Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Fruit Newsletter?
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Newsletters

NewslettersArchived Fruit Notes, Fruit Faxes, and Harvest Maturity Reports are available for referencing.  Roughly 22 issues of fruit notes are published a year providing information relevant to the timing of fruit farming operations and upcoming events.   Fruit Fax provides time sensitive pest & horticultural reminders of disease infections, control timing for insects, and timing models for thinning & irrigation needs.  Harvest Maturity Reports provide fruit ripening indicators for over 20 apple varieties and helps to schedule harvest of specific varieties for best quality.


Archived Fruit Notes

December 9, 2014 (PDF; 1583KB)

November 13, 2014 (PDF; 1651KB)

October 15, 2014 (PDF; 1615KB)

August 20, 2014 (PDF; 1666KB)

August 7, 2014 (PDF; 1272KB)

July 23, 2014 (PDF; 1810KB)

July 10, 2014 (PDF; 1355KB)

June 26, 2014 (PDF; 1696KB)

June 12, 2014 (PDF; 1701KB)

May 29, 2014 (PDF; 1620KB)

May 22, 2014 (PDF; 1573KB)

May 14, 2014 (PDF; 1291KB)

May 8, 2014 (PDF; 1629KB)

April 30, 2014 (PDF; 1814KB)

April 23, 2014 (PDF; 1363KB)

April 16, 2014 (PDF; 1625KB)

April 10, 2014 (PDF; 1732KB)

April 2, 2014 (PDF; 1571KB)

March 25, 2014 (PDF; 1607KB)

March 12, 2014 (PDF; 1737KB)

February 14, 2014 (PDF; 1259KB)

January 29, 2014 (PDF; 1388KB)

January 3, 2014 (PDF; 1584KB)

December 12, 2013 (PDF; 1696KB)

September 7, 2013 (PDF; 1694KB)

September 5, 2013 (PDF; 1216KB)

August 14, 2013 (PDF; 1213KB)

July 31, 2013 (PDF; 1190KB)

July 10, 2013 (PDF; 1727KB)

June 26, 2013 (PDF; 1350KB)

June 12, 2013 (PDF; 1681KB)

May 30, 2013 (PDF; 1496KB)

May 22, 2013 (PDF; 1272KB)

May 15, 2013 (PDF; 1706KB)

May 8, 2013 (PDF; 388KB)

April 30, 2013 (PDF; 1241KB)

April 24, 2013 (PDF; 1606KB)

April 17, 2013 (PDF; 1158KB)

April 11, 2013 (PDF; 2176KB)

April 5, 2013 (PDF; 1658KB)

March 27, 2013 (PDF; 1778KB)

March 13, 2013 (PDF; 1625KB)

February 12, 2013 (PDF; 2450KB)

January 10, 2013 (PDF; 1530KB)


Archived Fruit Fax

September 5, 2013 (PDF; 483KB)

August 22, 2013 (PDF; 484KB)

August 13, 2013 (PDF; 486KB)

August 6, 2013 (PDF; 481KB)

July 30, 2013 (PDF; 367KB)

July 25, 2013 (PDF; 486KB)

July 23, 2013 (PDF; 368KB)

July 17, 2013 (PDF; 368KB)

July 9, 2013 (PDF; 368KB)

July 2, 2013 (PDF; 355KB)

June 25, 2013 (PDF; 365KB)

June 18, 2013 (PDF; 478KB)

June 11, 2013 (PDF; 364KB)

June 7, 2013 (PDF; 370KB)

June 4, 2013 (PDF; 368KB)

May 31, 2013 (PDF; 365KB)

May 29, 2013 (PDF; 355KB)

May 28, 2013 (PDF; 365KB)

May 24, 2013 (PDF; 362KB)

May 22, 2013 (PDF; 348KB)

May 21, 2013 (PDF; 365KB)

May 17, 2013 (PDF; 363KB)

May 14, 2013 (PDF; 361KB)

May 10, 2013 (PDF; 363KB)

May 9, 2013 (PDF; 343KB)

May 7, 2013 (PDF; 375KB)

May 3, 2013 (PDF; 473KB)

April 30, 2013 (PDF; 361KB)

April 29, 2013 (PDF; 352KB)

April 26, 2013 (PDF; 365KB)

April 23, 2013 (PDF; 367KB)

April 19, 2013 (PDF; 377KB)

April 17, 2013 (PDF; 472KB)

April 16, 2013 (PDF; 485KB)

April 15, 2013 (PDF; 226KB)

April 12, 2013 (PDF; 343KB)

April 9, 2013 (PDF; 355KB)

April 2, 2013 (PDF; 406KB)


Archived Harvest Maturity Report

September 23, 2013 (PDF; 286KB)

September 16, 2013 (PDF; 328KB)

September 9, 2013 (PDF; 340KB)

September 5, 2013 (PDF; 291KB)

September 3, 2013 (PDF; 219KB)

September 2, 2013 (PDF; 344KB)

August 28, 2013 (PDF; 260KB)

August 25, 2013 (PDF; 345KB)

August 21, 2013 (PDF; 259KB)

August 18, 2013 (PDF; 310KB)

August 14, 2013 (PDF; 498KB)

August 11, 2013 (PDF; 290KB)


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Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

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Pears

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Raspberries / Blackberries

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Upcoming Events

2017 Pesticide Training and Recertification Series

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 30 - February 27, 2017
7pm - 9:30pm, Exam 27 Feb - 6:30pm - 11pm
Canadaigua, NY

2017 Pesticide Training & Recertification Series in Ontario County
Cost: $175.00 for certification which includes the training manuals and all 4 classes. Does not include the $100.00 exam fee. Recertification is $25.00 per class.


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2017 Prune Smarter Not Harder Workshops presented by CCE - LOF

January 5, 2017 : 2017 Niagara County Winter Pruning

February 28, 2017 : 2017 Orleans Winter Pruning

March 1, 2017 : 2017 Wayne County Winter Pruning

Please Note NEW DATE & TIME of Orleans & Wayne Co. Workshops

This pruning season the Lake Ontario Fruit Program will have 3 meetings across the Western NY fruit region.  As always, all growers and employees are welcome to attend (including Spanish-speaking employees).

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2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Spanish School Orleans County

March 4, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Waterport, NY

This meeting will include the basics of tree nursery production, together with information on grafting and pruning. There will be hands-on demonstrations.

March 4 Orleans County
March 11 Wayne County


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Announcements

Special Permit Training for 2017!

Special Permit Training for 2017 will be April 4th in Orleans Co. & April 5th in Wayne Co.
Important Note:  The Special Permit process is exclusively for non-English literate farm workers.  All others are expected to sit for an applicator certification exam.  Please check back for more information and registration instructions.


2017 Lake Ontario Fruit Program Winter Pruning

2017 Prune Smarter Not Harder Workshops

28 February - 1-4pm Orleans County Location Kast Farms Inc.
1 March - 1-4pm Wayne County Location Datthyn Fruit Farm

Details & Registration


2017 CCE LOF Spanish Winter Fruit School

March 4th 1-4pm Orleans County (Location TBA)
March 11th 1-4pm Wayne County (Location TBA)

Please contact Mario Miranda Sazo for more details.


DEC Pesticide Core Certification Training

March 14 & 15
8am - 12 Noon each day
Wayne County CCE
1581 NY State Route 88
Newark, NY 14513
Training to prepare for DEC Exam to be held on the morning of March 23rd.
Please check back for more info & registration.


2017 Effective Orchard Spraying

March 7 - Orleans County
March 8 - Wayne County
Check back for registration.
Click here for more details.


NEW! Pesticide Product Search Online.

The Cornell University hosted Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) is being replaced by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Bureau of Pest Management - Information Portal's new pesticide product registration.

New search features are available and updates to the product data and labeling will be reflected instantaneously.


Update on Special Permit Training 2017

Discussions are in process between CCE and DEC to obtain approval for Special Permit training in 2017. 
More details.


2017 Cornell Guidelines Available!

Now Available:
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit Production
2017 Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops

These updated guidelines provide current tree fruit or berry crop production information for New York State. They provide valuable timings and recommendations for producers or consultants or anyone involved in the commercial production of tree fruit or berry crops.

Pricing:        Online       Print                     Both online version & print
Tree Fruit       $41          $41 + shipping      $57.50 + shipping
Berry             $31          $31 + shipping      $43.50 + shipping

Cornell Guidelines can be purchased through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University. To order from the Cornell Store, call (844) 688-7620 or order online.


Did You Experience Drought Issues on Your Farm?

Please Help Us Collect Regional Information So We Can Help You Be Better Prepared in the Future

For more information and to take the survey please click here.


2016 Apple Crop Survey Results

The 2016 Apple Crop Survey Results are now available.  Click here for results.


Apple System Payback Calculator Now Available!

Apple System Payback Calculator
You can down load this spreadsheet to help you calculate the return on investment for an orchard system you are considering to plant or invest in.


New York Apples and Hard Cider Classifieds

A new on-line classifieds has been launched to help apple growers and hard cider producers "connect" and conduct business. This website allows users to post items for sale and items for purchase. The site is not exclusive to growers and hard cider producers selling and buying to each other. The site can also be used for grower to grower business and hard cider producer to hard cider producer business. Click the following link to start the website: www.nyahcclassifieds.com. Click the following to download basic instructions on navigating the site: NYAHC Classifieds Notice


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