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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Currants

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

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Plums

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Upcoming Events

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, Robert Hadad, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology, pest management, food safety and water quality, 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, Robert Hadad, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology, pest management, food safety and water quality, 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, Robert Hadad, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology, pest management, food safety and water quality, at a new location each month.

Apple Social

July 16, 2024 : Orleans County - Apple Social
Medina, NY

Please join us at this casual networking event for all apple industry folks from Western NY, proudly sponsored by Valent. There will just a brief introduction of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and from each of the four specialists.


July 31, 2024 : Wayne County - Apple Social
Williamson, NY

Please join us at this casual networking event for all apple industry folks from Western NY, proudly sponsored by Valent. There will just a brief introduction of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and from each of the four specialists.

2nd Annual WNY Fruit Grower Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 13, 2024
Medina, NY

We are excited to announce the second annual Western New York Fruit Grower Tour, the premier fruit tour of the northeast brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program and Lake Ontario Ag Consulting, LLC!  Located in Orleans County, this orchard field day will highlight new and existing products, chemistries, practices, technologies & equipment that shape the orchard industry today. The Western NY Fruit Grower Tour will again combine two past orchard tour events, the LOF Summer Fruit Tour and the Wayne County Fruit Grower Tour, giving industry members the opportunity to conveniently showcase their product offerings to ONE unified group at ONE time and place!

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


NYS Tree Decline Survey

Your answers could help find the solution to tree decline in the orchard.

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:

18 Jun - Postponed WNY Bilingual Soil Health & Beneficial Fungi Meeting - Check back for future reschedule date!

20 Jun - 2024 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series 'Water Wisdom" Smart Watering: Practices for Irrigation Management - 7PM, Zoom

25 Jun - Virtual IPM Orchard Scout Training 2 - 1:30 - 3pm, Zoom

27 Jun - Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting 3_4 - 6:30pm-8:30PM, Penn Yan

27 Jun - 2024 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series 'Water Wisdom" Water Wisdom Unplugged: Panelist Q&A - 7PM, Zoom

29 Jun - NYS Honeyberry Conference - 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mexico, Space is limited, register now!

16 July - Apple Social - 6-9 PM, LynOaken Farm Market & Winery, Medina.

25 Jul - Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting 4_4 - 6:30pm-8:30PM, Mexico

31 July - Apple Social - 6-9 PM, VanAcker Farms, Williamson.

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

17 Aug - Annual Hispanic Summer Tour - Orleans County, Details to follow!

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 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series - Water Wisdom: 






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.