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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  • Issues of Fruit Newletters
  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
      What's wrong with my crop?

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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Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

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Plums

Plums

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Upcoming Events

Lunchtime Q & A Session, Tuesday, June 9: Managing Field Crews during COVID-19: What Actions Should Apple Growers Take?

June 9, 2020

As New York "Reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers. Join a panel of experts for a Question and Answer lunchtime session on June 9th, 2020 at noon that will address common questions that apple growers and other producers have about managing their field crew.

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Announcements

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2020 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.


9 Jun - Q & A Session: Managing Field Crews during COVID-19: What Actions Should Apple Growers Take? Tuesday, June 9, 12-1 PM - Register for this Zoom Webinar Now


Spring Meetings Recordings & Slides Available

Meeting pdf & recorded webinar resources including the "10-13mm Thinning Spray Recommends" are now available at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38.

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.

Weekly Webinars

Weekly webinar and/or virtual office hours, due to changing webinar links blogs are linked below for most accurate times and additional webinars please check the following links a few days before the suggested weekly days described below so you don't miss anything.

Weekly Berry Office Hours held on Thursdays at 12:30pm via Zoom or on your phone. Format will be a short, in-depth presentation about a production issue and then Q&A. Join each week, or view recordings that will be posted. 

Morning Brew: Tree Fruit Pest Management Conversations via Zoom held on Mondays at 6am - 7am. Hudson Valley Research Laboratory entomologist, Peter Jentsch, friends and guests invite you to join in discussions on Tree Fruit Pest Management through the season. Important…The meeting link may change every week as needed. Link on the most updated weekly email blog invitation.

Food Industry Office Hours to Answer COVID-19 Questions via Zoom held on Thursdays at 4pm - The Extension Team within the Department of Food Science at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Cornell AgriTech (Geneva, NY) are hosting a weekly Q&A and facilitated discussions during their online Food Industry Virtual Office Hours.  You may submit questions when you register, email them in advance to foodsafety@cornell.edu, or ask them live during the session.

Cornell Hard Cider PWT Virtual Office Hours: Cider Apple Production via Zoom Thursdays from 4-5pm - Please join Cornell's Hard Cider Program Work Team for a question and answer session on any topic related to hard cider production that you want to discuss.


COVID-19 Update from LOF Team & Link to Resources

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM OUR TEAM:
Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, constituents, and community members. Given the uncertainty surrounding the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation, many of our upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed through May.  This includes on-site farm visits and consultations. Our specialists are working from home and will still be available to help you via phone, zoom or email and we will resume our regular programming as soon as we can. Check announcements and Upcoming Events for updated information and upcoming virtual events.  We look forward to helping you manage your farm business during this time and hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy!  

COVID-19 Resources provides links to all COVID-19 information.



H-2A Related Updates

Visas and Travel from Major H-2A Source Countries Jamaica has stopped processing visas until April. One embassy employee tested positive for COVID-19 and is now Read more…
by Richard Stup on March 18, 2020 

Arriving H-2A Workers: Reconciling Isolation and Essential Status
Much confusion exists about the availability for work of H-2A workers who are newly arriving from a foreign country. This post will attempt to clarify Read more…


"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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