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May 2020

CCE LOF 'Spring Pink Meeting' - Actual Date May 11

May 11, 2020
Noon - 1pm, Eastern Time
Online

Join the us for the first virtual CCE LOF 'Spring Pink Meeting' via Zoom.  Monday May 11 from Noon -1pm.  Be sure to preregister for this free Zoom webinar.

Spotted Lanternfly Workshop - Online

May 13, 2020
9:30am - Noon
Online; pre-registration required

Spotted Lanternfly Workshop - Online

Pre-registration for this free webinar is required.

Extended Registration for REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

May 15, 2020
Extended Registration for Special Permit Training
For anyone who missed the April 3rd registration deadline, now is your chance to register.

Late Registration Now Available for Special Permit Training - for those who were unable to register by April 3rd, there is still time.  If you have already registered please do not re-register you will be contacted in the near future with detailed instructions.

UPDATE: NYS DEC has approved a revised Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Special Permit Training (SPT) Program for 2020 that accommodates current restrictions on public meetings, recommendations for social distancing, and projected delays in H2A guest worker processing.  Our previously announced SPT in-person training sessions scheduled in Wayne and Orleans counties for April 7 and 8 have been cancelled.  However, a recorded webinar is being developed that will satisfy the requirements. Registration deadline for this Revised Special Permit Training is April 3rd.

View Details for more info.

Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit.

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

COPY - Spring Meeting Series

May 21, 2020 : Spring Bloom Meeting
Noon - 1pm
Online - please register via link in description

Dr. Terence Robinson & Mario Miranda Sazo will be providing recommendations for bloom thinning in biennial varieties (plus Gala), with up-to-date information based on assessments of freeze damage across the region. This meeting will be recorded.

Spring Meeting Series

May 21, 2020 : Spring Bloom Meeting
Noon - 1pm
Online - please register via link in description

Dr. Terence Robinson & Mario Miranda Sazo will be providing recommendations for bloom thinning in biennial varieties (plus Gala), with up-to-date information based on assessments of freeze damage across the region. This meeting will be recorded.

Spring Meeting Series

May 27, 2020 : Spring Petal Fall Thinning Recommendations Meeting Part 1
Noon - 1pm
Online, please register via link in the description.

Spring Meeting Series

Description: A fairly short meeting. Terence Robinson and Mario Miranda Sazo will be making early thinning recommendations based on assessments over the past several days. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website soon after.


COPY - Spring Meeting Series

May 27, 2020 : Spring Petal Fall Thinning Recommendations Meeting Part 1
Noon - 1pm
Online, please register via link in the description.

COPY - Spring Meeting Series

Description: A fairly short meeting. Terence Robinson and Mario Miranda Sazo will be making early thinning recommendations based on assessments over the past several days. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website soon after.


Spring Meeting Series

May 29, 2020 : "Annual" Spring Petal Fall Thinning Meeting Part 2
Noon - 1:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

Spring Meeting Series

"Annual" Spring Petal Fall Thinning Meeting Part 2-

Please register through Zoom link by clicking on view  details below and scrolling down to the May 29 Webinar.

This will be a more comprehensive webinar that will be similar to the field meetings we had Pre-COVID, which will include IPM/pest management updates from Cornell faculty, pollination information, a labor update, COVID-19 information, a national crop update, and an update on thinning recommendations from Mario. There will be time for Q&A. It will be recorded and posted on our website later as well.


COPY - Spring Meeting Series

May 29, 2020 : "Annual" Spring Petal Fall Thinning Meeting Part 2
Noon - 1:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

COPY - Spring Meeting Series

"Annual" Spring Petal Fall Thinning Meeting Part 2-

Please register through Zoom link by clicking on view  details below and scrolling down to the May 29 Webinar.

This will be a more comprehensive webinar that will be similar to the field meetings we had Pre-COVID, which will include IPM/pest management updates from Cornell faculty, pollination information, a labor update, COVID-19 information, a national crop update, and an update on thinning recommendations from Mario. There will be time for Q&A. It will be recorded and posted on our website later as well.


June 2020

COPY - Spring Meeting Series

June 5, 2020 : Western NY 10-13 mm Thinning Spray Recommendations
Noon - 1 PM
Zoom webinar

COPY - Spring Meeting Series

Dr. Terence Robinson will present his recommendations for the all-important 10-13 mm thinning sprays. This will be based on overall response to thinners though petal fall, and the carbohydrate model predictions with the current weather forecasts. Terence and Mario will be available after to answer your questions.

Please register through Zoom link by clicking on view  details below and scrolling down to the June 5 Webinar.



Spring Meeting Series

June 5, 2020 : Western NY 10-13 mm Thinning Spray Recommendations
Noon - 1 PM
Zoom webinar

Spring Meeting Series

Dr. Terence Robinson will present his recommendations for the all-important 10-13 mm thinning sprays. This will be based on overall response to thinners though petal fall, and the carbohydrate model predictions with the current weather forecasts. Terence and Mario will be available after to answer your questions.

Please register through Zoom link by clicking on view  details below and scrolling down to the June 5 Webinar.



Lunchtime Q & A Session, Tuesday, June 9: Managing Field Crews during COVID-19: What Actions Should Apple Growers Take?

June 9, 2020
12pm - 1pm
Online

As New York "Reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers.

Join a panel of experts for a Question and Answer lunchtime session on June 9th, 2020 at noon that will address common questions that apple growers and other producers have about managing their field crew.

Q & A Session, Wed June 24th - Managing Fruit and Vegetable Farms During COVID-19: What Actions Should Farms Take?

June 24, 2020
7pm - 8:15pm
Online Webinar

As New York "Reopens" business during the COVID-19 crisis, business owners are evaluating what actions they need to take to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers, and to help public officials contain the spread of COVID-19.

Join a panel of Cornell ag specialists for a Question and Answer session on June 24th, 2020, at 7pm, that will address common questions that fruit and vegetable growers have about managing their farms during COVID-19.

Summer Insect Management in Cherry - Keeping Covered for SWD

June 29, 2020
12pm - 1pm
Zoom Meeting

Please join us for a webinar to learn about managing spotted wing drosophila and fruit flies in cherries this summer! 

July 2020

LOF Summer Fruit Series

July 7, 2020 : LOF Summer Fruit Series - Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season!
Noon-1pm
Online

LOF Summer Fruit Series

Join us for irrigation presentations and Q&A with Mario Miranda Sazo and Dr. Terence Robinson.

Controlling Fruit Rots and Other Summer Diseases Webinar

July 8, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar

Join the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program  as Dr. Srdjan Acimovic of the Hudson Valley Research Lab discusses the basic biology and his recommended management approaches for multiple summer diseases.

Listening Session for New York State Apple Producers Changes Proposed for Apple Crop Insurance Program -

July 9, 2020
Noon-1:30PM
Online

Listening Session for New York State Apple Producers Changes Proposed for Apple Crop Insurance Program -

See detials for meeting registration link and instructions for online meeting.

SAP Analysis

July 13, 2020
July 20, 2020

Please do not send samples after July 20 2020

Peel samples can be collected & delivered/picked up by LOF between now &...  Please click details & fill out registration form for each block you intend to have peel SAP analysis run on.  Please use the provided protocol for fruit and peel collection and preservation.

LOF Summer Fruit Series

July 14, 2020 : Peel SAP Analysis for Early Prediction of Bitter Pit in 'Honeycrisp'
Noon-1pm
Online

LOF Summer Fruit Series

Join us for a review of peel SAP analysis and how it could help in your orchard.  Presentations and Q&A session with Dr. Cheng & Dr. Robinson.

How Should my Business Respond to COIVID-19? A Q & A Zoom Session for Apple Packing Facilities

July 16, 2020
Noon - 1:15 PM
Zoom Webinar

A one-hour, 15 minute  Q&A Zoom session to answer questions about your farm business response to the COVID-19 crisis. How can I reduce risk at my apple packing facility? You can submit questions ahead of time if you wish.

Register here: https://cornell.zoom.us/webina... 

High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying

July 20, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Zoom webinar

Join the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program the afternoon of July 20th to learn what's new in orchard precision spraying technology. We'll be joined by Dr. Jason Deveau, Dr. Heping Zhu, and Steve Booher.  After their presentations, we will open up the meeting for all three presenters to field questions and comments. 

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Upcoming Events

Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022
Newark, NY

This meeting will focus on updates and key considerations in farm food safety. Topics to be covered include agricultural water quality assessments, traceability procedures, tips for improving flow and efficiency in wash/pack facilities, cleaning and sanitation updates, plus plenty of discussion to answer your questions. 

Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

December 16, 2022
Spencerport, NY

Please join us in-person for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the team reviewing the team's educational programs and most importantly providing us feedback. Please pre-registration by December 13th.

Announcements

Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

2022 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:
CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution certain events will be cancelled. Please check back through out the week for any additional event cancellations.

Have you missed a meeting recently?  All recorded LOFP hosted webinars can be found on our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram


NOW - please scroll down to find the link to the short NY Herbicide Resistance Survey!



5 Dec - Farm Food Safety Meeting - 9am - 4pm - Wayne CCE Building - $15 - preregistration required

16 Dec - LOF Advisory Committee Meeting - 10am - 3pm - Ogden Town Hall - please preregister by 13 Dec

2023 

Date TBA -  Winter Fruit Schools - Details to follow

Date TBA - Virtual Statewide Tree Fruit Meeting w/Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program - Details to follow


NY Herbicide Resistance Survey

With the recent documentation of evolved herbicide resistance in New York, including Palmer amaranth (glyphosate, ALS-inhibitors), waterhemp (glyphosate, ALS-inhibitors), horseweed (glyphosate, ALS-inhibitors, paraquat), lambsquarters (bentazon), Cornell wants to better understand the current "state of the state" with respect to herbicide performance and failure. Specifically, we are surveying growers/land managers/crop consultants/extension specialists/industry personnel, across cropped (e.g. agronomic, vegetable, fruit), ornamental/horticultural (e.g. Christmas tree farms, golf courses), and non-cropped (e.g. industrial, roadsides) systems in NY to describe the distribution of herbicide resistance in the state. This survey is VERY SHORT and should be QUICK to answer. It is also COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. Your responses will help Cornell weed scientists plan future research and extension projects. Please access the survey using the link below:
https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2F9urYcHjpl5Ay

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.