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August 2016

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 2, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

High Tunnel Pest and Disease Management

August 2, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Phelps, NY

High Tunnel Pest and Disease Management
How can you manage your tunnel to limit losses due to pests and disease? This field day will start with identification of common high tunnel pests and diseases and effective organic control strategies, including spraying. Andy Fellenz, with support from NE-SARE, has developed and will demonstrate a boom-style high tunnel sprayer, as well as discuss the proper use of backpack and other relatively low pressure, low flow single-tip sprayers. Variety selection, rotation, cultural practices and spraying all have a place in the overall farm strategy.

2016 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 4, 2016
Dinner 5:30 PM; Educational Program begins at 6:00 PM
Elba, NY

2016 Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting
This meeting showcases preliminary research results from current season on-farm onion research trials. This year, attendees will see several herbicide trials, fungicide trials targeting Botrytis leaf blight and Stemphylium leaf blight diseases, as well as trialing several approaches geared to improved onion thrips and onion maggot control.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Niagara County

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 8, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lockport, NY

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Niagara County
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists DarcyTelenko and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday

August 9, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour Every Tuesday
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.

Organic Dry Bean Discussion at Martens Farm

August 12, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion at Martens Farm
There will be viewing and discussion of the dry bean crop, cultivation for dry beans, the benefits of certain cover crops ahead of dry beans, and the potential for organic reduced tillage. There will be ample time for open discussion regarding organic dry beans.

Summer Vegetable and Cut Flower Grower Twilight Meeting

August 15, 2016
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rush, NY

Summer Vegetable and Cut Flower Grower Twilight Meeting
The program will start with a discussion and field walk for cut flower growers organized by cut flower growers. Topics will be production considerations, and disease and insect management. The vegetable field walk will cover identification and management of insects, diseases, and weeds.

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Seneca Castle, NY

Finger Lakes Soil Health Discussion Group Field Meeting
Casey Kunes of Hemdale Farms will lead a discussion on why Hemdale Farms switched to zone tillage, and how they've been successful doing it for field crops and vegetables. Equipment will be available for viewing. The many niches available for cover crop planting, and the benefits of different cover crops will be covered by Thomas Bjorkman, Cornell. There will be ample time for open group discussion on reduced tillage, cover crops, and all aspects of improving soil health.

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Marion, NY

Fresh Market Potato Varieties, Disease & Insect Management Twilight Meeting
Growers will have a chance to review the fresh market varieties and Cornell breeding lines, including four European/Canadian varieties, in Walter DeJong's, Cornell on-farm trial. There will be an update on the new, very serious seed-borne bacterial disease, Blackleg Dickeya, including how to identify it, and how to reduce the risk of getting it next year, as well as updates on late blight, potato insect management and the development of a quick test for determining nematode levels in soils before planting.

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2016
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland, NY

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day
Extension Vegetable Specialists, Darcy Telenko, Judson Reid, and Robert Hadad along with Abby Seaman, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, and Cornell faculty and staff Prof. Stephen Reiners, Holly Lange and Rachel Kreis from Prof. Chris Smart's lab will be leading research site tours and answering questions on sustainable and organic pest management options for fresh market vegetable growers. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise. Industry representatives will have the opportunity to meet with growers to comment on their products.

September 2016

2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 8, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Geneva, NY

2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting
Join us to view the Cornell Dry Bean Variety Trial, including 42 varieties/numbered lines of black, light and dark red kidney, cranberry and white kidney beans compared for yield, maturity, plant type and quality. Cornell lines bred for adaptability to NYS weather, pod height and white mold resistance are also included. There will also be updates on white mold and dry bean management research, and the status of the Western bean cutworm infestation in dry beans.

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 13, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Warren, PA

2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County
This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

October 2016

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Upcoming Events

Sustainable and Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 31, 2016
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Portland, NY

Extension Vegetable Specialists, Darcy Telenko, Judson Reid, and Robert Hadad along with Abby Seaman, Vegetable IPM Coordinator, and Cornell faculty and staff Prof. Stephen Reiners, Holly Lange and Rachel Kreis from Prof. Chris Smart's lab will be leading research site tours and answering questions on sustainable and organic pest management options for fresh market vegetable growers. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise. Industry representatives will have the opportunity to meet with growers to comment on their products.
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2016 NYS Dry Bean Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 8, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Join us to view the Cornell Dry Bean Variety Trial, including 42 varieties/numbered lines of black, light and dark red kidney, cranberry and white kidney beans compared for yield, maturity, plant type and quality. Cornell lines bred for adaptability to NYS weather, pod height and white mold resistance are also included. There will also be updates on white mold and dry bean management research, and the status of the Western bean cutworm infestation in dry beans.
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2016 Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting - Chautauqua County

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 13, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Warren, PA

This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables; primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. CVP Specialists Judson Reid, DarcyTelenko, and Robert Hadad will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 
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Announcements

Cucurbit Downy Mildew Confirmed in WNY

Cucurbit downy mildew has been confirmed in Cattaraugus County and southern Ontario County (near Naples). There have also been reports from MI, OH, PA and Ontario Canada. If you're planning on spraying cucumbers to control downy mildew, now is the time to do it!

Characteristic disease symptoms are angular, pale green areas bounded by the leaf veins. They will turn yellow and later necrotic. Under high humidity conditions sporulation will occur on the lower leaf surface. Apply targeted fungicides tank-mixed with protectant fungicides weekly and alternated among available modes of action (FRAC code), starting when there is risk for a specific crop based on forecasting program. Refer to the Cornell Vegetable Guidelines for a complete list of products available. For more information, contact Robert Hadad or Darcy Telenko.

Assisting Western New York Vegetable Growers

Western New York is a national leader in vegetable production and the largest vegetable producing region in the state of New York, contributing an estimated $280 million to the state's economy each year. The region grows a diverse set of crops including tomatoes, potatoes, sweet corn, pumpkins, cabbage and peppers on large acres, and another 50 crops on smaller plantings.

The Cornell Vegetable Program's video, "Meet the Cornell Vegetable Program" provides an introduction to our team of specialists and how we assist vegetable growers throughout the region. We greatly appreciate that several WNY vegetable growers shared their thoughts on what the Cornell Vegetable Program means to them: Paul Fenton, Batavia; Mark Zittel, Eden; and Matt Mortellaro, Elba. Watch the video now!

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