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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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Peaches

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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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