Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Fruit Newsletter?
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training - Orleans County




Event Details

Date

April 10, 2024

Time

8am check-in; 8:30am - 12pm concurrent sessions

Location

CCE Orleans County - Trolley Building
12690 Rt 31
Albion, NY 14411

Cost

English Speaking Special Permit : $30.00

(addl attendee $30.00 ea.)

Please include the supervisor's name (if different from above registration name) & spray license number in NOTE TO US

Spanish Speaking Special Permit : $30.00

(addl attendee $30.00 ea.)

Please include the supervisor's name (if different from above registration name) & spray license number in NOTE TO US

Late Registration, April 3rd - 5th - English Speaking Special Permit : $50.00

(addl attendee $50.00 ea.)

Please include the supervisor's name (if different from above registration name) & spray license number in NOTE TO US

Late Registration, April 3rd - 5th - Spanish Speaking Special Permit : $50.00

(addl attendee $50.00 ea.)

Please include the supervisor's name (if different from above registration name) & spray license number in NOTE TO US

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Natalie Mrzywka
5857984265



Special Permits will only be issued for 8 specific pesticide labels.  This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit.  The labels that will be covered include:

  • Endigo ZCX
  • Warrior II with Zeon Technology
  • Agri-Mek SC
  • Besiege
  • Leverage 360
  • Danitol 2.4EC
  • Mustang Maxx
  • Lannate LV

(no Gramoxone again this year. Lorsban is no longer registered)

All Pesticide Handlers Need to Complete Training and Pass Exam

 This year, all pesticide handlers are required to complete the 3-hour in person training and pass the exam given at the training (70% correct or higher).

New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam. All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicators license via taking the certification exam. 

Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training. 

Pre-registration is required by April 2, 2024. 

Registrations received after April 2 will incur an additional late fee of $20 per applicator/handler. Registrations will not be accepted after April 5th.  Questions? Contact Natalie Mrzywka at 585-798-4265 x26 or email Natalie.

Questions??

For more information or any questions, please contact Janet Van Zoeren at 585-797-8368 / jev67@cornell.edu or Christy Hoepting at 585-721-6953 / cah59@cornell.edu



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Upcoming Events

Virtual IPM Scout Training

April 15, 2024

Join us for a live, virtual training on scouting of major insect pests of apple orchards.

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training - Monroe County

April 17, 2024
Rochester, NY

Last opportunity for Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2024 will be held in person at the Irondequoit Public Library.  Register by 8am April 16th.

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, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, 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, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, 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, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology and pest management, at a new location each month.

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


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:

15 Apr - Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training - 2-4pm - Zoom

17 Apr - Final Special Permit Training - 1pm-5pm - Irondequoit Library, Register by 8am April 16th

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.