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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

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

Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!

January 11, 2021
February 22, 2021
September 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

CSFP's new season of online courses is almost halfway through, and now's the time to register for their upcoming block three courses which begin in the new year. Upcoming courses include their new offering on social media and online marketing, farm business courses, and production courses covering beekeeping, mushrooms, sheep and more.

Announcements

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2021 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.

NOW - please scroll down to find links to Strawberry Grower Survey & Degradable Mulching Films for Sustainable Agriculture Survey!

Apr 13, 20, 27 - Online Farm Financial Management Tuesdays: Farm Business Education in April 2021 - 12:30-1:30PM - Zoom - $5/per session

Apr 14 & 15 - Finger Lakes Beverage Conference - 12:30-6PM - Zoom - $75, including tasting

Apr 23 - Mating Disruption Informal Meeting - 9-10am Wolcott, NY & 2-3pm Kendall, NY - RSVP by 19 Apr with KCatlin@trece.com 

Apr 26 & 27 - Wayne Co Respirator Fit Test - 12:30-5pm - $90/person; Register Now call Beth Claypoole 315-331-8415 ext.102.


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.

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Article: "Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples"

Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples - Should you add this endorsement to your apple crop insurance policy?

Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist, ENYCH


For the full article click the link below.