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Farm Food Safety Workshop (Erie County)
January 30 - January 31, 2017Whether 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!
9:30 AM - 4 PM
East Aurora, NY
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 email@example.com
2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Lockport
February 6, 2017February 6, 2017 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY
8am registration, 8:30am - 3:20pm
Click on details for registration information and WFS agenda.
2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Newark
February 7, 2017February 7, 2017 - Newark Garden Hotel, Newark, NY
8am registration, 8:30am - 3:20pm
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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 Pruning2017 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 SchoolsOnline Registration Available
February 6, 2017 - CCE of Niagara, Lockport, NY Niagara: Registration
February 7, 2017 - Newark Garden Hotel, Newark, NY Wayne: Registration
Sponsor the 2017 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit SchoolsOnline sponsorship registration is now available.
Lockport (Niagara Co.) WFS - Details & Registration
Newark (Wayne Co.) WFS - Details & Registration
2016 Apple Crop Survey ResultsThe 2016 Apple Crop Survey Results are now available. Click here for results.
Online Sponsorship OpportunityOnline 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 MeetingSmall 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 SchoolPresentations from 2016 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School are available here.
Distinguishing Characteristics between ECB & CMDistinguishing 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.