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Event Details

Date

February 21, 2017

Time

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Centerville Fire Hall
Centerville, NY 14029

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Judson Reid
585-313-8912


2017 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Genesee Valley Produce Auction)

February 21, 2017

2017 Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Genesee Valley Produce Auction)

Come and learn how to make a profit at produce auctions! Speakers from other New York auctions (sellers and buyers) and Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide attendees will information on produce production for profit, diversifying your product line, high tunnel organic fertility approaches, disease resistance in tomatoes and cucumbers, and Food Safety Modernization Act and what it means for the auction.

AGENDA:
9:00 am Welcome, coffee, registration

Overview, Manager's update-consignment issues, lot sizes, policies, etc,
-- Emanuel Girod, GVPA and Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

10 secrets to success for a new auction; tips from 2 auction chairs -- Judson Reid

How to grow profitably at a new produce auction -- Harvey Lied, Finger Lakes Produce Auction 
Harvey and his family have many years experience growing produce such as cantaloupe, watermelon and pumpkins for auction. He is a member of the Finger Lakes Produce Auction Board of Directors, shareholder and clerk.

Tired of low zucchini prices? Diversify your product line! The buyer's perspective
-- Jeff Werner, Werner's Farm Market
Jeff and his family are both growers and auction buyers. He will share his experience in marketing crops based on size and use and his preferences as a buyer. Jeff also works for Harris Seeds.

My experience growing certified organic high tunnel tomatoes for auction -- John Stoltzfus, Seneca Produce Auction, and Harold Schrock, Advancing Eco-Agriculture 
John is a certified organic dairy and produce farmer from Romulus, NY. He sells soil-grown greenhouse tomatoes at the Seneca Produce Auction. Harold will provide technical back-up on an organic fertility approach.

Disease resistance in tomatoes and cucumbers, 2016 research update -- Judson Reid
In Allegany County many farmers would like to grow vegetables organically. CVP research on disease resistant tomatoes and cucumbers provides critical information on varieties that deliver yield without conventional fungicides.

Beyond Tomatoes! Alternative crops for high tunnels -- Judson Reid
GVPA has tough price competition on tomatoes. What are some alternatives that pay, and how do we grow them? Judson will share data from several research trials on crops and fertility.

Lunch


Food Safety Modernization Act - What does it mean for the auction? -- Robert Hadad, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, Ion Zimmerman, Finger Lakes Produce Auction Chairman, and Jeff Werner
Robert will demystify and put in plain language the new regulations for auction growers. Ion will share how they are implementing traceability. Jeff will share his experience as a buyer.

Q & A with grower panel

2:00 pm  Adjourn 





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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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2018 WNY Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 7:55 PM; dinner served at 8:00 PM
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An early season fresh market vegetable discussion of issues and to present information on pest management tools. Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM, will review and demonstrate how to scout for sweet corn pests and identify major sweet corn insect pests. John Wallace, Cornell, and Bryan Brown, NYS IPM, will discuss major weed biology, identification, and weed management tools in vegetables. The Cornell Vegetable Program's Darcy Telenko will lead a crop walk and talk about early season pest monitoring and management options. And Robert Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program, will provide an update on FSMA ad implications for the 2018 season.
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2018 Annual Elba Muck Onion Twilight Meeting Featuring Weed Control

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Announcements

2018 NY Produce Auction Locations and Contact Info

Produce auctions in New York State have been formed so that produce growers have a way of marketing their product to quality minded buyers through open competitive bidding. Six of the eight produce auctions in NYS are in WNY! A map of produce auction locations across the state is provided along with auction days, times, and contact information.

Unsure how to purchase at a produce auction? The updated How To guide will give you some quick pointers on the auction terminology and how to make purchases at an auction.

Vegetable Sizing Templates Available

To assist farmers looking to sell into wholesale markets, vegetable sizing templates are now available for bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash. The crop templates are scaled to size (8.5 x 11 paper). They can be printed and used to create sizing templates to be used by workers on the wash and pack lines. Additional grading resources are available too.

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2018 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 2018 Vegetable Guidelines include:
  • Updated pesticide options for economically important vegetable crop pests.
  • Significantly revised pest management practices.
  • New onion and sweet corn IPM scouting report forms.
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 your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office, or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.

Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings

Proceedings from the Empire State Producers EXPO conference from 2011-2018 are available online.

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