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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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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A partnership between Cornell University and the CCE Associations in these five counties:
Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego & Wayne.

Upcoming Events

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Lockport
Lockport, NY

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp management school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 4, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Farmington
Farmington, NY

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

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In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop

February 11 - February 13, 2020
Ithaca, NY

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases. It can also increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2020
Newark, NY

Who Should Attend Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm. Note the reduced registration thanks to grant funds from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and the Niagara County Farm to School Program!

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Announcements

Save on PSA Grower Training Course at the Expo

A Great Opportunity at the Expo January 14 in Syracuse - A Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course at a Reduced Price!

Come satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.' This one-day PSA Grower Training will improve your understanding of produce safety and get you pointed in the right direction when it comes to compliance with FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
This is offered for the 1 day Expo registration price of $45, thanks to grants from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets


Save the Date!

2020 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:

9 & 10 Dec 2019 - Postponed - Effective Management of Farm Employees (2 day workshop) 10:30AM-4:30PM 

13 Jan, 14-16 Jan  - Becker Forum, Empire State Producers Expo - Becker Forum - Marriot Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St; Expo - Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

14 Jan - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course at the Expo - The Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse, NY 13202

3 & 4 Feb - 2020 LOF Winter Fruit Schools - All Day, CCE Niagara 3 Feb & The Finger Lakes Hotel 4 Feb - Register Now!
11-13 Feb - In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop - Moakely House, Cornell University, Check-In 8am; Program begins promptly at 8:30am - ~5:30pm

19 Mar - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses - 19 Mar - CCE Wayne - 8am Registration; Program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch included


Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Mario Miranda Sazo Recieves Award at IFTA Meeting

Check out the following article & photos that cover highlights of the annual IFTA meeting such as Mario Miranda Sazo receiving the Outstanding Extension Educator award.

Robots, Rootstocks and Revenue on the Front Burner for Fruit Growers


SmartMarketing article "How 'bout Them Apples?"

For full article follow this link https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/documents/smart-marketing-2018-09-2.pdf

Article: "Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples"

Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples - Should you add this endorsement to your apple crop insurance policy?

Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist, ENYCH


For the full article click the link below.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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