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Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers
August 1 - August 5, 2016Now sponsors of the Washington State study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
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WPS Training Events/Mock Inspections
August 3 - August 4, 2016WPS Training Event/Mock Inspections
9:30am - 12pm
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
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Fruit Tour for Spanish-speaking Employees
August 13, 2016The 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 email@example.com, (585) 798-4265, ext. 26. For questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo firstname.lastname@example.org, (315) 719-1318.
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2016 Apple Crop SurveyClick 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.
LOF Spanish-Speaking Summer Tour - Wayne County13 August 2016 LOF Spanish-Speaking Summer Tour - Wayne County. Please click here for program details and registration.
Online Sponsorship OpportunityOnline Sponsorship Opportunity for Washington State study tour for Next Generation Fruit Growers.
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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 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.
Apple IPM for BeginnersA guide for new apple growers to protect apple orchards from pests, in fact sheet format.
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.