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February 2015

Tomato Health and Grafting Workshop

February 2, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Interlaken, NY

Tomato Health and Grafting Workshop
This workshop will review the latest Cornell Vegetable Program research on successful tomato production, including disease resistant varieties, high tunnel crop rotation, greenhouse container results and pest management. Participants will also learn to graft their own tomatoes with live plants. Jump start the 2015 tomato season with season extension and increased yields!

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - High Tunnel School

February 4, 2015
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - High Tunnel School
This beginner level school is for new high tunnel growers and will focus on best management practices, with an emphasis on tomato production. The school is strongly encouraged for growers with 2 or fewer seasons of tunnel growth experience, those considering getting a tunnel in the next few season, or NRCS EQIP recipients. Topics will include site selection and structural considerations, crop and variety selection, cultural management, disease management, and an experienced grower panel.

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 5, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
East Aurora, NY

Erie Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production
All vegetable producers are encouraged to attend this day-long meeting featuring Cornell Plant Pathologist Sarah Pethybridge, Vegetable IPM Coordinator for the NYS IPM program Abby Seaman, and Regional Vegetable Specialists. Topics will include weed biology and management, herbicide resistance in weeds, disease biology and management, marketing, spotted wing drosophila management, beneficial insects and rotation in organic vegetable production systems.

Niagara Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 6, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lockport, NY

Niagara Vegetable Growers Meeting - Addressing Issues in Vegetable Production
All vegetable producers are encouraged to attend this half-day meeting featuring Cornell Plant Pathologist Sarah Pethybridge, Vegetable IPM Coordinator for the NYS IPM program Abby Seaman, and Regional Vegetable Specialists. Topics will include weed biology and management, disease biology and management, marketing, and beneficial insects -how to recognize them, conserve them, and put them to work for you.

Organic Dry Bean Discussion

February 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Canandaigua, NY

Organic Dry Bean Discussion
The demand for organic dry beans in the Northeast exceeds the supply. Beans are being shipped from the Midwest to help meet the need. While there are a handful of growers already producing organic dry beans in NY it is a very small percentage of the total dry bean production in the state. The interest in this topic is broad based, and includes NY growers, shippers, a processor, brokers, and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of NY. The Cornell Vegetable Program is organizing a discussion on the potential opportunities and challenges of increased organic dry bean production in New York State.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops

February 11, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Soil Health Through Reduced Tillage and Cover Crops
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.

Carol MacNeil, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, and Thomas Bjorkman, Associate Professor, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

Orleans Produce Auction Winter Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Albion, NY

Orleans Produce Auction Winter Meeting
Auction growers will meet to discuss current production challenges including corn pests, aphids, vine crop diseases, and small allium production.  

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting

February 20, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Meeting
Forenoon will be a 2 hour high tunnel intensive with panel. Afternoon will include vine crop disease management, food safety and more. Lunch available for a donation.

March 2015

Garlic School 2015

March 3, 2015
9:30 AM -3:00 PM
Geneva, NY

Garlic School 2015
This year's garlic school will have a broad focus on disease, insect and weed pests that growers are already dealing with or that may show up in New York from other parts of the country. Cornell pathologists and growers will discuss the latest research on Aster Yellows, a disease which has devastated the garlic industry in the Midwest, and the soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium. The latest fertility and weed control research will also be presented. Industry updates will be presented by David Stern of the NYS Garlic Seed Foundation.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Using Sanitizers in Wash Water

March 4, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Using Sanitizers in Wash Water
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.

Luke LaBorde, Associate Professor, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Clean Up Your Veggies! Post-Harvest Handling System Workshop

March 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shortsville, NY

Clean Up Your Veggies! Post-Harvest Handling System Workshop
Join NOFA-NY and Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

Weed Management Workshop for Processing Vegetable and Dry Bean Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2015
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Batavia, NY

Weed Management Workshop for Processing Vegetable and Dry Bean Growers
Workshop will focus on developing a long-term plan for managing weeds and weed seed banks, selection and use of herbicides for processing vegetables and dry beans, and reducing the risk for herbicide resistant weeds.

CANCELLED: Forecasting Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lockport, NY

CANCELLED: Forecasting Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location or fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers

March 17 - March 18, 2015
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Arcade, NY

Updated Farm Food Safety (GAPs) Training for Produce Growers
Are you a farmer interested in produce safety? Are your markets asking for food safety plans or third party verification? Do you want to understand produce safety issues and Good Agricultural Practices as well as the FSMA proposed Produce Rule and third party audits? If so, join us for this multi-day workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and leave with a farm food safety plan for YOUR farm!

2015 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LeRoy, NY

2015 NYS Dry Bean Meeting
Topics to be included are: the performance and development of new varieties and breeding lines; weed management update; white mold management recommendations; Western bean cutworm risk and control; the effects of tillage, cover crops and rotation on dry bean yields. Bean dishes at lunch! The NYS Dry Bean Committee will meet right after the meeting. 

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Geneva, NY

Forecasting Tomato/Potato Late Blight Risk: Using An Online Tool to Make Decisions for YOUR Farm
The Cornell Vegetable Program and NYS IPM will assist growers with setting up an account on the Late Blight (LB) Decision Support System (DSS) website. Learn how late blight (development) units, and fungicide (loss) units, are used to forecast when you'll need to apply a fungicide spray to YOUR farm location or fields. Get text alerts or a personal email when you are within several days of needing to spray. 

Farm Food Safety for Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design

March 23, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Trumansburg, NY

Farm Food Safety for Post-Harvest Handling and Small-Scale, Low-Cost Facility Design
Join NOFA-NY and Cornell Vegetable Program's Robert Hadad to learn how to design, build, and operate a small-scale, DIY post-harvest handling system! This great workshop will focus on the trifecta of good washing and handling—food safety, maintaining high quality and efficiency, and affordability for new and small growers.

High Times with High Tunnels: Greenhouse/High Tunnel Tomato Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 24, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Penn Yan, NY

High Times with High Tunnels: Greenhouse/High Tunnel Tomato Workshop
Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest ID, grafting, nutrition, and attributes of successful growers will be shared.1.75 DEC credits have been requested, approval is pending. CCA credits available if requested in advance.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Tomato Nutrition in High Tunnels

March 25, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Tomato Nutrition in High Tunnels
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.

Judson Reid, Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist, and Steve Bogash, Extension Educator, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

April 2015

DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)

April 8, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM English Session / 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Spanish Session
Newark, NY

DEC Special Permit Training (Wayne County)
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 (Orleans County)

April 9, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (concurrent English & Spanish sessions)
Knowlesville, NY

DEC Special Permit Training (Orleans County)
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.
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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?