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July 2023

2023 Honeycrisp Peel SAP Analysis

July 7 - July 14, 2023
Estimated Collection Timing: July 7-10 for Geneva and inland sites, July 11-14 for lake sites

In early July we will begin for the third consecutive time a cooperative effort between Cornell extension, growers, consultants, and storage operators to collect Honeycrisp fruitlets statewide to analyze them for mineral nutrient concentrations.  This is part of a statewide extension effort funded by ARDP to evaluate Honeycrisp orchards throughout the state for determination of fruit storage potential and the risk of bitter pit in storage.

WNY Vegetable Field Walk (Chautauqua)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 11, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Andy E Yoder's Farm
Frewsburg, NY

Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. 2.0 DEC credits offered (categories 1a, 23).

Small Fruit Opportunities for Small Farms

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 11, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cornell Willsboro Research Farm
Willsboro, NY

$10 per farm

Pre register by Monday, July 10th at 9 am

Join us for a field afternoon at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm and Juniper Hill Farm in Essex County to learn about growing small fruit crops in northern New York. We'll discuss considerations for site selection, varieties, pruning, integrated pest management, marketing, and more. In addition to strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, we'll cover novelty small fruits and nuts for specialty markets and hear from local producers who grow them.

1.75 DEC credits approved in categories 1A, 10, and 22

Rain date: This event will be held at the same time on Thursday, July 13th if thunderstorms and/or significant rain are predicted on the 11th

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (FLPA)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kenneth Hurst Farm
Hammondsport, NY

This meeting is a peer learning event that gathers produce auction growers together to tour another farmer's produce farm. A pest management discussion will be facilitated by Cornell Vegetable Program. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

Virtual Orchard Meetup - Managing the Uncontrollable

July 13, 2023
7 - 8:30pm (EST)
Online using link below listed speakers

The virtual meetups are titled 'Managing the Uncontrollable': Over the past decade growers have been forced to confront wildly vacillating winter temperatures, uneven and often excessively heavy precipitation events, and extreme temperatures coupled with extended droughts.

Field Day at Philia Farm

July 13, 2023
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Philia Farm
Johnstown, NY

Tour research plots examining various tillage and no-till strategies supplemented by tarp usage for weed control and nitrogen retention. Early plots with rye were planted to cabbage, and later plots with rye and vetch were planted to winter squash. You will also see how tarps are being used on the small-scale (1 acre) garden level to prepare multiple beds for weed-free direct seeding of crops, and see a field being prepared for vegetable crops with no-till drilled cover crop successions. Event is made possible through generous support of the NY Farm Viability Institute.

Air Blast Sprayer Calibration Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 18, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porpiglia Farms
Marlboro, NY

Calibrating pesticide sprayers for best results

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on either an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops or a boom sprayer.  
Please note that locations and times vary for each workshop. This is the July 18th airblast workshop. For simultaneous Spanish translation and boom sprayer calibration, please sign up for the July 19th workshop.

Both workshops will provide audio amplification, handouts and refreshments. 

Tuesday, July 18 - Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop
 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Porpiglia Farms
71 Porpiglia Drive, Marlboro, NY  12542

WNY Vegetable Field Walk (Orleans)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Johnson Creek Produce
Lyndonville, NY

Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. 2.0 DEC credits offered (categories 1a, 23).

Champlain Valley Tree Fruit Field Meeting: Chazy Orchards

July 20, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Intersection of Minkler and Miner Farm Rd in Chazy, Chazy Orchard
Chazy, NY

Join Mike in Chazy on July 20th to hear about some of the on-farm research trials he's conducting in the Champlain Valley this summer. In addition to his discussion of preliminary findings, you will have the opportunity to observe the various field treatments firsthand.  

Pesticide credits in categories 1A, 10, and 22 pending

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 27, 2023 : Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 4 of 4
7-8:30pm
Burnap's Farm Market
Sodus, NY

Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.

1st Annual Western NY Fruit Grower Tour

July 28, 2023
8:30am - 4:45pm
Wayne County Orchards

NOTE-Pre-registration has closed! At the door cost is $20 per person.


We are excited to announce the first annual Western New York Fruit Grower Tour, the premier fruit tour of the northeast brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program and Lake Ontario Ag Consulting, LLC! The first of many tours to come, this orchard field day will highlight new and existing products, chemistries, practices, technologies & equipment that shape the orchard industry today. The Western NY Fruit Grower Tour will combine two past orchard tour events, the LOF Summer Fruit Tour and the Wayne County Fruitgrower Tour, giving industry members the opportunity to conveniently showcase their product offerings to ONE unified group at ONE time and place!

August 2023

Niagara Erie Regional Produce Meeting

August 2, 2023
5:30pm - 7:45pm
Robinson Farms
Lockport, NY

Niagara Erie Regional Produce Meeting

A fresh market vegetable field meeting covering conventional and organic techniques. Must pre-register by noon on 8/2 to attend dinner (585-406-3419). Free to attend. 

Topics 

  • Biopesticide modes of action
  • Tomato bacterial disease control
  • Soil health practices
  • Crop protection updates from BASF
  • Field Walk

Pizza & Wings dinner at 5:30
Meeting 6:00 - 7:45 pm

1.25 DEC credits available in 1a, 10, 23

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 2, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
David Peachey Farm
Romulus, NY

This meeting is a peer learning event that gathers produce auction growers together to tour another farmer's produce farm. A pest management discussion will be facilitated by Cornell Vegetable Program. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

Cider Orchard Tour for Beginning Farmers with Cornell Extension

August 3, 2023
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Scrumpy Ewe Cider
West Fulton, NY

Interested in growing cider apples, but not sure where to start? Join Mike Basedow of Cornell Cooperative Extension's ENYCHP and Ryan McGiver of Scrumpy Ewe Cider for a walk and talk of Ryan's newly planted cider orchard.

Mike will discuss some of the basics of growing apples for cider

Late Summer Orchard Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 9, 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm
J.L. Knight and Son Family Farm
Burnt Hills, NY

Late Summer Orchard Meeting

Join us for a late-summer orchard meeting. We will start with a tour through J.L. Knight and Son's new storage and packing area, and owner Jeremy Knight will discuss his experience with Hazel 1-MCP sachets.  Cornell researchers and extension specialists will then give talks on management tasks to be mindful of late in the season as we head into harvest. 

1.25 DEC credits in 22, 1A, and 10 are available for this meeting. Please register ahead. Contact Mike at 518 410 6823 or mrb254@cornell.edu with any questions on this event. 

Agronomic Weed Management and Cover Crop Field Session

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 15, 2023
3:30 - 7:15 pm sessions; program followed by dinner
Property across from 5701 Burton Rd
Orchard Park, NY

This field meeting will include talks on emerging problem weed species, dealing with changing herbicide efficacy and the impact of erratic weather, managing spray water to improve herbicide efficacy, and soil health practices. See a demo of calibrating and using a dual seed box drill to establish a cover crop. Learn about Erie County Soil and Water's soil health equipment lending program. We'll have field demos of various cover crops too! DEC credits in CORE, 1a, 10, 21 and 23.

HarvestWatch Workshop: Technical training on HarvestWatch DCA-CF for Optimal Low Oxygen Storage of Apples

August 15, 2023
3:00 - 4:30 PM
NOTE VENUE CHANGE- Event will be held at Cornell Orchards,the Winery Lab in the back of the building
Ithaca, NY


Please join Gas At Site for a HarvestWatch technical workshop, focused on understanding the Dynamic Controlled Atmosphere - Chlorophyll Fluorescence (DCA-CF) monitoring technology for low oxygen storage of apples. The workshop will provide practical tips and training for utilizing the technology during the storage season. 

Registration: RSVP with an email to VegaB@GasAtSite.com

NOTE VENUE CHANGE- Event will be held at Cornell Orchards,the Winery Lab in the back of the building

709 Dryden Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850


Annual Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour

August 16, 2023
8:30am - Noon; Lunch to follow
G and S Orchards
Walworth, NY

This tour will cover topics including berries, irrigation, CSA, and much more.

Cornell Storage Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 16, 2023
8:30am - 4:30pm; optional mixer 6:30-8:30pm Aug 15th
NOTE VENUE CHANGE- Event will be held at Cornell Orchards,the Winery Lab in the back of the building
Ithaca, NY


PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED - PAY AT DOOR OPTION - $75 per person, make checks payable to "CCE"

NOTE VENUE CHANGE- -Event will be held at Cornell Orchards, at the Winery Lab in the back of the building
709 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

The Cornell Storage Workshop is back! We welcome you to Ithaca on August 16 to get the latest updates on storage technologies and recommendations. I am delighted that we have excellent speakers - Caroline Torres and Randy Beaudry, Postharvest Science Professors from Washington State University and Michigan State University, respectively - as well as our own Kerik Cox and Yosef Al Shoffe.

Thank you to our sponsors - AgroFresh, Gas at Site, PACE, Storage Control Systems, and Valent.

Sweet Corn and Pumpkin IPM Twilight Meeting

August 23, 2023
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Dyer Farms vegetable fields
Plattsburgh, NY

Date change! Join us for a twilight meeting at Dyer Farms in Plattsburgh. We'll tour Dyer Farms' vegetable fields, view an experimental laser scarecrow set up to deter birds, discuss insect, disease, and weed scouting and management recommendations for sweet corn and pumpkins, and cover crops for vegetable rotations.

Contact Elisabeth Hodgdon (518-650-5323 or eh528@cornell.edu) with questions and requests for accommodations. 

Cost: $10 per farm (registration required by 9 am Wednesday, Aug. 23). Light refreshments provided.

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


Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting, 2023

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 24, 2023
6:00 - 7:00 pm with dinner to follow
Mahany Farms
Dansville, NY

Learn about updates in insect pest control in potatoes and view this year's chipping potato variety trial! 1.0 DEC credit available.

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2023 : Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings Extended - Bonus Meeting!
DEC Credit sign-in 6:45pm; 7-8:30pm
Reality Research
Lyons, NY

Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.

September 2023

Spotted Lanternfly in the Hudson Valley

September 7, 2023
2:00pm
Hudson Valley Research Lab or Zoom
Highland, NY

Round Table Discussion:

Identifying SLF

Where to scout

What it means for your vineyard and winery

How to manage SLF

When: September 7th at 2:00 pm

Where: In person at Hudson Valley Research Lab

 or Zoom: 

https://cornell.zoom.us/j/99896574465?pwd=L080QWFmeGc0ZldVUDRHb1NLclphdz09

Field Walk (Clymer, NY)

September 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clymer, NY

Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues.

Field Walk (Wellsville, NY)

September 13, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wellsville, NY

Growers are encouraged to join us for an in-field learning opportunity. Walk from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. FREE!

How to Write a Successful Grant for Your Farm Business

September 13, 2023
10:00am-11:00am
online

Looking for grants for your ag business?  Attend this webinar to learn tips and tricks for writing a successful grant application from a successful grant writer and grant reviewer. 

2023 Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 26, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm; pizza dinner prior to the meeting at 5pm
Cornell AgriTech
Geneva, NY

2023 Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

Come learn about updates in insect monitoring, white mold management, and weed resistance management, as well as view this year's dry bean variety trial plot to see how well different varieties have performed this season. 1.5 DEC credits will be available in 10, 1a, 21, and 23. 

more crops
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

more crops

Upcoming Events

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program - ASL 105: Employee Development and Training

June 25 - June 30, 2024 : ASL 105: Employee Development and Training

Online course is delivered through the user-friendly platform, Moodle. Materials will be available starting June 19, and live Zoom discussions will occur every Tuesday at 3 PM ET from June 25 to July 30, 2024. 

Topic areas include:

  • Setting clear expectations for farm teams
  • Designing engaging training programs
  • Providing effective performance feedback 
  • Streamlining onboarding processes for new hires
  • Cultivating a culture of continuous learning and growth
  • Personalized coaching and career planning strategies for farm personnel

Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training 2

June 25, 2024 : Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training 2

Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training 2

Tuesday June 25, 1:30-3:30PM   

Join us for the second live, virtual training on scouting of major insect pests of apple orchards. Anna Wallis (NYSIPM Program), Mike Basedow (CCE ENYCHP), and Janet van Zoeren (CCE LOFT), will broadcast from orchards in their region to discuss best practices for monitoring. We will review monitoring/scouting procedures for major economically significant pests. We will also share resources available for helping with identification of pests and forecasting pest activity.  

Who is this for? Farmers, farm employees, and industry members with IPM & pest management responsibilities, looking for new or refresher training.

Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 9, 2024 : Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop
Kinderhook, NY

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops. 

Announcements

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