Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Fruit Newsletter?
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Apples

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Apricots

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Asian Pears

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Blueberries

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Cherries

Currants

Currants

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

Farm Food Safety Workshop (Erie County)

January 30 - January 31, 2017
9:30 AM - 4 PM
East Aurora, NY

Whether you just want to learn more about what farm food safety is all about or if you are being required to have food safety training by your buyers, this training is for you!

This training will provide growers with the information needed to begin implementing food safety into their practices. Day 1 will cover all aspects of what farm food safety is and why it is important for anyone involved in growing fresh produce. Day 2 will help those who want to write a draft food safety implementation plan for their own farm. A food safety plan is required for USDA GAPs and Harmonized GAPs audits.

Cost: $60 per first farm member; $15 for each additional member from the same farm. Pre-registration is required

For questions and registration, Contact Robert Hadad at 585-739-4065, or rgh26@cornell.edu
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2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Lockport

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2017
8am registration, 8:30am - 3:20pm
Lockport, NY

February 6, 2017 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY

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2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Newark

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 7, 2017
8am registration, 8:30am - 3:20pm
Newark, NY

February 7, 2017 - Newark Garden Hotel, Newark, NY

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Announcements

2017 Cornell Guidelines Available!

Now Available:
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops

These updated guidelines provide current tree fruit or berry crop production information for New York State. They provide valuable timings and recommendations for producers or consultants or anyone involved in the commercial production of tree fruit or berry crops.

Pricing:        Online       Print                     Both online version & print
Tree Fruit       $41          $41 + shipping      $57.50 + shipping
Berry             $31          $31 + shipping      $43.50 + shipping

Cornell Guidelines can be purchased through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (844) 688-7620 or order online.


Did You Experience Drought Issues on Your Farm?

Please Help Us Collect Regional Information So We Can Help You Be Better Prepared in the Future

For more information and to take the survey please click here.


2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Winter Pruning

2017 Prune Smarter Not Harder Workshops

This pruning season the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will have 4 meetings across the Western NY fruit region. As always, all growers and employees are welcome to attend (including Spanish-speaking employees).

5 January - 2-4pm Tower Farms Niagara County
TBA Date & Time - Eric Behling Oswego County
2 March - 2-4pm Orleans County Location TBA
3 March - 2-4pm Wayne County Location TBA

Details & Registration


2017 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools

Online Registration Available
February 6, 2017 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY Niagara: Registration
February 7, 2017 - Newark Garden Hotel, Newark, NY Wayne: Registration
Program: Niagara/Wayne

Sponsor the 2017 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools

Online sponsorship registration is now available.
Lockport (Niagara Co.) WFS - Details & Registration
Newark (Wayne Co.) WFS - Details & Registration



2016 Apple Crop Survey Results

The 2016 Apple Crop Survey Results are now available.  Click here for results.


Online Sponsorship Opportunity

Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers.
Click here to Sponsor.


Apple System Payback Calculator Now Available!

Apple System Payback Calculator
You can down load this spreadsheet to help you calculate the return on investment for an orchard system you are considering to plant or invest in.


2016 Vegetable & Small Fruit Grower Meeting

Small fruit presentations from the Tuesday March 1, 2016 Vegetable & Small Fruit Grower Meeting in Niagara Co.  Presentations now available here.


2016 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Presentations from 2016 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School are available here.


Distinguishing Characteristics between ECB & CM

Distinguishing characteristics between European Corn Borer and Codling Moth pdf

Its important to identify the pests that are found in fruit in order to apply proper control measures. This guide will help to identify between 2 pest with very similar looking larvae.


New York Apples and Hard Cider Classifieds

A new on-line classifieds has been launched to help apple growers and hard cider producers "connect" and conduct business. This website allows users to post items for sale and items for purchase. The site is not exclusive to growers and hard cider producers selling and buying to each other. The site can also be used for grower to grower business and hard cider producer to hard cider producer business. Click the following link to start the website: www.nyahcclassifieds.com. Click the following to download basic instructions on navigating the site: NYAHC Classifieds Notice


NYS Crop Survey Report

The results of the first state-wide electronic apple crop survey are now available. Click this link to download the report in PDF format. Click following link to view 2015 Crop Survey - Final Report.

2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Presentations from the 2015 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Winter Fruit School.  Click here for more details.


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