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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

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 1, 2021 : Bin Blitz

Experienced growers and UVM's Ag Engineering present new strategies and cleaning tools to increase the efficiency and efficacy of bin cleaning, sanitation and management practices. Lead growers show and tell their bin systems, with lessons learned. Participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.

September 8, 2021 : Low Cost and High Value

Evaluate low-cost (either money or time) improvements that make a big difference. Experience growers show and tell the thrifty improvements they made and summarize lessons learned, including trade-offs of spending money (or not) to lower risks and increase efficiency. 

September 15, 2021 : Wash/Pack Floors

Learn to improve or repair a concrete floor so that it is smooth and easy to clean. This workshop highlights concrete repair, cleaning and sanitation techniques, water management, products and resources, as well as show and tell from experienced growers, and Chris Callahan from UVM's Extension Ag Engineering.

September 22, 2021 : Wash Water Management

Experienced growers and facilitators dig into the fundamentals of managing produce wash water, including show and tell with lessons learned about wash water management, use and monitoring of sanitizers. All participants leave with a plan to improve/implement new practices.

September 29, 2021 : Tools for Employee Management and Empowerment

Develop management strategies/systems to retain and empower high-value workers, while improving crew morale and culture. Learn from experienced managers of loyal and reliable crews, the pros and cons of their current management systems, and how they came to be. Participants leave with resources and a plan to improve/implement one or more new practices or strategies.

October 6, 2021 : Bubblers/Aerators for Greens Washing

For growers wanting to install or improve a greens bubbler/aerator. Get feedback from growers who built/improved their own systems. Examine designs and DYI resources, as well as perceived quality and efficiency gains from bubblers as compared to other washing methods. This workshop features a panel of New York growers!

Announcements

Fungicides for ALS in Broccoli

The Cornell Fungicide "Cheat Sheet" for ALS and Head Rot in Broccoli and Other Cole Crops has been updated for 2021. It includes some additional products including generic options for Inspire Super and Switch, which may offer some cost savings.