Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

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

Enrollment Benefits

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

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Resources

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.



GENERAL

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE)

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

http://cce.cornell.edu


Cornell Fruit

Cornell University fruit site including berry news.

http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/berry/index.htm


Cornell Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)

Information about the National GAPs Program and upcoming GAPs events.

http://www.gaps.cornell.edu


Scaffold Fruit Journal

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

http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/


New York Fruit Quarterly

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

http://nyshs.org/fruit-quarterly/past-issues/


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.

http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/nybn/index.html


Bureau of Pest Management - Information Portal

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

http://www.dec.ny.gov/nyspad/products?0


EPA - WPS Resource

Pesticide Worker Protection Standard "How to Comply" Manual. 

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/pesticide-worker-protection-sta


BUSINESS

Cornell Small Farms Program

http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu


NE Beginning Farmer Program

http://nebeginningfarmers.org/


GUIDELINES

Organic Production Guides

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

http://nysipm.cornell.edu/organic_guide/


Cornell Pest Management Guidelines

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

https://store.cornell.edu/c-875-pmep-guidelines.aspx


GREENHOUSE & TUNNELS

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.

http://hightunnels.cals.cornell.edu/


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.

http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Topic-Rooms/Season-Extension-Topic-Room


PESTS

Network for Environment & Weather Awareness (NEWA)

Awareness for disease, insect and weather forecasts

http://newa.cornell.edu/


NYS IPM Program

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

http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu/


Plum Pox Virus Eradication Program


http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/PI/ppv/ppv.html


SOIL HEALTH

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.

http://cnal.cals.cornell.edu


Cornell Soil Health

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

http://soilhealth.cals.cornell.edu


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Blueberries

Blueberries

Cherries

Cherries

Currants

Currants

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

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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