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Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp

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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Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Eastern NY & Niagara/Orleans County Samples

March 30, 2017

10:00am - ~2:00PM

NYSAES - Raw Products Building
Castle Creek Dr, off PreEmption Rd
Geneva, NY 14456


Cost

This event is free.


The 2016 growing season is the first of two that is this experiment. Craig Kahlke, Poliana Francescatto, Anna Wallis, Dan Donahue, Elizabeth Tee, Suzanne-Catherine Dupuis, Mario Miranda, Emelie Morton, Sarah Rohwer, Jaume Lordan, and Matt Wells sampled Honeycrisp fruit from nearly 60 orchards annually within a 3-4 week window. At harvest they measured fruit dry matter, mineral concentrations and fruit quality. Now, after 5-6 months of storage (with MCP treatment), we are evaluating fruit disorders, quality and conducting sensory analysis of the fruit.

Spring is coming earlier this year and we're aware most of you are getting very busy now. However, I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the sensory analysis of these apples scheduled for Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31 at the Geneva Research Station (Raw Products Building).

It will take two days since we have a large number of samples (around 230) to taste. We will try to split the tastings between morning and afternoon with lunch in the middle. The first day (Thurs., March 30) we will be tasting only apples from the Champlain Valley (10 orchard blocks), the Hudson Valley (10 blocks), and Niagara/Orleans counties (15 blocks). The second day (Fri., March 31) we will be tasting apples only from Wayne County. Each of you will evaluate the apples according to visual appearance, crunchiness, off flavors and overall liking (taste).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day as an appreciation of your time.
For planning purposes, please pre-register. There is no charge. Also, feel free to extend the invitation and forward the registration link to anyone you think it would like and would be available to participate.

Your collaboration is greatly appreciated. Please, help us making this project a success.



Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Wayne County Samples

March 31, 2017

10:00am - ~2:00PM

NYSAES - Raw Products Building
Castle Creek Dr, off PreEmption Rd
Geneva, NY 14456


Cost

This event is free.


The 2016 growing season is the first of two that is this experiment. Craig Kahlke, Poliana Francescatto, Anna Wallis, Dan Donahue, Elizabeth Tee, Suzanne-Catherine Dupuis, Mario Miranda, Emelie Morton, Sarah Rohwer, Jaume Lordan, and Matt Wells sampled Honeycrisp fruit from nearly 60 orchards annually within a 3-4 week window. At harvest they measured fruit dry matter, mineral concentrations and fruit quality. Now, after 5-6 months of storage (with MCP treatment), we are evaluating fruit disorders, quality and conducting sensory analysis of the fruit.

Spring is coming earlier this year and we're aware most of you are getting very busy now. However, I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the sensory analysis of these apples scheduled for Thursday March 30 and Friday March 31 at the Geneva Research Station (Raw Products Building).

It will take two days since we have a large number of samples (around 230) to taste. We will try to split the tastings between morning and afternoon with lunch in the middle. The first day (Thurs., March 30) we will be tasting only apples from the Champlain Valley (10 orchard blocks), the Hudson Valley (10 blocks), and Niagara/Orleans counties (15 blocks). The second day (Fri., March 31) we will be tasting apples only from Wayne County. Each of you will evaluate the apples according to visual appearance, crunchiness, off flavors and overall liking (taste).

Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day as an appreciation of your time.
For planning purposes, please pre-register. There is no charge. Also, feel free to extend the invitation and forward the registration link to anyone you think it would like and would be available to participate.

Your collaboration is greatly appreciated. Please, help us making this project a success.




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Upcoming Events

2018 CCE LOF PGR Orchard Tour

June 29, 2018
8am - 1:30pm; lunch & celebration 2-5pm
Geneva, NY

We invite you to attend the talk titled "Understanding the Use of Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) on Growth and Development of Fruit Trees" (Poliana Francescatto, NYSAES, Geneva), followed by a tour of her research plots at the NYSAES on Friday June 29, from 8am until 1:30pm. Following the tour, there will be a lunch buffet and a grower celebration to honor Poliana's work accomplishments at the Ramada Lakefront Hotel in Geneva from 2-5pm. Pre-register by 25 June 2018
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LOF Summer Fruit Tour 2018

July 12, 2018
All Day

Annual tour featuring cutting edge farms.  Check back for more details & registration options.

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LOF Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour 2018

August 2 - August 4, 2018
All Day (see Details for Itinerary)
Gettysburg, PA

Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour in PA, August 2-4
The 3rd annual Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour will be held in the Adams County region of Pennsylvania August 2nd-4th. The Young Growers Alliance (YGA), the LOF team, the Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario, along with Matt Wells and Chelsea Van Acker (New York Apple Sales) have organized what looks to be an excellent itinerary. The study tour is focused on helping next generation growers develop the knowledge and skills needed to take their family farms into the future.

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June 29 - PGR Tour - Geneva - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=954

July 12 - Lake Ontario Fruit Program Summer Tour - Wayne County - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=961

August 2-4 - Young Growers Tour - Pennsylvania - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=957

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Farm Employee Compensation Benchmark Survey

By participating in the Farm Employee Compensation Benchmark survey you can find out how your employee compensation compares to benchmark data in your farm industry and across the state. More details and link to the survey at: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=540&crumb=business|business

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Producers who are new to farming or did not receive a Census of Agriculture in 2012 still have time to sign up to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture report form by visiting www.agcensus.usda.gov and clicking on the ‘Make Sure You Are Counted' button through June. NASS defines a farm as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year (2017).

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