Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

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  • Pest Management
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2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring 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.  



Winter Fruit School Mail In Registration Form (PDF; 215KB)

Winter Fruit School Lockport Schedule (PDF; 225KB)

Winter Fruit School Farmington Schedule (PDF; 202KB)




Event Details

Winter Fruit School Lockport
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

February 3, 2020

Time

8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm

Location

CCE Niagara in Lockport
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094

Cost

Pre-register by Jan 29 for In Region Growers : $100.00
(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)
farming in Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, or Wayne
Enrollee Discount: $65.00

At The Door Price
Register after Jan 29 for In Region Growers : $145.00

Enrollee Discount: $100.00

Pre-register by Jan 29 for Satellite Growers : $335.00
(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)
For those farming outside of the participating counties - Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, & Wayne
Enrollee Discount: $300.00

At The Door Price
Register after Jan 29 for Satellite Growers : $380.00

Enrollee Discount: $335.00

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 x 26


Winter Fruit School Lockport



Winter Fruit School Lockport

Program will feature:

  • NYAA update by Cynthia Haskins
  • Labor Update by Paul Baker
  • European Cherry Fruit Fly update by Margaret Kelly
  • A Live Polling Survey on Black Stem Borer by Art AgnelloSWD & scab updates by Janet van Zoren
  • SWD management in blueberry by Esther Kibbe
  • An Intro to the Pesticide Decision-making Guide to Preserving Pollinator by Maria Van Dyke
  • Fruit Farm Business Summary & Crop Insurance Updates by Mark Wiltberger
  • Precision Honeycrisp School featuring presentations by Terence Robinson, Lailiang Chang, Chris Watkins, Kerik Cox, Mario Miranda Sazo, Anna Wallis, Scott Henning, and Craig Kahlke.  Topics covered include Precision Crop Load Management with a focus on managing pruning & thinning to optimize cropping & minimize biennial bearing, bloom thinning and the pollen tube growth model as well as post bloom thinning, repeat bloom sprays and prohexadione-CA at pink.  Nutrition & sap analysis in concert with predictive bitter pit modeling, fruit rots/diseases, controlling fire blight with Prohex-CA, use of Passive Model for bitter pit prediction, harvest maturity and PGR use and storage will also be discussed.

2.25 DEC Credits in 1A, 10 and 22, have been applied for.  CCA credits also available.

For mail in registration use the pdf available above.

Please be sure to identify if you are currently enrolled in the Lake Ontario Fruit Program when you register for the programs as enrollees receive a discount.





Event Details

Winter Fruit School Farmington
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

February 4, 2020

Time

8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm

Location

Finger Lakes Hotel
6108 Loomis Rd
Farmington, NY 14425

Cost

Pre-register by Jan 29 for In Region Growers : $100.00
(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)
farming in Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, or Wayne
Enrollee Discount: $65.00

At The Door Price
Register after Jan 29 for In Region Growers : $145.00

Enrollee Discount: $100.00

Pre-register by Jan 29 for Satellite Growers : $335.00
(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)
For those farming outside of the participating counties - Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, & Wayne
Enrollee Discount: $300.00

At The Door Price
Register after Jan 29 for Satellite Growers : $380.00

Enrollee Discount: $335.00

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 x 26


Winter Fruit School Farmington



Winter Fruit School Farmington

Program will feature:

  • NYAA update by Cynthia Haskins
  • Labor Update by Paul Baker
  • European Cherry Fruit Fly update by Margaret Kelly
  • Breakdown of the scab resistance gene Vf by Awais Khan
  • Live Polling Survey on Black Stem Borer by Art Agnello
  • SWD & scab updates by Janet van Zoeren
  • SWD management in blueberry by Esther Kibbe
  • An Intro to the Pesticide Decision-making Guide to Preserving Pollinator by Maria Van Dyke
  • Fruit Farm Business Summary & Crop Insurance Updates by Mark Wiltberger
  • Precision Honeycrisp School featuring presentations by Terence Robinson, Lailiang Chang, Chris Watkins, Kerik Cox, Mario Miranda Sazo, Anna Wallis, Scott Henning, and Craig Kahlke.  Topics covered include Precision Crop Load Management with a focus on managing pruning & thinning to optimize cropping & minimize biennial bearing, bloom thinning and the pollen tube growth model as well as post bloom thinning, repeat bloom sprays and prohexadione-CA at pink.  Nutrition & sap analysis in concert with predictive bitter pit modeling, fruit rots/diseases, controlling fire blight with Prohex-CA, use of Passive Model for bitter pit prediction, harvest maturity and PGR use and storage will also be discussed.

2.25 DEC Credits in 1A, 10 and 22, have been applied for.  CCA credits also available.

For mail in registration use the pdf available above.

Please be sure to identify if you are currently enrolled in the Lake Ontario Fruit Program when you register for the programs as enrollees receive a discount.



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Upcoming Events

Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

March 22, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.  


March 24, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 29, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 31, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

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Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

March 22, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 24, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 29, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 31, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

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Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

April 1, 2021
Newark, NY

A Certification Exam will be administered on April 1st at Noon by the DEC to Qualified Applicants. The fee for the exam is $100: bring a check payable to NYSDEC the day of the exam.  You must register with DEC to take the exam. To register for the exam or if you have questions regarding the Certification Process, please contact Chris Wainwright at the Bath DEC office (607) 622-8264.

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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!


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: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEpfAijoP7puQDP

For more information on this survey please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/2020/12/02/new-weed-management-technology/


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 https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=711&crumb=pests|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.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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