Christy HoeptingExtension Vegetable Specialist
CCE Orleans County
12690 Rt. 31
Albion, NY 14411
phone 585-798-4265 x38
Areas of Interest
Field Research, Pesticide Training
Broccoli, Cabbage, Garlic, Onions
During her bachelor degree studies at the University of Guelph, ON, Canada, Christy Hoepting held several positions focusing on soil quality and muck crop research. Her focus shifted to onions during her master degree studies with her thesis written on Pesticide Interaction in the Management of Onion Maggot and Onion Smut. Christy joined the Cornell Vegetable Program in 2001. Today, much of Christy's time is spent in the field conducting valuable research on onions, cabbage, and broccoli.
Watch a 2 minute video on Christy's work in our region.
2015 NYS Dry Bean Growers Field Meeting
September 17, 2015View six standard and new black bean varieties in a grower-planted trial. Get an update on Sclerotinia white mold control, including info on fungicide resistance, and bacterial diseases. Hear about progress in breeding varieties with pods high on the plant, ensuring not only easier harvest, but also foliage drying to reduce disease pressure. Western bean cutworm moth counts were very high this year. Hear reports on pod and/or bean damage. 1.0 DEC credits available.
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Late Blight Confirmed in WNY CountiesLate blight has now been confirmed in commercial potato and/or tomato fields in the following counties: Ontario, Orleans, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates, Tioga, Oneida, and Ulster. The LB strain was determined to be US-23 in these counties, sensitive to Ridomil (mefenoxam fungicides). All tomatoes and potatoes in Western NY and the Finger Lakes Region are at high risk of infection!
LB forecast programs have been indicating extremely high risk of disease development week after week. Scout fields, especially low spots, protected areas, etc. twice a week. Growers and gardeners should destroy all potato culls and volunteers now. All tomato and potato growers should be applying fungicides on a regular basis, at no longer than 7 day intervals. At some locations less than a 5 day spray interval may be needed to protect potatoes and tomatoes (Alternate fungicides; follow label directions!) according to the LB Decision Support System (DSS) forecast. Organic growers should also be applying a fungicide regularly. There are copper formulations approved for organic production. Fungicides differ in how long they will provide protection from infection.