April 10, 2013
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CCE Albany County
24 Martin Rd
$20.00 CDVSFP Enrollee
$25.00 Non-CDVSFP Enrolled Grower
Pre-Registration Deadline: March 18, 2013
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2013 Capital District Garlic SchoolApril 10, 2013
10:00: The relationship between soil health and plant health- Dr. George Abawi, Geneva NY
11:00- Garlic Bloat Nematode Update: George Abawi, David Stern
11:30- Cover crop rotations for garlic: Crystal Stewart, ENY Horticulture Program & local growers
12:00-lunch and networking
12:45- Fertility management for garlic: Dr. Steve Reiners, Geneva, NY
1:15- Issues and concerns for the future-- Interactive session with the audience and the speakers
* Proposed topics include seed certification and future research needs. All topics welcome.
2:00: Safe Travels!
Garlic School 2013 (PDF; 442KB)
2015 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting
January 8, 2015This course will educate produce growers on pest management, varieties and marketing issues in vegetables grown for auction. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest ID, responsible spray options, food safety and attributes of successful auction growers will be presented. 2.25 DEC Category Credits in 10, 1a and 23.
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY
Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Current Issues in Strawberry Pest Management
January 14, 2015Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Kathy Demchak, Senior Extension Associate, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.
2015 Empire State Producers EXPO
January 20 - January 22, 2015This 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. The Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists are involved in organizing sessions on Processing Vegetables, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage/Cole Crops, Soil Health, Managing Herbicide Resistance, Tunnels, and Ethnic Vegetables. Registration information will be available soon.
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Crops Not Covered by Crop Insurance: Deadline 2/1USDA recently announced the release of a reinvigorated Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This is a result of opportunities created by the Farm Bill of 2014, and a general interest in covering more crops under the increasingly important policy umbrella known as crop insurance. NY legislators have been pushing for more creativity to provide safety net programs for producers of horticultural crops that do not have other crop insurance alternatives.
For very early spring planted vegetables the deadline is February 1, with later planted crops having a later deadline. Read more on program and deadlines.
2015 Cornell Vegetable Guidelines Available SoonThe 2015 edition of the Cornell Commercial Vegetable Production Guidelines will be released in January. This annual publication provides up-to-date vegetable crop production information for New York State. It has been designed as a practical guide for vegetable crop producers, crop consultants, and ag suppliers.
NOTE: Beginning in 2015, Vegetable Guidelines will no longer be offered for free online. Instead, you will have the option to purchase just a print copy ($33 plus shipping), online version ($33), or a bundle of a print copy plus online access ($46 plus shipping). You can order this publication, or other Cornell Guidelines from the Cornell Store at Cornell University at 800-624-4080.