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Attention Apple Growers - Your Participation is Needed in a Climate Change Online Survey
July 23 - August 31, 2015The Department of Geography and Planning at Buffalo State is conducting a study concerning changing weather patterns and their impact on apple growers in Western and Central New York. With the help of Craig Kahlke from the CCE, key areas of interest have been identified and with your first hand observations, changes in these key areas will be able to be identified and assessed for their impact on the local apple industry. We are asking any apple grower in the region, no matter the size of your orchard, to help us collect this data by taking a short survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/orchard_survey
Your participation in this survey is voluntary and you can opt out at any time. If you have any questions regarding the research contact Mike Borrelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a participant please contact Gina Game at email@example.com. Thank you for your participation, your time, effort, and experience are greatly appreciated.
Extending Local Strawberry Production Using Low Tunnel Technology
August 25 - September 16, 2015NYFVI awarded a grant to set up grower demonstrations to extend the strawberry production season using low tunnels and day neutral strawberries. Growers who are growing demonstration plots are inviting you to see the progress in the plantings at 3 sites.
2:00 - 4:00 PM
There are 3 meetings across the state. Come and see if this might work for your farm.
Western NY Regional Storage Workshop
August 28, 2015In lieu of the traditional Cornell Storage Workshop in Ithaca, Chris Watkins will be doing a session at CCE of Wayne County in Newark on August 28, from 10:00 AM to 2 PM. Areas covered will be:
Friday, August 28th, 10 AM - 2 PM
• Gala stem end browning
• storage of Honeycrisp
• Overview of storage issues for varieties of importance in Western NY
• Questions & Answer
Stay tuned here and in our newsletter for registration details
2015 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.
Extending Local Strawberry Production Using Low TuNYFVI awarded a grant to Marvin Pritts to set up grower demonstrations to extend the strawberry production season using low tunnels and day neutral strawberries. Growers who are growing demonstration plots are inviting you to see the progress in the plantings at 3 sites.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2:00-4:00pm at Green Acre & West Wind Fruit Farm, 930 Manitou Rd., Hilton, NY 14612 (Monroe County)
2015 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit SchoolPresentations from the 2015 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Winter Fruit School. Click here for more details.
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.