Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting
February 15, 2023
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
12690 Route 31
Albion, NY 14411
Pre-register by calling 585-406-3419. Pay at the door by cash or check.
HostCornell Vegetable Program
email Elizabeth Buck
DEC credits available: 2.25 in 1a and 10; 2.0 in 23; 1.5 in 22; and 0.5 in CORE (used in all categories)
Meeting cost is $10 per person, payable at the door via cash or check. Pre-registration requested by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 13. Call Elizabeth Buck at 585-406-3419.
12:45pm: Sign-in, survey completion
1:00 pm: Welcome and announcements
1:05 pm: Pesticide Safety for the Family & You -- Mary Centrella, Pesticide Safety Education Program
This presentation will focus on understanding and mitigating the health risks associated with pesticide usage and offer safety solutions.
1:35 pm: Managing White Mold -- Elizabeth Buck, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
White mold is a difficult, long-lived disease that will attack most vegetable crops. Successfully managing a farm with white mold requires a range of preventative actions, regular scouting, and chemical management techniques.
1:50 pm: Encouraging Beneficial Insects -- Amara Dunn, NYS IPM Program
This hands-on session will go over what types of beneficials eat our most annoying pests and which ones can be found in the local landscape. You'll learn how to attract these hard-working insects into your field and keep them safe.
2:20 pm: Break
2:30 pm: Herbicide Options for Cole Crops -- Christy Hoepting, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
An overview of herbicides for cole crops drawing heavily from recent research studies.
3:00 pm: Avoiding, Spotting and Treating Strawberry Disease -- Anya Osatuke, Berry Specialist, CCE Harvest NY
Identification of strawberry diseases can be nuanced - come learn some ID tricks. Anya will also cover techniques and tools to avoid diseases, explain how to break disease cycles, and give examples of chemical control strategies.
3:45 pm: What Can be Done about Insect-Vectored Vine Crop Diseases? -- Elizabeth Buck, Cornell Vegetable Program
Aphid-vectored viruses are a locally common and costly problem for vine crop growers. Cucurbit Yellow Vine Decline is spread by squash bugs and is suspected of becoming more widespread in WNY. Can insecticides manage these diseases? Is there a solution?
4:00 pm: Adjourn. Those meeting recertification credit requirements pick up their certificates.
2023 Potato Advisory Meeting
December 12, 2023
This year's Potato Advisory Meeting will include talks from Cornell faculty on insect pest and weed updates, as well as updates from this year's potato variety trials. Following lunch, there will be a round table discussion with fellow potato growers and industry members. DEC credits: 2.0 credits in 10, 1a, 23. This meeting is FREE to attendees and includes lunch!
2024 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting
January 4, 2024
Penn Yan, NY
This annual meeting will present information on insect and disease management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Grafting, biological and, where appropriate, conventional spray options will be discussed. Berry production updates will be provided. A general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learnings. DEC recertification credits will be offered.