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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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

    Organizations Offering Respirator Fit Testing

    Last Modified: March 8, 2018

    Partial list of organizations offering respirator fit testing compiled by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH)
    When inquiring, ask these organizations about their fee structure, whether or not they will come to you, and if they can test the brand and model of your mask(s). Note that this list is evolving and may change over time.

    2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools

    Last Modified: February 16, 2018

    Presentations from the 2018 Lake Ontario Winter Fruit Schools. 

    European Cherry Fruit Fly

    Last Modified: November 13, 2017

    European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi) a new pest of cherries was recently found in Niagara County, New York.

    Click on View Details for more info.


    More Pests Content

    NRCC Funding Could be Reduced by 80% - Contact Your Representatives Now!
    Spray Mixing Instructions Considering Tree Row Volume - TRV
    2017 CCE LOF Winter Fruit Schools
    DEC Registered Pesticides for New York
    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
    » View Complete List of Pests Content
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    Upcoming Events

    2018 CCE LOF PGR Orchard Tour

    June 29, 2018
    8am - 1:30pm; lunch & celebration 2-5pm
    Geneva, NY

    We invite you to attend the talk titled "Understanding the Use of Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) on Growth and Development of Fruit Trees" (Poliana Francescatto, NYSAES, Geneva), followed by a tour of her research plots at the NYSAES on Friday June 29, from 8am until 1:30pm. Following the tour, there will be a lunch buffet and a grower celebration to honor Poliana's work accomplishments at the Ramada Lakefront Hotel in Geneva from 2-5pm. Pre-register by 25 June 2018
    View Details for more information and registration.

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    LOF Summer Fruit Tour 2018

    July 12, 2018
    All Day

    Annual tour featuring cutting edge farms.  Check back for more details & registration options.

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    LOF Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour 2018

    August 2 - August 4, 2018
    All Day (see Details for Itinerary)
    Gettysburg, PA

    Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour in PA, August 2-4
    The 3rd annual Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour will be held in the Adams County region of Pennsylvania August 2nd-4th. The Young Growers Alliance (YGA), the LOF team, the Future Fruit Growers of Lake Ontario, along with Matt Wells and Chelsea Van Acker (New York Apple Sales) have organized what looks to be an excellent itinerary. The study tour is focused on helping next generation growers develop the knowledge and skills needed to take their family farms into the future.

    Interested in attending this event? click view detail for more information on how to reserve a spot.

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    Announcements

    Save these Dates!

    June 29 - PGR Tour - Geneva - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=954

    July 12 - Lake Ontario Fruit Program Summer Tour - Wayne County - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=961

    August 2-4 - Young Growers Tour - Pennsylvania - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=957

    August 6 - Hard Cider Tour - Western NY - Details @ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=962

    Please check back for more details.


    Sponsor 2018 LOF Events Here!

    Save the dates:
    2018 LOF Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Tour - Friday, June 29th
    2018 LOF Summer Fruit Tour - Thursday, July 12th
    2018 LOF Young Fruit Farmer Study Tour - Thursday, August 2nd - Saturday, August 4th
    Sponsor these events: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/sponsor_event.php?event_id=957


    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

    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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