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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We have compiled a list of useful resources for growers, consultants and agri-business people, organized by category. We hope that these websites can provide you with additional information, photos, and guidance.


Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)

The Cornell Cooperative Extension website provides an overview of CCE programs across New York State.

Cornell Fruit

Cornell University fruit site including berry news.

Cornell Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Information about the National GAPs Program and upcoming GAPs events.

Scaffold Fruit Journal

Scaffolds Fruit Journal provides weekly update on pest management and crop development.

New York Fruit Quarterly

The New York Fruit Quarterly is printed 4 times a year providing fruit and technology updates.

New York Berry News

New York Berry News is a monthly online publication that provides a statewide perspective on the production of berry crops in New York.

EPA - WPS Resource

Pesticide Worker Protection Standard "How to Comply" Manual.


Cornell Small Farms Program

Small Farms Online Courses

Find them here

Trac Software

Keep records up-to-date, generate reports, analyze pest management strategies and improve IPM practice with Trac software.

Tree Fruit Business Blog

Provides tree fruit business resources.


Organic Production Guides

Organic Integrated Pest Management for 8 vegetable groups, tree & small fruit, and grapes, and more

Cornell Pest Management Guidelines

Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Tree Fruit & Berry Crops can be purchased here.


Cornell University High Tunnel

This site provides growers with more information from Cornell's high tunnel team: types of structures, business and marketing resources, and crops that grow particularly well in the tunnel environment.

SARE Season Extension Topic Room

A section of the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) website, the season extension topic room provides nationwide research in the areas of variety trials, fertility management, pest management, water management, energy, and marketing and economics.


Network for Environment & Weather Awareness (NEWA)

Awareness for disease, insect and weather forecasts

NYS IPM Program

Developing sustainable ways to manage pests and help people to use methods that minimize environmental, health, and economic risks.

Plum Pox Virus Eradication Program

Bureau of Pest Management - Information Portal

This the the link to access the the NYDEC registered pesticide labels.

Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)

Develop and distribute pesticide training materials, provide workshops, presentation and online certification/re-certification course calendar to occupational users of pesticides, produce the Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines series


The Cornell Nutrient Analysis Laboratory

Provide accurate and cost effective analysis of soil (Cornell Soil Health Test, Illinois Soil Nutrient Test, other specialized soil tests), plant and water samples.

Cornell Soil Health

Information to help you return your soil to a healthy state or keep an already good soil productive.

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Asian Pears

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Raspberries / Blackberries

Raspberries / Blackberries



Unusual Fruit

Unusual Fruit

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Upcoming Events

Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY

March 16 - March 17, 2020
Albion, NY

2-day, hands-on workshop to explore best practices in supervising farm employees at CCE Orleans County in Albion, NY

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DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 18, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
Albion, NY

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

March 20, 2020 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2 - included in Day 1 registration
Albion, NY

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course - Newark

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2020
Newark, NY

Who Should Attend 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.'8am registration/refreshments, program begins promptly at 8:30am, lunch is provided, meeting adjourns at 5:30pm. Note the reduced registration thanks to grant funds from the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and the Niagara County Farm to School Program!

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Save the Date!

2020 Events - for details and registration info click on the event title of interest:

25-26 Feb - Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program's Fruit & Vegetable Conference - Desmond Hotel & Conference Center, Albany - all day both days

16 & 17 Mar - Supervising Farm Employees: Farm Labor Management Master Class in Western NY (2 day workshop) 10:00AM-4:00PM 

17 Mar - "Wash Pack School" Cleaning, Sanitation, and Hygienic Design Workshop - Orleans County CCE, 12690 NY 31, Albion, NY 14411 - all day event, check back later for more details

18 & 20 Mar - DEC Pesticide Applicator Pre-exam Coaching - Orleans County CCE, 12690 Rt 31, Albion - 8:30am-12:30pm - check back for more details

19 Mar - Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Courses - CCE Wayne - 8am Registration; Program begins promptly at 8:30am - 5:30pm, lunch included

24 Mar - DEC Pesticide Applicators Exam - Orleans County CCE, 12690 Rt 31, Albion - starting at 8:30am - check back for more details

24-26 Mar - Northeastern Cider Conference - Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY, 12207, 2 full days, followed by a half day

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links

Mario Miranda Sazo Recieves Award at IFTA Meeting

Check out the following article & photos that cover highlights of the annual IFTA meeting such as Mario Miranda Sazo receiving the Outstanding Extension Educator award.

Robots, Rootstocks and Revenue on the Front Burner for Fruit Growers

SmartMarketing article "How 'bout Them Apples?"

For full article follow this link

Article: "Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples"

Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples - Should you add this endorsement to your apple crop insurance policy?

Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist, ENYCH

For the full article click the link below.