for vegetables.


Root Crop Variety Trial Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 21, 2016
4:00-6:00pm
Hurley, NY

Farmers are invited to tour 16 varieties of beets and 16 varieties of carrots, and to learn about their disease resistance, eating quality, and yield potential. This year's focus is on finding the best Nante typed carrot and best red bunching beet! We will taste test raw carrots and cooked beets.

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Apples

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asparagus

Asparagus

Beets

Beets

Blueberries

Blueberries

Broccoli

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cherries

Cherries

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Grapes

Grapes

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Nectarines

Nectarines

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Peas

Peas

Peppers

Peppers

Plums

Plums

Potatoes

Potatoes

Pumpkins / Gourds

Pumpkins / Gourds

Radishes

Radishes

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Rutabaga

Snap Beans

Snap Beans

Squash - Summer

Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

Strawberries

Strawberries

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Turnips

Turnips

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Upcoming Events

ENY Orchard Soil Health and Beneficial Fungi Meeting

August 15, 2024 : ENY Orchard Soil Health and Beneficial Fungi Meeting
Peru, NY

The soils that we grow our trees in play a critical role in the success of our orchard's productivity.  Mycorrhizal fungi provide many benefits to the soils, though it is still unclear to what extent inoculating our soils with commercial blends of these fungi may have on the growth of trees during orchard establishment.

Join the members of CCE ENYCHP and the Cornell Soil Health Program for a field meeting on the basics of soil health, the potential benefits of mycorrhizal fungi, and an update on the current project status of our SARE grant on orchard mycorrhizal products.

This meeting is intended for farmworkers, young and beginning orchardists, and experienced orchard managers wanting to learn about the basics of soil health and mycorrhizal fungi within the orchard.

North Point Community Farm Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 19, 2024 : North Point Community Farm Twilight Meeting
Plattsburgh, NY

North Point Community Farm Twilight Meeting

Monday, August 19th 4-7 pm (rain or shine)

2172 Military Turnpike, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

$10 per farm

Join us for a tour of North Point Community Farm, a diversified vegetable, berry, and flower operation in the North Country. Farmers Marisa and Mike will give us an overview of their decision-making as they expand their business, increasing their high tunnel production, investing in new tillage equipment, and transforming an old dairy barn into an efficient wash-pack shed with food safety in mind. We'll end the evening with local food refreshments and an opportunity to network with growers from NY and VT.

DEC credits: 1.5 credits in categories 1A, 10, 23

Drinkwine Produce Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 16, 2024 : Drinkwine Produce Twilight Meeting
Ticonderoga, NY

Drinkwine Produce Twilight Meeting

Monday, September 16th 4-6 pm (rain or shine)

1512 Street Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Join us for discussions on high tunnel tomato production and sweet corn and pumpkin IPM at Drinkwine Produce in Ticonderoga. Henry Drinkwine will provide an overview of his practices for maintaining high yields of tomatoes, including pollination and soil fertility management. In the second half of the meeting, CCE specialist Chuck Bornt will review integrated pest management for sweet corn and pumpkins, with hands-on scouting and identification of key pests and diseases.

DEC Credits: 1.5 credits in categories 1A, 10, 23

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Resources from CCE ENYCHP!


This website (https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/) contains our calendar of upcoming programs and registration links. For updated programmatic information, technical resources and links to newsletters please see our program blog site: https://blogs.cornell.edu/enychp/.
We also maintain the following online resources that you can view directly from these links:

• CCE ENYCH YouTube (program videos): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSk_E-ZKqSClcas49Cnvxkw

• CCE ENYCH Facebook (program social media): https://www.facebook.com/CCEENYCHP/

• CCE ENYCH Instagram (program social media): https://www.instagram.com/cceenychp/?hl=en