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February 2014

Walk and Talk: Crop Planning

February 8, 2014
Saturday, 10am - 12pm
Cuba, NY

Walk and Talk: Crop Planning
A special Saturday session of the Walk & Talk discussion group focused on crop planning. Crop planning involves taking a broader look at your farm, evaluating your upcoming season as part of a larger, longer term production system. Crop planning involves not only rotational planning, but soil health, nutrient management, pest/disease/weed control, and farm business management. All growers are welcome to attend.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight

February 12, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Meg McGrath, Cornell, and Beth Gugino, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Storage Crops & Winter Marketing: 5 years later - What we have learned

February 14, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM tentative
Geneva, NY

Storage Crops & Winter Marketing: 5 years later - What we have learned
An intro to storage vegetable production, post-harvest, and marketing to meet the increasing demand for seasonal local food.

Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential

February 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Canandaigua, NY

Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential
A free meeting featuring a live webinar broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health. Howard G. Buffett, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, will lead the webinar by discussing: The Big Picture: Conservation, Cover Crops and Soil Health. In addition to the webinar, soil health demonstrations and information will be provided by USDA-NRCS and the Cornell Vegetable Program, and a group discussion will assist in the planning for summer meetings and field days. 

Potato Short Course - Disease Management and Variety Development

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 19, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Liverpool, NY

Potato Short Course - Disease Management and Variety Development
Simplot: genetic engineering for higher quality, disease resistance; Amanda Gevens, U WI: field/storage disease management; Cornell potato breeding, and licensing varieties; Using the Late Blight Decision Support System - Carol MacNeil, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Ian Small, Cornell Plant Pathology.

Niagara County Winter Meeting: Increase Productivity Through Soil Environment Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2014
9:00am - 12:30pm
Lockport, NY

Niagara County Winter Meeting: Increase Productivity Through Soil Environment Management
Reduced tillage (RT) is being successfully adopted on vegetable farms in Western NY. Anu Rangarajan will review RT benefits, discuss management changes related to adoption and share examples from farms using RT systems. Carol MacNeil will talk about which cover crops to use to improve crop health, and how to use them. Steve Reiners will focus on improved fertility management in vine crops.

1.5 DEC and 3 CCA credits available.

2014 Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Albion, NY

2014 Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting
This course will educate growers on weed and disease management in fresh market vegetable grown for auction; as well as storage crop management and food safety concerns.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

February 27 - February 28, 2014
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Bath, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)
This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people. 

March 2014

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)

March 6 - March 7, 2014
8:30 AM registration; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Geneva, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)
This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Building Fertility Through Cover Crops - Cancelled

March 11, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Building Fertility Through Cover Crops - Cancelled
This workshop has been cancelled.  Please contact Robert Hadad with any questions pertaining to this topic.

2014 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2014
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
LeRoy, NY

2014 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting
Join us for the important dry bean updates for 2014! Topics will include varieties, insect, disease & weed management, and soils & tillage. Back by popular demand...there will be a tasting of innovative dry bean dishes!

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, and Winter Squash

March 19, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, and Winter Squash
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Robin Bellinder, Cornell, and Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar on conventional and organic weed control options in sweet corn, pumpkins, and winter squash.

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rochester, NY

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight for YOUR Farm
Learn how to use this new LB 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. They 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.   

Trickle Irrigation/Fertigation Workshop - Cancelled

March 20, 2014
9am - 12:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Trickle Irrigation/Fertigation Workshop - Cancelled
This is a follow-up to the 2013 workshop with more detail on "how-to" for sizing and setting up trickle irrigation and figuring out set-up and operation of fertigation.  Dr. Bill Lamont of Penn State will go in-depth on how to design a trickle irrigation system to fit your needs and Dr. Steve Reiners (Cornell) will discuss fine-tuning your trickle fertility program.

2014 Garlic School: Great Garlic from Harvest to Sale

March 28, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Geneva, NY

2014 Garlic School: Great Garlic from Harvest to Sale
Topics include timing of harvest, post-harvest handling and pest control, a grower panel on drying systems, and marketing your garlic.

April 2014

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Fertigation - Scheduling and Water Quality Considerations

April 2, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Elsa Sanchez, Penn State, and Steve Reiners, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

April 3, 2014
9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Vegetable Grower Meeting
A comprehensive grower meeting covering managing pests in transplants, weed management, growing for late season winter markets and CSA sales, the markets and economics of producing tomatoes, management of powdery mildew in vine crops, disease management in green beans, and using apps for your vegetable business.

Updates on the HarvestNY Program and the NY Invasive Species Program will be presented. Plus growers will hear from the newest Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, Darcy Telenko, on her experiences and what she plans to bring to the Cornell Vegetable Program region.

DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2014
AM English Session: 8:30 - 12:30 PM Spanish Session: 1pm - 4:30pm
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training
DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides.  This permit is renewed annually through Special Permit Trainings. Trainings include Worker Protection Safety, non-target and environmental hazards, and prevention of the risk of exposure.

DEC Special Permit Training

April 9, 2014
8:30 am - 12:00pm (Concurrent English & Spanish sessions)
Albion, NY

DEC Special Permit Training
DEC Special Permit allows non-certified workers to apply and handle federally restricted use pesticides. This permit is renewed annually through Special Permit Trainings. Trainings include Worker Protection Safety, non-target and environmental hazards, and prevention of the risk of exposure.

Soils 101 for Improved Crop Fertility Management - Walk & Talk

April 9, 2014
5:00 PM
Belmont, NY

Soils 101 for Improved Crop Fertility Management - Walk & Talk
A foundation in basic soil science - best management practices, understanding the impacts of soil texture and structure - permits farmers to better mange their fields for productivity.  As the inherent source of nutrients, your soil is a big part of you fertility plan. 

Learn how to determine if you're wasting money on unneeded fertilizer and how to avoid inadvertently starving your crop of key nutrients.

This is an indoor meeting. Field walks will resume in May.

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Asparagus

Beets

Beets

Broccoli

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

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

Turnips

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Upcoming Events

2018 Empire State Producers EXPO

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 16 - January 18, 2018
1.25 hr sessions throughout each day
Syracuse, NY

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo combines the major fruit, flower 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. 
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Growing, Washing and Packing High Tunnel Winter Greens: Doing It and Doing It Well

January 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY

NOFA-NY 2018 Winter Conference: Pre-Conference Event
This event promises to help growers bring their winter greens production to the next level -- both in the high tunnel and in the packshed. There will be an emphasis on best management practices in the high tunnel, especially practices which support long term soil health and fertility. In the packshed, processing efficiency and food safety will both be stressed.

The day will begin at 9:00 am in conference room Broadway 1, with workshops on issues and opportunities in winter high tunnel production and best practices for postharvest handling, including food safety concerns.

Upon completion of the workshops at 10:30 am, everyone will board a bus and travel to Paul and Sandy Arnold's Pleasant Valley Farm in Argyle, NY for a farm tour and farmer-led discussions in the high tunnel and packshed. A farm to table lunch, with a vegetarian option, will be served at the farm. After lunch, the tours and discussions will continue and then everyone will come together for a Q&A session with hot cider and light snacks. The bus will leave the farm at about 3:15 pm and should be back at the hotel by 4:00 pm. 
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Produce Grower Food Safety Training - FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs

January 30, 2018 : FSMA and GAPs/HGAPs Produce Safety Alliance Training Course

January 31, 2018 : Workshop on Farm Food Safety Plan Writing

This program is for fruit and vegetable growers who need Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) certification or GAPs/HGAPs (Good Agricultural Practices/ Harmonized Good Agricultural Practices) training required by buyers (i.e. 3rd-party food safety audits based on a written food safety plan) or if you are just interested in learning about produce safety.

Over the course of the training, certified Produce Safety Alliance trainers will cover content contained in these seven modules:
  • Introduction to Produce Safety
  • Worker Health, Hygiene, and Training
  • Soil Amendments
  • Wildlife, Domesticated Animals, and Land Use 
  • Agricultural Water (Part I: Production Water; Part II: Postharvest Water) 
  • Postharvest Handling and Sanitation 
  • How to Develop a Farm Food Safety Plan
An optional farm food safety plan writing workshop is offered on January 31. Separate registration required.
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Announcements

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2018 Cornell Integrated Crop and Pest Management Guidelines for Commercial Vegetable Production are now available!

Written by Cornell University specialists, this publication is designed to offer producers, seed and chemical dealers, and crop consultants practical information on growing and managing vegetable crops in New York State. Topics include general culture, nutrient management, transplant production, postharvest handling, organic production, and managing common vegetable crop pest concerns. A preview of the Vegetable Guidelines can be seen online.

Highlighted changes in the 2018 Vegetable Guidelines include:
  • Updated pesticide options for economically important vegetable crop pests.
  • Significantly revised pest management practices.
  • New onion and sweet corn IPM scouting report forms.
Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are available as a print copy ($41), online-only access ($41), or a package combining print and online access ($57.50). Shipping charges will be added to your order. Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office, or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.

Available: 2017 Certified Seed Potato Directory

The 2017 NYS Certified Seed Potato Crop Directory is now available. There is a wealth of information on NYS potato seed certification, as well as on the varieties grown for certification in 2017. The varieties include standards for processing and tablestock, newer varieties and numbered lines, and specialty/heirloom varieties. Brief summaries of the varieties' maturity, appearance, yield potential, and major disease susceptibility are included. Contact info for the growers with seed supplies of each variety is included. There is also a listing of the inspectors from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets in Albany and Syracuse.

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are now available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: 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.

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