Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp
March 30, 2017 : Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Eastern NY & Niagara/Orleans County Samples
March 31, 2017 : Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Wayne County Samples
March 30, 2017 (Eastern NY and Niagara/Orleans county samples)
March 31, 2017 (Wayne county samples)
Tasting starts at 10:00am - approximately 2 pm or earlier
Please pre-register for this free event.
As many of you may know, We've been working on a statewide precision harvest management experiment, a 2 year funded USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant and New York Farm Viability Grant, "Measuring and Extending the Benefits of More Accurate Honeycrisp Harvest Predictions". This project is a continuation of Terence Robinson's precision harvest management work with some modifications. It focuses on Honeycrisp within the 3 main production regions of the state, in which many of you were involved.
The main goal of this experiment is to develop guidelines for precision harvest management by determining if Honeycrisp orchards can be evaluated at harvest for storage potential using fruit dry matter content, fruit mineral (peel and flesh) content, the DA meter, and piecing together complex block histories and cultural practices.
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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop
April 5 - April 6, 2017
April 5: 8am-5pm; April 6: TBA
Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement
outlined in 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'
Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class
April 4, 2017 : Wayne County Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class
April 5, 2017 : Orleans County Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class
Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class for Non-Certified Applicators and Handlers of Federally Restricted-Use Pesticides.
Pre-Registration is Required by March 31, 2017.
Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training!
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.
Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.
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