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January 2020

2020 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Education Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

2020 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Education Meeting

This meeting is our annual winter educational event for Finger Lakes Produce Auction growers. This year we will focus on farm food safety clarifications, soil health, pepper pests, strawberries, and control of tomato and vine crop diseases through use of biopesticides. 2.5 DEC recertification credits will be available in category 23, and 0.5 credits in category 22.

2020 Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 8, 2020
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

2020 Ontario Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in vegetables and small fruit. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management and appropriate spray options. 1.5 DEC recertification credits will be offered.

2020 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 14 - January 16, 2020
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
The Oncenter
Syracuse, NY

2020 Empire State Producers EXPO

The 2020 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit 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.

Western S. Tier Produce Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 28, 2020
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Carnahan Center, Jamestown Community College
Jamestown, NY

Western S. Tier Produce Meeting

A jam-packed schedule of educational topics for regional growers, this meeting features dynamic sessions and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. Topics will be relevant for vegetable, berry, field crops, and greenhouse/flower, and organic growers. Focus areas in 2020 include disease management and enhancing local markets. Pesticide credits available in many NY and PA categories, CEUs requested.

February 2020

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

February 6, 2020
March 26, 2020
April 9, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Steuben County Office Bldg Annex Conference Rooms A-B
Bath, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Steuben County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Steuben County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

February 7, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 3, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ovid Fire Hall
Ovid, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Seneca County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Seneca County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

February 14, 2020
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Genesee Valley Produce Auction house
Freedom, NY

2020 Upper Genesee Valley Produce Growers Meeting

A bit of something for everyone! This meeting will feature experts from Cornell Cooperative Extension discussing food safety in auction lots and quality control, how to successfully lengthen the growing season, making the most of a small grain rotational crop, and common disease and pest info. Summer squash, cabbage and pepper production tips will be presented by Mark Zittel, an experienced produce and greenhouse grower for 20+ years. Participants will have the opportunity to join group discussion in breakout sessions of their choosing. And don't forget to stop by the Demo Table to see weeds and soil health exhibits. FREE but registration is requested by February 12.

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

February 4, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 5, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Niagara County
Lockport, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Niagara County

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Niagara County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 25, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 PM
CCE Erie County, Dard Hunter Hall, 2nd floor
East Aurora, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Erie County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Erie County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

February 20, 2020
March 6, 2020
March 27, 2020

10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
CCE Genesee County, Boyce Board Room
Batavia, NY

Precision Agriculture Series - Genesee County

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn what precision agriculture entails, the economics of using precision ag, and the preferred methodology and benefits. This free, 3-day event series is being organized by CCE Genesee County with assistance from Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Ag Specialist of the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and CCE NWNY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops team. Topics for each day will be determined by the audience interests and questions.

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 20, 2020
8:00 AM breakfast, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM program
Langford Fire Hall
North Collins, NY

2020 Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

At this meeting co-hosted by Timac Agro USA and Cornell Cooperative Extension, representatives from IVA Sprayers, BASF, Timac Agro USA, and Gowan will share information about their product offerings and how to use them on specialty crops. Dr. Chris Smart from Cornell will discuss sanitation and prevention techniques for greenhouse and transplant handling to minimize bacterial diseases in peppers and tomatoes. Dr. Lynn Sosnokie, Weed Scientist for Cornell, will lead a focus group to identify grower research priorities. Additionally, Sosnoskie will provide insights on how to recognize herbicide resistance and adjust weed management strategies appropriately. FREE! DEC credits will be available.

March 2020

2020 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 noon; lunch will follow the event
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

2020 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Join us for research and production updates on dry bean varieties and bean breeding, weed management, Western bean cutworm, and white mold disease. A market analysis will be provided as well. We will review research priorities and gather suggestions for future educational programs. 1.25 DEC recertification credits (categories 10, 1a, 21, and 23) will be available.

ONLINE: Cole Crop School

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 30, 2020
9:00am join webinar; 9:15am - 12:30pm program
Online Meeting

ONLINE: Cole Crop School

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN SWITCHED TO AN ONLINE FORMAT. Online registration is now open! Note that 3.0 DEC credits are still available in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Fresh Market cole crop production has gotten tougher over the last few years. In addition to scouting, ID and management of common pests, diseases, and weeds, the morning includes special seminars on controlling swede midge, alternaria, and on winter high tunnel production strategies. This school is designed for organic and conventional fresh market growers who consider themselves beginner or intermediate skill-level cole crops producers.

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Brussels Sprouts

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Cabbage

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Carrots

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Cauliflower

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Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peas

Peas

Peppers

Peppers

Potatoes

Potatoes

Pumpkins / Gourds

Pumpkins / Gourds

Radishes

Radishes

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Rutabaga

Snap Beans

Snap Beans

Squash - Summer

Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Turnips

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Upcoming Events

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

March 18, 2024
Batavia, NY

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support crop production for Farm Fresh First/Nortera Foods, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, are encouraged to sign-up for the 2024 NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable! You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and Extension.
  • Earn 3.25 DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits
  • Earn Certified Crop Advisor Credits

Oswego Muck Onion Growers Pre-Season Meeting: Stop the Rot, Nematodes and SLB Fungicide Resistance

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2024
Phoenix, NY

Christy Hoepting and Frank Hay will get growers ready for the season with updates on managing Stemphylium Leaf Blight fungicide resistance, progress made towards understanding and managing bacterial bulb rot of onion, and results of the 2023 nematode survey and research project. 2.5 DEC recertification credits will be offered in categories 1A, 10 and 23.

2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2024
Geneva, NY

The NYS Dry Bean Meeting will be paired with the annual Dry Bean Cutting Event again this year! The morning meeting will include presentations on the latest dry bean research in New York, with topics including market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. 1.5 DEC credits will be available in categories 10, 1a, 21, 23. CCA credits will be available too.

The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2023 Dry Bean Variety Trial. 

Announcements

Management Practices for High Organic Matter Soils

We are exploring management practices for vegetable farmers with high organic matter soils. These soils are usually found in urban growing areas as urban farmers typically grow in imported soil mixtures that have been constructed over time and in high tunnels where leaching events are limited. In both cases, we see that soil pH and calcium levels can increase due to alkaline irrigation water and with grower inputs such as high levels of compost and/or fertilizer. We commonly see limited plant nutrient uptake due to high soil pH. We have produced four "Management Practices for Urban Soil Health" case studies sharing project updates in our urban cover crop, pH adjustment, and bulk density adjustment work. In each case study, we are looking at the effect of the management practice on soil and crop health. 

Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: Cover Cropping
Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: pH Adjustment
Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: pH Adjustment in NYC
Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: Correcting Nutrient Test Results for Soils with High Organic Matter

2023 Year in Review and 2024 Preview

As the Cornell Vegetable Program reflects on 2023, we want to thank you for your partnership and continued support of our team and the work we do to address issues impacting the commercial vegetable industry in the western and central portion of NYS. Our 2023 Year in Review and 2024 Preview report highlights of some of the many research and outreach programs led by our team members over the last year plus a look ahead to some of our plans for 2024.
  • Use of Ground Barriers as a New Strategy for Swede Midge in Brassicas for Small Organic and Urban Farms
  • Cornell Vegetable Program Responds to Late Blight in 2023
  • Working Groups Help to Improve the Western NY Food System
  • Field Trials Completed to Test Lasers as a Bird Deterrent in Sweet Corn
  • Increased Monitoring of Western Bean Cutworm in Dry Beans
  • Sweet Potato Varieties Suitable for Western NY Production?