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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  • Issues of Fruit Newletters
  • Helpful Diagnostic Tool:
      What's wrong with my crop?

Organizations Offering Respirator Fit Testing

March 8, 2018

NYCAMH Respirator Fit Clinics:
To schedule an appointment please call the NYCAMH office during the accepting appointments date range listed below for the clinic you would like to attend, and ask to speak with the farm respirator clinic scheduler.
Call 607-547-6023 or (toll free) 800-343-7527 - Have the following information ready when calling
1. Total number of people attending from your farm
2. Name of each person being scheduled
3. Language spoken by each attendee
4. Make & model of each respirator to be tested. - if a worker uses more than one style of respirator they must be fit test for each one. 

DEC Region 8, Finger Lakes (Counties - Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates)
Dates of Clinic: Tuesday - Thursday, May 15th-17th, 2018
Location: CCE Ontario County, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424
Accepting appointments: Monday, April 16th-Friday, May 11th, 2018 (call between the hrs of 8am - 4:30pm)

DEC Region 9, Western New York (Counties - Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara, and Wyoming)
Dates: August, 2018
Location: TBD
Accepting appointments: Monday, July 23rd-Friday August 17th, 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. Please see pdf for more info on each of these organizations.
Riverfront Medical, P.C.

Healthworks Western New York

Healthworks Western New York

Comprehensive Occupational Medical Services

Mobile Health

United Memorial for Rochester Regional Health

Riverfront Medical, P.C.

Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services
(585) 244-4771

Eastern Niagara Health System

WorkRite Safety

Riverfront Medical, P.C.

Mobile Health
(212) 695-5122

Clifton Springs Occupational Medicine Services for Rochester Regional Health
(315) 462- 9561

Mobile Health
(212) 695-5122

Fit Testing Table (pdf; 101KB)
  • List of organizations offering fit testing including locations & contact information

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Upcoming Events


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

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution certain events will be cancelled. Please check back through out the week for any additional event cancellations.

9 Nov - Lake Ontario Fruit Program Advisory Committee Meeting - 9:30am - 3:30pm via Zoom, details to  be announced

8 & 9 Feb 2021 - LOF Virtual Fruit Schools - details to be announced

Lake Ontario Fruit Program Webinar Recordings

Have you recently miss a webinar provided by the Lake Ontario Fruit Program that you wanted to see, or would you like to review the information again?  Then check it out at the Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.  LOF webinars are recorded, processed, and uploaded to the YouTube Channel within 1-2 days following the meeting.  LOF Webinar Recording & Resource Links

Managing Farms During COVID-19 series:

Managing Fruit and Vegetable Farms During COVID-19 recorded on June 24th.

Summer Fruit Series:
Summer Insect Management in Cherry recorded June 29th.

Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season recorded July 7th

Honeycrsip Bitter Pit Prediction Models recorded August 11, 2020

Protocol for Honeycrisp Sampling for the Passive Bitter Pit Prediction Model pfd

Pollinator Webinar Series - Summer 2020

The Pollinator Webinar Series presented by Penn State cover bee health and pollination services.

Bloom Pesticides for Pollinator Health

A reference table created by Janet van Zoeren and Anna Wallis, is now available at|pests.

COVID-19 Update from LOF Team & Link to Resources

Cornell Cooperative Extension's Lake Ontario Fruit Program prioritizes the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, constituents, and community members. Given the uncertainty surrounding the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation, many of our upcoming events have been cancelled or postponed through May.  This includes on-site farm visits and consultations. Our specialists are working from home and will still be available to help you via phone, zoom or email and we will resume our regular programming as soon as we can. Check announcements and Upcoming Events for updated information and upcoming virtual events.  We look forward to helping you manage your farm business during this time and hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy!  

COVID-19 Resources provides links to all COVID-19 information.

"How to" Zoom: YouTube Video Link Available

To ensure the health and safety of everyone we are practicing social distancing.  Specialists are still available for consult via phone calls, emails, and Zoom meetings. Zoom  allows for a face to face meeting via a computer/smartphone and includes the option for screen sharing.  For anyone new to this technology Cornell has created a basic YouTube video on How to use Zoom.  

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links

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.