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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.

April 2020

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

April 3, 2020
April 3 is the registration deadline ONLY. Program date and time TBD.
Already registered? You will be contacted with details on how to participate in the revised program.

REVISED PROGRAM: 2020 DEC Special Permit Training

Revised Program Accommodates Social Distancing Guidelines

Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2020 has been revised to an online format that accommodates current restrictions on public meetings, recommendations for social distancing, and projected delays in H2A guest worker processing imposed by COVID-19. 

In time for the originally proposed in-person SP Trainings on April 7 and 8, we hope to have available pre-recorded training modules. It will be the responsibility of the Supervisor/Certified Pesticide Applicator(s) on each farm to administer the training modules and written exam to their Special Permit trainees. Once registered, all of the necessary training materials and documents associated with Special Permit applications will be sent separately to each farm along with a private link to access the training modules.

Special Permits will only be issued for 10 specific pesticide labels. This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. The labels that will be covered include Lorsban Advanced (for control of black stem borer in apple only), Endigo ZC, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, Asana XL, and Lannate LV (no Gramoxone this year.)

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 7, 2020 : CANCELLED: Wayne County 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training
English Session: 8:30am registration; 9am-12:30pm; Spanish Session: 1pm registration; 1:30pm-5pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE DATE AND TIME OF THE REVISED PROGRAM WILL BE DETERMINED SOON. Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test.This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training.

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

April 8, 2020 : CANCELLED: Orleans County 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training
8am Registration; 8:30am-12pm Engilsh & Spanish Sessions concurrent
Orleans County Cooperative Extension
Albion, NY

CANCELLED (in-person): 2020 Worker Protection Standard Training & DEC Special Permit Training

THIS IN-PERSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT A REVISED PROGRAM HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. THE DATE AND TIME OF THE REVISED PROGRAM WILL BE DETERMINED SOON. Special Permits (SP) will only be issued for specific pesticide labels and SP trainees will have to pass a test.This will relieve the certified pesticide applicator from "on-site within voice contact" supervision of non-certified pesticide applicators when they are handling federally-restricted-use pesticides for which they hold a Special Permit. Certified Supervisors are required to attend the first 30 minutes of training.

CANCELLED: Wash Pack School: Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design

April 22, 2020
8:30am - 3:30pm
Cornell Lake Erie Research Center
Portland, NY

CANCELLED: Wash Pack School: Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Hygienic Design

DUE TO CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Put farm food safety into daily production practice! 

Participants will learn why and how to design, clean, sanitize, and dry produce handling equipment and buildings. Classroom presentations will be supplemented with demos and hands-on activities with produce wash equipment. 

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

April 30, 2020
7:00-8:00pm
Online via Zoom

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! Join us for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

May 2020

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

May 7, 2020
7:00-8:00pm
Online via Zoom

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! Join us for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

May 14, 2020
7:00-8:00pm
Online via Zoom

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! Join us for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

Finding Urban Land to Farm: Selecting Property for Farming (ONLINE)

May 16, 2020
10:00 - 10:45am
Online

Finding Urban Land to Farm: Selecting Property for Farming (ONLINE)

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) is hosting an online workshop for anyone looking for a place to start an urban farm or market garden in the City of Buffalo. Selecting a suitable property is critical to the success of an urban farm. Size, soils, site history, infrastructure, neighborhood, and zoning are all factors that need to be considered. Caitlin Tucker with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program will talk about these factors on Saturday, May 16.

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

May 21, 2020
7:00-8:00pm
Online via Zoom

ONLINE Office Hours for Commercial Vegetable Growers

Got commercial vegetable questions? Get LIVE answers every Thursday night from 7:00-8:00pm! Join us for farmer-driven production conversations, dynamic troubleshooting with CCE Specialists, and photo diagnostics of crop issues and pests. Learn how to identify the pests affecting your crops.

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Announcements

Agricultural Workforce Resources for COVID-19

The Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development team has dedicated a page of their website to resources, information, and news releases related to COVID-19. Produce farms should review the resources to protect their workforce, their business, and their markets.

How to Take a Photo for Crop Diagnostics

With the current push to work remotely, using pictures to quickly address production questions has a lot of appeal and utility but the images must be of high quality.

In How to Take a Photo for Crop Diagnostics, readers will learn:
  • What makes a high quality image?
  • Things you should know
  • Different problems need different images
  • Steps for taking a high quality image
  • Pro tips
...Plus there a several side-by-side comparisons of poor quality photos versus high quality images with tips on what changes the photographer made to take the better photo. 

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2020 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 2020 Vegetable Guidelines include: 
  • Updated pesticide options for economically important vegetable crop pests.
  • Completely revised weed management chapter.
  • Updated online crop and pest management resources.
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 many local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices, or from The Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.


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