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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.

May 2014

Beating Back the Bugs - Walk & Talk

May 14, 2014
Wednesday 5:00 PM
Allegany, NY

Beating Back the Bugs - Walk & Talk
This month we'll be focusing on insect management. What are some of the main pests, and what is the best way to deal with them? Learn how to develop a proactive, integrated pest management approach and bring all your questions about spray effectiveness, beneficials, scouting, and more.

Fertility from the Ground Up - Rolling Hills May Meeting

May 20, 2014
Tuesday 6:00 PM
Phelps, NY

Fertility from the Ground Up - Rolling Hills May Meeting
Prof. Steve Reiners will be the guest speaker this month. His focus is on vegetables, extension, and fertility. Steve will start out with a discussion on basic soil science (how different types behave, what soil characteristics influence fertility) and move into a discussion on how to use that understanding to improve your nutrition programs.

Please bring a copy of your most recent soil test! It will help us answer your questions. Growers can also bring soil samples that they'd like to have checked for pH or submitted to the lab for full analysis.

Muck Donut Hour BEGINS

May 27, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Elba, NY

Muck Donut Hour BEGINS
Meet with Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting every Tuesday morning to ask questions and share your observations.
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JOB POSTING: Onion Crop Scout

Be a Vital Part of New York Onion Production!

We are looking for someone who appreciates agriculture to scout commercial onion fields in Oswego Co. and/or Wayne Co. for 13 weeks during the summer, maximum 19 hours/week, who would return to the seasonal position annually.

As an Onion Crop Scout for the Cornell Vegetable Program (CVP), you will independently scout 11 commercial onion fields collecting data on insect pests, diseases, weeds and crop stage/quality. Scouting data will be summarized into a preliminary report which is finalized by Cornell's Onion Specialist. Growers use the scouting reports to inform their spray decisions, which enables an integrated approach to pest management. Your hard work will ensure grower engagement, implementation of research-based recommendations, and early detection of emerging issues. It is the "beating heart" of CVP's onion program.

Pay: $18.50/hr. No benefits. Personal mileage will be reimbursed at the federal rate.

Key Qualifications & Skills:
  • High School diploma and 6 months experience in an agriculture setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to meet the travel requirements of the position and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver's license.
  • Visual concentration and attention to detail are required to detect pests and pest damage.
  • Able to work independently in collecting and summarizing data.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Proven experience in communicating effectively, both written and oral.
  • Preferred: Experience working with plants, plant disease and other pest identification.
Training will include being accompanied by a veteran onion scout for the first season with the intention of scouting independently in the second year, and ideally for several more years after.

Flexible on start and end dates, day(s) of week you work, and whether Oswego or Wayne or both counties are scouted. Our priority is finding someone who will return to the position annually.

Read details about the Onion Crop Scout position.

To apply (resume and cover letter): http://tiny.cc/Onion_Scout_WDR_00043345