Laura McDermottTeam Leader, Small Fruit and Vegetable Specialist
CCE Washington County
415 Lower Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Areas of Interest
Horticultrue, IPM, High Tunnel Production, & Food Safety
Blueberries, Raspberries / Blackberries, Unusual Fruit
Laura McDermott has long been interested in horticulture, completing her undergrad degree at Cornell University and her master degree at the University of Florida. Laura joined Cornell Cooperative Extension in 1990 and, through the years, has fine-tuned her expertise in commercial small fruit and vegetable production including pest identification and management, soil fertility, food safety, and season extension techniques. Today, Laura leads small fruit outreach efforts in our area, serves as a liaison with grower organizations, and regularly participates in applied research and demonstration activities.
2022 Eastern NY Fruit & Vegetable Conference
February 15 - February 17, 2022
The CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Team is happy to invite vegetable and berry growers to our virtual series of webinars on February 15, 16, and 17.
Become a Qualified Vendor for USDA Food Commodities Purchases
February 15, 2022
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Commodity Procurement Program invites you to a live, interactive webinar on lessons learned in becoming an approved USDA
food vendor. AMS purchases approximately $6 billion of U.S. grown and processed foods annually for both domestic and international food assistance programs.
USDA purchases over 300 different food products that directly support the nutritional needs for millions of school children, families, and other qualified individuals.
What's New in Crop Load Management
March 18, 2022
Cornell Cooperative Extension ENYCHP and LOFP are presenting a webinar on what's new in crop load management. Speakers will be joining us from NYSIPM, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and Valent USA. Topics will include NEWA crop load management tools, including the Pollen Tube Growth Model, the Carbohydrate Thinning Model, and the Fruit Growth Rate Model. We will also discuss the future of precision crop load management with computer vision technologies, and new materials you will soon be able to incorporate into your apple thinning programs. For those growing peaches, Dr. Anna Wallis will present on thinning with ACC, the first chemical thinner commercially available for stone fruits.