Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

Agriculture Specialists Mike Stanyard and Janet van Zoeren will offer "Pre-Exam Coaching" in March to help sprayer operators prepare for the exam in Orleans County on April 2st. 

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

All participants will need to have the most recent Core Manual (3rd Edition) and Category Manuals.  Register by February 26 to ensure manuals are available for the training.

Cost of 4 day workshop: $35, additional costs 

Exam to be held on April 6 at 9am-1pm at Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, $100 check payable to NYDEC to Exam, and you must register with DEC for the exam.

To register for this class complete the pdf registration form below, include payment and return via instructions included on form. 

To reserve a spot contact Kim Hazel at 585-798-4265 ext. 126 or krh5@cornell.edu.

Additional details about the exam https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/ev...




Orleans Registration Form (PDF; 383KB)




Event Details

DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1

Date

March 22, 2021

Time

1pm - 3pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Cost

4 day training : $35.00

(addl attendee $35.00 ea.)

At The Door Price
DEC Certified Applicator EXAM - bring check made out to DEC day of exam : $100.00

You MUST REGISTER with DEC to take exam.

Host

Orleans County CCE

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 ext.126


DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1



Join agriculture specialist Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the LOF Program as they review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This pre-exam training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.






Event Details

DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2

Date

March 24, 2021

Time

1pm - 3pm

Location

Online via Zoom
if manuals are needed register by Feb 26
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

Host

Orleans County CCE

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 ext.126


DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2



Join agriculture specialist Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the LOF Program as they review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This pre-exam training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.





Event Details

DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3

Date

March 29, 2021

Time

1pm - 3pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Host

Orleans County CCE

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 ext.126


DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3



Join agriculture specialist Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the LOF Program as they review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This pre-exam training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.





Event Details

DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4

Date

March 31, 2021

Time

1pm - 3pm

Location

Online via Zoom

Host

Orleans County CCE

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 ext.126


DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4



Join agriculture specialist Mike Stanyard from the NWNY Team and Janet van Zoeren of the LOF Program as they review core concepts and commodity specific items in preparation for the Pesticide Applicator exam. This pre-exam training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.



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Upcoming Events

Virtual IPM Scout Training

April 15, 2024

Join us for a live, virtual training on scouting of major insect pests of apple orchards.

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training - Monroe County

April 17, 2024
Rochester, NY

Last opportunity for Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2024 will be held in person at the Irondequoit Public Library.  Register by 8am April 16th.

2024 Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 25, 2024 : Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 1 of 4
Newark, NY

Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.


Event Offers DEC Credits

May 30, 2024 : Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 2 of 4
Lockport, NY

Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.


Event Offers DEC Credits

June 27, 2024 : Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 3 of 4
Penn Yan, NY

Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.


Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2024 : Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 4 of 4
Mexico, NY

Join specialists Janet Van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.

Announcements

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 https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scaffolds


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 https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram

2024 Events:

15 Apr - Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training - 2-4pm - Zoom

17 Apr - Final Special Permit Training - 1pm-5pm - Irondequoit Library, Register by 8am April 16th

13 Aug - 2nd Annual WNY Fruit Grower Tour - Orleans County

Feb 4-5, 2025 - Western NY Fruit Conference - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Rochester



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 & Additional Meeting Materials

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars and/or conference materials from in person events: Recordings and Playlists are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram


2024 Winter Fruit Webinars playlist on the NYS IPM Program YouTube Channel


PACMAN Details and Resources, Meeting Recording Links below:




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.