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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Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA

February 22, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

The focus of this meeting is to provide information and answers to questions on several of the more complicated sections of the new FSMA regulations going into effect for produce growers. There will be a focus on irrigation water and what is required for testing your water sources, record keeping, how to set up a meaningful traceability program, and how to conduct a recall.
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2016 Spanish-speaking Winter Fruit Schools

February 23, 2016 : 2016 Spanish-speaking Winter Fruit Schools @ Zinglers Farms Inc

February 24, 2016 : 2016 Spanish-speaking Winter Fruit Schools @ KC Bailey Orchards Inc.

February 23, 2016 - Zingler Farms Inc.   Orleans Co.
February 24, 2016 - KC Bailey Orchards Inc.   Wayne Co.




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Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM small fruit
Lockport, NY

The morning vegetable program will include presentations on research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm; new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops; and living much. Fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs will be discussed and the Western NY Food Hub.

The afternoon berry program will include presentations by Cornell faculty - Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber. The talks will include time for questions and will address current issues in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
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Announcements

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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