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 Faxts, and Harvest Maturity Reports are available for referencing.  Fruit notes are published each year providing information relevant to the timing of fruit farming operations and upcoming events.   Fruit Fax, newly name Fruit Facts, 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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Upcoming Events

Using Unmanned Aircraft in the Orchard

October 20, 2018
Orleans County 10-30am - NOON; Wayne County 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Free Drone Orchard Use Workshop on 20 October 2018
Same Informative Drone Workshop  Offered at 2 Different Locations
10:30am - Noon @ Lamont Fruit Farm
1:30pm - 3:30pm @ VanDeWalle Fruit Farm
View Details for registration information.

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2018 Cornell Agribusiness Strategic Marketing Conference

November 7 - November 8, 2018

Developing your brand and marketing strategies to increase sales.

For more info. click details or for registration, and agenda visit: https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/strategic-marketing-conference.html

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2018 Great Lakes Fruit Workers Meeting

November 7 - November 9, 2018

Ithaca, NY

We invite you to register for the 2018 Great Lakes Fruit Workers Meeting at The Hotel Ithaca on Nov. 7-9, 2018.

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Announcements

SmartMarketing article "How 'bout Them Apples?"

For full article follow this link https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/documents/smart-marketing-2018-09-2.pdf

2018 Harvest Maturity Report

If you haven't already now is the time to sign up for the 2018 season HMR.
For registration form and instructions please visit: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=309&crumb=harvest_storage|harvest_storage


Register Now and use code for discount!

BIOCONTROLS USA EAST CONFERENCE & EXPO
Rochester Riverside Hotel
Rochester, NY - October 11-12, 2018
Full agenda & registration available at https://www.biocontrolsconference.com/usa-east/agenda/
Use discount code BIOEAST1875 to get $75 off registration (growers pay the early-bird rate, the lowest possible rate of $225).


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




Increased Risk of Diffuse Skin Browning in Goldens

Increased Risk of Skin Browning in Golden Delicious this Season

Prompt removal of field heat and SmartFreshTM treatment is generally good advice for Eastern storage operators. However, handling practices for Golden Delicious this season may provide an exception. Golden Delicious are susceptible to a surface browning disorder identified as "diffuse skin browning" (DSB). These skin browning symptoms appear early in storage and may be considered a "chilling disorder" since rapid field heat removal increases the disorder.

Control of DSB in Goldens is a regular concern in warmer growing regions, but is seldom seen in New York. This pattern of appearance implies that Goldens may be more susceptible to DSB following warm seasons such as this one. The disorder is successfully controlled by slowing field heat removal after harvest and delaying SmartFresh treatment.

SmartFresh use recommendations for Golden Delicious suggest:
• Maintaining air discharge temperatures at evaporators above 36o F
• Delay SmartFresh treatment until fruit has reached 40o F, but within 8 days of harvest
• Vent storage rooms to prevent the buildup of CO2 during temperature pull down
• Gradually reduce fruit temperature to holding temperature of 33 - 34o F
• In CA rooms, maintain less than 1% CO2 during the first six weeks of storage
Note: that the suggested slowed cooling rate and delay of SmartFresh treatment applies only to Golden Delicious.


FREE Pollinator Conservation Course

Pollinator Conservation Short Course - FREE - for Farmers and Ag Professionals
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Basom, NY
Wednesday November 7th, 2018 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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BIOCONTROLS USA EAST CONFERENCE & EXPO
Rochester Riverside Hotel
Rochester, NY - October 11-12, 2018
Full agenda & registration available at https://www.biocontrolsconference.com/usa-east/agenda/

November 7-9 - 2018 Great Lakes Fruit Workers Meeting - check back for more details and registration

Feb 4 & 5 - 2019 LOF Winter Fruit Schools


Farm Employee Compensation Benchmark Survey

By participating in the Farm Employee Compensation Benchmark survey you can find out how your employee compensation compares to benchmark data in your farm industry and across the state. More details and link to the survey at: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=540&crumb=business|business

Fit Testing Organizations

Details on organizations offering fit testing @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=521&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

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