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July 2019

5th CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour

July 13, 2019
2pm - 6:30pm

5th CCE LOF Hispanic Summer Fruit Tour
This tour (including food, cake, and beverages to be offered at the end of the tour) is FREE thanks to funds and support provided by the Cornell Small Farms Program and by Orchard Dale Fruit Farm. Pre-registration is not required for the tour. For additional questions, contact Mario Miranda Sazo mrm67@cornell.edu, (315) 719-1318.

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Drone Demo Sponsored by the Cornell Khan Pathology Lab, Apple Leaf LLC, & Lake Ontario Fruit Team

July 15, 2019
8:30am Registration, 9am - 3:45pm Program
Alton, NY

On July 15th the Cornell Khan Pathology Lab, in association with Apple Leaf, will be hosting an orchard Drone Demonstration at the VanDeWalle Sharps Farm in Alton NY.

The Khan Lab has been gathering orchard data and developing interpretive programs for tree stresses and they'd like to share and showcase the new technologies and discuss its practical applications.

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Fruit Tour

July 18, 2019
All day - see pdf for detailed program
Youngstown, NY

2019 Lake Ontario Fruit Summer Fruit Tour
The Cornell Cooperative Extension Lake Ontario Summer Fruit Tour in Western NY will be held on July 18. We will feature tree fruit production technology and grower innovations on cutting edge farms in Niagara County.

LOF IPM Specialist Interview - NOTE ADJUSTED TIMES!

July 25, 2019
11AM-1PM
Rochester, NY

Please join us Thursday, July 25 for the LOF IPM specialist interview.  We have one finalist candidate who will give a one hour seminar open to all at 11 AM.  Following the seminar, lunch will be provided.  Please register for this free event.

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Orleans County

July 29, 2019
9:30am - 1pm
Albion, NY

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations.


All New York employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention training policy in place since October 2018 and they are required to train all employees by October 9, 2019.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators are planning a series of meetings and webinars to help farm employers learn about the requirements and resources they can use to get into compliance.

We have prepared new, farm-friendly training materials for farm employers to use. These materials will meet the state's training requirements. Please join the meeting to learn more.

In the Lake Ontario Fruit region, meetings will take place at the Orleans County CCE office on Monday, July 29th and at the Wayne County CCE office on Tuesday, July 30th. Click "View Details" for more information and to register.


Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Wayne County

July 30, 2019
9:30am - 1pm
Newark, NY

Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers:
Updates and Resources for the NYS Sexual Harassment Regulations.


All New York employers are required to have a sexual harassment prevention training policy in place since October 2018 and they are required to train all employees by October 9, 2019.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators are planning a series of meetings and webinars to help farm employers learn about the requirements and resources they can use to get into compliance.

We have prepared new, farm-friendly training materials for farm employers to use. These materials will meet the state's training requirements. Please join the meeting to learn more.

In the Lake Ontario Fruit region, meetings will take place at the Orleans County CCE office on Monday, July 29th and at the Wayne County CCE office on Tuesday, July 30th. Click "View Details" for more information and to register.


August 2019

2019 Young Fruit Growers Study Trip

August 5 - August 7, 2019
3 Days

2019 Young Fruit Growers Study Trip
Online Registration is Now Open for NextGen Young Fruit Grower Study Trip to Hudson Valley, NY!

Hotel group rates final extension until Wednesday July 17th.

The 4th annual Young Fruit Grower Study Trip will be held in the Hudson Valley region of New York August 5th-7th.

The Young Fruit Growers of WNY, in partnership with the LOF Program, have organized an excellent itinerary. Stops will include innovative grower orchards, farm markets, and packing houses in the Hudson Valley. Participants will learn about grafting, hail netting, balancing new varieties, handling a transition, and more.

The study tour is focused on helping next generation growers develop the knowledge and skills needed to take their family farms into the future.

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

Crop Insurance Webinar: Types of Crop Insurance Available for Apple Growers

August 22, 2019
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Join Mark Wiltberger from the CCE LOFP for a discussion about crop insurance and risk management topics for fruit growers.

1st Pre-Harvest Meeting - Wayne County

August 28, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
North Rose, NY

Our 1st Pre-Harvest Meeting will take place in Wayne County on August 28 at Smith Bros. Farms in North Rose, NY.

September 2019

2nd Pre-Harvest Meeting - Orleans County

September 4, 2019
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Medina, NY

Our 2nd Pre-Harvest Meeting will take place in Orleans County on September 4 at Ledge Rock Farms in Medina, NY.

Crop Insurance Webinar: Record-Keeping and Preparing Your Farm for Apple Crop Insurance

September 5, 2019
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Join Mark Wiltberger from the CCE LOFP for a discussion about crop insurance and risk management topics for fruit growers.
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Upcoming Events

Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

March 22, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.  


March 24, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 29, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 31, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

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Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training via Zoom

March 22, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 24, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
Workshop without manuals can register by Mar 5,

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 29, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 3

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 31, 2021 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 4

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

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Wayne County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam

April 1, 2021
Newark, NY

A Certification Exam will be administered on April 1st at Noon by the DEC to Qualified Applicants. The fee for the exam is $100: bring a check payable to NYSDEC the day of the exam.  You must register with DEC to take the exam. To register for the exam or if you have questions regarding the Certification Process, please contact Chris Wainwright at the Bath DEC office (607) 622-8264.

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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!


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.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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