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April 2022

Remote Good Agricultural Practices Training

April 4 - April 5, 2022
April 4, 8:45 AM-4:45 PM. April 5, 8:45 AM-2 PM
Zoom

This is a basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training, followed by a second (optional) farm food safety writing workshop.

Remote Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training & Farm Food Safety Plan Writing

April 4 - April 5, 2022
Webinar

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County, and the CCE-Eastern NY Horticulture Team on April 4th for a remote GAPs training. Instructors will walk growers thru how to conduct a risk assessment on their farm utilizing the seven areas of farm food safety. Participants will gain hands-on experience in creating a traceability system for their farm, as well as learn about packing house design with food safety principles guiding placement of equipment and suggested materials. Students will also learn about how to train their employees related to food safety and understand what they will need to implement on their farm in order to pass a third-party food safety audit, such as GAPs.

Greenhouse IPM Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 6, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hillside Greenhouse
Fort Plain, NY

Dr. Betsy Lamb, NYS IPM, will be presenting about integrated pest management in greenhouses and about the use of biologicals to control greenhouse pests. Chris Stoltzfus will provide a tour of the greenhouses and discuss their best practices for transplant production. 

Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

March 15 - March 17, 2022April 7 - April 8, 2022April 25 - April 26, 2022May 2 - May 3, 2022May 12 - May 13, 2022

NYCAMH will be offering respirator fit testing clinics across the state this year.  For more information, contact NYCAMH at 800-343-7527 or fittest@bassett.org.

2022 Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

April 7, 2022
9am - 4pm
CCE Orleans County - Conference Room - South Entrance
Albion, NY

2022 Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and
Health (NYCAMH) and Cornell Cooperative Extension
of Orleans County are pleased to provide respirator fit
testing clinics for agricultural businesses in your region
on April 7.

2022 Pruning Workshops

April 12, 2022 : First Bilingual Language Pruning Workshop
4pm - 5:30pm
Furber's shop
Sodus, NY

Join Mario Miranda Sazo for this bilingual pruning demonstration.

2022 Pruning Workshops

April 13, 2022 : Second Spanish Language Pruning Workshop
4pm - 5:30pm
Marshall Farm
Medina, NY

Join Mario Miranda Sazo for this pruning demonstration presented in Spanish.

2022 Pruning Workshops

April 20, 2022 : Oswego - English Language Pruning Workshop
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Behling Orchards
Mexico, NY

Join Mario Miranda Sazo for this pruning demonstration in English.

2022 DEC Special Permit Training

April 22, 2022
Emails containing training materials and instructions will start being sent out on April 11th

Registration Extended

Independent Virtual Training Format
Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2022 will be offered again this year in a virtual format. It will be the responsibility of the Supervisor/Certified Pesticide Applicator(s) on each farm to administer the pre-recorded training modules and written exam to their Special Permit trainees.   

For those who registered emails containing training materials will be sent out the week of April 11, you will then have until May 16 to complete the training and mail the tests back.  For more information click view details.

2022 Pruning Workshops

April 27, 2022 : Monroe - Bilingual Pruning Workshop (English and Spanish languages)
1:30 - 3:30pm
Burch Farms Inc.
Hilton, NY

Join Mario for a demonstration and discuss on how to adjust bud load targets for 'Honeycrisp' trees on Geneva rootstocks with grower hosts and participants. English and Spanish languages will be used during instruction.

2022 Statewide Pink Webinar

April 28, 2022
11:30am - 12:30pm
Zoom

2022 Statewide Pink Webinar

CCE Annual Pink Meeting join CCE LOFP & CCE ENYCHP in reviewing horticulture and IPM strategies & recommendations for apples during the pink fruit growth stage. 

May 2022

Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

March 15 - March 17, 2022April 7 - April 8, 2022April 25 - April 26, 2022May 2 - May 3, 2022May 12 - May 13, 2022

NYCAMH will be offering respirator fit testing clinics across the state this year.  For more information, contact NYCAMH at 800-343-7527 or fittest@bassett.org.

Petal Fall Webinar via Zoom

May 18, 2022
3:30pm
zoom

A review of precision thinning, the carbohydrate model, and region specific thinning strategies, along with pest and
disease management recommendations will be provided by Cornell University faculty. Hosted by CCE LOF and ENYCHP.
Note that Dr Robinson will be providing information on region-specific thinning recommendations for the Champlain
Valley beginning at 3pm, so please sign on by 3:30 to be sure to catch all the material that is relevant to our region.

Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards

May 26, 2022
2:45pm to 5:00pm
Bowman Orchards
Rexford, NY

COPY - Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards

May 26, 2022
2:45pm to 5:00pm
Bowman Orchards
Rexford, NY

COPY - Next Gen Meetup at Bowman Orchards

May 26, 2022
2:45pm to 5:00pm
Bowman Orchards
Rexford, NY

June 2022

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series - Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

June 2, 2022 : Part 1 Labor - Grower Experiences
7 - 8:30 PM
Webinar

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series. Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.
A four-part webinar series on Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

Part 1 Labor - Grower Experiences

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series - Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

June 16, 2022 : Part 2 Labor - Specialist Panel
4 PM (PST)/ 7 PM (EST)
Webinar

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series. Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.
A four-part webinar series on Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

Part 2 Labor - Specialist Panel

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

June 17, 2022
June 23, 2022
June 30, 2022
July 7, 2022
July 14, 2022
July 21, 2022
July 28, 2022

11am-12pm

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

Supervisors are critical to the success of farm businesses. They have a major impact both on employees' daily work experiences and on the production performance of the business. The  agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate helps farm supervisors and managers learn and apply human resource management practices and leadership skills that foster rewarding workplaces and drive business results. Confident managers who thoughtfully apply leadership and management skills improve employee performance, develop teams, reduce employee turnover, and increase employee engagement. The courses within the certificate program will offer extensive practice and engagement activities to build confidence and skill sets.

Planning Pumpkin and Squash Disease Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 28, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Altobelli Family Farm
Kinderhook, NY

Join Dr. Margaret McGrath, Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Cornell University, to hear the latest disease management considerations for pumpkins and vine crops including Cucurbit Powdery Mildew and Cucurbit Downy Mildew. Learn from Dr. McGrath what fungicides are working and which ones are not and get the latest developments on disease progression from across the region. 

Getting the Most Out of Every Pass - Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Best Results

June 29 - June 30, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gardiner, NY or Peru, NY

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops. 

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series - Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

June 30, 2022 : Part 3 Technology - Grower Experiences
4 PM (PST) / 7 PM (EST)
Webinar

2022 Virtual Orchard Meetup webinar series. Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology. A four-part webinar series on Orchard Efficiency: Labor and Technology.

Part 3 Technology - Grower Experiences

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Upcoming Events

Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2023

In recent years, the apple leafcurling midge (ALCM) has become an increasingly problematic pest in many orchards across the northeast.

Western NY Fruit Conference - "State of the Industry"

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 27 - February 28, 2023
Henrietta, NY

CCE-LOF are excited to bring you a muti-day fruit conference in WNY! This is replacing our Winter Fruit Schools. Tentative Agenda is now available.

Fire Blight Informational Series - Michigan Fire Blight Meeting

March 1, 2023 : Michigan Fire Blight Meeting
Traverse City, MI

The team leading the national fire blight SCRI grant "Comprehensive Fire Blight Management for the United States" is hosting a March meeting (in person or virtual) as well as a webinar series. This multi-state series will address new research on best management practices for fire blight control. You are encouraged to attend these events which will provide cutting edge research recommendations into how to manage fire blight. Each session eligible for some DEC credits (see below for quantities, and bottom of article for direction on how to receive credit).

Announcements

Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

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!

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

2023


8 Feb - Becker Forum - All Day - Oncenter, Syracuse

12-15 Feb - 66th Annual IFTA Conference & Tours - Grand Rapids, MI - $650

16 Feb - Apple Leafcurling Midge IPM - Webinar - 1:30-2:30pm - Registration Now Open

27 & 28 Feb - WNY Winter Fruit Conference - Registration Now Open


7-10 Mar - 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference of the 10th NASS & NASGA - San Luis Obispo, California

14 Mar - USDA/RMA Listening Session - Spring 2023 Apple Grower Meeting -
The Risk Management Agency (RMA) is inviting interested parties to participate in a listening session to discuss the proposed changes to the apple crop insurance program. Free - Rochester

14-15 Mar - Curso de Desarrollo de Liderazgo - contact Tim Shenk

15 Mar - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using biopesticides to help control fire blight - 7-8PM

16 Mar - CCE Stone Fruit Updates Webinar - registration coming soon

17 & 21 Mar - Pre-Exam Training to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $50

21 Mar - Strep Resistant Erwinia amylovora in New York States - 1-2:30pm, virtual, registration coming soon

24 Mar - Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Wayne Co CCE - $100 



13 Jun - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight - 7-8PM

18 Oct - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - 7-8PM


Food Safety Virtual Office Hours

Cornell Institute of Food Safety "Virtual Office Hours", Tuesdays Noon to 1pm https://cals.cornell.edu/institute-for-food-safety/resources/virtual-office-hours

Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZJs5b7KUuvfcquH3ZtQHo5dSmF2m5MdQ


Webinar Recordings

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars:

INTERPOMA - GENEVA - WEBINAR

Employment Opportunities

The CCE-LOF Program has created a space to share Lake Ontario Fruit Region local employment opportunities. See listings and details for sharing listings at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=890&crumb=business|business

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.