Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

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Pests

Numerous pests affect commercial vegetable production in New York. All stages of plant growth may be susceptible to insects or disease causing pathogens which may result in poor seedling emergence, reduced yields and quality issues. Similarly, weeds compete with vegetable crops for light, nutrients and water often reducing yields. Weeds can also act as a reservoir for insects and diseases. Furthermore, weed seeds and other parts can be a contaminant of certain vegetable crops.

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program Specialists conduct research and educational programs on many important insects, diseases and weeds in New York. While not an exhaustive list, current information on many important vegetable pests can be found below. The most recent pest content is listed below but you can find more pests under the pest categories of Diseases, Insects, and Weeds.

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    Most Recent Pests Content

    Cucurbit Downy Mildew Update

    Chuck Bornt, Team Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist
    Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

    Last Modified: July 25, 2018

    The wet weather coming up from the south is likely to be bringing Cucurbit Downy Mildew Spores with it. Read about control strategies in the full article, including revised recommended sprays.


    Insecticides Labeled for Colorado Potato Beetle

    Chuck Bornt, Team Leader, Extension Vegetable Specialist
    Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

    Last Modified: June 20, 2018
    Insecticides Labeled for Colorado Potato Beetle

    For a chart of conventional and organic spray options for Colorado Potato Beetle:


    Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila

    Laura McDermott, Team Leader, Small Fruit and Vegetable Specialist
    Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

    Last Modified: June 20, 2018
    Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila

    June 2018 - Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide



    More Pests Content

    Copper Sprays: How they work and avoiding plant injury
    Onion Thrips Management Recommendations for 2018
    True Armyworms Invading Sweet Corn!
    Allium Leafminer Spring Flight Update
    Cranberry Fruitworms - a significant pest in blueberries.
    OMRI and Conventional Options for Flea Beetle Suppression
    Be on the Lookout for Cucumber Beetles!
    Thrips damage to High Tunnel Cucumbers
    A Spring Tale of Springtails
    Lookout for Leek Moth
    Common Asparagus Beetle Management During Harvest Season
    Start managing for bacterial diseases in field tomatoes at transplanting
    Weed Control and Plastic Mulches
    Allium Leafminer Spring Flight Has Begun
    Managing Basil Downy Mildew
    Mix and Match: Compatibility of Biocontrol with other Pest Management Strategies
    Be on the Lookout for Southern Blight
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    Upcoming Events

    Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Northern Location)

    October 24, 2018
    1:00pm- 3:00pm
    Melrose, NY

    Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

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    Pumpkin Variety Trial Meeting (Southern Location)

    October 25, 2018
    1:00pm- 3:00pm
    Kingston, NY

    Join Chuck Bornt and Teresa Rusinek from CCE ENYCHP for our 2018 pumpkin variety trial results. We trialed 48 different pumpkin varieties of various shapes and sizes, from different companies. Come on out and see how they look!

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    Grow a Successful Agritourism Business! Managing Your Human Resource Risk From Agritourism

    October 26, 2018
    10:00am - 2:30pm
    Highland, NY

    Bringing visitors to your farm can create new income streams but agritourism can also be a source of risk to your farm business. Five lunchtime seminars will teach how to assess and manage different risks to help develop a successful agritourism business. The seminars will be followed by a panel of successful agritourism operators. In-between each seminar, participants will build on their knowledge to develop their own risk management plan. This 5-county program will be offered simultaneously in Delaware (the host county), and by Zoom technology in Otsego/Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. The Ulster County site, hosted by Liz Higgins of the Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team, will be at the Hudson Valley Lab
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    Announcements

    Check out the Updated Labeled Insecticides for SWD

    Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide Compiled by Greg Loeb, Laura McDermott, Peter Jentsch & Juliet Carroll, Cornell University. Updated regularly. Check it out at this link!

    Labeled Insecticides for Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila in New York Berry Crops - Quick Guide 


    New 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. 

    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 sign up. 

    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.

    Text alerts are easy to access. Just click on the link below and fill out a very short registration form. It takes just seconds to do - access to important information has never been so easy!!

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR CCE ENYCHP TEXT ALERTS!

    If you have questions, please contact Abby Henderson at 518-746-2553 or email her at aef225@cornell.edu.  


    Confused by the WPS (Worker Protection Standard)?

    Please take note: WPS pertains to all farms-organic and conventional!  To be sure that you are complying with these regulations, please view the EPA link below:
    https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/comparison-chart-wps.pdf

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