Grafting Tomatoes Video: The Motivation and Benefits of Grafting
Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist
Cornell Vegetable Program
October 16, 2013
As soil based production of tomatoes continues in tunnels and greenhouses, risk of root-zone diseases, insects and nutrient imbalances increase. Grafting, the combination of two separate cultivars into one plant, is one management approach to these challenges.
Learn more about the motivations and benefits of grafting tomatoes in this video of Judson Reid, Extension Vegetable Specialist for the Cornell Vegetable Program.
The Cornell Vegetable Program has developed additional resources on How to Graft Tomatoes for Soil-Based Production in Greenhouses and High Tunnels.
2016 Processing Carrot, Sweet Corn, Pea and Lima Bean Advisory
December 8, 2016All are invited to discuss processing crop production in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities. 2.0 DEC recertification credits available.
12:45 PM - 3:45 PM; complimentary lunch at noon
2016 Table Beet Advisory Meeting
December 8, 2016All are invited to discuss table beet production in New York. Hear ideas and concerns from fellow growers and industry members. Your input is needed to set future research priorities. 1.0 DEC recertification credits available.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM; complimentary lunch follows
2017 Produce Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)
January 12, 2017This meeting will feature sessions on insect control in cole crops, disease resistant tomatoes and cucumbers, food safety and insect management in high tunnels. This is an opportunity to network with other fresh market vegetable growers, to review the season, look forward and learn about the direction of our auction.
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Penn Yan, NY
2017 EXPO Program Now AvailableInterested in knowing more information about the educational sessions offered at the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo? The full Expo program is now available! Expo dates, location, and general information can be found in our Events calendar. Online registration will be available soon through the NYS Vegetable Growers Association.
Spinach Downy Mildew Now in the NortheastFrom Meg McGrath, Cornell: Downy mildew has been found recently in spinach at several farms in the northeastern US. This devastating disease has not been confirmed in the region for several years, thankfully as it has been a major production constraint in California. Pathogens causing downy mildew are Oomycetes and thus are related to the late blight pathogen. They are similar in ability to produce an abundance of wind-dispersed spores capable of moving long distances and to not need leaves to be wet to infect (high humidity is sufficient), plus ability to devastate crops.
All growers with spinach should inspect their plants for symptoms promptly NOW and also in spring plantings to catch if there is carry over or new outbreaks. If downy mildew is suspected, please contact your local extension specialist and send an email to Meg McGrath.
It will be CRITICAL that all high tunnel and overwintering spinach crops with downy mildew be destroyed couple weeks before the start of the spring spinach production season in the region to avoid carry over into 2017. Read more
NEW! Pesticide Product Search OnlineThe NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Bureau of Pest Management has released a new pesticide product registration database. When visiting the webpage, please select the Products icon on the right side of the page to perform product searches.
This pesticide search database is replacing the Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System (PIMS) product database that has been hosted by Cornell University since its inception.
The new search database includes many added features, including site and pest searches. Additionally, updates to the product data and labeling will be reflected instantaneously.
BMPs for Dickeya in Potato ProductionPotato seed tubers harboring Dickeya dianthicola are the only confirmed source of this pathogen. It does not appear to be able to survive in soil (including in crop debris) from one growing season to the next. Consequently, rotating with a non-susceptible crop is not a necessary component of the management program.
Best management practices listed in this PDF, prepared by leading potato experts from the Northeast, are encouraged to minimize potential losses from Dickeya.