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 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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Apples

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Apricots

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Asian Pears

Blueberries

Blueberries

Cherries

Cherries

Currants

Currants

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Nectarines

Nectarines

Peaches

Peaches

Pears

Pears

Plums

Plums

Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries

Strawberries

Strawberries

Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

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Announcements

Save the Date - LOF Summer Tour is July 12


Time All Day
Location TBA, 4-5 farms west of Rochester
Contact for Info/Registration: Stay Tuned to Website for Updates
Annual Summer Tour Visiting Cutting Edge Farms



"Visual Guide" for March Pruning

A Practical "Visual Guide" for March Pruning of Young and Semi-Young High Density Apple Plantings
Mario Miranda Sazo

The document is a practical and colorful visual guide that shows some important pruning cuts to better grow and train the "money makers" Gala, Honeycrisp, and Fuji trees. The pruning cut decisions are easy to follow and their objectives are simple.  More information and the guide can be found here: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=440&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38



2017 LOF Winter Fruit School Presentations

2017 Winter Fruit School presentations that have been approved by the presenters are now available here https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=425&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38; past LOF Winter Fruit School presentations approved for public distribution can be found under the Apples at the bottom in a list.


Working with a Spanish Speaking Workforce

Please use the link below to watch a YouTube video in which Libby Eiholzer, Bilingual Dairy Specialist of the Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team and Mario Sazo, Extension Associate of the Lake Ontario Fruit Program discuss Building Campus County Connections: Working with a Spanish Speaking Workforce.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YkXmboxStE&feature=youtu.be


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.


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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