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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Enrollment

EnrollmentThe 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.

In 2018, 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; 188KB)

LOF Enrollment Form - Satellite (PDF; 187KB)

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:
 
Monroe
Niagara
Orleans
Oswego
Wayne

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

Pests - Animals
Pests - Diseases
Pests - Insects

Pests - Weeds
Soil Health
Please select ALL crops that you are interested in:
 
Apples
Apricots
Asian Pears
Blueberries
Cherries
Currants
Gooseberries
Nectarines
Peaches
Pears
Plums
Raspberries / Blackberries
Strawberries
Unusual Fruit
Lake Ontario Fruit Program
Satellite Enrollment
Satellite ($150.00) - 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
* Bundle includes one print and online copy
Fruit Fax & Fire Blight Alerts$100.00Qty:
Harvest Maturity Report$100.00Qty:
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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Cherries

Cherries

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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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Upcoming Events

Using Unmanned Aircraft in the Orchard

October 20, 2018
Orleans County 10-30am - NOON; Wayne County 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Free Drone Orchard Use Workshop on 20 October 2018
Same Informative Drone Workshop  Offered at 2 Different Locations
10:30am - Noon @ Lamont Fruit Farm
1:30pm - 3:30pm @ VanDeWalle Fruit Farm
View Details for registration information.

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2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference

November 7 - November 8, 2018

Developing your brand and marketing strategies to increase sales.

For more info. click details or for registration, and agenda visit: https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/strategic-marketing-conference.html

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2018 Great Lakes Fruit Workers Meeting

November 7 - November 9, 2018

Ithaca, NY

We invite you to register for the 2018 Great Lakes Fruit Workers Meeting at The Hotel Ithaca on Nov. 7-9, 2018.

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Announcements

SmartMarketing article "How 'bout Them Apples?"

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

2018 Harvest Maturity Report

If you haven't already now is the time to sign up for the 2018 season HMR.
For registration form and instructions please visit: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=309&crumb=harvest_storage|harvest_storage


Register Now and use code for discount!

BIOCONTROLS USA EAST CONFERENCE & EXPO
Rochester Riverside Hotel
Rochester, NY - October 11-12, 2018
Full agenda & registration available at https://www.biocontrolsconference.com/usa-east/agenda/
Use discount code BIOEAST1875 to get $75 off registration (growers pay the early-bird rate, the lowest possible rate of $225).


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




Increased Risk of Diffuse Skin Browning in Goldens

Increased Risk of Skin Browning in Golden Delicious this Season

Prompt removal of field heat and SmartFreshTM treatment is generally good advice for Eastern storage operators. However, handling practices for Golden Delicious this season may provide an exception. Golden Delicious are susceptible to a surface browning disorder identified as "diffuse skin browning" (DSB). These skin browning symptoms appear early in storage and may be considered a "chilling disorder" since rapid field heat removal increases the disorder.

Control of DSB in Goldens is a regular concern in warmer growing regions, but is seldom seen in New York. This pattern of appearance implies that Goldens may be more susceptible to DSB following warm seasons such as this one. The disorder is successfully controlled by slowing field heat removal after harvest and delaying SmartFresh treatment.

SmartFresh use recommendations for Golden Delicious suggest:
• Maintaining air discharge temperatures at evaporators above 36o F
• Delay SmartFresh treatment until fruit has reached 40o F, but within 8 days of harvest
• Vent storage rooms to prevent the buildup of CO2 during temperature pull down
• Gradually reduce fruit temperature to holding temperature of 33 - 34o F
• In CA rooms, maintain less than 1% CO2 during the first six weeks of storage
Note: that the suggested slowed cooling rate and delay of SmartFresh treatment applies only to Golden Delicious.


FREE Pollinator Conservation Course

Pollinator Conservation Short Course - FREE - for Farmers and Ag Professionals
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Basom, NY
Wednesday November 7th, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Register NOW @ http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=tnjebhdab&oeidk=a07efrckbnufc76e12a&condition=SO_OVERRIDE

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BIOCONTROLS USA EAST CONFERENCE & EXPO
Rochester Riverside Hotel
Rochester, NY - October 11-12, 2018
Full agenda & registration available at https://www.biocontrolsconference.com/usa-east/agenda/

November 7-9 - 2018 Great Lakes Fruit Workers Meeting - check back for more details and registration

Feb 4 & 5 - 2019 LOF Winter Fruit Schools


Farm Employee Compensation Benchmark Survey

By participating in the Farm Employee Compensation Benchmark survey you can find out how your employee compensation compares to benchmark data in your farm industry and across the state. More details and link to the survey at: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=540&crumb=business|business

Fit Testing Organizations

Details on organizations offering fit testing @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=521&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

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