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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

Jan 21 - Jan 23, 2014

Time

Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions

Location

The OnCenter Convention Center
Syracuse, NY 13202

Host

NYS Vegetable Growers Association
Jeanette Marvin
315-986-9320

www.nysvga.org


2014 Empire State Producers Expo

January 21 - January 23, 2014

2014 Empire State Producers Expo

Formerly known as the Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo, the Empire State Producers Expo includes a one-day Becker Forum (Monday, January 20, 2014), a three-day trade show, and three days of concurrent educational sessions. The educational sessions are organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators from across New York State. Attendees can expect information on vegetables, tree fruits, berries, greenhouse floral production, business and marketing, and general interest topics relevant to the agricultural industry. The Expo offers both DEC and Certified Crop Advisor credits.

The Expo Trade Show includes over 160 companies representing a variety of products and services from equipment and inputs to software, packaging, bakery supplies and much more.

For our vegetable friends, below is a list of the DEC credits you can expect for each vegetable-related session at the Expo.

January 21 (in categories 1a, 10, 23):
Processing Vegetables = 1.50
Sweet Corn = 0.75
Cabbage/Cole Crops = 1.75
Potato = 3.75
Transplant Production Onions = 0.50
Onions = 2.75
Specialty Legume Crops = 0.50

January 22 (in categories 1a, 10, 23):
Seed Saving = 0.25 (also in category 4)
Cover Crops = 0.75

January 23 (in categories 1a, 10, 23 except as noted):
Vine Crops = 1.25
Alternative Nightshades = 0.75
Spotted Wing Drosophila = 3.5 (not in category 23 but does include category 22)
Plasticulture = 0.50

The full meeting agenda and information can be found on the NYS Vegetable Growers Association website.




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Asparagus

Asparagus

Beets

Beets

Broccoli

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peas

Peas

Peppers

Peppers

Potatoes

Potatoes

Pumpkins / Gourds

Pumpkins / Gourds

Radishes

Radishes

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Rutabaga

Snap Beans

Snap Beans

Squash - Summer

Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Turnips

Turnips

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Upcoming Events

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meetings for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2024 : Yates County
Himrod, NY

A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.


Event Offers DEC Credits

July 16, 2024 : Ontario County
Stanley, NY

A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.


Event Offers DEC Credits

July 24, 2024 : Seneca County
Romulus, NY

A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.

Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2024
Dunkirk, NY

We'll take a look at sprayers, pepper anthracnose, and walk the fields discussing other crop production issues. 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Niagara Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2024
Clarence Center, NY

We'll start this meeting off at Root Down Farm to hear late season disease management updates in peppers and cole crops, plus current best management practices to limit fungicide resistance. Potato variety recommendations and disease control questions in potatoes will be addressed. 

Then we'll head to Kreher's beet field to view and discuss alternative weed control technologies. The beet field is an on-farm demonstration of various flame weeding protocols in comparison with stacked tool cultivation equipment. One or two weeding robots will be on-hand for live demonstrations and discussion of the technology's current abilities and future potential. We'll also cover industry updates and a review of late summer disease management in squash. 

2.0 DEC credits will be available in categories 23, 1a, and 10.

Announcements

New Onion Resources Available

Attention onion growers! We've posted several new resources on the ONION page
  • 2024 Onion Fungicide "Cheat Sheet" for Control of Leaf Diseases
  • Know the Difference: Botrytis Leaf Blight Halo Lesions vs BLB Necrotic Spots
  • Scouting for Botrytis Leaf Blight Halo Lesions
  • Video: How to Identify Foliar Symptoms of Bacterial Disease in Onion
  • A New Pest for the New Year in WNY: Allium Leafminer is Here to Stay
  • Scouting Tips for Onion Thrips in Onions