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Podcasts




Climate Change Adaptations

September 30, 2019
In this episode regional vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews University of Vermont PHD student Alissa White about a series of interviews with growers in the north east concerning climate change adaptations.

Listeners can access Alissa White’s climate change adaptation survey report and additional information on the project by clicking on the following link:

https://adaptationsurvey.wordpress.com/results/
Alissa’s project was sponsored by a Northeast SARE Graduate Student Grant (GNE17-163).

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 10 - 09/05/2019

September 5, 2019
The September 5th, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Nitrogen Fertility in Overwintered Spinach (1:13)
Sweet Potato Harvest Practices (6:43)
Brassica Downy Mildew (14:44)
Purple Blotch and Stemphylium Leaf Blight (20:17)

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 9 - 08/21/19

August 21, 2019
The August 21st, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Changes to Worker Housing Regulations in the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act (1:25)
Managing Alternaria Leaf Spot and Head Rot on Broccoli (2:45)
Gauging Winter Squash Maturity for Harvest (8:25)
Insects in Hemp, especially European Corn Borers (16:54)
Guidance on the Dropped Covered Produce Provision of the Food Safety Modernization Act (21:12)
Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management Update (25:20)
Report from the BioControl Field Day and Weed Management Recommendations (29:28)
Day Neutral Strawberries (38:50)

Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Managing Alternaria Leaf Spot and Head Rot in Broccoli

Sue Scheufele “Can Alternaria Leaf Spot Be Managed Organically?” http://www.hort.cornell.edu/expo/proceedings/2013/Cole%20Crops/Cole%20Crops%20Scheufele%20Alternaria.pdf

Christy Hoepting “Control of Alternaria head rot in broccoli featuring exciting results from 2018 on‐farm fungicide trial” http://www.hort.cornell.edu/expo/pdf/20190115-all-day-hoepting.pdf

Dropped Covered Produce:
FDA Factsheet on Dropped Covered Produce: https://www.fda.gov/media/129568/download

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 8 - 08/07/19

August 7, 2019
The August 7th, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Cover Crop Options for Late Summer (1:28)
Plectosporium and Angular Leaf Spot of Cucurbits (5:57)
Tomato Caterpillar Pests and a Late Blight Update (14:39)
New York State Bill to Eliminate the Use of Chlorpyrifos (22:25)
Basil Downy Mildew Management (24:04)
Garlic Anthracnose and Bacterial Issues in Onions Grown on Plastic (28:20)
Offering Retirement Benefits on the Farm (33:10)
Salt Water Flotation Test for Spotted Wing Drosophila (35:08)
Farm Labor Housing Update (39:45)

Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Tomato Blight Alerts and Updates:
http://usablight.org/

Basil Downy Mildew
Dr. Meg McGrath: 631-727-3595 or mtm3@cornell.edu
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/NewsArticles/BasilDowny.html http://blogs.cornell.edu/livegpath/extension/basil-downy-mildew/

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 7 - 07/24/19

July 24, 2019
The July 24th, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes (1:24)
Impact of High Heat on Vegetable Crops (7:58)
Swede Midge Damage and Management (15:10)
Harvest Considerations for Early Potatoes (19:25)
Industrial Hemp Update (26:32)
Leaf Tissue Nutrient Testing in Berry Crops (30:06)


Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Impact of High Heat on Vegetable Crops:

“SUNBURN IN VEGETABLES REVISITED; USE OF PARTICLE FILMS” https://sites.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/?p=13716 Dr. Gordon Johnson, University of Delaware Extension Vegetable and Fruit Specialist

“HEAT DAMAGE IN VEGETABLES” https://sites.udel.edu/weeklycropupdate/?p=13866 Dr. Gordon Johnson, University of Delaware Extension Vegetable and Fruit Specialist

“Decrease of Pollen Stainability of Green Bean at High Temperatures and Relationship to Heat Tolerance” by Katsumi Suzuki et al. https://journals.ashs.org/jashs/view/journals/jashs/126/5/article-p571.pdf

Mid-Season Swede Midge Management
“ORGANIC MANAGEMENT OF SWEDE MIDGE”, by Elisabeth Hodgdon, Yolanda Chen, Christy Hoepting, and Rebecca Hallett.
https://ecommons.cornell.edu/bitstream/handle/1813/55087/swede-midge-organic-FS-NYSIPM.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

Berry Foliar Sample Testing:
Agro One is affiliated with Cornell University researchers. To access the submission form, visit: http://dairyone.com/analytical-services/agronomy-services/about-agro-one/

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 6 - 07/17/19

July 17, 2019
The July 17th, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:


Powdery Mildew Management on Vine Crops (1:21)
Squash Bugs (10:49)
Oomycete Pathogens that Cause Brassica and Basil Downy Mildew (15:23)
Insecticide Efficacy at High Temperatures (23:11)


Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Squash Bugs:

https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/fact-sheets/squash-bug
https://nysipm.cornell.edu/agriculture/vegetables/vegetable-ipm-practices/chapter-18/section-18-6-4/

Downy Mildew on Basil:

(http://blogs.cornell.edu/livegpath/extension/basil-downy-mildew/) and at VegetableMD online (http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/NewsArticles/BasilDowny.html).
https://ag.umass.edu/vegetable/fact-sheets/brassicas-downy-mildew

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast - Episode 5 07/03/2019

July 3, 2019
The July 3rd, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Garlic Update for July (1:24)
Water Testing Requirements for FSMA Compliance (5:25)
Managing Early Blight on Tomatoes (9:34)
Angular Leaf Spot and Bacterial Leaf Spot of Cucurbits (18:26)
Onion Downy Mildew and Bacterial Bulb Rot Management (23:20)
Irrigation (28:31)
Preparing for Cucurbit Downy Mildew (31:07)







Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Have a question or suggestion for a future podcast topic? Call and leave us a voicemail at 845-293-3832.

Bacterial Bulb Rots
https://www.uvm.edu/vtvegandberry/AlliumSchool2015/NitrogenAndSpacingAffectOnionRot.pdf Research results from Christy Hoepting and Dr. Steve Beer on the impact of plant spacing and nitrogen fertilization rates on incidence of bulb rot

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Episode 6 - Garlic Production in the Northeast

June 19, 2019
Crystal Stewart talks to Ethan Grundberg about the best practices for garlic production in the Northeast. Pointers on the economics of production, as well as labor-related considerations, storage, and region specific pest considerations discussed herein.

For more information on the garlic-related topics discussed in this episode:
https://cvp.cce.cornell.edu/crop.php?id=14

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast Episode 4 - 06/12/2019

June 12, 2019
The June 12, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Early Season Caterpillar Pests of Brassicas (1:10)
Potato Leafhopper Management (5:37)
Managing Cutworms and Stemphlium Leaf Blight in Onion Crops (14:43)
On-Farm Readiness Reviews and FSMA Compliance (19:45)
Spotted Wing Drosophila in Berries (31:05)


Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Managing Cutworms and Stemphlium Leaf Blight in Onion Crops:
Christy Hoetping’s Onion Fungicide “Cheat Sheet” for 2018: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_689.pdf

More information on Identification and management of Spotted Wing Drosophila:
Call Laura McDermott – 518-791-5038 or lgm4@cornell.edu for berry related information.

To access the SWD Quick Guide to insecticides visit:
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_686.pdf

For other SWD information, visit the SWD blog at Cornell:
http://fruit.cornell.edu/spottedwing/

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast Episode 3 - 05/29/2019

May 29, 2019
The May 29, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:
Handling Sweet Potato Slips (1:13)
Springtails and Roly-polies in Vegetable crops (9:23)
Leek moth in allium crops (14:49)
Mummyberry Disease in Blueberries (19:45)

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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast Episode 2 - 05/15/2019

May 15, 2019
The May 15, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:

Weed Control in Potatoes (1:08)
Brassica Flea Beetle Management (8:43)
Seedcorn Maggot (13:36)
Onion Maggot and Allium Leafminer Management (17:58)
Tomato Transplant Disease Prevention and Tomato Stake Disinfection (24:29)
Industrial Hemp Update (31:07)
Spinach Leafminer Identification and Control (36:16)

Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Brassica Flea Beetle Management
Abby Seaman’s Evaluation of Insecticides Allowed for Organic Production Against Crucifer Flea Beetle, 2016 https://academic.oup.com/amt/article/42/1/tsx126/4670916
Elisabeth’s email: eh528@cornell.edu

Onion Maggot and Allium Leafminer Management
Cornell NEWA Onion Maggot Models: http://newa.cornell.edu/index.php?page=onion-maggot
Podcast Episode on Allium Leafminer: https://soundcloud.com/easternnewyorkvegnews/episode-3-allium-leaf-miner
NYS Senate Bill to Prohibit Use of Chlorpyrifos: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s2156/amendment/a
Ethan’s email: eg572@cornell.edu

Tomato Stake Disinfection
http://ipm.uconn.edu/documents/raw2/362/Disinfecting%20Tomato%20Stakes.pdf
Teresa’s email: tr28@cornell.edu

Industrial Hemp Update
New York Department of Agriculture and Markets Industrial Hemp Grower Application: https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/pi/Hemp_Grower_Application.pdf
More hemp resources from Ag and Markets: https://www.agriculture.ny.gov/pi/pihome.html
Cornell Hemp Resources: https://hemp.cals.cornell.edu/
Maire’s email: mru2@cornell.edu

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Episode 5 - Entomopathogenic Nematodes

May 9, 2019
ENYCHP vegetable production specialists Teresa Rusinek and Ethan Grundberg discuss a 3-year study with Cornell University Entomologist Dr. Elson Shields, investigating the use of NY Native Entomopathogenic “insect killing” Nematodes as a potential biocontrol agent in the suppression of wireworm and Colorado potato beetle in vegetable production fields in Eastern New York.

Resources and Contacts:

Teresa Rusinek email: tr28@cornell.edu

http://www.alfalfasnoutbeetle.org/index.php/resources-contacts/

http://www.alfalfasnoutbeetle.org/index.php/nematode-application-techniques/
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Biweekly Vegetable News Podcast Episode 1 - 05/01/2019

May 1, 2019
The May 1, 2019 edition of the Eastern New York Vegetable News covers the following topics:
Nitrogen Management in Garlic (1:09)
Seed Potato Handling (3:11)
Water Quality Considerations (8:40)
Botrytis Grey Mold Management in High Tunnels (16:41)
Food Safety Regulatory Compliance in 2019 (19:13)
Cabbage Maggot Management (25:05)
Pre-Plant Brassica Herbicide Selection (28:13)
Sexual Harassment Training Requirements in New York State (32:26)
Botrytis Grey Mold Management in Strawberries (34:20)

Here are links to additional resources mentioned in the episode:

Seed Potato Handling
2018 Potato Variety Trial Results: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_728.pdf
2018 Potato Variety Podcast Episode: https://soundcloud.com/easternnewyorkvegnews/vegnewspodcast2-2018-potato-variety-trial

Water Quality
pH vs alkalinity: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=564&crumb=soil_health|soil_health

Food Safety Regulatory Compliance in 2019
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets contacts for scheduling On Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs):
Aaron Finley
(518) 457-3846
aaron.finley@agriculture.ny.gov
Steve Schirmer
(315) 487-0852
steve.schirmer@agriculture.ny.gov

Produce Safety Alliance website ‘Resources’ page for links to list of FSMA required records, record templates, and more:
https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/resources/general-resource-listing/

Link to register for our July 15 FSMA Grower Training Course in Warrensburg, NY:
https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event_preregistration.php?event=1180


Cabbage Maggot
NEWA Cabbage Maggot Growing Degree Day Models: http://newa.cornell.edu/index.php?page=cabbage-magot
MSU Research on Alternatives to Lorsban: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/lorsban-alternatives-for-cabbage-maggot-control-in-brassica-root-crops

Pre-Plant Brassica Herbicide Selection
Overview of most labeled herbicides for cole crops in New York by Dr. Bernard Zandstra: http://www.hort.cornell.edu/expo/proceedings/2016/Cabbage.%20Weed%20Management%20Update%20from%20Michigan.%20Zanstra.pdf
2015 Chart of Herbicide Efficacy in Cabbage by Julie Kikkert and Robin Bellinder: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_289.pdf
Post-Emergent Cole Crop Herbicides by Christy Hoepting: https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/pdf/veg_edge/pdf137_pdf.pdf

Sexual Harassment
NYS Training Resources: https://www.ny.gov/combating-sexual-harassment-workplace/employers

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Episode 4- Biological Root Dips for Onions

April 20, 2019
Ethan Grundberg discusses biostimulants, biofungicides, and plant growth regulators with Teresa Rusinek. Grundberg presents some of the preliminary findings on yield impact and disease severity from one year of trialing 12 different products as pre-plant dips on bare root onion transplants on muck soils in Orange County, NY. More details from the study can be found online at https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_735.pdf

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Episode 3 - Allium Leafminer

April 8, 2019
Teresa Rusinek and Ethan Grundberg discuss efforts to identify management strategies to reduce damage to allium crops (leeks, onions, chives, garlic, scallions, etc.) from the invasive insect pest allium leafminer (Phytomyza gymnostoma Loew). Hear about promising preliminary results to avoid dipteran dip-terror using carefully timed insecticide applications, reflective plastic mulch, and insect exclusion netting.

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Episode 2 - 2018 Potato Variety Trial

March 14, 2019
Ethan Grundberg interviews Charles Bornt abut the results of the Eastern New York potato variety trial of Summer 2018. Passion. Perseverance. Potatoes.
Edited and produced by Nathaniel Mengaziol.
Special thanks to Cheryl Wheeler for permission to use her "Potato Song." More info can be found at :www.cherylwheeler.com

For more information on the 2018 Potato Variety Trial results discussed in the episode, go to:
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_730.pdf

More images and details from the trial are available at:
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_728.pdf

Results from previous potato variety trials and more information on potato production in Eastern New York can be found at
https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/crop.php?id=24

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Episode 1 - 2018 Lettuce Variety Trials

February 21, 2019
Ethan Grundberg interviews Crystal Stewart and Natasha Field about the 2018 Lettuce Variety Trials. Music/Editing by Nate Mengaziol.

For more information on the 2018 Summer Romaine Lettuce Variety Trials discussed in the episode, go to:
https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_717.pdf

Results from previous lettuce variety trials and more can be found at: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/crop.php?id=17

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Upcoming Events

Tarping for Reduced Tillage Workshop

November 2 - November 19, 2019

Are you a vegetable farmer already using tarps? Or are you wondering if and how tarps could work best on your farm?

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce a series of workshops on tarping for reduced tillage in small-scale vegetable systems, to be held in Maine and New York this fall. The Reduced Tillage (RT) project of the Cornell Small Farms Program supports farmers in adopting scale-appropriate RT practices that can lead to healthy, productive soils and greater profitability. Through the evaluation of novel tools and methods using systems-based field research and on-farm trials, the project helps farmers learn about the approaches that can work for their farm. This work is accomplished in collaboration with the University of Maine, and with support from Northeast SARE.

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Winter Greens High Tunnel Tour

November 13, 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Join us for a tour of overwintered high tunnel greens. Our first stop will be the Willsboro Research Farm, where we will visit our spinach nitrogen fertility experiment, discuss research results, and view a sous vide hot water seed treatment demonstration. Following an early lunch, we will carpool across the lake via the ferry to the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington, Vermont. The Intervale has been providing organic vegetables to the greater Burlington area for 30 years and has a 600 member CSA. Farm manager Andy Jones will discuss their evolving winter greens production practices, including variety selection, soil fertility, irrigation, and food safety practices. After touring their high tunnels and new wash/pack shed, we will return to Willsboro.

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Learn About Using the H-2A Program on Small Farms

November 18, 2019
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Schenectady, NY

Are you worried about labor next season on your farm?
Are you wondering if the H-2A program will make sense on your farm?

The H-2A program allows US employers who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the US to fill temporary agricultural jobs. Join us to learn about how to use the H-2A program on small farms. Learn from US DOL H-2A staff and a CSA vegetable farmer, with experience using H-2A, about what it takes to use the program.

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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

Climate Change Adaptations

September 30, 2019
In this episode regional vegetable specialist Elisabeth Hodgdon interviews University of Vermont PHD student Alissa White about a series of interviews with growers in the north east concerning climate change adaptations.

Listeners can access Alissa White’s climate change adaptation survey report and additional information on the project by clicking on the following link:

https://adaptationsurvey.wordpress.com/results/
Alissa’s project was sponsored by a Northeast SARE Graduate Student Grant (GNE17-163).

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