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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2024 Winter Fruit Webinars

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.



2024 Winter Fruit Webinar Series Flyer (PDF; 1661KB)




Event Details

Week 1: Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

February 16, 2024

Time

1-3pm

Location

Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Anna Wallis


Week 1: Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards



This webinar will include:

Presentations from:

  •  Dr. Monique Rivera on mating disruption as a pest management tool for NY orchards
  • Companies offering mating disruption products, Trece and Suterra, will discuss available products and how to use them effectively
  • Amy Irish-Brown and Phil Schwallier will share grower experiences from the successful implementation of mating disruption in Michigan

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/winter-fruit-we...
DEC Credits: 1.75 DEC Credits are available for categories 10, 1a, and 22

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like DEC Credits, please send a copy of your photo ID to Anna Wallis aew232@cornell.edu. To receive credits you will need to attend the entire webinar  on your own computer/device, and complete the required Qualtrics survey at the beginning and again at the end of the webinar.





Event Details

Week 2: Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit

Date

February 23, 2024

Time

12 - 1:30pm

Location

Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Anna Wallis


Week 2: Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit







Join Craig Kahlke (CCE LOFT), Dr. Laura Strawn, and Dr. Alexis Hamilton (Virginia Tech) for updates on the best management practices from a variety of perspectives (auditors, inspectors, growers), concentrating on apple picking bags, as well as research updates on the transfer of food borne pathogens and how to reduce pathogen growth/survival in storage and packinghouse settings. 






Register: https://bit.ly/winter-fruit-we...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

No DEC credits available for this webinar.





Event Details

Week 3: Soil Health for NY Orchards
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

February 26, 2024

Time

1-3pm

Location

Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Anna Wallis


Week 3: Soil Health for NY Orchards



Topics to be covered:

    • Soil is a complex ecosystem
    • Mycorrhizal Fungi: What they are and how they might help apple trees
    • Using cultivation and mulches to improve orchard weeds and soil health
    • Ways to reduce herbicide use: electric weeder and precision sprayer

How you can improve your soil's health

1.00 DEC Credits are available in categories 10, 1A, and 22 

Register: https://bit.ly/winter-fruit-we...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like DEC Credits, please send a copy of your photo ID to Anna Wallis aew232@cornell.edu. To receive credits you will need to attend the entire webinar  on your own computer/device, and complete the required Qualtrics survey at the beginning and again at the end of the webinar.





Event Details

Week 4: Weed Management for Berries in NY
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 6, 2024

Time

12 - 2pm

Location

Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Anna Wallis


Week 4: Weed Management for Berries in NY



1.00 DEC Credits are available in categories 10, 1A, and 22  

Register: https://bit.ly/winter-fruit-we...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like DEC Credits, please send a copy of your photo ID to Anna Wallis aew232@cornell.edu. To receive credits you will need to attend the entire webinar  on your own computer/device, and complete the required Qualtrics survey at the beginning and again at the end of the webinar.





Event Details

Week 5: Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 11, 2024

Time

12 - 2pm

Location

Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Anna Wallis


Week 5: Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries



1.50 DEC Credits are available in categories 10, 1A, and 22  

Register:  https://bit.ly/winter-fruit-we...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like DEC Credits, please send a copy of your photo ID to Anna Wallis aew232@cornell.edu. To receive credits you will need to attend the entire webinar  on your own computer/device, and complete the required Qualtrics survey at the beginning and again at the end of the webinar.





Event Details

Week 6: Stone Fruit - Rootstocks and Disease Management
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 19, 2024

Time

12 - 1:30pm

Location

Webinar

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program

Anna Wallis


Week 6: Stone Fruit - Rootstocks and Disease Management



0.50 DEC Credits are available in categories 10, 1A, and 22 

Register: https://bit.ly/winter-fruit-we...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like DEC Credits, please send a copy of your photo ID to Anna Wallis aew232@cornell.edu. To receive credits you will need to attend the entire webinar  on your own computer/device, and complete the required Qualtrics survey at the beginning and again at the end of the webinar.



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Upcoming Events

2024 Winter Fruit Webinars

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2024 : Week 1: Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


February 23, 2024 : Week 2: Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

February 26, 2024 : Week 3: Soil Health for NY Orchards

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 6, 2024 : Week 4: Weed Management for Berries in NY

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2024 : Week 5: Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2024 : Week 6: Stone Fruit - Rootstocks and Disease Management

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.

LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

March 8, 2024
Spencerport, NY

Please join us for our advisory meeting, join the team as they share their current and future projects and programming. Please pre-register by noon on March 5th.

2024 Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 14, 2024 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
Albion, NY

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.


March 18, 2024 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
Albion, NY

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

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:

23 Feb - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 2 - 12 - 1:30pm

26 Feb - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 3 - 1 - 3pm

6 Mar - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 4 - 12 - 2pm

8 Mar - LOF Advisory Meeting - 10am-3pm, Ogden, Register now

11 Mar - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 5 - 12 - 2pm

14 & 18 Mar - Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Orleans Co CCE, 8:30am - 12:30pm, Register by March 1st

19 Mar - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 6 - 12 - 1:30pm

21 Mar - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator Exam - Orleans Co CCE, Check in 8:30am, Register with DEC

3 Apr - 2024 Respirator Fit Testing - 1-5pm, CCE Orleans County, Schedule Today

4 Apr - 2024 Respirator Fit Testing - 8am - 12pm, CCE Orleans County, Schedule Today

9 Apr - DEC Special Permit Handler Training - CCE Wayne County

10 Apr - DEC Special Permit Handler Training - CCE Orleans County



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

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.