Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

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Why Are My Trees Growing So Poorly?

Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits


August 2, 2021




Online via Zoom



Mike Basedow
(518) 410-6823

Event Registration

We have been increasingly noticing tree collapse in New York orchards over the past several years. There are a number of causal factors, both biotic and abiotic, that can cause tree death. In this webinar, Cornell and Penn State experts will provide a quick summary of some of the common agents of tree collapse typical of northeast apple orchards. Hosted by CCE-ENYCHP and CCE-LOFP.

If you weren't able to attend the live meeting, the recording is now available on the ENYCHP YouTube page at the following link:


2:45 - 3:05 - Credit Check in and Introduction - Mike Basedow
3:05 - 3:15 - Boring insects and tree decline- Janet van Zoeren
3:15 - 3:25 - Nematodes and their association with apple replant - Dr. Kerik Cox
3:25 - 3:35 - Could viruses be involved in poor tree growth? - Dr. Marc Fuchs
3:35 - 3:45 - Apple tree decline case studies and quality - Dan Donahue
3:45 - 3:55 - Investigating causes of apple tree decline in Pennsylvania - Dr. Kari Peter
3:55 - 4:05 - Abiotic issues, such as drought and cold damage - Dr. Terence Robinson
4:05 - 4:30 - Questions and discussion

1.5 DEC credits are available for this online meeting in categories 1a, 3a, 10, 22, and 25. In order to receive credits, you must complete the following:

  • Enter your NYSDEC applicator ID number into the registration field when you register for the meeting. (Attendees from Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut may also enter in their ID's to receive credits through their state reciprocity agreements.)
  • Each employee seeking credit must register separately, and watch from their own device to receive credit.
  • Send a photocopy of your applicator ID to Mike Basedow at or (518) 410-6823 by noon on August 2nd.
  • Log onto the meeting by 2:45 for a virtual roll call so we can ensure your screen name matches the applicator ID we have on file.
  • Attend the meeting in its entirety.
  • Using in-session polling, answer occasional poll questions to verify that you are actively engaged throughout the course of the session. 
  • Questions may be directed to Mike Basedow at or (518) 410-6823.

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Upcoming Events

2023 Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

April 4, 2023 : Orleans CCE Fit Testing - afternoon
Albion, NY

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County are pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics for agricultural businesses in your region on April 4th.

April 5, 2023 : Orleans CCE Fit Testing - morning
Albion, NY

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County are pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics for agricultural businesses in your region on April 5th.

2023 DEC Special Permit Training - Wayne County

April 11, 2023
Newark, NY

Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2023 will be held in person at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.

2023 Statewide Virtual Apple Conference Recording

April 11, 2023

Now until April 11th access to the recording of this conference is now available for purchase.


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11 Apr - 2023 DEC Special Permit Training - Wayne County - Wayne Co CCE - $30

19 Apr - Statewide Pink Meeting (Zoom) 12-1:30 PM - Stay tuned for registration info.

13 Jun - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight - 7-8PM

18 Oct - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - 7-8PM

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:

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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

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Bloom Pesticides for Pollinator Health

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