Cornell Vegetable Program Enrollment

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  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Details

Date

April 9, 2014

Time

8:30 am - 12:00pm (Concurrent English & Spanish sessions)

Location

CCE Orleans
12690 Rte 31
Albion, NY 14411

Cost

$20.00


Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Kim Hazel
585-798-4265 x26

Pre-Registration Deadline: April 3, 2014

DEC Special Permit Training

April 9, 2014

DEC Special Permit Training

DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. The Special Permit does not relieve the responsibility of the certified applicator that supervises these employees, but it does relieve the requirement of "on-site, within voice contact"supervision while federally restricted pesticides are being applied. Several of the pyrethroid, organophosphate, and carbamate insecticides such as Warrior, Capture, Diazinon, Lorsban and Lannate, and herbicides such as Gramoxone are federally restricted-use materials.

At Special Permit trainings, non-certified applicators review Worker Protection Safety (WPS) handler training. They also learn about the potential hazards to non-target species and the environment, for each federally restricted-use pesticide. They also learn steps required on pesticide labels to prevent the risk of exposure to the applicators and non-target locations. Trainees receive a packet with summaries of this information.

A DEC Special Permit is valid for one year and needs to be renewed every year unless the pesticide applicator becomes certified.

Please pre-register your non-certified applicators for this training by April 3 using the registration form.

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JOB POSTING: Onion Crop Scout

Be a Vital Part of New York Onion Production!

We are looking for someone who appreciates agriculture to scout commercial onion fields in Oswego Co. and/or Wayne Co. for 13 weeks during the summer, maximum 19 hours/week, who would return to the seasonal position annually.

As an Onion Crop Scout for the Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP), you will independently scout 11 commercial onion fields collecting data on insect pests, diseases, weeds and crop stage/quality. Scouting data will be summarized into a preliminary report which is finalized by Cornell's Onion Specialist. Growers use the scouting reports to inform their spray decisions, which enables an integrated approach to pest management. Your hard work will ensure grower engagement, implementation of research-based recommendations, and early detection of emerging issues. It is the "beating heart" of CVP's onion program.

Pay: $18.50/hr. No benefits. Personal mileage will be reimbursed at the federal rate.

Key Qualifications & Skills:
  • High School diploma and 6 months experience in an agriculture setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license.
  • Visual concentration and attention to detail are required to detect pests and pest damage.
  • Able to work independently in collecting and summarizing data.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Proven experience in communicating effectively, both written and oral.
  • Preferred: Experience working with plants, plant disease and other pest identification.
Training will include being accompanied by a veteran onion scout for the first season with the intention of scouting independently in the second year, and ideally for several more years after.

Flexible on start and end dates, day(s) of week you work, and whether Oswego or Wayne or both counties are scouted. Our priority is finding someone who will return to the position annually.

Read details about the Onion Crop Scout position.

To apply (resume and cover letter): http://tiny.cc/Onion_Scout_WDR_00043345