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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2023 Western NY Fruit Conference Materials

March 8, 2023

Conference presentations can be found in pdf format here, pending publication permission from author.

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Western NY Fruit Conference Program (pdf; 2726KB)
  • Program provided at the conference

Overview of Apple Production and Trends in NY, the US & Beyond (pdf; 2437KB)
  • Craig Kahlke

Current Juice Industry Trends in the Northeast & Beyond (pdf; 7871KB)
  • Doug Ricketts

Cornell's Efficient Vineyard Project: (pdf; 8567KB)
  • Experiences with Ag Technology in Grape Production - Dr. Terry Bates

Ag-technologies of TODAY: Orchard Robotics (pdf; 880KB)
  • Charles Wu

Ag-technologies of TODAY: Vine-View (pdf; 2952KB)
  • Matthew Staid

Ag-technologies of TODAY: Agri-Trak (pdf; 3745KB)
  • Jason Hill

Ag-technologies of TODAY: LaGasse (pdf; 23411KB)
  • Ross Gansz

Ag-technologies of TODAY: FloraPulse (pdf; 3727KB)
  • Michael Santiago

Ag-technologies for the FUTURE: Frontier Research in AI & Robotics (pdf; 201KB)
  • Dr. Yu Jiang

Ag-technologies for the FUTURE: Disease scouting in apple orchards (pdf; 2021KB)
  • Dr. Awais Khan

Ag-technologies for the FUTURE: Novel Weed Control Technology in Fruit Crops (pdf; 4865KB)
  • Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie

Ag-technologies for the FUTURE: Hyperspectral Sensing (pdf; 8385KB)
  • for Early Disease Detection - Dr. Katie Gold

Updates on fire blight management field research from Geneva (pdf; 2067KB)
  • Dr. Kerik Cox

Late season Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) in Honeycrisp-descendant apples (pdf; 3126KB)
  • Dr. Monique Rivera

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug statewide monitoring and apple damage assessments (pdf; 1128KB)
  • Janet van Zoeren

Managing Wooly Apple Aphid Infestations in Apple Production (pdf; 1478KB)
  • Dr. Monique Rivera

Managing Mites and Mite Flaring in Tree Fruits? (pdf; 1243KB)
  • Dr. John Wise

Preemergent Herbicide Timing Trial: Year 2 Updates (pdf; 7744KB)
  • Mike Basedow & Janet van Zoeren

Statewide Orchard Soil Health Project Updates’ (pdf; 15447KB)
  • Dr. Deborah Aller

Understanding Rootstocks, Root Traits, and Their Potential Impact on Tree Health (pdf; 4644KB)
  • Dr. Awais Khan

Should apple viruses be of concern to the New York apple industry? (pdf; 6243KB)
  • Anna Wunsch

Strawberry Troubleshooting (pdf; 2944KB)
  • Anya Osatuke

New York Cider Association Updates (pdf; 2978KB)
  • Jonathan Oakes

New Proposed RMA Apple Crop Insurance Policy Changes (pdf; 770KB)
  • John Fitzpatrick

New York Farm Unions & Collective Bargaining (pdf; 774KB)
  • Joshua Viau

The Orchard of the Future: Automation Efforts in WA (pdf; 132KB)
  • Dr. Ines Hanrahan

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Upcoming Events

2023 Respirator Fit Testing Clinic

April 4, 2023 : Orleans CCE Fit Testing - afternoon
Albion, NY

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County are pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics for agricultural businesses in your region on April 4th.

April 5, 2023 : Orleans CCE Fit Testing - morning
Albion, NY

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orleans County are pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics for agricultural businesses in your region on April 5th.

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2023 DEC Special Permit Training - Wayne County

April 11, 2023
Newark, NY

Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2023 will be held in person at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.

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2023 Statewide Virtual Apple Conference Recording

April 11, 2023

Now until April 11th access to the recording of this conference is now available for purchase.

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Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

Have you missed a meeting recently? Scroll down for available recordings or pdf links or visits our YouTube Channel

NOW - please scroll down to find the link to the short NY Herbicide Resistance Survey!

Courses Available All Year - Cornell Small Farms Program New Season of Online Courses-Enroll Now!


14 Mar - USDA/RMA Listening Session - Spring 2023 Apple Grower Meeting -

4 Apr - NYCAMH's Respirator Fit Testing Clinics - Orleans CCE, 1pm-5pm, register now

5 Apr - NYCAMH's Respirator Fit Testing Clinics - Orleans CCE, 9am-12pm, register now

11 Apr - 2023 DEC Special Permit Training - Wayne County - Wayne Co CCE - $30

12 Apr - 2023 DEC Special Permit Training - Orleans County - Orleans Co CCE - $30

19 Apr - Statewide Pink Meeting (Zoom) 12-1:30 PM - Stay tuned for registration info.

13 Jun - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Pruning and sanitation strategies to reduce fire blight - 7-8PM

18 Oct - Fire Blight Informational Webinar Series - Using weather and environmental conditions to optimize biologicals and biopesticides for bloom production - 7-8PM

Food Safety Virtual Office Hours

Cornell Institute of Food Safety "Virtual Office Hours", Tuesdays Noon to 1pm

Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube:

Webinar Recordings

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars and/or conference materials from in person events:

PACMAN Briefings

Apple Geneva Rootstocks in Europe - INTERPOMA

Employment Opportunities

The CCE-LOF Program has created a space to share Lake Ontario Fruit Region local employment opportunities. See listings and details for sharing listings at|business

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links

Meeting Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the recent meeting?  Check and see if we recorded it and added it to our website or Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.

Honeycrisp Meetup recordings available here.

Why are my trees growing so poorly? recording available here.

Additional Recorded Webinars listing with recording and resource link are available at|crops|apples|crop*38

New Publication on Growing Pawpaws

Are you a fan of pawpaws? These custardy fruits can be hard to come across, so this guide provides information on how to grow your own pawpaw from seed, and how to care for grafted seedlings. Pdf on growing now available.​|crops|unusual_fruit|crop*50

New Weed Management Technology Survey

Want to move away from herbicide reliance? Are you using novel technologies to manage weeds? We want to know about it to inform our weed science research. A team of weed scientists from University of California Davis, Oregon State University, and Cornell University are asking berry, tree fruit, tree nut, and vine crop growers to take 5 to 10 minutes and answer this short and anonymous survey. Weed Technology Survey link:

For more information on this survey please visit

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.