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January 2016

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 7, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Yates)
This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options. An anticipated 1.0 hours of content is eligible for re-certification credits.

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses

January 12 - April 19, 2016

Northeast Beginning Farmer Project Online Courses
The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce the winter roster of online courses available through its Northeast Beginning Farmer Project. These courses help farmers learn from the latest research-based education.

2016 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19 - January 21, 2016
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2016 Empire State Producers EXPO
This show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for the fruit and vegetable growers of this state, as well as the surrounding states and Eastern Canada. The Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists are involved in organizing sessions on Processing Vegetables, Potatoes, Onions, Cabbage/Cole Crops, Soil Health, Weed Management, Climate Change, Beginning Farmers, High Tunnels, and Specialty Vegetables. 

February 2016

Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting

February 17, 2016
12:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Romulus, NY

Seneca Produce Auction Greenhouse Growers Meeting
This meeting for produce auction growers will include information on making flowers profitable for auction sales, growth regulators, vegetable transplant production, alkalinity and irrigation, and principals of acidification. This will be a fairly informal, discussion oriented meeting.

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Albion, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Orleans)
This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties, soil management, and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, managing pests (weeds, diseases, birds), cultural management and appropriate spray options.

There will 3 grower panels during this event. Weed control and Best Management Practices for Auction will be discussed by the first panel. A sweet corn grower panel will discuss varieties, seeding dates, and auction sales. The final grower panel will focus on soil management for Orleans County clay. 

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA

February 22, 2016
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Irrigation Water Regulations, Traceability, and Recall: Info for Produce Farmers Concerning FSMA
This meeting will provide information and answers to questions on several of the more complicated sections of the new FSMA regulations going into effect for produce growers. There will be a focus on irrigation water and what is required for testing your water sources, record keeping, how to set up a meaningful traceability program, and how to conduct a recall.

2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

February 23, 2016
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Centerville, NY

2016 Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting
Come and learn how to make a profit at produce auctions! Speakers from other New York and Pennsylvania auctions plus Cornell Cooperative Extension and Cornell will provide attendees will information on flower production, small fruit, Food Safety Modernization Act impacts on auctions, nutrient management, high tunnel tomato production, and simplified hoop tomato house production. The benefits of having an auction and how to encourage new growers will also be discussed.

Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie County Vegetable Growers Meeting
Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists will present research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; living mulch; and the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm planning, training and timelines. Dr. Elizabeth Lamb, NYS Integrated Pest Management Program, will discuss IPM in greenhouse vegetable transplants; Allen Young, NRCS Erie County, will discuss cover crops; and Megan Burley, CCE Erie County, will lead a marketing roundtable session. Discussions will be led during lunch about fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs, and the Western NY Food Hub. 

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Canandaigua and East Aurora, NY

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight Risk for YOUR Farm
Learn how to use the late blight forecast tool on your farm. Participants will set up their personal farm accounts on the Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) website, defining the location of their farm/fields, and their varieties. Users can sign up for email/text alerts regarding when fungicide sprays are needed. Once basic farm/crop information is in a user's account, they can access DSS reports and input fungicide sprays by smartphone or tablet.   

March 2016

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM vegetables; 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM fruit
Lockport, NY

Niagara County Vegetable and Small Fruit Grower Meeting
The morning vegetable program will include presentations on research updates on sweet corn bird and weed management; the final ruling of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - what it means for your farm; new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops; and living much. Fresh market vegetable research priorities and needs will be discussed and the Western NY Food Hub.

The afternoon berry program will include presentations by Cornell faculty - Kerik Cox, Greg Loeb, Marvin Pritts, and Courtney Weber. The talks will include time for questions and will address current issues in strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.

Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training

March 7 - March 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Farm Food Safety with Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training
Attendees will receive detailed instruction about food safety on the farm for Day 1. For those needing or interested in a third party audit for certification, Day 2 will help you write a food safety plan needed for audit. Open to all fresh market produce farmers, especially those who may want to sell through the Eden Valley Food Hub.

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Clymer, NY

2016 Auction Growers Production Meeting (Chautauqua)
Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics include bird control in sweet corn, vine crop pest management, a cover crop and crop rotation discussion, high tunnel tomato disease management, the Food Safety Modernization act and the impact on auction growers, and swede midge management. Disease resistant varieties, cultural management and appropriate spray options will be discussed.

2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LeRoy, NY

2016 NYS Dry Bean Meeting
Join us for production updates on Western bean cutworm, white mold, varieties and bean breeding, and soil health. There will be a marketing update from Tim McGreevy, CEO, American Pulse Association, Moscow, ID, on: 2016 - International Year of Pulses: Why they are the Future of Food (dry beans/peas, lentils, chickpeas are pulses).

In addition, final results of Robin Bellinder's reduced tillage dry bean weed control trials, and trials of potential new dry bean herbicides, will be reported. Food safety practices and documentation required by buyers will be covered. There will also be a report from the Organic Dry Bean Discussion Group.

Vegetable School (Chautauqua County)

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 17, 2016
12:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Jamestown, NY

Vegetable School (Chautauqua County)
Meet the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists and learn about their programs supporting Western NY vegetable growers: disease and weed management in fresh market vegetables, what does the Food Safety Modernization Act mean for your farm, new developments for managing insect pests and diseases in Cole crops, high tunnel and season extension, improving soil health, and issues affecting processing vegetable crop production.

Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 23, 2016
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Ellicottville, NY

Vegetable School (Cattaraugus County) - CANCELLED
This meeting is cancelled. Growers in the area can expect our Fresh Market Vegetable Specialists to host a meeting soon! Details will be announced in VegEdge newsletter and on our website.
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Upcoming Events

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10, 2023
Clymer, NY

Meeting will feature growers from Ohio sharing their production know-how and thoughts on food safety. Other topics include weed control, pesticide safety, and the impact of poor crop nutrition. 0.75 DEC credits in 1a, 23 plus 0.5 in CORE, which is good for all categories. Trade show booths available. 

Meeting cost is $20/person, includes snacks and educational materials. Registration required by 4 pm on Friday, February 3. 

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2023
Albion, NY

Offering presentations in pesticide safety, tips for managing diseases in vegetable crops, how to attract beneficial insects to your field, herbicide options for cole crops, and strawberry disease information. Meeting cost is $10 per person, payable at the door via cash or check. Pre-registration requested by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 13.

DEC credits available: 2.25 in 1a and 10; 2.0 in 23; 1.5 in 22; and 0.5 in CORE (used in all categories)!!

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Morning Session: Snap Beans, Sweet Corn, and Peas
Batavia, NY

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support snap bean, sweet corn, or pea production for Nortera and/or Seneca Foods, should attend this session of the roundtable meeting. You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and extension.
  • Earn 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23 and CCA recertification credits.

This FREE event is followed by lunch! Pre-registration requested.


March 15, 2023 : Lunch Break and Networking

Lunch is FREE to anyone attending either the Morning Session or the Afternoon Session of the NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting. Registration is required.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 15, 2023 : Afternoon Session: Beets and Carrots
Batavia, NY

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support beet or carrot production for Nortera, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, should attend this session of the roundtable meeting. You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and extension.
  • Earn 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, 23 and CCA recertification credits.

Lunch is provided before this session. It's FREE! Pre-registration requested. 

Announcements

2022 Year in Review Released

Our 2022 Year in Review report highlights some of our 2022 projects and community outreach efforts impacting commercial vegetable, greenhouse, potato, and dry bean producers in 14 counties of western and central New York, and beyond.
  • Education and Technical Assistance Provided to Providence Farm Collective
  • Engineering Improvements in Biodegradable Mulch
  • Perseverance Leads to Solution for Perennial Sowthistle in Onion
  • Potato Programming Spans Farms of All Sizes
  • Improving Winter High Tunnel Soil Nitrogen Management
  • Laser Scarecrows Tested on Local Farms
  • New York Vegetable Industry Support
Cornell Cooperative Extension is Your Trusted Source for Research-Based Knowledge!

Small-Scale Fresh Mkt Potato Variety Trial Results

This year, the Cornell Vegetable Program planted a potato variety trial focused on commercially available fresh market potato varieties, with the small-scale potato grower in mind. This trial allowed us to test different varieties of potatoes that might be of interest to consumers at farm markets and see how well they perform in a western NY climate. 

We've posted a brief overview of our results on the Potato page.

If you would like the full report (PDF with photos and yield data) emailed to you, email Margie Lund.

New Ag Climate Factsheet Released

The intersection of agricultural production and greenhouse gases is gathering increasing attention. This is an opportune time to consider how vegetable production interacts with carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, and how using cover crops may alter this picture.

The factsheet, Greenhouse Gases and Soil Organic Carbon in Vegetable Production and the Role of Cover Crops, written by Zach Spangler, Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist with CCE Harvest NY, and Elizabeth Buck, Fresh Market Vegetable Specialist, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, discusses:
  • Sequestration of atmospheric carbon in agricultural soils as soil organic carbon (SOC). Is vegetable production impacting SOC?
  • Net greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) from the soil.
  • Impact of cover crops on soil organic carbon, nitrous oxide emissions, and other GHG emissions.