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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  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
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Spring Meeting Series

Spring Meeting Series focus on topics such as precision crop load management, pest, & nutrition related to the current phenology of the apple orchards.  These virtual meetings (live & recorded) will be created through Zoom and will be recorded for later viewing on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.  Please note that due to phenology dates and times of these meetings are subject to change, please be sure to check the website and Lake Ontario Fruit Program publications & emails often.

Recordings for the previous meetings in this series can be found at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38






Event Details

Spring Bloom Meeting

Date

May 21, 2020

Time

Noon - 1pm

Location

Online - please register via link in description

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Spring Bloom Meeting



Dr. Terence Robinson & Mario Miranda Sazo will be providing recommendations for bloom thinning in biennial varieties (plus Gala), with up-to-date information based on assessments of freeze damage across the region. This meeting will be recorded.

Please register for this meeting: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rgsmHqpVQ4W6qy53CtDH-w 


Previous Pruning & Pink meetings in this series can be found at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38





Event Details

Spring Petal Fall Thinning Recommendations Meeting Part 1

Date

May 27, 2020

Time

Noon - 1pm

Location

Online, please register via link in the description.

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Spring Petal Fall Thinning Recommendations Meeting Part 1



Spring Petal Fall Thinning Recommendations Meeting Part 1

A fairly short meeting. Terence Robinson and Mario Miranda Sazo will be making early thinning recommendations based on assessments over the past several days. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website soon after.

Please register through the following link:

https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Gust9w2kTZKjZ0B5ADpEoQ

  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Note: Due to heightened security for all Zoom meetings and webinars, if you call in with your phone, you may be asked to enter a six-digit password, which will be in your confirmation email. For those attending using the Zoom program or application on their computers/tablets/ etc. the password should be embedded in the link and you should be able to connect automatically.  However, it you have issues, please text or email Craig at cjk37@cornell.edu, 585-735-5448. 


The next two webinars will be proudly sponsored by Valent USA and Valent Biosciences.    

Interested in supporting LOF while advertising your business? Contact Craig Kahlke for virtual sponsorship information for our upcoming LOF Virtual Spring & Summer Educational Series at 585-735-5448 or cjk37@cornell.edu






Event Details

"Annual" Spring Petal Fall Thinning Meeting Part 2

Date

May 29, 2020

Time

Noon - 1:30 PM

Location

Zoom Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


"Annual" Spring Petal Fall Thinning Meeting Part 2



"Annual" Lake Ontario Fruit Program Petal Fall Thinning Meeting - Please register through the following link:

https://cornell.zoom.us/webina...

Note: Due to heightened security for all Zoom meetings and webinars, if you call in with your phone, you may be asked to enter a six-digit password, which will be in your confirmation email. For those attending using the Zoom program or application on their computers/tablets/ etc. the password should be embedded in the link and you should be able to connect automatically.  However, it you have issues, please text or email Craig at cjk37@cornell.edu, 585-735-5448.

AGENDA

Welcome- Craig Kahlke, Team Leader, Fruit Quality Management, CCE-LOF

Pest Management/Pollinator Updates - Intros by Janet van Zoeren, IPM Specialist, CCE-LOF

  • Insect Update by Art Agnello, Cornell AgriTech
  • Diseases Updates by Awais Khan and Kerik Cox, Cornell AgriTech
  • IPM Update by Julie Carroll, Cornell Agritech
  • Pollination Update by Maria Van Dyke, Cornell University
  • Additional Pest Management Q&A

US Crop/Labor/COVID-19 Updates - Intros by Mark Wiltberger, Business Management Specialist, CCE-LOF

  • US Crop Update by Mark Wiltberger (CCE-LOF) and Matt Wells- US Apple Sales
  • Labor Update by Paul Baker- Ag Affiliates
  • COVID-19 Updates- Important Info for your Farm with the Re-opening (NY Forward) and Beyond by Mark Wiltberger
  • Additional Labor/COVID-19/Crop Update Questions
  • Additional Thinning Questions as a Follow up to May 27 Webinar and Recommendations in Fruit Facts- Mario Miranda Sazo

ADJOURN

 It will be recorded and posted on our website later as well.

 

The above two webinars will be proudly sponsored by Valent USA and Valent Biosciences.





Event Details

Western NY 10-13 mm Thinning Spray Recommendations

Date

June 5, 2020

Time

Noon - 1 PM

Location

Zoom webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Western NY 10-13 mm Thinning Spray Recommendations



Western NY 10-13 mm Thinning Spray Recommendations

Please register through Zoom with the following link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webina...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Dr. Terence Robinson will present his recommendations for the all-important 10-13 mm thinning sprays. This will be based on overall response to thinners though petal fall, and the carbohydrate model predictions with the current weather forecasts. Terence and Mario will be available after to answer your questions.

This webinar will be proudly sponsored by Valent USA and Valent Biosciences.



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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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Announcements

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2021 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.

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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