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  • Cultural Practices

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  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

January 31, 2018

Time

8:00 AM registration, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM program

Location

CCE Niagara County
4487 Lake Ave
Lockport, NY 14094

Cost

This event is free.
FREE if pre-registered by January 26

At the Door
$20.00 per person (and lunch cannot be guaranteed)

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Darcy Telenko
716-652-5400 x178

Pre-Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018

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2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting

January 31, 2018

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting

A regional meeting to discuss results from 2017 research trials and present information on pest management. Research and outreach programs supported by NY Farm Viability Institute. 3.0 DEC credits available to those that attend the entire meeting.

8:00 AM Registration, DEC/CCA sign-up, coffee


8:30 Pest Management in Vegetables

New management options including host resistance, products, or techniques that are available will be discussed in this session. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise.

Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
The biopesticide market has rapidly been expanding and many have become prominent tools in crop management. There are over 300 active ingredients registered with the EPA, with many approved for organic production. Interest in this new class of products is also occurring in conventionally grown crops.
Many growers who have already incorporated biofungicides into their disease management programs feel they are improving disease control and/or crop health due to resistance-inducing activity. Dr. Telenko will discuss how biocontrols can be used, how they work and when they don't.

Julie Kikkert, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

A healthy, strong leaf is required for table beet harvest, therefore leaf disease management is extremely important to maintain yield. Dr. Kikkert will discuss current research programs and management options for the various leaf spot diseases in beet.

Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program

Pest monitoring is important to determine the appropriate management options in vegetables. Darcy will talk about a new iPiPE program to monitor and track pests to help implement IPM practices on your farm. 

9:30 Coffee Break sponsored by NYFVI Precision Ag Project

9:45 Wildlife Management in Vegetable Crops Workshop
Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Darcy Telenko will lead this session to discuss current wildlife management issues and talk about research trials looking at chemical and mechanical options to minimize wildlife damage, particularly birds in sweet corn.

Paul Curtis, Cornell University

Paul Curtis, Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of Natural Resources Cornell University will join remotely to discuss options for goose management on your farm -- when and how to implement deterrence to minimize damage to agricultural crops.

A member of the DEC deer program team will also join the program to discuss issues of deer overabundance and the NYS DEC deer program. We will end this workshop with an open discussion with a grower panel on wildlife damages that they have experienced this season and discuss the tools that are being implemented, their efficacy and best management practices. 

11:45 Crop Insurance Update
Jennifer Ifft, Assistant Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
Dr. Ifft will provide an update on relevant single-crop and Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance products, with time for discussion and feedback on current crop insurance and risk management issues.

12:00 Noon Lunch
sponsored by NYFVI Wildlife Project

1:00 PM Open Discussion of Disease Issues and Management Options
Judson Reid, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Judson will lead a discussion on 2017 pest issues and review the best crop production practices for managing them. This may include host resistance, pesticides, or techniques that are available to minimize pest damage. Information will be provided for both conventional and organic growers at all levels of expertise.

1:30  Marketing Your Product
Chad Heeb, Director of Marketing and Sales for New York Chips
Value-Added Provides New Market Opportunity

Megan Burley, CCE Erie County
Marketing to Millennials

2:30 Precision Irrigation for Vegetables Update and Need for 2018 Collaborators

Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program
Water and nutrient management are key to sustainable and profitable crop production. Join Darcy and Environmental Geophysicist, Erasmus Oware, from the University of Buffalo as they talk about precision irrigation opportunities for growers -- how and why we should irrigate. In addition, they will give an update on this partnership in a NYFVI sponsored project in using soil electrical conductivity measurements for precision water management in vegetable crops in western NY. This project aims to identify a novel technique that can account for sub-field soil variability for efficient water and nutrient management practices. They are looking for additional cooperators for 2018.

3:15 - 3:30 PM Adjourn and pick up DEC credits

Cost: FREE to those that pre-register by Friday, January 26 so that we can get a lunch headcount. $20/person at the door for those that have not pre-registered. Call 716-652-5400 to pre-register. Special accommodations (dietary or other) should be requested by January 26.  



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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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