Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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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

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY

March 16 - March 17, 2020
Albion, NY

2-day, hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees at CCE Orleans County in Albion, NY

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DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 18, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
Albion, NY

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 20, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2 - included in Day 1 registration
Albion, NY

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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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2020
Newark, NY

Who Should Attend Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm. Note the reduced registration thanks to grant funds from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and the Niagara County Farm to School Program!

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Announcements

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2020 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:

25-26 Feb - Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program's Fruit & Vegetable Conference - Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany - all day both days

16 & 17 Mar - Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY (2 day workshop) 10:00AM-4:00PM 

17 Mar - "Wash Pack School" Cleaning, Sanitation, and Hygienic Design Workshop - Orleans County CCE, 12690 NY 31, Albion, NY 14411 - all day event, check back later for more details

18 & 20 Mar - DEC Pesticide Applicator Pre-exam Coaching - Orleans County CCE, 12690 Rt 31, Albion - 8:30am-12:30pm - check back for more details

19 Mar - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses - CCE Wayne - 8am Registration; Program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch included

24 Mar - DEC Pesticide Applicators Exam - Orleans County CCE, 12690 Rt 31, Albion - starting at 8:30am - check back for more details

24-26 Mar - Northeastern Cider Conference - Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY, 12207, 2 full days, followed by a half day



Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Mario Miranda Sazo Recieves Award at IFTA Meeting

Check out the following article & photos that cover highlights of the annual IFTA meeting such as Mario Miranda Sazo receiving the Outstanding Extension Educator award.

Robots, Rootstocks and Revenue on the Front Burner for Fruit Growers


SmartMarketing article "How 'bout Them Apples?"

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

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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