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Event Details

Date

March 1, 2016

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM fruit

Location

Niagara County CCE
4487 Lake Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094

Cost

$20.00 enrollees in the CVP or LOFT
$35.00 all others
Registration discount to enrollees of the Cornell Veg Program or Lake Ontario Fruit Team

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Darcy Telenko
716-697-4965

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 28, 2016

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Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

March 1, 2016

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

The morning vegetable program will include presentations by the Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP) Specialists Darcy Telenko, Robert Hadad, Christy Hoepting, and Judson Reid and will include:
  • research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management
  • the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm planning, training and timelines
  • new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops
  • living mulch
The CVP team will also lead discussions during lunch about fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs, and the Western NY Food Hub.

The afternoon berry program will include presentations by Cornell faculty - Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber. The talks will include time for questions and will address current issues in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

The cost to attend is $20 for Cornell Vegetable Program enrollees or Lake Ontario Fruit Team enrollees; $35 for all others. CCA and DEC credits will be available for both the morning and afternoon sessions.

For DEC credit you will be required to sign-in with all your information at the registration desk with-in the first 5 minutes of the first session, then the roster will be closed. Attendance through the entire morning course is required for credit. The afternoon small fruit meeting will be a separate course that will require an additional sign-in. The afternoon session will offer 1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 1A, 22, and 10. The rosters will be turned into the DEC for credit. 

Mail-in Registration Form (PDF; 1452KB)

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2016 Processing Carrot, Sweet Corn, Pea and Lima Bean Advisory

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2016
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM; complimentary lunch at noon
Batavia, NY

All are invited to discuss processing crop production in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities. 2.0 DEC recertification credits available.
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2016 Table Beet Advisory Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

December 8, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; complimentary lunch follows
Batavia, NY

All are invited to discuss table beet production in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities. 1.0 DEC recertification credits available.
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2017 Produce Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 12, 2017
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY

This meeting will feature sessions on insect control in cole crops, disease resistant tomatoes and cucumbers, food safety and insect management in high tunnels. This is an opportunity to network with other fresh market vegetable growers, to review the season, look forward and learn about the direction of our auction.
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2017 EXPO Program Now Available

Interested in knowing more information about the educational sessions offered at the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo? The full Expo program is now available! Expo dates, location, and general information can be found in our Events calendar. Online registration will be available soon through the NYS Vegetable Growers Association. 

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From Meg McGrath, Cornell: Downy mildew has been found recently in spinach at several farms in the northeastern US. This devastating disease has not been confirmed in the region for several years, thankfully as it has been a major production constraint in California. Pathogens causing downy mildew are Oomycetes and thus are related to the late blight pathogen. They are similar in ability to produce an abundance of wind-dispersed spores capable of moving long distances and to not need leaves to be wet to infect (high humidity is sufficient), plus ability to devastate crops.

All growers with spinach should inspect their plants for symptoms promptly NOW and also in spring plantings to catch if there is carry over or new outbreaks. If downy mildew is suspected, please contact your local extension specialist and send an email to Meg McGrath.

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This pesticide search database is replacing the Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) product database that has been hosted by Cornell University since its inception.

The new search database includes many added features, including site and pest searches. Additionally, updates to the product data and labeling will be reflected instantaneously. 

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Best management practices listed in this PDF, prepared by leading potato experts from the Northeast, are encouraged to minimize potential losses from Dickeya.

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