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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

EVENT HAS PASSED

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

2019 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Produce Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2019
M 9:30 am - 3:45 pm
Jamestown, NY

This annual winter educational event for the Chautauqua Produce Auction will educate produce growers on pest management, variety selection, and marketing issues in fresh market crops grown for auction. Specific topics include season extension techniques and high tunnels, growing good onions and preventing early die-back, Strawberries 101, managing worms and Alternaria in Cole Crops, lessons learned at the Buffalo Valley Produce Auction, strategic crop management for increased profitability, Spotted Lantern Fly updates, and updates on FSMA, GAPS, and On-Farm Readiness Reviews.

This is a multi-discipline produce meeting featuring expert speakers in vegetable and fruit production and a Q&A panel of experienced, successful growers.
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2019 Allegany-Cattaraugus Produce Growers Meeting

January 29, 2019
T 9:30am - 3:30pm
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A fresh market vegetable meeting for beginner to intermediate growers. The meeting will emphasize grower perspectives and present both organic and conventional management information. Topics include soil health, onions, GAPs, good crop establishment, flower production, and organic tomato production. Lunch included for those pre-registering by noon on January 24th.
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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course

February 13, 2019
W Full day program - specific times TBD
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Announcements

We're Hiring: VEGETABLE CROPS SPECIALIST

The CCE Cornell Vegetable Program seeks a highly qualified candidate to lead research and educational programming in commercial vegetable production. A focus will be in potato and dry bean production. Additional emphasis will be placed on production and harvest handling practices that impact post-harvest vegetable quality. The Extension Educator will work as part of our regional agriculture team that serves commercial vegetable growers throughout a 14-county region of western and central NY. This position is full-time and will be located in western NY.

Applicants are required to hold a Master's degree, and should have a solid background in vegetable crop production. Experience in potato production and post-harvest handling and storage through formal education and work experience are desired. Applications are due by January 20, 2019.

For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/Vegetable_WDR_00017327 

Wanted: VEG FIELD RESEARCH & EXTENSION ASSISTANT

The CCE Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP) seeks a qualified candidate to provide technical and program support to the CVP Onion and Cole Crops Specialist in carrying out all aspects of research programming including research project design, set-up, data collection, harvest, data entry, analysis and summary, report writing, program evaluation and presentation preparation. Scout for pests weekly on grower farms, summarize scouting data and collect grower pesticide records, prepare annual scouting reports. Maintain accurate records and photo files.  

This position is full-time and will be located in Albion, NY (Orleans County) but travel to other CVP counties will be expected during the growing season. Overtime is normal during peak periods (June-August).

Applicants are required to hold an Associate's degree in Agricultural Science (with course work indicating an aptitude for sciences) plus 1+ year of professional experience in agriculture or vegetable production. Applications are due by January 20, 2019.

For more information, visit http://tiny.cc/Veg_Field_WDR_00017434

2018 Cornell Vegetable Program Year in Review

2018 is behind us but we hope that our team's efforts to enhance New York vegetable production continues well beyond! This year, our Specialists gave presentations at 119 events, sharing our knowledge with 3,535 people.

We continue to conduct on-farm research to help answer the questions of our growers. The Cornell Vegetable Program managed 50 research grants and projects in 2018. We extend our gratitude to the 65 farms and organizations that offered us land, labor, and supplies to support our trials! We also want to thank those farmers that gave generous financial contributions to support our work as well.

We cannot forget to thank the 13 Cooperative Extension Associations that partnered with us this year too. We're excited to be adding Steuben County to our list of participating counties in 2019!

Our 2018 Year in Review brochure highlights our research and educational projects.

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