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2017 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series
January 30 - February 27, 20172017 Pesticide Training & Recertification Series in Ontario County
7pm - 9:30pm, Exam 27 Feb - 6:30pm - 11pm
Cost: $175.00 for certification which includes the training manuals and all 4 classes. Does not include the $100.00 exam fee. Recertification is $25.00 per class.
2017 Prune Smarter Not Harder Workshops presented by CCE - LOF
January 5, 2017 : 2017 Niagara County Winter Pruning
February 28, 2017 : 2017 Orleans Winter Pruning
March 1, 2017 : 2017 Wayne County Winter Pruning
Please Note NEW DATE & TIME of Orleans & Wayne Co. WorkshopsThis pruning season the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will have 3 meetings across the Western NY fruit region. As always, all growers and employees are welcome to attend (including Spanish-speaking employees).
2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Spanish School Orleans County
March 4, 2017This meeting will include the basics of tree nursery production, together with information on grafting and pruning. There will be hands-on demonstrations.
1:00pm - 4:00pm
March 4 Orleans County
March 11 Wayne County
Click details for registration and more information.
Special Permit Training for 2017!Special Permit Training for 2017 will be April 4th in Orleans Co. & April 5th in Wayne Co.
Important Note: The Special Permit process is exclusively for non-English literate farm workers. All others are expected to sit for an applicator certification exam. Please check back for more information and registration instructions.
2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Winter Pruning2017 Prune Smarter Not Harder Workshops
28 February - 1-4pm Orleans County Location Kast Farms Inc.
1 March - 1-4pm Wayne County Location Datthyn Fruit Farm
Details & Registration
2017 CCE LOF Spanish Winter Fruit SchoolMarch 4th 1-4pm Orleans County (Location TBA)
March 11th 1-4pm Wayne County (Location TBA)
Please contact Mario Miranda Sazo for more details.
DEC Pesticide Core Certification TrainingMarch 14 & 15
8am - 12 Noon each day
Wayne County CCE
1581 NY State Route 88
Newark, NY 14513
Training to prepare for DEC Exam to be held on the morning of March 23rd.
Please check back for more info & registration.
2017 Effective Orchard SprayingMarch 7 - Orleans County
March 8 - Wayne County
Check back for registration.
Click here for more details.
NEW! Pesticide Product Search Online.The Cornell University hosted Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) is being replaced by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Bureau of Pest Management - Information Portal's new pesticide product registration.
New search features are available and updates to the product data and labeling will be reflected instantaneously.
Update on Special Permit Training 2017Discussions are in process between CCE and DEC to obtain approval for Special Permit training in 2017.
2017 Cornell Guidelines Available!Now Available:
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops
These updated guidelines provide current tree fruit or berry crop production information for New York State. They provide valuable timings and recommendations for producers or consultants or anyone involved in the commercial production of tree fruit or berry crops.
Pricing: Online Print Both online version & print
Tree Fruit $41 $41 + shipping $57.50 + shipping
Berry $31 $31 + shipping $43.50 + shipping
Cornell Guidelines can be purchased through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (844) 688-7620 or order online.
Did You Experience Drought Issues on Your Farm?Please Help Us Collect Regional Information So We Can Help You Be Better Prepared in the Future
For more information and to take the survey please click here.
2016 Apple Crop Survey ResultsThe 2016 Apple Crop Survey Results are now available. Click here for results.
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.