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

Enrollee Login


Log In To Access:

  • Issues of Fruit Newletters
  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
      What's wrong with my crop?


The Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Fruit team invites you to join our organization; you must be enrolled to benefit from the expertise of our Specialists. Enrollment in a partner county will provide a subscription to our newsletter, Fruit Notes, and access to Fruit FAX (the more time sensitive reminders for pest management and horticultural practices) and the Harvest Maturity subscription will provide you with apple ripening index measurements to help time harvest of apples by variety. We can also do farm visits to troubleshoot problems or evaluate situations.

LOF Enrollment

In 2021, our program will be supported, in part, by 5 county Cornell Cooperative Extensions: Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego and Wayne Counties. If you are farming or living in one of these counties you can click on the county listed above or enroll in our program (form below) by printing and mailing the In-Region PDF Enrollment form below or directly on line by completing the details below.

However, we still welcome those that farm or conduct agricultural services in other counties outside of Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, Monroe and Wayne Counties to enroll in our program (Satellite Enrollment). The Satellite enrollment will also provide a subscription to our newsletter, Fruit Notes, and access to Fruit FAX and the Harvest Maturity subscription. However, we must continue to respect the major supporting role of the partner counties who continue to support the cost of the program overall. Therefore, the growers who enroll through the Satellite program can only access specialists on the team for consultation by phone, fax, or email. Unfortunately, specialists will not be able to do on-farm visits or applied research out of the partner counties. But there is a lot we can do electronically through communication technology these days! If you would like to become a member of our program through our Satellite enrollment you can enroll by printing and mailing the Satellite PDF Enrollment form below

For enrollment information contact Kim Hazel, email Kim or call her at 585-798-4265 ext. 26.

LOF Enrollment Form - In Region (PDF; 250KB)

LOF Enrollment Form - Satellite (PDF; 233KB)

Satellite Regions Enrollment Form - Online
*In Region Enrollment is directly with your county

Business Name
First Name Last Name
Address 1 Address 2
City State Zip
Phone Cell
Email 1 Email 2
Please select ALL counties that you farm or conduct business:

If other County, please enter name(s)
Please select ALL areas of interest:
Food Safety
Greenhouse & Tunnels

Pests - Animals
Pests - Diseases
Pests - Insects

Pests - Weeds
Soil Health
Please select ALL crops that you are interested in:
Asian Pears
Raspberries / Blackberries
Unusual Fruit
Lake Ontario Fruit Program
Satellite Enrollment
Satellite ($300.00) - for those outside of the participating counties.
In Region - contact your county directly for those that live, farm or conduct agricultural services within participating counties.
Method of Fruit Notes Newsletter Delivery Mail Only      Email Only      Both
Fruit Fax & Fire Blight Alerts (Satellite)$100.00Qty:
Harvest Maturity Report (Satellite)$100.00Qty:
Fruit Fax & Fire Blight Alerts (In Region)$75.00Qty:
Harvest Maturity Report (In Region)$75.00Qty:
Special Contribution to LOF Program   Amount: $
    Total Payment: $
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There were errors on the form, please make sure all fields are filled out correctly (see above).

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Upcoming Events

CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program

February 2 - February 4, 2021

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will be cooperatively hosting the 2021 Cornell NYS Tree Fruit Conference online from Feb 2-4. Due to COVID-19 limitations on live meetings, this program replaces CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference (tree fruit section).  

Register Now!

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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.

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Enroll Now!

Its that time of year again!  Don't forget to re-enroll with the Lake Ontario Fruit Program.
Enroll now to ensure you save at upcoming virtual events and avoid any interruption of 2021 LOF publications.
Enrollment available here

Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

2021 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution certain events will be cancelled. Please check back through out the week for any additional event cancellations.

NOW - please scroll down to find links to Strawberry Grower Survey & Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture Survey!

January - Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!

Feb 2-4  - CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by the CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program - This 2021 virtural conference will replace CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference.
DEC Credits being applied for at multiple sessions.
Enroll by Jan 26 for Early Registration Price!

Strawberry Grower Survey

The CCE Eastern New York fruit team, along with collaborators from the University of New Hampshire and University of Vermont, wants to learn more about the practices you use and the challenges you face in strawberry production. Your responses will help them better understand the diversity of practices used in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, and will help them design research & outreach programs to provide the best resources for improving strawberry production on your farm. This information is being gathered for Northeast SARE project "Advancing Strawberry Production in the Northeast".
The survey is available here:
It should take approximately 15 minutes of your time. To thank you for your time, you can also be entered into a drawing to win fabulous prizes.
Learn more at the link above!

Survey on Degradable Mulching Films

Survey on Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture

As we know, thousands of square miles of worldwide agricultural land today utilize polyethylene mulch for crop production. Over the last several decades, however, polyethylene—the polymer used for products such as grocery bags, shampoo bottles, and children's toys—has become an environmental plague throughout the planet. A federal grant, matched by New York State and RIT, is enabling university researchers to study a competitive solution for identifying a more sustainable alternative to conventionally used plastics in farming. You can read the press release here.
The 'Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture' is a 4-year project covers biochemical formulations followed by field trials. This work is done in collaboration with the Cornell Vegetable Program team members and CCE-Monroe County staff. To start with, the researchers would like to better understand the current usage of plastic mulching film and challenges associated with by putting together this brief survey:
Thank you for your help supporting this important research for increased sustainability of our agriculture!

New Weed Management Technology Survey

Want to move away from herbicide reliance? Are you using novel technologies to manage weeds? We want to know about it to inform our weed science research. A team of weed scientists from University of California Davis, Oregon State University, and Cornell University are asking berry, tree fruit, tree nut, and vine crop growers to take 5 to 10 minutes and answer this short and anonymous survey. Weed Technology Survey link:

For more information on this survey please visit

Lake Ontario Fruit Program Webinar Recordings

Have you recently miss a webinar provided by the Lake Ontario Fruit Program that you wanted to see, or would you like to review the information again?  Then check it out at the Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.  LOF webinars are recorded, processed, and uploaded to the YouTube Channel within 1-2 days following the meeting.  LOF Webinar Recording & Resource Links

Managing Farms During COVID-19 series:

Managing Fruit and Vegetable Farms During COVID-19 recorded on June 24th.

Summer Fruit Series:
Summer Insect Management in Cherry recorded June 29th.

Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season recorded July 7th

Honeycrsip Bitter Pit Prediction Models recorded August 11, 2020

Protocol for Honeycrisp Sampling for the Passive Bitter Pit Prediction Model pfd

Pollinator Webinar Series - Summer 2020

The Pollinator Webinar Series presented by Penn State cover bee health and pollination services.

Bloom Pesticides for Pollinator Health

A reference table created by Janet van Zoeren and Anna Wallis, is now available at|pests.

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links

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.