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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

FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course Plus optional 2nd Day Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

May 2, 2018 : FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course

May 3, 2018 : Optional Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on May 3. Separate registration required.
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FSMA Training & Optional Workshop

2 May - FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course
3 May - Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop
For more details & registration visit:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=929

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

Fit Testing Organizations

Details on organizations offering fit testing @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=521&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

Don't Forget to take the Agricultural Labor Survey

More details and survey at: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=519&crumb=business|business

2018 Fruit School Presentations Now Available

Now available pdfs of some of the materials presented at the 2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools.
https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=516&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

2017 Census of Agriculture Info

For info on 2017 Census of Agriculture click here


2017 Census of Agriculture

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).

For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture and to see how census data are used, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.


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