Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

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  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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

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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

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.


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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

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


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:

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

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.