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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  • Issues of Fruit Newletters
  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
      What's wrong with my crop?

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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Nectarines

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Peaches

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Raspberries / Blackberries

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Upcoming Events

FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course Plus optional 2nd Day Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

May 2, 2018 : FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course

May 3, 2018 : Optional Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on May 3. Separate registration required.
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Announcements

Save these Dates!

July 12 - Lake Ontario Fruit Program Summer Tour - Wayne County

August 2-4 - Young Growers Tour - Pennsylvania

August 6 - Hard Cider Tour - Western NY

Please check back for more details.


FSMA Training & Optional Workshop

2 May - FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course
3 May - Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop
For more details & registration visit:  https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=929

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

Don't Forget to take the Agricultural Labor Survey

More details and survey at: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=519&crumb=business|business

2018 Fruit School Presentations Now Available

Now available pdfs of some of the materials presented at the 2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools.
https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=516&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

2017 Census of Agriculture Info

For info on 2017 Census of Agriculture click here


2017 Census of Agriculture

Producers who are new to farming or did not receive a Census of Agriculture in 2012 still have time to sign up to receive the 2017 Census of Agriculture report form by visiting www.agcensus.usda.gov and clicking on the ‘Make Sure You Are Counted' button through June. NASS defines a farm as any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year (2017).

For more information about the 2017 Census of Agriculture and to see how census data are used, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call (800) 727-9540.


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