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ONLINE: Cole Crop School




Event Details

Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

March 30, 2020

Time

9:00am join webinar; 9:15am - 12:30pm program

Location

Online Meeting

Cost

FREE!

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Elizabeth Buck
585-406-3419



THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SWITCHED TO AN ONLINE FORMAT. Online registration is now open! 
Note that 3.0 DEC credits are still available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Fresh Market cole crop production has gotten tougher over the last few years. In addition to scouting, ID and management of common pests, diseases, and weeds, the morning includes special seminars on controlling swede midge, alternaria, and on winter high tunnel production strategies. This school is designed for organic and conventional fresh market growers who consider themselves beginner or intermediate skill-level cole crops producers.

9:00     Registration, DEC credit sign-in

9:15     Pest Control in Cole Crops - Robert Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP)

  • Introduce top pest concerns & scouting info
  • Preventative & reactive management strategies

 9:45     Beating Swede midge Troubles - Christy Hoepting, CVP

  • Biology, life cycle, and ID of this relatively new, invasive pest
  • Strong emphasis on new research on cultural controls and prevention
  • Selection and use of appropriate chemical controls

 10:15   Common Cole Crops Diseases - Elizabeth Buck, CVP

  • Downy mildew, white mold, club root, pythium/fusarium, black rot
  • ID, basic biology, scouting
  • IPM control tactics 

 10:45   Break

 11:00   Controlling Alternaria in Broccoli - Christy Hoepting, CVP

  • Basic biology & favorable conditions
  • Scouting and ID - alternaria vs look-a-likes
  • Discussion on efficacy of cultural controls, new fungicide recommendations

11:30   Integrated Weed Control - Bryan Brown, NYS IPM Program

  • Frequently troublesome weeds in cole crop production
  • Cultural and mechanical controls
  • Review herbicides, including recent research work

12:00   Winter High Tunnel Brassica Production - Judson Reid, CVP

  • Variety selection to avoid common winter diseases 
  • Planting timing, canopy and humidity mgmt. 
  • Pest management, incl. associated economics 


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With the current push to work remotely, using pictures to quickly address production questions has a lot of appeal and utility but the images must be of high quality.

In How to Take a Photo for Crop Diagnostics, readers will learn:
  • What makes a high quality image?
  • Things you should know
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...Plus there a several side-by-side comparisons of poor quality photos versus high quality images with tips on what changes the photographer made to take the better photo. 

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2020 Cornell Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production are now available!

Written by Cornell University specialists, this publication is designed to offer producers, seed and chemical dealers, and crop consultants practical information on growing and managing vegetable crops in New York State. Topics include general culture, nutrient management, transplant production, postharvest handling, organic production, and managing common vegetable crop pest concerns. A preview of the Vegetable Guidelines can be seen online.

Highlighted changes in the 2020 Vegetable Guidelines include: 
  • Updated pesticide options for economically important vegetable crop pests.
  • Completely revised weed management chapter.
  • Updated online crop and pest management resources.
Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are available as a print copy ($41), online-only access ($41), or a package combining print and online access ($57.50). Shipping charges will be added to your order. Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through many local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices, or from The Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.


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