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January 2020

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Albion

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Orlean County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Albion

Who Should Attend

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in § 112.22(c) that requires ‘At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm. Note the reduced registration thanks to grant funds from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and the Niagara County Farm to School Program!

2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Berry Sessions

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

This annual show combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.

2020 Empire State Producers Expo, Becker Forum, PSA Grower Training Course

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 13 - January 16, 2020
All Day - Jan 14-16, Becker Forum is Jan 13, PSA Grower Training Course is Jan 14
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

This annual show combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as neighboring states and Eastern Canada. In years past over 100 presentations were given by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.

Apple IPM Intensive Workshop - A Certificate Program - At the 2020 Empire Producer's Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 15 - January 16, 2020
Wednesday 2pm - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 12pm (see agenda for details)
OnCenter
Syracuse, NY

See details for detailed time and topic agenda. 



February 2020

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 3, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Lockport
8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm
CCE Niagara in Lockport
Lockport, NY

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp management school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 4, 2020 : Winter Fruit School Farmington
8am Sign In, 8:30am - ~430pm
Finger Lakes Hotel
Farmington, NY

2020 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School

This all day event provides 2 near-identical programs available on the West and East sides of Rochester on consecutive days.  We are featuring an intensive Precision Honeycrisp school in addition to updates on Labor, Fruit Farm Business Summary, as well as pests and diseases, including European Cherry Fruit Fly.

In-Depth Strawberry Substrate Workshop

February 11 - February 13, 2020
Check-In & Refreshments 8AM, Program starts promptly at 8:30AM, Adjourns ~5PM
Moakley House, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Growing strawberries in substrate (soil-less media) can help prevent soil-borne diseases. It can also increase yields, improve quality, and reduce the costs associated with pesticides, fertilizer, and water.



March 2020

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY - CANCELLED

March 16 - March 17, 2020
CANCELLED - this class will be available online at a later date, check back for updates, 10:00AM - 4:00PM
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY - CANCELLED

CANCELLED - this class will be available online at a later date, check back for updates - 2-day, hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees at CCE Orleans County in Albion, NY

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

March 16, 2020
9:00am - 11:00am
Webinar

Stone Fruit Pest Management for the 2020 Growing Season

Join us the morning of March 16 via webinar to review current best management practices for some of our most challenging insect, disease, and weed pests of New York stone fruit orchards.  Speakers include Dr. Art Agnello, Dr. Kerik Cox, and Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie.

"Wash Pack School" Worshop CANCELLED due to low registration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date

March 17, 2020
8:30am - 3:30pm
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

"Wash Pack School" Worshop CANCELLED due to low registration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date

"Thus meeting has been CANCELLED due to low regsitration numbers- to be rescheduled at a later date.

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training - CANCELLED

March 18, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
7:45AM Registration, 8AM - NOON
Orleans County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

CANCELLED - Specific test areas of concern can be discussed via phone click event for more details

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.

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark - CANCELLED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2020
8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch provided
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County
Newark, NY

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark - CANCELLED

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, our Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Workshop that was to be  held on March 19 at CCE-Wayne in Newark has been cancelled.  We hope to have the course in June, you'll be notified when we reschedule.

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training - CANCELLED

March 20, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2 - included in Day 1 registration
7:45AM Registration, 8AM - NOON
Orleans County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

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.

2020 Pruning Meetings - CANCELLED

March 23, 2020 : Wayne Pruning Meeting
1:30pm - 3:30pm
VanDeWalle Fruit Farms
Alton, NY

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, the Pruning Workshops at both locations on March 23rd and 25th have been cancelled.  However, the content will be videoed and the recording will be made available to all of our enrollees shortly thereafter. Look for an email with the information later next week or early the week of March 30.

DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Exam - CANCELLED

March 24, 2020
9am - CANCELLED
Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

CANCELLED -

A Certification Exam will be administered on March 24th at 9am 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 Justin Schoff at the Avon DEC office @ 607-622-8290.

2020 Pruning Meetings - CANCELLED

March 25, 2020 : Orleans Pruning Meeting
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Nesbitt Fruit Farms
Kent, NY

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, the Pruning Workshops at both locations on March 23rd and 25th have been cancelled.  However, the content will be videoed and the recording will be made available to all of our enrollees shortly thereafter. Look for an email with the information later next week or early the week of March 30.



April 2020

OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville - CANCELLED - see for link with temporary enforcement guidance

April 1, 2020 : April 1 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville
CANCELLED
Pultneyville Lodge
Pultneyville, NY

Click details for temporary enforcement guidance on Annual Fit Testing.         

- CANCELLED - In a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services (FLOHS), we are offering the opportunity for Fit Test and Training provided by the FLOHS.

Valent Pome Fruit Portfolio Webinars - Free

April 1, 2020 : Webinar #1: Pre-Season
12-12:30pm
Webinar - Register to receive meeting log-in instructions & link

Topics that will be covered:

  • Extend pollination period to enhance fruit set in apples, pears and cherries
  • Improve fruit set following a frost event
  • Improved branching and revitalizing blind wood
  • Improved vigor on new plantings
  • Control of San Jose scale and codling moth
  • Long-lasting weed control in young orchards

Cancelled - Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in WNY & Finger Lakes 2020

April 1, 2020
May 14, 2020

Appointment by schedule only: Cancelled
Western New York & Finger Lakes Locations

View Details for Update on Annual Fit Testing Requirements and Temporary Exemptions here https://www.nycamh.org/programs-and-services/respirator-fit-test-clinics.php

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

April 3, 2020
April 3 is the registration deadline ONLY. Program date and time TBD
Already Registered? You will be contacted with details on how to participate in revised program

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

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.

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 7, 2020 : Wayne County In-Person Special Permit Training Cancelled
Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED.  REVISED PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

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.

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2020 : Orleans County In-Person Special Permit Training Cancelled
Orleans County Cooperative Extension

CANCELLED - In-Person 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED.  REVISED PROGRAM & REGISTRATION

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.

Valent Pome Fruit Portfolio Webinars - Free

April 8, 2020 : Webinar #2: Pre-thinning
12-12:30pm
Webinar - Register to receive meeting log-in instructions & link

Topics that will be covered:

  • Timing and use of PGR to optimize fruit size and quality
  • Thinning and sizing
  • Russet control plus improved fruit quality
  • Codling moth, leaf rollers and San Jose scale protection

OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville - CANCELLED - see for link with temporary enforcement guidance

April 9, 2020 : April 9 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville
8:30am - 4:30pm - each day will have time slots on the hour at 9, 10, & 11am & 1, 2, 3pm.
Pultneyville Lodge
Pultneyville, NY

Crop Insurance Listening Session: Feasibility of Revenue Coverage for Apples

April 28, 2020
9am
Online

The USDA Risk Management Agency and Agralytica will conduct a listening session for grower and stakeholder feedback about potential revenue coverage options for apple crop insurance.

For New York State stakeholders the sessions will be:

  • April 28th at 9am for NYS Apple Growers
  • May 4th 9am for East Coast Insurance Agents
  • May 5th 3pm for East Coast Insurance Providers and Adjusters
  • Best Management Practices for U-Pick During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 30, 2020
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Online

    In light of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices will be needed to protect your U-Pick farm team and your customers. This will take some more planning as well as possibly adding more staff to your team. 

    Join free webinar today - click details for link.



    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. 



    August 2020

    LOF Summer Fruit Series

    August 11, 2020 : LOF Honeycrisp Bitter Pit Prediction Models
    1:15 - 2:15pm
    Online

    In this webinar, Dr. Terence Robinson, Dr. Lailiang Cheng, CCE-LOF's Mario Miranda Sazo, and Lake Ontario Fruit Inc.'s Scott Henning will present a summary of the peel sap analysis for bitter pit prediction. Dr. Chris Watkins will follow with instructions on how to use the passive prediction model. CCE-LOF's Craig Kahlke will talk about arrangements for fruit storage for the passive model in commercial storages, along with help in evaluating the fruit. The panel will discuss recommendations/comparison between the 2 models to help guide storage regime and marketing plans



    September 2020

    No Events Scheduled at this Time



    October 2020

    No Events Scheduled at this Time



    November 2020

    Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

    November 9, 2020
    9:30am-3:30pm
    Online, via Zoom

    Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

    Please join us (virtually) 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. Click "view details" for more details and pre-registration link.

    Managing Stone Fruit Bacterial Disease Problems Webinar

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    November 11, 2020
    6pm - 8:30pm
    Webinar

    This webinar will address bacterial disease problems in stone fruit.  1.5 DEC credits will be available, please click view details to read requirements and register by November 6th.

    IPM Forum: New Tools of IPM

    November 13, 2020
    1-2pm
    Online Zoom Meeting

    Join members of the NYS Department of Ag & Markets, NYS IPM Program, NYS IPM NEWA network, Fruit IPM, Community IPM & Cornell AgriTech for a review of IPM and the tools available to implement it.



    December 2020

    How to Obtain a Pesticide Applicator License

    December 2, 2020
    1:00pm-3:30pm
    Online Zoom Meeting

    Thinking about becoming a certified pesticide applicator in New York? This online program will cover the basics of who needs a pesticide license, license types, examination procedures, and important information to know for the test. We will incorporate interactive practice questions and activities within the program to test participant knowledge in preparation for the exam.

    A decade of SWD: Lessons for management

    December 8, 2020
    Noon-1pm
    Webinar

    Please join the members of the Sustainable SWD Management team for a 1 hour webinar highlighting what we've learned about spotted-wing drosophila populations, crop risk, pesticide efficacy, biological control, cultural & behavioral controls, and how to use this information to improve management.



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    Gooseberries

    Nectarines

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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.