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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Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings

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.



Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 1 of 4 flyer (PDF; 913KB)

May Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting 2 of 4 flyer (PDF; 921KB)

July Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting (PDF; 2289KB)




Event Details

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 1 of 4
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

April 27, 2023

Time

DEC Credit sign-in 6:45pm; 7-8:30pm

Location

Orchard Dale Fruit Farm
1287 Oak Orchard River Rd
Waterport, NY

Cost

Free - No Registration Required : Free

Host

CCE-LOFP & CCE-HNY & NYSIPM

Janet van Zoeren
585 797 8368


Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 1 of 4



This series of monthly meetings will examine seasonal changes in tree fruit and berry crops, demonstrate scouting techniques, and discuss integrative pest management solutions to maximize the health and productivity of berry and fruit plantings. 

Please bring pictures or descriptions of pests you are concerned about on your farm. 

1.5 DEC credits will be offered in categories 1a, 10, and 22. 

Please arrive at 6:45PM to sign-in for DEC credits. 

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 7:00PM - 8:30PM on the last Thursday of every month from April through July. Watch for new meeting locations every month.





Event Details

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 2 of 4
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

May 25, 2023

Time

7-8:30pm

Location

Coulter Farms
3871 N Ridge Rd
Lockport, NY 14094

Host

CCE-LOFP & CCE-HNY & NYSIPM

Janet van Zoeren
585 797 8368


Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 2 of 4



This series of monthly meetings will examine seasonal changes in tree fruit and berry crops, demonstrate scouting techniques, and discuss integrative pest management solutions to maximize the health and productivity of berry and fruit plantings. 

Please bring pictures or descriptions of pests you are concerned about on your farm. 

1.5 DEC credits will be offered in categories 1a, 10, and 22. 

Please arrive at 6:45PM to sign-in for DEC credits. 

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 7:00PM - 8:30PM on the last Thursday of every month  through July. Watch for new meeting locations every month.





Event Details

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 3 of 4
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

June 29, 2023

Time

7-8:30pm

Location

Jordan Hall at Cornell AgriTech
630 W North St
Geneva, NY 14456

Host

CCE-LOFP & CCE-HNY & NYSIPM

Janet van Zoeren
585 797 8368


Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 3 of 4



This series of monthly meetings will examine seasonal changes in tree fruit and berry crops, demonstrate scouting techniques, and discuss integrative pest management solutions to maximize the health and productivity of berry and fruit plantings. 

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings AND lightning talks by grad students!

Please bring pictures or descriptions of pests you are concerned about on your farm. 

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings AND lightning talks by grad students!

Schedule:
At 6:30pm, join grad students doing apple research as they present their work in a lightning talk format
At 6:45pm, DEC credit sign in begins
From 7:00-8:30PM, join specialists Janet van Zoeren, Anya Osatuke, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit
and berry phenology and pest management.

Snacks and light refreshments will be served. 1.5 NYS DEC credits will be offered.

We hope to see you there!

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 7:00PM - 8:30PM on the last Thursday of every month through July. Watch for new meeting locations every month





Event Details

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 4 of 4
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

July 27, 2023

Time

7-8:30pm

Location

Burnap's Farm Market
7277 Maple Ave Ext
Sodus, NY 14551

Host

CCE-LOFP & CCE-HNY & NYSIPM

Janet van Zoeren
585 797 8368


Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings 4 of 4



This series of monthly meetings will examine seasonal changes in tree fruit and berry crops, demonstrate scouting techniques, and discuss integrative pest management solutions to maximize the health and productivity of berry and fruit plantings. 

Please bring pictures or descriptions of pests you are concerned about on your farm. 

1.5 DEC credits will be offered in categories 1a, 10, and 22. 

Please arrive at 6:45PM to sign-in for DEC credits. 

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 7:00PM - 8:30PM on the last Thursday of every month through July. Watch for new meeting locations every month





Event Details

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings Extended - Bonus Meeting!
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

August 31, 2023

Time

DEC Credit sign-in 6:45pm; 7-8:30pm

Location

Reality Research
4729 Preemption Rd
Lyons, NY 14489

Host

CCE-LOFP & CCE-HNY & NYSIPM

Janet van Zoeren
585 797 8368


Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meetings Extended - Bonus Meeting!



This series of monthly meetings will examine seasonal changes in tree fruit and berry crops, demonstrate scouting techniques, and discuss integrative pest management solutions to maximize the health and productivity of berry and fruit plantings.

Please bring pictures or descriptions of pests you are concerned about on your farm. 

1.5 DEC credits will be offered in categories 1a, 10, and 22. 

Please arrive at 6:45PM to sign-in for DEC credits. 

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. 



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Apples

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asian Pears

Asian Pears

Blueberries

Blueberries

Cherries

Cherries

Currants

Currants

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

more crops

Upcoming Events

2024 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series 'Water Wisdom: Navigating Tree Fruit Production Through Drought and Deluge'

June 6, 2024 : Trends in Water Availability

Our fourth series will focus on "Water Wisdom: Navigating Tree Fruit Production Through Drought and Deluge". Connect with industry leaders across North America, over 20 experts as they discuss this topic in these 90-minute online forums, and more than 1,000 participants. 


June 13, 2024 : Role of Water in Tree Fruit Physiology & Quality


June 20, 2024 : Smart Watering: Practices for Irrigation Management


June 27, 2024 : Water Wisdom Unplugged: Panelist Q&A

Western NY Hard Cider Tour - Registration Closed- contact Craig at cjk37@cornell.edu - if any spots are still available

June 14, 2024
Lancaster, NY

Join specialists and researchers from CCE and Cornell on tour across WNY to local Cideries and orchards as they discuss production, varieties, agri-entertainment, cider varieties, and current trials.

WNY Bilingual Soil Health and Beneficial Fungi Meeting

June 18, 2024 : Spanish Language Registration
Albion, NY

La tarde del 18 de junio, miembros de CCE LOFP, CCE ENYCP y el Programa de Salud del Suelo de Cornell ofrecerán una educacion bilingüe sobre los fundamentos dela salud del suelo, los beneficios potenciales de los hongos micorrícicos y una actualización sobre el estado actuaul del proyecto financiado por SARE sobre productos micorrícicos para huertos.



June 18, 2024 : English Language Registration
Albion, NY

Join the members of CCE LOFP, CCE ENYCP, and Cornell Soil Health Program for a bilingual training on the basics of soil health, the potential benefits of mycorrhizal fungi, and an update on the current project status of our SARE grant on orchard mycorrhizal products.

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:

13 Jun - 2024 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series 'Water Wisdom" Role of Water in Tree Fruit Physiology & Quality - 7PM, Zoom

14 Jun - Western NY Hard Cider Tour 10 AM - 3:45 PM - 4 Stops in WNY

18 Jun - WNY Bilingual Soil Health & Beneficial Fungi Meeting - 4-6pm, Orleans CCE, Free, Register Now!

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

Date To Be Announced - Annual Hispanic Summer Tour - Orleans County, Details to follow!

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

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 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.