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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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This event has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. Farm food safety is common-sense practices organized to assist farmers to improve their skill set to continue to grow safe and healthy food.

Day One of this training will be an educational training on farm food safety principles and practices to provide the background and information for farmers to understand how to minimize the risk of food born disease contamination. Day Two will be for those who want help with writing a farm food safety plan.
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5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Vegetable growers are invited to tour an on-farm plot of early generation Cornell downy mildew resistant pickle breeding lines. Dr. Michael Mazourek, Professor of Plant Breeding, and lab members, will be on site to walk growers through the plot and review plant selections. All growers that attend will be an integral part of helping make selections for the next generation of pickle varieties released!
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Season Extension - Stretching Tomato Season and Winter Greens

October 4, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Announcements

Produce Donations for Hurricane Relief

The ENY Commercial Horticulture Program is leading an effort to collect pallets of produce to send down to TX and FL for hurricane relief. Feeding American is handling the transportation. "Hard" crops accepted:
  • apples
  • onions
  • cabbage
  • potatoes
  • winter squash
  • any other crop that withstand no refrigeration for a week
Farms donating product will receive a record of donation. Dates and locations of drop off locations in our region and across the state are provided. 

You must be prepared to contact them in advance with details on what crop you are donating, how many pallets, which location you will be dropping your donation off at, and when they can anticipate your products. For more information on this effort and updates on locations, visit the ENY Commercial Horticulture's event details.


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