Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

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  • 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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Sorry, Pre-Registration for Winter Fruit School Lockport has passed.

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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

Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

November 9, 2020

Please join us (virtually) for our annual winter advisory meeting
where you can spend time with the team reviewing the team's
educational programs and most importantly providing us
feedback. Click "view details" for more details and pre-registration link.

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

February 2 - February 4, 2021

For 2021, the CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by the CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program will replace CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference, DEC Credits are being applied for at multiple sessions.

More details to follow in the coming weeks!

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Announcements

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2020-21 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.

2020

Nov 9 - Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting (via Zoom) 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - PRE-REGISTER  Please join us (virtually) for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the team reviewing the team's educational programs and most importantly providing us feedback. Advisory meetings are important for the team to ensure that our programs and research are aligned with the industry's needs. All are invited! Full agenda forthcoming in a few weeks.

Pre-Register Here:
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/91817458122?pwd=cUM1VWVJbmM5cFNLNGxiUFVxOElYZz0

Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Craig 585-735-5448 or cjk37@cornell.edu

2021 

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
More to follow in the coming weeks!




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

"How to" Zoom: YouTube Video Link Available

To ensure the health and safety of everyone we are practicing social distancing.  Specialists are still available for consult via phone calls, emails, and Zoom meetings. Zoom  allows for a face to face meeting via a computer/smartphone and includes the option for screen sharing.  For anyone new to this technology Cornell has created a basic YouTube video on How to use Zoom.  

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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