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Event Offers DEC Credits

Event Details

Date

June 19, 2018

Time

5:00 PM - 7:55 PM; dinner served at 8:00 PM

Location

W. D. Henry & Sons, Inc.
7189 Gowanda State Rd
Eden, NY 14057

Cost

This event is free.

Host

Cornell Vegetable Program

Darcy Telenko
716-697-4965

Pre-Registration Deadline: June 18, 2018

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2018 WNY Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting

June 19, 2018

2018 WNY Fresh Market Vegetable Twilight Meeting

An early season fresh market vegetable discussion of issues and to present information on pest management tools. 2.25 DEC pesticide certification credits (categories 1a, 10, and 23) and 1.0 (category 21) will be available for those that attend the entire meeting. Dinner will be served after the meeting at approximately 8:00 PM. 

Session Descriptions:
FSMA Update
-- Robert Hadad, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, will give an update on FSMA and implications for the 2018 season.

Scouting for Sweet Corn Pests
-- Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM, will review and demonstrate how to scout and identify the major sweet corn insect pests. She will also discuss action thresholds and best IPM practices for insect control in sweet corn. She will discuss the Sweet Corn Pheromone Network and how growers can use this tool to help make decisions on their farm. Growers will be encouraged to participate in this hands-on activity and ask questions.

Weed Management in Vegetable Crops -- John Wallace, Cornell University and Bryan Brown, NYS IPM, will discuss major weed biology, identification, and weed management tools in vegetables. They will give an update on new herbicides and 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. Growers will be encouraged to actively participate, ask questions.

Early Season Vegetable Pest Management Discussion and Crop Walk -- Darcy Telenko, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, will lead a crop walk and talk about early season pest monitoring and management options in vegetables. Darcy will talk about programs available to monitor and track pests to help implement IPM practices on your farm. Darcy will lead a discussion on 2018 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.

Using the New BlightPro Disease Forecasting System for Late Blight in Tomatoes and Potatoes -- Ukko Agro co-founders

Cost: FREE to growers due to the support of sponsors! Since dinner will be provided, please call us or register here to let us know that you plan to attend so that we can place the dinner order. Contact Darcy Telenko at 716-652-5400.

Sponsored by 
BASF, NutriAg, Siegers Seeds, Stokes Seeds, Gowan, Miller Chemical, Seedway, Dubois Agrinovation, and Arysta Life Sciences.



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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

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

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