Evaluations for LOF Specialists- Advisory Committee Meeting, 11-9-20
Craig Kahlke, Team Leader, Fruit Quality Management
Lake Ontario Fruit Program
Attendees of the Advisory Committee Meeting are invited to give valuable feedback to each of the specialists.
Please upload the form below, and after filling it out, email to Committee Chair Justin Whipple: email@example.com
Lake Ontario Fruit Webinar Recording & Video Links
Check Out Details for Links to recent LOF webinar recordings & video series.
LOF Fruit Bites
See details to check out quick "how to" videos on a variety of fruit and orchard topics.
2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School
This all day event provided 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days. We are featured 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. Pdfs for most of the presentations are now available.
Reflective Ground Cover For Coloring Apples At Harvest: Could Yield Revenue
Mark Wiltberger, Business Management Specialist
Lake Ontario Fruit Program
Reflective ground cover has been used in fruit-growing regions for a number of years now. The Lake Ontario Fruit Team conducted a field trial in 2018 of reflective ground cover at two Wayne County farms. The infographic contains information about reflective groundcovers including the quality and economic benefits found in the study and additional information on types of groundcovers and suppliers.
Empire State Producers EXPO proceeding link
Links to proceedings and resources listed in presentations from the EXPO can be found here.
New CCE LOF Videos
Watch and see how NYS apples are harvested & check out the new hail netting project.
Working with a Spanish Speaking Workforce
Building Campus County Connections: Working with a Spanish Speaking Workforce - view details for link to this youtube video discussion.
2017 Champlain and Vermont Young Grower Trip
"The 2017 Champlain and Vermont Study trip was a great success and NY growers had again an excellent educational experience.
In addition, the friendships and professional relationships they made will be useful for their careers as orchardists in the near future.
Many thanks to all our sponsors, grower hosts, and to Matt Wells for organizing this successful event!"
Mechanical blossom thinning video.
Mechanical blossom thinning video and story. Click on details for links.
2016 NYS Crop Survey Report
Results from the 2016 NYS Crop Survey Report are now available. Click details for link to .pdf.
Black Stem Borer Trap Data
Black stem borer traps are set all over the state of NY. See trap data here.
Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!
January 11, 2021
February 22, 2021
September 1, 2021
November 1, 2021
CSFP's new season of online courses is almost halfway through, and now's the time to register for their upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. Upcoming courses include their new offering on social media and online marketing, farm business courses, and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more.