Cornell Vegetable Program Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

Enrollment Benefits

  • Telephone / Email Consultations
  • VegEdge Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

June 26, 2017

Time

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

CVP Fresh Market Demo Site at Partridge's on the Farm Market
4924 Ellicott St Rd (Route 63)
Batavia, NY 14020

Cost

$25.00 CVP enrollees
(additional attendee $25.00 ea.)

$35.00 non-CVP enrollee
(additional attendee $35.00 ea.)
includes lunch if pre-registered, handouts



At the Door
$35.00 At-the-door pricing
includes information packet and lunch (cannot be guaranteed unless you have pre-registered)

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Darcy Telenko
716-697-4965

Pre-Registration Deadline: June 23, 2017

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2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

June 26, 2017

2017 Fresh Market Vegetable Field Day

View demonstration plots to exemplify sustainable pest management options for fresh market vegetable production. In addition to the demonstration plots, sessions will be offered throughout the day on weed and disease identification and biology, resistance management, and GAPs/FSMA updates by CVP team members. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be onsite to display equipment and new technology. CCA and 3.0 DEC credits (categories 10, 1a, and 23) will be available.

TOPICS
Weed Management Tools for Fresh Market Vegetables
- Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
This session will introduce basic weed biology, identification, and weed management tools in vegetables. Results from 2016 research on new herbicides and their efficacy in managing weeds will be presented along with an overview of the current tools available for both conventional and organic weed management. These will include tillage, competition, crop rotation, stale seed bed technique, cultural practices, fertility and herbicides. Examples of seeds, seedlings, and mature plants will be presented. The importance of correct weed identification, creating a weed map, and reducing the seed bank will be covered. Growers will be encouraged to actively participate and ask questions.
  
Fresh Market Vegetable Plot Tour
  • Tomato varieties and organic spray programs for disease management
  • Cucumber varieties and organic spray programs for downy mildew 
  • Herbicide options in sweet corn
  • Stale-seedbed techniques for weed management in root crops
  • Weed management in root crops and zucchini
GAPS/FSMA Update

Garlic: Introduction and Tour of the Trials
- Christy Hoepting and Robert Hadad, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Christy and Robert will review cultural and organic products available for fusarium management in garlic as growers can view research trials.

Garlic: Q&A about Soil Borne Diseases - Christy Hoepting and Robert Hadad
Growers are encouraged to bring their garlic questions! A discussion of garlic diseases, management options, and best management practices to reduce soilborne diseases and pests of garlic.

Pest Management in Tomato, Pepper and Eggplant
- Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Judson will discuss the major diseases in tomato, pepper and eggplant in New York. Topics to be covered include: scouting -- where, how and when; identifying the pests; checking for management issues that may improve or decrease disease control; and control options. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise.

New Market Opportunities
Open discussion of new opportunities and a tour of the new farm-to-table FreshLab in Batavia.


Cost: $25 Cornell Vegetable Program enrollees; $35 all others. Lunch is guaranteed for those that pre-register by June 23. 

We appreciate the support of Arctic Refrigeration, BASF, BioSafe Systems, Empire Tractor, KeyPlex Biopesticides, NutriAg USA, Oro Agri, Seedway, Siegers Seeds, and Stokes Seeds.



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Upcoming Events

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York producers, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. 
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Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well

January 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY

NOFA-NY 2018 Winter Conference: Pre-Conference Event
This event promises to help growers bring their winter greens production to the next level -- both in the high tunnel and in the packshed. There will be an emphasis on best management practices in the high tunnel, especially practices which support long term soil health and fertility. In the packshed, processing efficiency and food safety will both be stressed.

The day will begin at 9:00 am in conference room Broadway 1, with workshops on issues and opportunities in winter high tunnel production and best practices for postharvest handling, including food safety concerns.

Upon completion of the workshops at 10:30 am, everyone will board a bus and travel to Paul and Sandy Arnold's Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY for a farm tour and farmer-led discussions in the high tunnel and packshed. A farm to table lunch, with a vegetarian option, will be served at the farm. After lunch, the tours and discussions will continue and then everyone will come together for a Q&A session with hot cider and light snacks. The bus will leave the farm at about 3:15 pm and should be back at the hotel by 4:00 pm. 
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Produce Grower Food Safety Training - FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs

January 30, 2018 : FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs Produce Safety Alliance Training Course

January 31, 2018 : Workshop on Farm Food Safety Plan Writing

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 January 31. Separate registration required.
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Announcements

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.

Available: 2017 Certified Seed Potato Directory

The 2017 NYS Certified Seed Potato Crop Directory is now available. There is a wealth of information on NYS potato seed certification, as well as on the varieties grown for certification in 2017. The varieties include standards for processing and tablestock, newer varieties and numbered lines, and specialty/heirloom varieties. Brief summaries of the varieties' maturity, appearance, yield potential, and major disease susceptibility are included. Contact info for the growers with seed supplies of each variety is included. There is also a listing of the inspectors from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets in Albany and Syracuse.

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.

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