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  • Cultural Practices

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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

February 17, 2017

Time

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location

Dutch Village
8729 East Main St
Clymer, NY 14724

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Judson Reid
585-313-8912


2017 Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

February 17, 2017

2017 Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options. An anticipated 1.5 hours of content is eligible for re-certification credits.
  
9:00 am Coffee, registration, DEC sign-up

Auction manager's update-consignment issues, lot sizes, policies, etc.
 -
- C.P.A. Staff

Disease resistance in tomatoes and cucumbers, 2016 research update -- Darcy Telenko, Cornell Vegetable Program
All produce farmers would like to grow vegetables with less sprays. Dr. Telenko's research on disease resistant tomatoes and cucumbers provides critical information on varieties that deliver yield.

Benefits of the Family Produce Farm
-- Jonas Yoder, Fredericksburg, OH
Jonas grows produce for the Mt Hope auction and will share his perspective on keeping produce farming as an economically sustainable venture that can include the whole family.

Exclusion netting for Swede Midge Management -- Cordelia Hall, Cornell Vegetable Program
The use of low tunnels with fine mesh can effectively manage swede midge in cole crops. Cordelia will share project results.

Food Safety Modernization Act Update - What does it mean for C.P.A.? What are the farmer and buyer perspectives
? -- Robert Hadad, Cornell Vegetable Program, and Jeff Werner, Harris Seed
Robert will demystify and put in plain language the new regulations for auction growers Jeff will share his experience as a buyer.

Lunch


High Tunnel Tomato Insect Management -- Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program
We will divide pests into 3 categories based on their lifecycle and discuss effective management over the long-term.

Nutritional Benefits of Cover Crops
-- Roman Yoder, Fredericksburg, OH
Roman also grows produce for the Mt Hope auction and manages Yoders Produce Supply. He will share the nutritional benefits of cover cropping for healthy produce.

Diversifying Your Product Line: The Buyer's Perspective -- Jeff Werner, Harris Seeds
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.

Downy Mildew Management, Including Resistant Cucumber Varieties -- Robert Hadad and Judson Reid, CVP
Robert and Judson will share information on DM resistant cucumber varieties, tunnels and spray options.

2:00 Adjourn and credits

Participants will be required to present Applicator License and sign roster before the beginning of the program. Only attendees who remain for the duration of the program will receive a certificate. Cornell Vegetable Program staff will supervise process and distribute certificates at the conclusion of the program.

This event is FREE! For more information, contact Judson Reid.



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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

FSMA 7-Hour Grower Training Course plus optional 2nd Day Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

May 2, 2018 : FSMA 7 Hour Grower Training Course

May 3, 2018 : Optional Farm Food Safety Plan Writing Workshop

This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on May 3. Separate registration required.
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Announcements

We're Hiring a TEMPORARY SUMMER TECHNICIAN

Assist the Cornell Vegetable Program this summer! Under the direction of CVP Vegetable Specialists, this position will provide technical and program support in research and outreach supporting the WNY vegetable industry. Travel to research plots on commercial vegetable farms to assist in collection and recording of data. Scout for insects, diseases, weeds, and crop damage. Perform basic data entry and summary. Assist in setup for educational meetings/events throughout the region. Training in Worker Protection Standards will be provided.

This is a full-time (39 hours/week standard work week), six month appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance. Working overtime, including evenings, is common from June-September. Position is based in Albion, NY.

Learn more about the position and apply online.

Job Available: VEGETABLE CROPS SPECIALIST

Join our team! The CCE Cornell Vegetable Program seeks a highly qualified candidate to provide educational programming and research in fresh market vegetable production. The Extension Educator will work as part of a regional agriculture team that serves commercial vegetable growers throughout a 13-county region. This position is based in far western New York and will be housed at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County in East Aurora, NY.

Successful candidates for this position will have a solid background in fresh market vegetable production through formal education and work experience.

Qualifications:
  • MS in Agriculture with a major in Vegetable Crops, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology or closely associated fields. 
  • Two years of relevant work experience.
  • Solid knowledge in current and emerging issues and production practices related to vegetable crops
  • Experience conducting, interpreting, evaluating and communicating the results of applied research 
  • Experience writing grant proposals
  • Ability to acquire a New York State Certified Pesticide Applicators License 
The links to the posting are:
The applicants will submit their application materials via AJO (Academic Jobs Online).

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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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