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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2021 Virtual 'Honeycrisp' Meetup Summer Series

As a follow-up to the 2021 IFTA Virtual Honeycrisp Tours, these meetups will provide an opportunity to review challenges, best practices, and new recommendations for Honeycrisp production. 

Led by a panel of scientists and growers across regions involved in the USDA-SCRI Root2Fruit project and leading Honeycrisp producers.

Facilitated by B. Sallato WSU Extension, M. Miranda Sazo Cornell Cooperative Extension, and A. Wallis MSU Extension.






Event Details

Crop Load Management

Date

June 3, 2021

Time

7pm

Location

Online

Cost

Free Registration : Free

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Crop Load Management



This nationwide extension effort is conducted in close collaboration with IFTA Education Director Greg Lang (MSU) and scientists from USDA-SCRI Root2Fruit project (led by Dr. Cheng at Cornell). With so much new information generated through the R2F project about Honeycrisp nutrient management and rootstocks, there is a tremendous value in having an open discussion and in an inclusive virtual format this summer. Each webinar will include a very short presentation and/or a video clip from the IFTA recordings followed by a panel of growers and R2F researchers to answer your questions.

Whether you are an experienced Honeycrisp fruit grower, one that has modest experience, or one that is planning to establish a modern Honeycrisp planting in the next 2-3 years, the virtual Honeycrisp meetups will be the right setting for you to ask questions and find the right technical information based on the most recent R2F science.

Please register as soon as you can for these free educational opportunities!

Register: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/re...

Scroll down to for additional date registration links

Links to recordings of these meetings will be posted here https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/su... as they become available.





Event Details

Rootstocks

Date

June 17, 2021

Time

7pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Rootstocks



This nationwide extension effort is conducted in close collaboration with IFTA Education Director Greg Lang (MSU) and scientists from USDA-SCRI Root2Fruit project (led by Dr. Cheng at Cornell). With so much new information generated through the R2F project about Honeycrisp nutrient management and rootstocks, there is a tremendous value in having an open discussion and in an inclusive virtual format this summer. Each webinar will include a very short presentation and/or a video clip from the IFTA recordings followed by a panel of growers and R2F researchers to answer your questions.

Whether you are an experienced Honeycrisp fruit grower, one that has modest experience, or one that is planning to establish a modern Honeycrisp planting in the next 2-3 years, the virtual Honeycrisp meetups will be the right setting for you to ask questions and find the right technical information based on the most recent R2F science.

Please register as soon as you can for these free educational opportunities!

Register: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/re...

Scroll down to for additional date registration link





Event Details

Nutrient Management

Date

July 1, 2021

Time

7pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Nutrient Management



This nationwide extension effort is conducted in close collaboration with IFTA Education Director Greg Lang (MSU) and scientists from USDA-SCRI Root2Fruit project (led by Dr. Cheng at Cornell). With so much new information generated through the R2F project about Honeycrisp nutrient management and rootstocks, there is a tremendous value in having an open discussion and in an inclusive virtual format this summer. Each webinar will include a very short presentation and/or a video clip from the IFTA recordings followed by a panel of growers and R2F researchers to answer your questions.

Whether you are an experienced Honeycrisp fruit grower, one that has modest experience, or one that is planning to establish a modern Honeycrisp planting in the next 2-3 years, the virtual Honeycrisp meetups will be the right setting for you to ask questions and find the right technical information based on the most recent R2F science.

Please register as soon as you can for these free educational opportunities!

Register: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/re...    







Event Details

Harvest and Storage

Date

July 15, 2021

Time

7-8:30pm

Location

Online

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Harvest and Storage



This nationwide extension effort is conducted in close collaboration with IFTA Education Director Greg Lang (MSU) and scientists from USDA-SCRI Root2Fruit project (led by Dr. Cheng at Cornell). With so much new information generated through the R2F project about Honeycrisp nutrient management and rootstocks, there is a tremendous value in having an open discussion and in an inclusive virtual format this summer. Each webinar will include a very short presentation and/or a video clip from the IFTA recordings followed by a panel of growers and R2F researchers to answer your questions.

Whether you are an experienced Honeycrisp fruit grower, one that has modest experience, or one that is planning to establish a modern Honeycrisp planting in the next 2-3 years, the virtual Honeycrisp meetups will be the right setting for you to ask questions and find the right technical information based on the most recent R2F science.

Please register as soon as you can for these free educational opportunities!

Register: https://wsu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3DrwE7UDQo2rTT4dKN8x0g

Scroll down to for additional date registration links

Links to recordings of these meetings will be posted here https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/su... as they become available.



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Upcoming Events

Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022
Newark, NY

This meeting will focus on updates and key considerations in farm food safety. Topics to be covered include agricultural water quality assessments, traceability procedures, tips for improving flow and efficiency in wash/pack facilities, cleaning and sanitation updates, plus plenty of discussion to answer your questions. 

Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

December 16, 2022
Spencerport, NY

Please join us in-person 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. Please pre-registration by December 13th.

Announcements

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2022 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 https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram


NOW - please scroll down to find the link to the short NY Herbicide Resistance Survey!



5 Dec - Farm Food Safety Meeting - 9am - 4pm - Wayne CCE Building - $15 - preregistration required

16 Dec - LOF Advisory Committee Meeting - 10am - 3pm - Ogden Town Hall - please preregister by 13 Dec

2023 

Date TBA -  Winter Fruit Schools - Details to follow

Date TBA - Virtual Statewide Tree Fruit Meeting w/Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program - Details to follow


NY Herbicide Resistance Survey

With the recent documentation of evolved herbicide resistance in New York, including Palmer amaranth (glyphosate, ALS-inhibitors), waterhemp (glyphosate, ALS-inhibitors), horseweed (glyphosate, ALS-inhibitors, paraquat), lambsquarters (bentazon), Cornell wants to better understand the current "state of the state" with respect to herbicide performance and failure. Specifically, we are surveying growers/land managers/crop consultants/extension specialists/industry personnel, across cropped (e.g. agronomic, vegetable, fruit), ornamental/horticultural (e.g. Christmas tree farms, golf courses), and non-cropped (e.g. industrial, roadsides) systems in NY to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state. This survey is VERY SHORT and should be QUICK to answer. It is also COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. Your responses will help Cornell weed scientists plan future research and extension projects. Please access the survey using the link below:
https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2F9urYcHjpl5Ay

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.