Lake Ontario Fruit Program Enrollment

Program Areas

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

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  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Craig Kahlke

Craig Kahlke

Team Leader, Fruit Quality Management

CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Ave.
Lockport, NY 14094

phone 716-433-8839
cell 585-735-5448
fax 716-438-0275


Areas of Interest
Fruit Quality and factors that affect fruit quality before, during, and after storage,

Craig KahlkeCrops
Blueberries, Raspberries / Blackberries, Strawberries, Apples, Apricots, Cherries, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Plums

Craig Kahlke has been an Area Extension Specialist for the CCE-Lake Ontario Fruit Program for the past six years. He specializes in Fruit Quality Management, which expands his interests to include applied research in the myriad of factors that can affect final fruit quality. Craig's primary responsibilities include harvest maturity testing of apples, postharvest storage and technology of tree fruit/berries, along with marketing of fresh produce. Food safety has been a major emphasis of his programming for the past 3 1/2 years. Craig has an M.S. in Plant & Soil Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a B.S. in Biology from SUNY Geneseo. Craig has worked in agriculture-related positions in research and extension for most of the past 18 years.
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Apples

Apples

Apricots

Apricots

Asian Pears

Asian Pears

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

Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 WNY Master Class for Bilingual Orchard Crew Members

November 9 - December 13, 2019
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Currently accepting nominations for WNY Master Class. Please submit nominations by October 1, 2019.
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Announcements

Save the Date!

2019 Events - for details and registration info click on the event of interest:

15 Nov - 13 Dec - 2019 WNY Master Class for Bilingual Orchard Crew Members Call for Nominations  - click link for more details

18-22 Nov - Labor Roadshow III - click link for more details.

2020 Events

13 Jan, 14-16 Jan  - Becker Forum, Empire State Producers Expo - Oncenter, 515 Montgomery St, Syracuse, NY 13202

3 & 4 Feb - LOF Winter Fruit Schools - check back later for locations & more details







Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Unusual Berry Survey

Specialty Fruit Survey: Are you interested in diversifying your farmers market, farm stand, or CSA offerings with specialty fruit crops? Have you ever thought about growing currants, kiwiberries, goji berries, beach plums, or other "unusual" fruits? Tell us about it! We are gauging grower interest in specialty fruit crops. Your input will help guide a project that aims to develop growing recommendations and enterprise budgets for unusual fruit crops in New York. Fill out our online survey by clicking on the following link: https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6MerCyXklTm7YlT

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 https://dyson.cornell.edu/outreach/documents/smart-marketing-2018-09-2.pdf

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.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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