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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

March 20, 2015

Time

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Location

NYS Agricultural Experiment Station
630 W North St, Jordan Hall Staff Rm
Geneva, NY 14456

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Carol MacNeil
585-394-3977 x406

Pre-Registration Deadline: March 11, 2015

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

March 20, 2015

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location/fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

This system uses both weather station data, and National Weather Service forecasts for your farm. The residual activity of the specific fungicides you input is taken into account. (The DSS works with copper fungicides, for organic production.)

Finally, learn how you can get your own farm weather station for more accurate forecasts.  

DEC and CCA credits will be available if you haven't taken the class before.

FREE but preregistration required by Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Contact Carol MacNeil (or 585-394-3977 x406) with your name, email address, phone number, and town. 

Bring a wireless internet-capable laptop, or ask for a loaner in advance. (A smart phone or tablet can be used once you've set up your account.)


This event is also being offered at CCE Niagara County on March 16, 2015.

Or, you can sign up for a live webinar to be held on March 20, 2015. (No DEC credits are available for webinar participants.) Contact Carol MacNeil to sign up for the webinar. Space is limited, with preference given to NYS growers or consultants who have not taken the class in the past.






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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