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  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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LOF Summer Fruit Series

This educational series of videos in the orchard and indoor presentation style will provide growers with educational information, and updates on research in 2020.  Please join us as we cover a different topic in each episode.  Click 'view details' and scroll down to find the event you are looking for.






Event Details

LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!

Date

July 7, 2020

Time

Noon-1pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!



LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prohibited from hosting our large in-person educational events this season. In lieu of this, we've been producing a series of educational events via Zoom webinars, that are then edited and posted on our YouTube channel.

Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uHKcqmyNRPO6IL-KKll2GA

Organized by Lake Ontario Fruit Program.

Agenda:

5 min: Intro, sponsorship, fruit size update for important apple cultivars - Mario Miranda Sazo

35 min: Managing irrigation in 2020 by using the updated Cornell irrigation model - Dr. Terence Robinson

15 min: Questions and answers

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, if you are calling in with your phone, you will receive an email with a password, which will be required to login. Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu.

For more information on irrigation in 2020 take a look at the most recent Fruit Notes Volume 20 Issue 11.  If you don't receive Fruit Notes but would like to please enroll at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php  and consider including subscriptions for Fruit Facts & Harvest Maturity Report for timely horticulture and pest or apple harvest information and reccommendations.


For previous CCE- LOF virtual meetings, including PDF slide sets:

Spring Orchard Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

Summer Fruit Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=723&crumb=crops|crops|cherries|crop*41

Or check out the videos on our YouTube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PXjEkx7nLDY1A81Ek5brQ/

*Thumbnail photo of irrigation being added to in newly planted orchard.





Event Details

Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'

Date

July 14, 2020

Time

Noon-1pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'



Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prohibited from hosting our large in-person educational events this season. In lieu of this, we've been producing a series of educational events via Zoom webinars, that are then edited and posted on our YouTube channel.

At the 2020 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools, we spoke about new advances in Honeycrisp tree fruit nutrition and introduced peel SAP analysis to better predict bitter pit early in the growing season. We would like to encourage all Honeycrisp growers to start thinking about which Honeycrisp block (or ideally all blocks at your farm!) you would like to collect fruit for peel SAP analysis this July 2020. We are specially inviting all WNY packinghouses and their Honeycrisp fruit growers to submit peel samples to CCE LOF this season. A zoom webinar with Drs. Cheng and Robinson is currently being organized by CCE LOF to launch this new and exciting extension effort with Honeycrisp on Tuesday July 14 at noon. Here is the link to register for the webinar: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jmcWYoA6RHyLlix_DD-a3w

Agenda:

  • 5 min: Intro, sponsorship announcements - Craig Kahlke
  • 10 min: The Cornell multi-pronged strategy to managing Honeycrisp in the summer and fall of 2020 - Terence Robinson
  • 10 min: YouTube video, sampling, and submission protocol for taking 'Honeycrisp' peel tissue for sap analysis in WNY in July - Mario Miranda Sazo
  • 10 min: Peel sap analysis and bitter bit incidence in Honeycrisp - Lailiang Cheng
  • 10 min: Closing remarks, peel sap reports, plans for the fall - Terence Robinson and Lailiang Cheng
  • 15 min: Questions and Answers 

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, if you are calling in with your phone, you will receive an email with a password, which will be required to login. Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu.

Thanks to our Sponsors thus far! Niagara Fresh, Inc. (Chris Bucolo), Sun Orchard Fruit Co. (Steve Riessen), Lake Ontario Fruit, Inc. (John Russell & Scott Henning), LynOaken Farms (Chris Oakes), Wayne County Fruit Sales (Scott VanDeWalle), and Pomona Packing, Inc. (Phil Smith).

For more information on Peel SAP Analysis take a look at the most recent Fruit Notes Volume 20 Issue 11.  If you don't receive Fruit Notes but would like to please enroll at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/enrollment.php  and consider including subscriptions for Fruit Facts & Harvest Maturity Report for timely horticulture and pest or apple harvest information and reccommendations.

For previous CCE- LOF virtual meetings, including PDF slide sets:

Spring Orchard Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=707&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

Summer Fruit Series:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=723&crumb=crops|crops|cherries|crop*41

Or check out the videos on our YouTube channel here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6PXjEkx7nLDY1A81Ek5brQ/

*Thumbnail photo of Freshly squeezed peel sap from Honeycrisp fruit samples collected from several research plots in July 2019. Peel sap is ready to be analyzed in Cornell Nutrient Analysis Lab with an ICP (Induc􀆟vely Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry).





Event Details

LOF Honeycrisp Bitter Pit Prediction Models

Date

August 11, 2020

Time

1:15 - 2:15pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


LOF Honeycrisp Bitter Pit Prediction Models



In this webinar, Dr. Terence Robinson, Dr. Lailiang Cheng, CCE-LOF's Mario Miranda Sazo, and Lake Ontario Fruit Inc.'s Scott Henning will present a summary of the peel sap analysis for bitter pit prediction. Dr. Chris Watkins will follow with instructions on how to use the passive prediction model. CCE-LOF's Craig Kahlke will talk about arrangements for fruit storage for the passive model in commercial storages, along with help in evaluating the fruit. The panel will discuss recommendations/comparison between the 2 models to help guide storage regime and marketing plans.

Here is the link to register for the webinar: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HDoRGEYiSy2qdoktY5UGAQ

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, if you are calling in with your phone, you will receive an email with a password, which will be required to login. Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu



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Upcoming Events

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.

Fire Blight Informational Series - Michigan Fire Blight Meeting

March 1, 2023 : Michigan Fire Blight Meeting
Traverse City, MI

The team leading the national fire blight SCRI grant "Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States" is hosting a March meeting (in person or virtual) as well as a webinar series. This multi-state series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. You are encouraged to attend these events which will provide cutting edge research recommendations into how to manage fire blight. Each session eligible for some DEC credits (see below for quantities, and bottom of article for direction on how to receive credit).

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.