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?

WNY Virtual 'Rescue Thinning Sprays' Meeting

Event Details


June 2, 2021




Online via Zoom


Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Join Dr. Terence Robinson (Cornell) for a rescue thinning spray discussion. At meeting time (new time this week Noon - 1pm), please click this link, there is no need to preregister: Join Zoom Meeting

Zoom link: VJTXlCUT09

If you missed the last couple of meetings or need a refresher before the meeting please see the introduction to bloom thinning by Dr. Robinson and much more (Nutrition by Dr. Cheng, Fire Blight Management by Dr. Cox, and Insect Mgmt at Pink from Dr. Jaime Pinero (UMass) from Our Statewide Virtual Pink Meeting that was held 4/27 Here: htps://

and the presentation on bloom thinning by Dr. Robinson and NEWA use discussion by Dan Olmstead from Statewide Virtual Precision Bloom Thinning Meeting held 5/3.

And the presentation on petal fall by Dr. Robinson from the WNY Virtual Petal Fall Meeting held on 5/17.

WNY Virtual '12mm Thinning Sprays' Meeting with Dr. Robinson held on 5/24.

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Asian Pears

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Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries



Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

2021 Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series

June 3, 2021 : Crop Load Management

June 17, 2021 : Rootstocks

July 1, 2021 : Nutrient Management

2021 LOF Summer Fruit Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 12, 2021

LOF is excited to inform our stakeholders that we will be having a summer tour in 2021. Thanks to eased restrictions due to continued decreases in COVID infections and many millions of New Yorkers getting vaccinated, Cornell is following New York State's guideline for outdoor public meetings. So, mark your calendars for Thursday, August 12, - LOF Summer Tour featuring Wayne County. We are in the early planning stages and will be reaching out to potential sponsors shortly. Stay tuned for more info about the tour.

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

January 11, 2021
February 22, 2021
September 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

CSFP's new season of online courses is almost halfway through, and now's the time to register for their upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. Upcoming courses include their new offering on social media and online marketing, farm business courses, and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more.


Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

2021 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.

Have you missed a meeting recently?  All recorded LOFP hosted webinars can be found on our YouTube Channel

NOW - please scroll down to find links to Strawberry Grower Survey & Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture Survey!

17 Jun -  Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series - Rootstocks - 7pm - online - Free

1 Jul - Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series - Nutrient Management - 7pm - online - Free

12 Aug - LOF Summer Fruit Tour  - In Person featuring Wayne County - click here! for more info. Potential Sponsors- click here!

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.

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.