Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • Fruit Newsletter?
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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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

    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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    Currants

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    Gooseberries

    Nectarines

    Nectarines

    Peaches

    Peaches

    Pears

    Pears

    Plums

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    Raspberries / Blackberries

    Raspberries / Blackberries

    Strawberries

    Strawberries

    Unusual Fruit

    Unusual Fruit

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    Upcoming Events

    Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp

    March 30, 2017 : Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Eastern NY & Niagara/Orleans County Samples

    March 31, 2017 : Tasting analysis of Honeycrisp - Wayne County Samples

    March 30, 2017 (Eastern NY and Niagara/Orleans county samples)
    March 31, 2017 (Wayne county samples)
    Tasting starts at 10:00am - approximately 2 pm or earlier
    Please pre-register for this free event.

    As many of you may know, We've been working on a statewide precision harvest management experiment, a 2 year funded USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant and New York Farm Viability Grant, "Measuring and Extending the Benefits of More Accurate Honeycrisp Harvest Predictions". This project is a continuation of Terence Robinson's precision harvest management work with some modifications. It focuses on Honeycrisp within the 3 main production regions of the state, in which many of you were involved.

    The main goal of this experiment is to develop guidelines for precision harvest management by determining if Honeycrisp orchards can be evaluated at harvest for storage potential using fruit dry matter content, fruit mineral (peel and flesh) content, the DA meter, and piecing together complex block histories and cultural practices.

    Click on details for more information.

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    Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course + Optional Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

    April 5 - April 6, 2017
    April 5: 8am-5pm; April 6: TBA
    Batavia, 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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    Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class

    April 4, 2017 : Wayne County Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class

    April 5, 2017 : Orleans County Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class

    Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training Class for Non-Certified Applicators and Handlers of Federally Restricted-Use Pesticides.

    Pre-Registration is Required by March 31, 2017.

    Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training!


    New York DEC notes that the Special Permit process is intended for farm workers with English language skills that are not adequate to pass the DEC private applicators exam.  All others are encouraged to apply for their private applicators license via taking the certification exam.

    Workers requiring general pesticide training/Agricultural Worker Protection Standard Handler training who do not need special permits are welcome to take the class; they will not be tested and will receive a course participation certificate.

    Please click on details for more information and registration form.

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    Announcements

    Special Permit Training for 2017!

    Special Permit Training for 2017 will be April 4th in Wayne Co. & April 5th in Orleans Co.
    For more information & registration form click here.
    Pre-Registration is Required by March 31, 2017.



    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


    NEW! Pesticide Product Search Online.

    The Cornell University hosted Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) is being replaced by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Bureau of Pest Management - Information Portal's new pesticide product registration.

    New search features are available and updates to the product data and labeling will be reflected instantaneously.


    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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