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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Apples

Apricots

Apricots

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Asian Pears

Blueberries

Blueberries

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Cherries

Currants

Currants

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Strawberries

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Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class

February 7, 2023
Highland, NY

The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course at 5 locations in NYS in January and February for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business.  We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.

Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023

In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast.

Western NY Fruit Conference - "State of the Industry"

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 27 - February 28, 2023
Henrietta, NY

CCE-LOF are excited to bring you a muti-day fruit conference in WNY! This is replacing our Winter Fruit Schools. Tentative Agenda is now available.

Announcements

Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

Have you missed a meeting recently? All recorded LOFP hosted webinars can be found on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram

NOW - please scroll down to find the link to the short NY Herbicide Resistance Survey!

Courses Available All Year - Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!

2023


8 Feb - Becker Forum - All Day - Oncenter, Syracuse

12-15 Feb - 66th Annual IFTA Conference & Tours - Grand Rapids, MI - $650

16 Feb - Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar - 1:30-2:30pm - Registration Now Open

27 & 28 Feb - WNY Winter Fruit Conference - Registration Now Open


7-10 Mar - 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference of the 10th NASS & NASGA - San Luis Obispo, California

14 Mar - USDA/RMA Listening Session - Spring 2023 Apple Grower Meeting -
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is inviting interested parties to participate in a listening session to discuss the proposed changes to the apple crop insurance program. Free - Rochester

14-15 Mar - Curso de Desarrollo de Liderazgo - contact Tim Shenk

15 Mar - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using biopesticides to help control fire blight - 7-8PM

16 Mar - CCE Stone Fruit Updates Webinar - registration coming soon

17 & 21 Mar - Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $50

21 Mar - Strep Resistant Erwinia amylovora in New York States - 1-2:30pm, virtual, registration coming soon

24 Mar - Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $100 



13 Jun - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight - 7-8PM

18 Oct - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - 7-8PM


Food Safety Virtual Office Hours

Cornell Institute of Food Safety "Virtual Office Hours", Tuesdays Noon to 1pm https://cals.cornell.edu/institute-for-food-safety/resources/virtual-office-hours

Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZJs5b7KUuvfcquH3ZtQHo5dSmF2m5MdQ


Webinar Recordings

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars:

INTERPOMA - GENEVA - WEBINAR

Employment Opportunities

The CCE-LOF Program has created a space to share Lake Ontario Fruit Region local employment opportunities. See listings and details for sharing listings at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=890&crumb=business|business

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Meeting Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the recent meeting?  Check and see if we recorded it and added it to our website or Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.

Honeycrisp Meetup recordings available here.

Why are my trees growing so poorly? recording available here.

Additional Recorded Webinars listing with recording and resource link are available at



New Publication on Growing Pawpaws

Are you a fan of pawpaws? These custardy fruits can be hard to come across, so this guide provides information on how to grow your own pawpaw from seed, and how to care for grafted seedlings. Pdf on growing now available.​ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=799&crumb=crops|crops|unusual_fruit|crop*50

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.