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  • Market Development
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Pests

Pests and diseases cause a major financial burden to fruit growers.  Provided below are links and information on management strategies for insects, diseases, and weeds; pest ID and biology; and new crop protectants, biological controls, pesticide regulations and safety. 


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    2017 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Sticking to the Lake!

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    July 12, 2017
    Registration & DEC Credit Sign Up, 8 AM, Program Runs 8:30 AM to approximately 4 PM

    Most Recent Pests Content

    2017 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools

    Last Modified: February 8, 2017

    Presentations from the 2017 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools.

    DEC Registered Pesticides for New York

    Last Modified: January 30, 2017

    This the the link to access the the NYDEC pesticide registrations.  Access labels here.  

    Bureau of Pest Management - Information Portal - http://www.dec.ny.gov/nyspad/products?13

    Update on Special Permit Training 2017

    Last Modified: January 27, 2017
    Update on Special Permit Training 2017

    Discussions are in process between CCE and DEC to obtain approval for Special Permit training in 2017. Please stay tuned for the latest updates, and (we hope) the eventual announcement of training dates and registration information. Regarding possible dates, please contact us if you foresee a repetition of last spring's delays in the approval of H2A applications, as we will take these delays into consideration in setting dates.

    For more information please click on Details below.


    More Pests Content

    What Herbicides control which weeds ?
    2016 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit School
    Black Stem Borer Trap Data
    Distinguishing characteristics between European Corn Borer and Codling Moth
    Revisions in EPA WPS comment period open until Dec. 23, 2015
    Apple IPM for Beginners
    Apple IPM
    2015 Winter Fruit School
    Presentations - 2015 Winter Tree Fruit Schools
    Spotted Wing Drosophila
    New fungicides labeled for use in tree fruit - all Special Local Needs Labels
    Plum Pox Virus Update
    Animals in Fruit Crops
    New and Unusual
    New pest detected! Is this the beginning of something bigger?
    Managing Codling Moth In Apples
    Spotted Winged Drosophila found locally and throughout New York and New England
    » View Complete List of Pests Content
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    Nectarines

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    Peaches

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    Raspberries / Blackberries

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    Unusual Fruit

    Unusual Fruit

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    Upcoming Events

    Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

    June 13, 2017
    8am-5:15pm
    Newark, NY

    Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 112.22(c) that requires 'At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.'
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    2017 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Sticking to the Lake!

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    July 12, 2017
    Registration & DEC Credit Sign Up, 8 AM, Program Runs 8:30 AM to approximately 4 PM

    We have applied for ~1.75 hrs of DEC Credits, split into an AM & PM Session

    There is no charge to attend, thanks to Sponsor and Donor support, but pre-registration will be required for accurate lunch counts and handouts.

    Registration information to follow in our next newsletter (~ June 15), and also on our website

    Stop 1 - Lakeside Orchards, Burt, NY
    Leopard moth: Trojan horse or resident alien? Tess Grasswitz, Doug Ingersoll
    Nutrition on High Value Apple Varieties - Lailiang Cheng, Mario Miranda Sazo, John King

    Stop 2 Bittner-Singer Orchards, Appleton, NY
    Establishing a Perpendicular V system in Peaches & Nectarines - Kevin Bittner, Mario
    Miranda Sazo
    An Organic Tall Spindle Apple Orchard - Kevin Bittner, Art Agnello, Kerik Cox
    Precision Irrigation for High Density Apples on Dwarfing Rootstocks - Jaume Lordan

    Stop 3 Zingler Farms, Kendall, NY
    Precision Chemical Thinning Multiple Years - Poliana Francescatto, Mario Miranda Sazo, Jimmy Zingler)
    Receive AM DEC credits

    Stop 4 Lunch - Zingler Farms, same location, 12-1:30 PM
    Network with Sponsors, growers/industry
    Equipment Demos
    Robotic Crop Estimator & others
    DEC credits PM registration

    Stop 5 Burch Farms, Frank & Hale Burch Farms, Hilton, NY
    Brown Marmorated Stinkbug Trap Comparison - Art Agnello, Tess Grasswitz, Jim Burch
    Mechanisms of Resistance Research in Fire Blight and Scab - Awais Khan

    Stop 6 West Wind Fruit Farm & Blue Barn Cidery, Hilton, NY
    Fine-tuning the Oxbo Mechanical Blueberry Harvester - Jeremy Wolfe
    An update on Spotted Wind Drosophila in Raspberries and other crops - Greg Loeb
    Peck Lab Hard Cider Research Updates - Greg Peck, Craig Kahlke
    Receive DEC credits
    Adjourn ~ 4 PM
    Optional Hard Cider tasting inside the new Blue Barn Cidery - Jill & Jeremy Wolfe
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    Announcements

    Mechanical Blossom Thinning Video

    Click link for Details.
    Mechanical blossom thinning video and story.
    https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=449&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38



    Spray Mixing Instructions Considering TRV

    Spray Mixing Instructions Considering Tree Row Volume - TRV

    Spray Mixing Instructions Considering Tree Row Volume - TRV
    Terence Robinson, Poliana Francescatto, Cornell University
    Win Cowgill, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

    Click below for full article:

    https://rvpadmin.cce.cornell.edu/uploads/doc_569.pdf

    Precision Chemical Thinning in 2017

    Precision Chemical Thinning in 2017 for Gala and Honeycrisp

    Poliana Francescatto, Craig Kahlke, Mario Miranda Sazo, Terence Robinson

    full article pdf. available here: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=448&crumb=crops|crops|apples|crop*38

    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.


    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


    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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