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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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    Most Recent Pests Content

    NRCC Funding Could be Reduced by 80% - Contact Your Representatives Now!

    Craig Kahlke, Team Leader, Fruit Quality Management
    Lake Ontario Fruit Program

    Last Modified: June 27, 2017

    NRCC Funding Could be Reduced by 80% - Contact Your Representatives Now!
    Art DeGaetano, Cornell University


    The President's budget for FY 2018 drastically cuts funding for a large number of programs. The Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) was not immune from these cuts and in fact faces an 80% reduction in funding. We are making our final push to assure that funds for the NRCC are maintained in the federal FY18 budget. NRCC is a key partner in the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA; http://newa.cornell.edu), provided by the New York State IPM Program at Cornell. The NEWA tools are a key part of planning and decision making process when growing many crops, apples being a key for pest and disease models, crop load management, growing degree day models, etc.

    We are requesting that key NRCC stakeholders contact our supporters in the U.S. Congress to illustrate the breadth and value of the data services we provide. For over 30 years it has been through the support of Congress that the Regional Climate Centers have flourished. Please click here to use the attached template https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=464&crumb=pests|pests
    to get started.

    It seems we may have a friend in Congresswoman Meng, from Queens so having people send a letter to her would be helpful.

    They should also send their letter to their local representative, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as sending a copy to me (address below).

    Finally hitting people from the Republican districts in the state would also help. I have met with staff from:

    Collins (most of western NY outside of Rochester and Buffalo);
    Reed;
    Faso (Hudson Valley south of Albany and Catskills);
    Stephanik (North Country)

    So having them hear from someone in their district would be great.

    The other republicans are

    Zeldin (eastern end of Long Island)
    King (southwest Suffolk County)
    Donovan (mostly Staten Island)
    Tenney (Oswego to Binghamton)
    Katko (Syracuse west to Rochester)


    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


    More Pests Content

    Update on Special Permit Training 2017
    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
    » View Complete List of Pests Content
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    Gooseberries

    Gooseberries

    Nectarines

    Nectarines

    Peaches

    Peaches

    Pears

    Pears

    Plums

    Plums

    Raspberries / Blackberries

    Raspberries / Blackberries

    Strawberries

    Strawberries

    Unusual Fruit

    Unusual Fruit

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    Upcoming Events

    2017 CCE LOF Spanish Summer Fruit Tour

    July 22, 2017
    Arriveal 12:45pm Tour Begins @ 1pm - 5pm
    Geneva, NY

    "The Science behind Horticulture"
    What will Hispanic orchard workers learn in Geneva this year? Tour attendants will be welcomed and introduced to the Station by John Adams at the FRU facilities. There will be a tractor safety and a pesticide storage/handling demonstration session.

    view details

    Online Sponsorship Opportunity for Lake Champlain study tour for the Young Fruit Farmers

    August 8 - August 10, 2017

    Now sponsors of the Lake Champlain study tour for next generation fruit growers can sponsor online via credit card.
    Please click on view details for more information.
    These options can also be accessed by going to Sponsorship at bottom of page.

    view details

    National Apple Crop Insurance Policy Stakeholder Review Meeting

    August 16, 2017
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Rochester, NY

    >USDAs Risk Management Agency (RMA) is reviewing the National Apple Crop Insurance Policy for potential changes to be made in crop year 2018. RMA would like to meet with a focus group to discuss current policy issues and concerns. Apple producers, agents, and educators are all invited. RMA desires public input before any changes to the policy are made.

    A PowerPoint will be presented that details the New York Apple policy performance and concerns. Experts from RMA's actuarial branch will be available to answer questions.

    view details
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    Announcements

    Online Evaluation Form - 2017 LOF Summer Tour

    Fill Out an Evaluation Online - 2017 Summer Fruit Tour

    https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erFb329sBrKA1Rr

    2017 CCE-LOF Spanish Summer Fruit Tour

    For more info and registration click here.

    Sponsorship available here.


    Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour Online Sponorship

    Information & 3 level sponsorship opportunities here.


    NRCC Funding Could be Reduced by 80%

    NRCC Funding Could be Reduced by 80% - Contact Your Congress Now!
    Art DeGaetano, Cornell University


    The President's budget for FY 2018 drastically cuts funding for a large number of programs. The Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) was not immune from these cuts and in fact faces an 80% reduction in funding. We are making our final push to assure that funds for the NRCC are maintained in the federal FY18 budget.

    We are requesting that key NRCC stakeholders contact our supporters in the U.S. Congress to illustrate the breadth and value of the data services we provide. For over 30 years it has been through the support of Congress that the Regional Climate Centers have flourished. Feel free to use the attached template https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=464&crumb=pests|pests
    to get started.

    It seems we may have a friend in Congresswoman Meng, from Queens so having people send a letter to her would be helpful.

    They should also send their letter to their local representative, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, as well as sending a copy to me (address below).

    Finally hitting people from the Republican districts in the state would also help. I have met with staff from:

    Collins (most of western NY outside of Rochester and Buffalo);
    Reed;
    Faso (Hudson Valley south of Albany and Catskills);
    Stepanik (North Country)

    So having them hear from someone in their district would be great.

    The other republicans are

    Zeldin (eastern end of Long Island)
    King (southwest Suffolk County)
    Donovan (mostly Staten Island)
    Tennney (Oswego to Binghamton)
    Katko (Syracuse west to Rochester)



    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.


    "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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