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Pre-Registration for Spanish Language Registration Deadline: August 20, 2024  at 12:00 PM

Notice: Limited Attendance


Pre-Registration for English Language Registration Deadline: August 20, 2024  at 12:00 PM

Notice: Limited Attendance



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WNY Bilingual Soil Health and Beneficial Fungi Meeting

Second WNY Bilingual Fruit School about 'Soil Health and Beneficial Fungi' 

Aplazada la segunda Escuela Bilingüe de Fruticultura de WNY sobre "La salud del suelo y los hongos beneficiosos"

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. This meeting will be hosted for farmworkers concurrently in English and Spanish.

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.



Reunión Bilingüe de WNY sobre Salud del Suelo y Hongos Ben (PDF; 885KB)

WNY Bilingual Soil Health and Beneficial Fungi Meeting (PDF; 880KB)




Event Details

Spanish Language Registration

Date

August 22, 2024

Time

3pm - 6pm

Location

CCE Orleans County
12690 Rt 31
Albion, NY 14411

Cost

Free Spanish Language : Free

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


Spanish Language Registration




Reunión Bilingüe de WNY sobre Salud del Suelo y Hongos Beneficos  

Jueves 22 de agosto - Oficina del CCE del Condado de Orleans  

3-6PM   (15:00 - 18:00)

Los suelos en los que cultivamos nuestros árboles desempeñan un papel fundamental en el exito de la productividad de nuestro huerto. Los hongos micorrícicos proporcionan muchos beneficios a los suelos, aunque todavía no está claro hasta que punto inocular nuestros suelos con mezclas comerciales de estos hongos puede tener sobre el crecimiento de los árboles durante el establecimiento del huerto. Miembros de CCE LOFP, CCE ENYCP y el Programa de Salud del Suelo de Cornell ofrecerán una educacion bilingüe sobre los fundamentos de la salud del suelo, los beneficios potenciales de los hongos micorrícicos y una actualización sobre el estado actual del proyecto financiado por SARE sobre productos micorrícicos para huertos. Esta reunión se celebrará simultáneamente en ingles y español para los trabajadores agrícolas.

Al final de la reunión se servirán refrescos ligeros para socializar juntos. Es necesario inscribirse y el aforo está limitado a 40 participantes por sesión.

Agenda  

  •  3:00 PM (15:00) - Aspectos básicos de la salud del suelo de los huertos 
    • Presentación simultánea en ingles con la Dra. Deborah Aller y en español con Mario Miranda Sazo)   
  • 4:00 PM (16:00) - Fundamentos de las micorrizas del suelo en los huertos de manzanos de Nueva York 
    • (Presentado simultáneamente en ingles con la Mike Basedow y en español con Mario Miranda Sazo)   
  •  5:00 PM (17:00) - Refrescos y socialización hasta las 6:00 PM (18:00)




This meeting is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number LNE23-472R.





Event Details

English Language Registration

Date

August 22, 2024

Time

3pm - 6pm

Location

CCE Orleans County
12690 Rt 31
Albion, NY 14411

Cost

Free English Registration : Free

Host

Lake Ontario Fruit Program


English Language Registration





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.

The soils that we grow our trees in play a critical role in the success of our orchard's productivity. Mycorrhizal fungi provide many benefits to the soils, though it is still unclear to what extent inoculating our soils with commercial blends of these fungi may have on the growth of trees during orchard establishment.

This meeting will be hosted in both Spanish and English for farmworkers, beginning orchardists, and experienced orchard managers wanting to learn about the basics of soil health and mycorrhizal fungi within the orchard.

Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting for an opportunity to socialize together. Registration is required, the event will be limited to 40 participants in each session.

Agenda

  • 3:00 PM - The basics of orchard soil health
    • (Concurrently presented in English with Dr. Deborah Aller and Spanish with Mario Miranda Sazo)
  • 4:00 PM - The basics of soil mycorrhizae in New York apple orchards
    • (Concurrently presented in English with Mike Basedow and Spanish with Mario Miranda Sazo)
  • 5:00 PM - Refreshments and Socializing until 6PM




This meeting is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number LNE23-472R.



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Upcoming Events

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.

Apple Social

July 16, 2024 : Orleans County - Apple Social
Medina, NY

Please join us at this casual networking event for all apple industry folks from Western NY, proudly sponsored by Valent. There will just a brief introduction of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and from each of the four specialists.


July 31, 2024 : Wayne County - Apple Social
Williamson, NY

Please join us at this casual networking event for all apple industry folks from Western NY, proudly sponsored by Valent. There will just a brief introduction of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program, and from each of the four specialists.

2nd Annual WNY Fruit Grower Tour

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 13, 2024
Medina, NY

We are excited to announce the second annual Western New York Fruit Grower Tour, the premier fruit tour of the northeast brought to you by Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program and Lake Ontario Ag Consulting, LLC!  Located in Orleans County, this orchard field day will highlight new and existing products, chemistries, practices, technologies & equipment that shape the orchard industry today. The Western NY Fruit Grower Tour will again combine two past orchard tour events, the LOF Summer Fruit Tour and the Wayne County Fruit Grower Tour, giving industry members the opportunity to conveniently showcase their product offerings to ONE unified group at ONE time and place!

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:

18 Jun - Postponed WNY Bilingual Soil Health & Beneficial Fungi Meeting - Check back for future reschedule date!

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

25 Jun - Virtual IPM Orchard Scout Training 2 - 1:30 - 3pm, 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.

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

17 Aug - Annual Hispanic Summer Tour - Orleans County, Details to follow!

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 Virtual Orchard Meetup Series - Water Wisdom: 






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.