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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CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Event Details


February 2 - February 4, 2021


Tue 8am - 5pm, Wed 8am - 4:55pm, Thu 8am - 4:45pm




Enrolled : $85.00

CCE-LOF or CCE-ENYCHP enrollees

Not Enrolled : $95.00


CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program
CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference Landing Page

Janet van Zoeren for Registration Questions

Event Registration

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will be cooperatively hosting the 2021 Cornell NYS Tree Fruit Conference online from Feb 2-4. Due to COVID-19 limitations on live meetings, this program replaces CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference (tree fruit section).  

Live meetings will be hosted over the Zoom webinar platform, and will consist of 12 sessions over the course of three days; 2 morning sessions, and 2 afternoon sessions. DEC credits (5.25 total) are being offered for the first three sessions on February 2nd.  

In addition to the live webinars, attendees will receive access to a conference webpage, which will contain vendor content, and additional educational materials relevant to each session.  

Early registration price (available through January 26th) is $85 for LOFP and ENYHCP enrollees, and $95 for unenrolled farms. Prices will increase by $10 following the 26th.  Please note that each attendee must sign up with their own email address in order to access the conference page, attend the live webinars, and receive DEC recertification credits. This will provide access to all 3 conference days. We are not offering a price for 1-2 days.  Still need to re-enroll for LOF?  Enroll online today!

Click Here to Register

 Full details are available now at our conference landing page at:

There you'll find all the information, including full session descriptions, registration, sponsorship, and what you need to know to receive DEC credits.   

Participant requirements for joining the Cornell Tree Fruit Conference:

  • A computer (preferred) or tablet with high-speed internet access
  • A computer (preferred) or tablet with video conferencing capabilities to view presentations
  • Download Zoom onto your computer or tablet
  • A quiet space to listen to presentations

Don't have access to a computer or the internet? Please reach out to Craig at 585-735-5448 for more information.

Full Schedule pdfs:

2021 NYS Tree Fruit Conference Session Schedule

Cornell Tree Fruit Conference Full Schedule

Cornell's 2021 Tree Fruit Conference Session Layout

Session Number & Title                                                                               Session Approximate Time                          DEC Credits

1: Insect Pest Management                                                                           Tuesday, February 2nd, 8:00-9:50 AM                  Yes      

2: Phytopathology                                                                                        Tuesday, February 2nd, 10:10 AM-12:00 PM         Yes      

3: Weed Management                                                                                   Tuesday, February 2nd, 1:05-3:00 PM                 Yes      

4: Fruit Quality-Postharvest                                                                          Tuesday, February 2nd, 3:15-5:00 PM                 No      

5: Precision Bloom Thinning & The Pollen Tube Growth Model                         Wednesday, February 3rd, 8:00 - 9:45 AM          No      

6: Horticulture, Orchard Canopy Management for Maximizing Fruit Quality     Wednesday, February 3rd, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM  No  

                           & Adoption of Computer Vision Technology    

7: Business Management I: Economics of Fruit Production                               Wednesday, February 3rd, 1:15-2:45 PM             No      

8: Business Management II - Impact of COVID-19 on Fruit Industry                   Wednesday, February 3rd, 3:15-4:55 PM            No      

9: Extreme Weather Adaptability                                                                   Thursday, February 4th, 8:00 - 9:50 AM             No      

10: Market/Regulatory/Labor Updates plus New Apple Varieties                     Thursday, February 4, 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM        No      

11: Honeycrisp Management I                                                                        Thursday, February 4th, 1:15-2:45 PM               No      

12: Honeycrisp Management II                                                                       Thursday, February 4th, 3:15-4:45 PM              No 

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Upcoming Events

Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

December 8, 2023
Spencerport, NY

Please join us for our winter advisory meeting, join the team and provide input for the 2nd Annual Tree Fruit Conference on February 8-9 in Rochester. Please pre-register by noon on December 7th.


Scaffolds podcast

Many of you probably read Art Agnello's statewide tree fruit updates and recommendations newsletter, "Scaffolds". Dr. Monique Rivera is bringing it back, but in a new audio version. Episode one was recorded this week, and is now available for free online at

Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

Have you missed a meeting recently? Scroll down for available recordings or pdf links or visits our YouTube Channel


??? - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - Will be rescheduled from October cancellation.

7&8 Dec - Northeast Latino/a/x Agricultural Community Conference - The Century House, Latham, NY, Registration by November 16

8 Dec - Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting - Ogden Town Hall, 9:30am - 2pm, please register by Dec 4th

8&9 Feb - 2nd Annual Lake Ontario Fruit Program's Winter Fruit Conference, at DoubleTree by Hilton Rochester, 1111 Jefferson rd., Rochester, NY 14623. Stay tuned here for more information.

Food Safety Virtual Office Hours

Cornell Institute of Food Safety "Virtual Office Hours", Tuesdays Noon to 1pm

Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube:

Webinar Recordings

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars and/or conference materials from in person events:

PACMAN Briefings

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.​|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:

For more information on this survey please visit

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|pests.