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)
August Walk & Talk
August 20, 2014This August crop walk will highlight pest and disease controls, with an emphasis on pro-active management. Cultural practices, as well as topics of interest to the group, will be discussed.
Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Meeting
August 28, 2014This meeting will include updates on late blight and other potato diseases, management of Colorado potato beetle and other insects, and the opportunity to see the 2014 Cornell fresh market muck variety and breeding line trial.
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Research Updates: Grafting, Living Mulch & More
August 29, 2014Jud Reid will give updates on his fresh market research program, with a major focus on grafting in tomatoes, the use of living mulch in a variety of crops, and varietal resistance to brown leaf mold of tomatoes.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY
Late Blight Confirmed in Many NY CountiesLate blight (LB) in potatoes and tomatoes has now been confirmed in the following counties: Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Madison, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates Counties. Several of these are new counties confirmed last week. New samples with LB are coming in all the time. It is likely now present in all counties in Western NY, the Finger Lakes Region, and Central NY.
The continued wet weather has been very favorable for development. The majority of LB samples from the area that were tested have been the US23 strain, sensitive to mefenoxam fungicides (Ridomil, other materials). The only exceptions remain in Allegany County, where the mefenoxam sensitivity of the LB is unknown, and one sample each of US24, with variable mefenoxam sensitivity, in Erie and Wyoming Counties.
If you think you might have LB contact Carol MacNeil, John Gibbons, or another Cornell Vegetable Program staff member. LB DSS users: If you need assistance contact Ian Small or Carol MacNeil.