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

Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers

August 1 - August 5, 2016

Now sponsors of the Washington State study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
Please click on view details for more information.
These options can also be accessed by going to Sponsorship at bottom of page.

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WPS Training Events/Mock Inspections

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3 - August 4, 2016
9:30am - 12pm

WPS Training Event/Mock Inspections

3 August 9:30AM - 12PM - Orleans County
Brown's Berry Patch/Orchard Dale Fruit Farms
1313 Oak Orchard River Rd
Waterport, NY 14571

4 August 9:30AM - 12PM - Wayne County

KC Bailey Orchards, Inc.
7383 Salmon Creek Road
Williamson, NY 14589

For more information click on details

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Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees

August 13, 2016
1pm-5pm
Marion, NY

The CCE LOF team is organizing the first fruit summer tour for Spanish-speaking employees to be held in Wayne County from 1pm until 6:30pm on Saturday August 13, 2016. At each of the 4 tour stops participants will be hosted by a Spanish-speaking farmer or employee who has significant orchard experience by managing a modern apple orchard and/or a nursery operation. 

The tour is FREE for your employees but a pre-registration is required by Wednesday August 10. For registration, contact Kim R. Hazel krh5@cornell.edu, (585) 798-4265, ext. 26. For questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318. 

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Announcements

2016 Apple Crop Survey

Click the link below to start the survey. Note this survey is for NYS apple growers only and requires a password. All NYS growers have been sent a survey notice to their business address and this notice includes the survey password.

https://cornell.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cAtRuppdJ4aoKeV


LOF Spanish-Speaking Summer Tour - Wayne County

13 August 2016 LOF Spanish-Speaking Summer Tour - Wayne County.  Please click here for program details and registration.


Online Sponsorship Opportunity

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


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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