NEWA 3.0 Tutorial
9:00 Webinar begins 9:10-9:35 Introduction to NEWA 3.0, including info regarding best browsers to access the webpage through, how to submit questions/concerns, info about buying a weather station, and general introduction to the Zendesk and online tutorials 9:35-10:00 Registering, logging in, setting up a profile to use your NEWA Dashboard; fruit models overview, biofixes, default biofixes, accessing and downloading weather data 10:00-10:30 Fire blight model - how to use the new interface, when/why to use this model, examples, and hands-on activities 10:30-10:45 quick stretch break 10:45-11:15 Apple Scab model - how to use the new interface, when/why to use this model, examples, and hands-on activities 11:15-11:45 Plum Curculio - how to use the new interface, when/why to use this model, examples, and hands-on activities 11:45-12:15 Internal lep models - how to use the new interface, when/why to use this model, examples, and hands-on activities
You will get the most out of this tutorial if you are able to access the NEWA website at the time as viewing the webinar, either on the same or on different computers, as there will be "practice problems" to work through on your own during the tutorial. It is not necessary to take part in the practice problems, but they will help you to get the most out of the training.
Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training & Food Safety Plan-Writing Workshop
February 2 - February 3, 2023
Goals of this workshop:
- Understand how GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) impact produce safety, and how you can improve practices on your farm to reduce the risk of microbial contamination
- Learn the difference between a FSMA Inspection and a GAPs audit, and learn what is needed to have a USDA GAP/GHP audit and the 2 types (Basic & Harmonized)
- Begin writing a farm food safety plan that complies with a USDA GAP/GHP Audit
This workshop is targeted at Mott's growers who need to have a successful GAP audit for the 2023 harvest. However, all farms and organizations are invited to attend.
We will have several breaks, including a lunch break, scattered throughout the day, but feel free to step away whenever you need to. Lunch and snacks provided. Note: All times are approximate. Time spent on each topic varies depending on audience and questions/discussion. There will be time for questions at the end of each section and a final opportunity for questions when we close for the day.
Instructors Confirmed: Craig Kahlke (CCE-LOF), Robert Hadad (CCE-CVP), Caroline Boutard-Hunt (CCE-Yates), Judy Wright (CCE-Seneca), and Representatives from NYS Dept. of Ag & Mkts.
How Profitable Will My New Orchard Investment Be? 1-day, hands-on skills class
February 7, 2023
The Eastern NY Commercial Hort Team and the Lake Ontario Fruit Team are offering a 1-day, hands-on course at 5 locations in NYS in January and February for tree fruit farms on using farm financial information and other resources to make decisions about long-term investments or changes to their business. We will apply the techniques covered in the 8-part webinar series in December to scenarios using sample financial data from fruit farms in NYS.
Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar
February 16, 2023
In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast.