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Date

April 10, 2013

Time

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location

CCE Albany County
24 Martin Rd
Voorheesville, NY

Cost

$20.00 CDVSFP Enrollee
$25.00 Non-CDVSFP Enrolled Grower

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Pre-Registration Deadline: March 18, 2013

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2013 Capital District Garlic School

April 10, 2013

2013 Capital District Garlic School

Complete Schedule:

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)

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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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