Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Fruit Newsletter?
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

September 13, 2017

Time

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
51 Vassar Farm Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Cost

$15.00 /individual


$25.00 for two or more people from the same farm


Host

NOFA-NY

NOFA-NY On-Farm Field Days


Best Management Practices for High Tunnel Nutrition and Soil Health

September 13, 2017

Best Management Practices for High Tunnel Nutrition and Soil Health

Soil tests, foliar tests, foliar feeds, fertigation, managing for yield, long term soil health in a high tunnel isn't a simple process. It can have a lot of components and require a fair amount of analysis. Leon Vehaba is a long-time grower and will share some of his tips, tricks and lessons learned. Cornell Cooperative Extension, partnering with NOFA-NY in a New York Farm Viability Institute funded project, have been working to identify long-term soil health and fertility best management practices. We will share what has been learned at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project and at other farms across the state in a conversation focused on development of best management practices.

This event is produced by NOFA-NY with support from the New York Farm Viability Institute.

This is one of the 2017 On-Farm Field Days hosted by NOFA-NY. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for all field days, if you will be paying with a credit card. If paying with cash or check, you will register on-site. There is no need to pre-register online if paying with cash or check, just show up!

Enter your information to see details on each Field Day, and register for those you are interested in! All costs will be $15/individual, $25 for two or more people from same farm, unless otherwise noted.



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Apples

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Blueberries

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Cherries

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Currants

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Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

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Raspberries / Blackberries

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Strawberries

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Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

LOF NextGen Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour 2018

August 2 - August 4, 2018
Thursday August 2 morning through Saturday August 4 evening
Gettysburg, PA

Online Registration is Now Open for NextGen Young Fruit Grower Study Tour in PA, August 2-4!


The 3rd annual NextGen Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour will be held in the Adams County region of Pennsylvania August 2nd-4th.

The Young Growers Alliance (YGA) of Pennsylvania, the LOF team, the Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario, along with Matt Wells (New York Apple Sales), have organized 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.

Register now and save! Early Bird Registration rates end Thursday July 19th!

Final deadline for registering the event is Wednesday July 25th!

Online registration is now open! Click "View Details" for more information about the event and to register!

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LOF Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour 2018 - More sponsor levels

August 2 - August 4, 2018
All Day
Gettysburg, PA

Annual tour to other commercial tree fruit production regions for future farm owners and leaders. Check back for registration.

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Western NY Hard Cider Tour

August 6, 2018
9am-3pm; 3:30pm Optional cider tasting at Mullers Cider House
Wolcott, NY

Come visit the orchards of the first NY growers of European and American Hard Cider varieties.
Tour will include 2 farms and 1 nursery in Wayne County, ending (optional) with a tasting at Mullers Cider House, Rochester. The tour & lunch are $5 with registration received by 30 July 2018.
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Announcements

Save these Dates!

June 29 - Registration Extended till 27 June 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

August 6 - Hard Cider Tour - Western NY - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=962

Please check back for more details.


Sponsor 2018 LOF Events Here!

Save the dates:
2018 LOF Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Tour - Friday, June 29th
2018 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Thursday, July 12th
2018 LOF Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour - Thursday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 4th
Sponsor these events: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/sponsor_event.php?event_id=957


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

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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