Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • 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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2024 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.

Please note event start time has changed for the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Twilight Meetings.

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Pizza and soda provided by Valent.

Scroll down to see all dates.



Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting Series 2024 1_4 (PDF; 3272KB)

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting Series 2024 2_4 (PDF; 9431KB)

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting Series 2024 3_4 (PDF; 9450KB)

Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting Series 2024 4_4 (PDF; 9450KB)




Event Details

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

Date

April 25, 2024

Time

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

Location

Apple Shed
3391 Fairville Maple Ridge Rd
Newark, NY 14513

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 arrive at 6:45pm for pizza and soda provided by Valent.

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. 

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 30, 2024

Time

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location

Coulter Farms
3871 North 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. 

Pizza and soda provided by Valent.

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. 

Sign-in for DEC credits at start of event.

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 6:30PM - 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 3 of 4
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

June 27, 2024

Time

6:30pm-8:30pm

Location

Lakeview Apple Orchards
2336 Barnes Rd
Penn Yan, NY 14527

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. 

Pizza and soda provided by Valent.

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. 

Sign-in for DEC credits at start of event.

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 6:30PM - 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 4 of 4
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

July 25, 2024

Time

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location

Simpelaar
6018 State Rt. 3
Mexico, NY 13114

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. 

Pizza and soda provided by Valent.

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. 

Sign-in for DEC credits at start of event.

No pre-registration required; event is free to attend. Meetings are held from 6:30PM - 8:30PM on the last Thursday of every month from April through July. Watch for new meeting locations every month.



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Upcoming Events

Bilingual Orchard IPM Training for Farm Employees

May 29, 2024
Waterport, NY

Join LOF's Janet van Zoeren and Mario Miranda Sazo and NYS IPM's Anna Wallis. It will feature both educational IPM trainings, along with time for farm employees to socialize and learn from each other

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, Robert Hadad, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology, pest management, food safety and water quality, 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, Robert Hadad, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology, pest management, food safety and water quality, 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, Robert Hadad, and Anna Wallis for a conversation about fruit and berry phenology, pest management, food safety and water quality, at a new location each month.

Western NY Hard Cider Tour

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.

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:

22 May - Western NY 8-12 mm Thinning Meeting - 4-5pm, Zoom

29 May - Bilingual Orchard IPM Training for Farm Employees - 5:30pm-8pm, Waterport

30 May - Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting 2_4 - 6:30pm-8:30PM, Lockport

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

27 Jun - Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting 3_4 - 6:30pm-8:30PM, Penn Yan

29 Jun - NYS Honeyberry Conference - 8:30am - 4:30pm, Mexico, Space is limited, register now!

25 Jul - Tree Fruit & Small Fruit Twilight Meeting 4_4 - 6:30pm-8:30PM, Mexico

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.