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July 2017

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Seneca County

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Romulus, NY

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

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley - Rescheduled due to holiday

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

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

Ag Business Tuesdays - Clinton County

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

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

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

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

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

Fresh Market Minutes - Ransomville

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

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

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

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

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

High Tunnel Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

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

2017 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Sticking to the Lake!

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

We have received for 0.75 hrs of DEC Recertification Credits AM session, 1.0 hrs PM Session, categories 1A, 10, and 22.

We also have CCA credits, 2.0 hrs AM session in 4 different categories, and 1.5 hrs PM session in 2 categories.

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

Online registration closes on July 9, for last-minute registration, please call Judy Glann at 315-331-8415, Ext 117 by Tuesday, July 11, at Noon.



Berry Crops Field Meeting

July 18, 2017
5pm-7pm
Fort Plain, NY

These workshops are directed at the commercial berry grower.
Monitoring for pests, designing an effective pest control program, understanding cultural and chemical SWD management strategies and general troubleshooting will all be part of this workshop.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

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

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

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

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

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

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Yates County

Event Offers DEC Credits

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

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

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

2017 CCE LOF Spanish Summer Fruit Tour

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

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

Ag Business Tuesdays - Warren County

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

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

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

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

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

Storage Workshop 2017

July 28, 2017
2-4 PM
Rochester, NY

Please Join us in hearing Dr. Chris Watkins give
updates on NY1 and NY2, Gala and Honeycrisp.

In addition recent research on, DCA technology, Harvista and 1-MCP will be presented as well.

August 2017

Summer Grower Meeting

August 1, 2017
6:30- 8:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Summer Grower Meeting

Topics will include:

Growing Red Bell Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes in High Tunnels
High Tunnel tomato fertility management
Updates on this year’s pests and disease challenges
Group discussion â€" bring your questions!

Speakers:

Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program
Amy Ivy, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture
Michael Davis, Cornell Willsboro Research Farm
 


Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

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

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

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

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

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

Calling all Next Generation and New Fruit Growers!

August 8 - June 10, 2017

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

Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Lake Champlain study tour for the Young Fruit Farmers

August 8 - August 10, 2017

Now sponsors of the Lake Champlain 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.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2017
6:00 PM
Frewsburg, NY

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

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

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

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

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

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

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

Fresh Market Minutes - Eden Valley

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

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

National Apple Crop Insurance Policy Stakeholder Review Meeting

August 16, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Rochester, NY

>USDAs Risk Management Agency (RMA) is reviewing the National Apple Crop Insurance Policy for potential changes to be made in crop year 2018. RMA would like to meet with a focus group to discuss current policy issues and concerns. Apple producers, agents, and educators are all invited. RMA desires public input before any changes to the policy are made.

A PowerPoint will be presented that details the New York Apple policy performance and concerns. Experts from RMA's actuarial branch will be available to answer questions.

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 29, 2017
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland, NY

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day
Join Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists (Telenko, Hadad, Reid) and Cornell University faculty (Wallace, Smart, Reiners, Bjorkman) for an evening of touring Cornell Vegetable Program research sites 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. Network for Environmental and Weather Application (NEWA) will be on-hand to teach growers how they can use the forecasting models for pest management in various crops. Sponsoring industry representatives will have the opportunity to meet with growers to comment on their products.

Berry Crops Field Workshop

August 29, 2017
5pm-7pm
Stephentown, NY

These workshops are directed at the commercial berry grower.
Monitoring for pests, designing an effective pest control program, understanding cultural and chemical SWD management strategies and general troubleshooting will all be part of this workshop.
There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Storage Workshop 2017

August 30, 2017
2-4 PM
Rochester, NY

Come join us to hear Dr. Chris Watkins give updates on NY1 and NY2, Gala and Honeycrisp.

New information will also be presented on DCA technology, Harvista and 1-MCP.

2017 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Orleans County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 30, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lyndonville, NY

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

September 2017

Cornell Fruit Pest Control Field Days

September 7 - September 8, 2017
8:30 AM - Noon

The tour will proceed to the orchards to view plots and preliminary data from field trails involving new fungicides, bactericides, miticides and insecticides.

Sept. 7 : Barton Lab Lobby, NYSAES

Sept. 8: Hudson Valley Lab

This event is FREE and pre-registration is not required.
For more information click details.

PSA Grower Training Course

September 12, 2017
8:30am-4:00pm
Kingston, NY

PSA Grower Training Course
The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.’

Course is funded by The Local Economies project and CCE Orange County

Produce Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Relief!

September 14 - October 12, 2017

Produce Donations will be accepted for Hurricane Relief!

NYS Fruit & Vegetables growers are getting together some loads of "hard" crops (apples, onions, cabbage, winter squash and anything else you think will last a week at room temperature) to send down to TX and, likely, Florida.  Feeding America is handling transportation.  You will all receive a record of donation.

Thank you to all those who have donated so far!  Donation dates remain in the Finger Lakes and Western NY!

Please see the attached PDF for more details and contact Maire Ulrich ASAP if you are interested in donating! (Maire: 845-742-4342/ e-mail mru2@cornell.edu/ office 845-344-1234 )


Value Added Producer Grant Program Information Webinar

September 18, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm

Are you interested in the USDA Value Added Producer Grant?  The deadline is January 31, 2018.

Liz Higgins of the ENYCH team, who has experience with the Value Added Producer Grant, will offer two introductory webinars on the program on September 18th. The first one will be at 12:00pm to about 1:00pm and the second will be in the evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm. We will record the webinar and make it available.

To register, e-mail emh56@cornell.edu the following information and she will send you the link to the webinar.

Which time you prefer to attend:  12:00pm or 6:00pm
Name(s) of participants planning to attend the webinar:
Farm Name (if applicable):
County where you or your farm are located (preferably the farm):
Best phone # to reach you at before or during the webinar (if there is a technical glitch). Please indicate if it is a cell so that we can send a group text, if need be:

Value Added Producer Grant Program Information Webinar

September 18, 2017
6:00pm-7:00pm

Are you interested in the USDA Value Added Producer Grant?  The deadline is January 31, 2018.

Liz Higgins of the ENYCH team, who has experience with the Value Added Producer Grant, will offer two introductory webinars on the program on September 18th. The first one will be at 12:00pm to about 1:00pm and the second will be in the evening from 6:00pm-7:00pm. We will record the webinar and make it available.

To register, e-mail emh56@cornell.edu the following information and she will send you the link to the webinar.

Which time you prefer to attend:  12:00pm or 6:00pm
Name(s) of participants planning to attend the webinar:
Farm Name (if applicable):
County where you or your farm are located (preferably the farm):
Best phone # to reach you at before or during the webinar (if there is a technical glitch). Please indicate if it is a cell so that we can send a group text, if need be:

Pickle Variety Twilight Meeting

September 26, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ransomville, NY

Pickle Variety Twilight Meeting
Vegetable growers are invited to tour an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, will be on site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. All growers that attend will be an integral part of helping make selections for the next generation of pickle varieties released!
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Upcoming Events

ENY Late Summer Orchard Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 16, 2022
Granville, NY

Join us for a late-summer field meeting. Cornell researchers and extension specialists will give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest.  We will then walk through the orchard to look for some of the issues discussed, and further discuss their management strategies in the field. We will then discuss how the crop is shaping up around the greater ENY region, and will allow ample time for you to share your thoughts on this year's crop, and to answer any other questions you may have. 

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour

December 3 - December 11, 2022

Costa Rica Agritourism and Cultural Study Tour hosted by Laura McDermott, and organized by Explorations by Thor, a well-respected international travel company that specializes in agricultural tours will embark December 3 - 11, 2022.  Don't miss this opportunity to travel, learn and relax with other farmers.  It will be a blast!

This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an educational and entertaining way to visit another country while networking with fellow berry production and Agri-tourism professionals.   The tour allows attendees the convenience of a completed itinerary including hotels, most meals and in-country transportation. Guests will visit a wide variety of Costa Rican agriculture and while still having time for cultural highlights.  

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2022 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 2022 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 Research Review

March 23, 2022
Winter Greens Research Review
March 17, 2022

Episode description:
In this episode, vegetable specialists Ethan Grundberg, Elisabeth Hodgdon, Jud Reid, and grower Leon Vehaba discuss winter greens production in Eastern New York. They highlight research results from the past five years that aimed to develop nitrogen fertility and heating recommendations for winter high tunnel greens production. Leon discusses his lessons learned from his experience at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and how he made changes to his greens production as a result.

Funding and support for the research trials discussed were provided by:
Organic nitrogen fertility management in winter spinach (Willsboro Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm trials): New York Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Northern NY Agricultural Development Program, Toward Sustainability Foundation, Paul and Sandy Arnold of Pleasant Valley Farm, Mike Davis of the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm, and Amy Ivy and Andy Galimberti of the CCE ENYCHP.

Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production: Northeast SARE Partnership grant and the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

Resources:
Ethan and Leon’s report from their trials at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project:
‘Nitrogen dynamics and yield response to minimal supplemental heating in high tunnel winter production’ SARE grant final report: https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/one17-298/

Elisabeth and Jud’s results from their trials at the Willsboro Research Farm and Pleasant Valley Farm:
Willsboro Research Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94bE5DV5SI&t=10s
Pleasant Valley Farm (research results and overview of winter greens production on the farm): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLK6jnc0YzA&t=12s

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