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Apple IPM Intensive Workshop - A Certificate Program - At the 2020 Empire Producer's Expo

Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits


January 15 - January 16, 2020


Wednesday 2pm - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 12pm (see agenda for details)


800 S. State St.
Syracuse, NY 13202


Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Apple IPM Intensive Workshop - A Certificate Program

Empire Producer's Expo, OnCenter Syracuse, NY, Room 7/8
January 15 and 16, 2019

Note: You must attend all 4 sessions in order to receive a certificate. However, sessions for DEC credits are separate.

Register now at , space is limited to 40 participants

Agenda - Day 1

Wednesday, January 15 - EXPO SESSIONS 3 & 4

2:00-3:15 - Apple IPM for a healthy crop, moderator Michael Basedow
5 min - Introduction to the Apple IPM Intensive Workshop, Michael Basedow
10 min - What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)? Juliet Carroll
10 min - Rate your current IPM tactics, Janet van Zoeren 
50 min - What are the major pests targeted by apple IPM?
               Insects & Mites, Art Agnello
               Plant Diseases, Kerik Cox
               Weeds and Wildlife, Juliet Carroll

3:15-3:45 Break - Visit Trade Show

3:45-5:00 - Apple insect targets & IPM tactics, moderator Janet van Zoeren
5 min - Introduction to the session, Janet van Zoeren 
35 min - IPM for plum curculio, oriental fruit moth and codling moth, Art Agnello
               Degree days and pest events
               Using traps, insect models, and mating disruption
               Keeping good records
               Rate your learning
35 min - IPM for obliquebanded leafroller, mites and apple maggot, Art Agnello
               Degree days and pest events
               Using traps, insect models, and mating disruption
               Keeping good records
               Rate your learning

Agenda - Day 2

Thursday, January 16 - EXPO SESSIONS 1 & 2

9:00-10:15 - Apple diseases & IPM defenses, moderator Juliet Carroll
5 min - Introduction to the session, Juliet Carroll 
35 min - IPM for apple scab and fire blight, Kerik Cox
              Sanitation, cultural practices, and resistant varieties
              Plant disease forecasting models and keeping good records
              Best Management Practices (BMPs) against fungicide and antibiotic resistance 
              Rate your learning
35 min - IPM for powdery mildew and summer diseases, Kerik Cox
              Sanitation, cultural practices and resistant varieties
              Plant disease forecasting models and keeping good records
              BMPs against fungicide and antibiotic resistance 
              Rate your learning

10:15-10:45 Break - Visit Trade Show

10:45-12:00 - Wildlife, weeds & the IPM wrap-up, moderator Michael Basedow
10 min - Management programs for arthropods, Art Agnello
10 min - Management programs for diseases, Kerik Cox
15 min - IPM for wildlife damage & rate your learning, Juliet Carroll 
20 min - IPM for weeds & rate your learning, Lynn Sosnoskie
10 min - Putting it all together - maximizing your time efficiency, Art Agnello 
10 min - Rate your future IPM tactics, Janet van Zoeren

Receive your workshop certificate

Art Agnello, Professor, Tree Fruit Entomology, Entomology, Cornell AgriTech

Michael Basedow, Extension Associate, Tree Fruit Specialist, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Juliet Carroll, Senior Extension Associate, Fruit IPM Coordinator, NYS IPM Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Kerik Cox, Associate Professor, Tree Fruit and Berry Pathology, Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell AgriTech

Lynn Sosnoskie, Assistant Professor, Weed Ecology and Management for Specialty Crops, Horticulture, Cornell AgriTech

Janet van Zoeren, Extension Associate, Tree Fruit & Berry IPM Specialist, Lake Ontario Fruit Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension

Apple IPM Intensive Workshop Agenda (PDF; 143KB)

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Event Offers DEC Credits

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The team leading the national fire blight SCRI grant "Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States" is hosting a March meeting (in person or virtual) as well as a webinar series. This multi-state series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. You are encouraged to attend these events which will provide cutting edge research recommendations into how to manage fire blight. Each session eligible for some DEC credits (see below for quantities, and bottom of article for direction on how to receive credit).


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12-15 Feb - 66th Annual IFTA Conference & Tours - Grand Rapids, MI - $650

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27 & 28 Feb - WNY Winter Fruit Conference - Registration Now Open

7-10 Mar - 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference of the 10th NASS & NASGA - San Luis Obispo, California

14 Mar - USDA/RMA Listening Session - Spring 2023 Apple Grower Meeting -
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14-15 Mar - Curso de Desarrollo de Liderazgo - contact Tim Shenk

15 Mar - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using biopesticides to help control fire blight - 7-8PM

16 Mar - CCE Stone Fruit Updates Webinar - registration coming soon

17 & 21 Mar - Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $50

21 Mar - Strep Resistant Erwinia amylovora in New York States - 1-2:30pm, virtual, registration coming soon

24 Mar - Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $100 

13 Jun - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight - 7-8PM

18 Oct - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - 7-8PM

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Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube:

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Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links

Meeting Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the recent meeting?  Check and see if we recorded it and added it to our website or Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.

Honeycrisp Meetup recordings available here.

Why are my trees growing so poorly? recording available here.

Additional Recorded Webinars listing with recording and resource link are available at

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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

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