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

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asian Pears

Asian Pears

Blueberries

Blueberries

Cherries

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

"Fruit Set" Thinning Meetings in Western NY

June 1, 2016
9:30am Wayne County; 2:30pm Orleans County

9:30 AM - Wayne County 

Datthyn Fruit Farm
6391 Hill Rd.
Sodus, NY 14551


2:30pm - Orleans County

HH Dobbins, Inc (RF Bentley Farm)
11670 Alps Rd.
Lyndonville, NY 14098

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Two Day GAPS training in One Day

June 1, 2016
8:30AM - 9PM
Tyrone, NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County will be hosting a GAPs training and Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Time: 8:30AM - 9:00PM
Location: Tyrone Fire Hall, 3600 State Route 226, Tyrone, NY 14887
Cost: $20
Register with CCE Steuben by May 31, 2016 by calling 607-664-2300 or emailing Stephanie at sms64@cornell.edu
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Commercial Cider Porduction Workshop

June 16, 2016
9AM - 3:30PM
Winchester, VA

When: Thursday, June 16th 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where: Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center
595 Laurel Grove Road, Winchester, Virginia 22602
Who: Beginning & Established Commercial Cider Makers
Cost: $20.00 per person - (Registration Fee due by June 10th)
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Announcements

1st June "Fruit Set" Thinning Meetings

June 1st
"Fruit Set" Thinning Meeting
9:30am Wayne County - Datthyn Fruit Farm, 6391 Hill Rd., Sodus, NY 14551
2:20pm Orleans County - HH Dobbins, Inc (RF Bentley Farm), 11670 Alps Rd., Lyndonville, NY 14098

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IFTA NY Study Tour 2016 & Cornell Fruit Field Day

July 19 - 21  IFTA NY Study Tour 2016 will be in Western NY along with the Cornell Fruit Field Day. 
July 19 - IFTA - Orleans County; July 20 - CFFD, NYSAES; July 21 - IFTA - Wayne County.

Please visit the IFTA website for more information & registration for the Study Tour.
Please visit Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences website for more information & registration for the Cornell Fruit Field Day.


LOF Spanish-Speaking Summer Tour - Wayne County

13 August 2016 LOF Spanish-Speaking Summer Tour - Wayne County.  Please check back later for more information and registration.


What herbicide controls which weeds?

Here is a new tool you can use to manage weeds in your orchards.  We all have 1 or 2 weeds that come through our herbicide programs.  Identify those weeds and use this cross reference to determine which herbicide will help to manage those weeds.  Download this Excel workbook. http://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=321&crumb=pests|pests The instructions are on the first worksheet tab and the herbicide x weeds are in the second tab. 


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.


Apple IPM for Beginners

A guide for new apple growers to protect apple orchards from pests, in fact sheet format.
http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/orchard-ipm/

This series of fact sheets [.pdfs] will help you address the major apple pests, but does not guarantee perfect fruit. These fact sheets and scouting guides are a compromise between the most accurate, complex information researchers have to offer and the amount of information a beginner can take in.

Read the first four chapters carefully to start this new venture. Then follow the Scouting Calendar as apple stage of growth advances week-by-week.  To order a full color printed copy, click here


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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