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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

February 1, 2018

Time

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

Location

Irondequoit Public Library
1290 Titus Ave
Irondequoit, NY 14617

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 (Eastern location)

February 1, 2018

2018 Western NY Fresh Market Winter Vegetable Meeting (Eastern location)

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 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

10:45 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.

11:15 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.

11:35 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 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. Darcy will be joined remotely by Dr. Rebecca Brown, University of Rhode Island, to discuss their new laser scarecrow and its effectiveness in preventing bird damage 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. 

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

Fresh Market Vegetable Grading & Packing Workshop

August 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Deposit, NY

Are you interested in farm to school or selling to institutional markets? Maybe you'd like to know more about grading and packing your fresh market produce right in the field? CCE Broome County, in partnership with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and the Cornell Baskets to Pallets program, is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.
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Oswego Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 22, 2018
4:00 PM registration, 4:30-6:30 PM educational program, 7:00 PM dinner
Oswego, NY

This in-field twilight meeting will feature a tour of Christy Hoepting's fungicide trial for Stemphylium leaf blight and Botrytis leaf blight. Hoepting will share head to head comparisons of FRAC groups, alternatives to FRAC 3 and 7, reduced rates, and fungicide programs. A first look at 2018 results from onion thrips research trials will be presented by Brian Nault and Ashley Leach, Cornell University. Hear about the 2018 onion maggot research trial results and new research initiative with Brian Nault and Erica Moretti. Hoepting will also provide information about a new seed treatment for onion smut control.
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3rd Annual Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM plus light supper and networking
Portland, NY

Research trial results, cultural technique showcases, and effective varieties and treatments for organic and IPM production are the meeting focus. We will highlight current disease issues, their detection & spread based on this season's climate conditions, and management tools available to reduce yield impacts. Sessions will also be offered on pest identification and control options.  Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be invited to display equipment and new technology.

2.25 DEC credits available in categories 1a, 10 and 23
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Announcements

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are available for 17 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: acorn squash, 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.

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.

Managing Bird Damage in Sweet Corn

Former CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko shares information on her on-farm research of bird management options to minimize damage to sweet corn in this video and final report. Learn more about the tools she evaluated -- chemical control, air dancers, scare-eye balloons, and detasseling.

Watch the video now! 
Read the final report now!

This research was supported by a Northeast SARE Partnership Grant and the New York Farm Viability Institute.

Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings

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

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