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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

February 29, 2016

Time

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location

CCE Ontario County (remote location CCE Erie)
Canandaigua and East Aurora, NY

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Carol MacNeil
585-313-8796

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 24, 2016

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Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

February 29, 2016

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Learn how to use the late blight forecast tool on your farm. Participants will set up their personal farm accounts on the Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) website, defining the location of their farm/fields, and their varieties. Users can sign up for email/text alerts regarding when fungicide sprays are needed. Once basic farm/crop information is in a user's account, they can access DSS reports and input fungicide sprays by smartphone or tablet.

A laptop computer capable of wireless internet access is needed for the workshop. If you need to borrow a laptop or have questions about the workshop or the LB Decision Support System contact Carol MacNeil.

* * * * * This event will be hosted at CCE Ontario County, 480 N Main St in Canandaigua. However, the event will also be broadcast at CCE Erie County, 21 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY 14052. If you wish to attend the Erie County location, please contact Eva McKendry at 716-652-5400 x150 or email Eva with your name, phone number and town. * * * * *


AGENDA:
1:00 PM Introductions and sign-up for NYS DEC Pesticide Credits (bring your ID card and stay until the end)

1:15 Brief review of late blight (LB) identification, risk factors, management
- Carol MacNeil, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

1:30 Using the LB Decision Support System (DSS) forecast
- NYS IPM, Cornell, and Cornell Vegetable Program
- Introduction to the LB DSS
- Logging on - Designating your farm location, varieties & planting date
- Inputting sprays online or by smart phone, choosing a weather station
- Signing up for text/email alerts

Growers/consultants set up their farms on the DSS - with Cornell/CCE assistance

2:20 Break

2:30 Using the LB Decision Support System (DSS) continued:
- DSS outputs, interpretation and using the info on your farm -
- Incorporating irrigation into DSS, simulating alternative spray programs, Infection Risk Tool (from LB confirmations beyond your farm)

  Growers/consultants explore DSS outputs, LB risk from infected fields, irrigation, simulations, etc - with Cornell/CCE assistance

3:20 Your own on-farm weather station for more accurate forecasts - John Gibbons, NYS IPM Program and CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

3:40 Questions and answers

4:00 PM Adjourn and receive DEC pesticide certificates

FREE - but pre-registration is required by February 24. Pre-register online or by contacting Carol MacNeil.

DEC and CCA credits will be available if you have not taken the class before.




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Planning is already under way for the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo! This show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for the fruit and vegetable growers of this state, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. 
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Announcements

Ag Commissioner Tours WNY Farms: Drought Damage

The NYS Ag and Markets Commissioner, Richard Ball, toured four farms in the area affected by severe drought on Friday, September 9.

At 1:30 he visited the Edward Sharp and Sons Farm on Warboys road in Byron. Also along for the tour was Dean Norton, President of the NYS Farm Bureau, Chris Watkins, Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension and Senator Michael Ranzenhofer. Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting also participated in the tour.

Aaron Sharp, who is a 4th Generation farmer on his family's farm, says he has worked hard to save his cabbage crop, but the size and quantity are not there. Sharp says that goes for his pumpkin crop too. Sharp says recovery could easily take several years.

Commissioner Ball says he is touring areas across the state to assess the drought damage and better understand the outlook for recovery.

Ball also visited the McCormick Farm in Bliss, Stein Farm in LeRoy and Branton Farm in LeRoy.



Drought Issues on Your Farm? Tell Us About It!

Are you experiencing drought issues on your farm? Please help us collect regional information so we can help vegetable growers be better prepared in the future.

As you know, this summer we have experienced a period of lower than average rainfall combined with higher than average temperatures that has led to a drought of moderate to unprecedented severity in New York and much of the Northeast.

A 2016 NY drought survey is being conducted and we need your input. Vegetable producers are underrepresented in this survey right now. The survey is an attempt to capture at this critical time information on regional impacts and how you are coping with this situation, so that farmers and those institutions and industries that support farmers will be better prepared in the future. This is associated with research being conducted by NatureNet Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Shannan Sweet, working with Professor David Wolfe on a project focused on NYS water resources and agriculture. Thanks for your help!

Questions or comments? Contact: Shannan Sweet (607-255-8641) or David Wolfe (607-255-7888).

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The Cornell High Tunnel website has been redesigned to help farmers profit from the use of high tunnels to extend their growing season and produce higher quality vegetables, fruit and flowers. The site contains information on the different types of structures and the resources for high tunnel profitability. Events, Tweets by Judson Reid, and the latest blog articles are accessible as well.

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