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May 2021

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June 2021

Weed Control Field Day - Panama, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 8, 2021
Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Melvin Hostetler's
Panama, NY

Weed Control Field Day - Panama, NY

Weed control across the farm relevant for vegetables, fruit, and pasture/forage. Topics include weed ID of common and new species, why nightshades are so problematic, assessing impact of & control weeds in pasture, herbicide resistance, cultivator demo, and mid-season weed control options.  

DEC credits requested (approval pending): 2.5 credits in categories 1a (commercial plant ag), 1.25 credit in category 21 (field crops), 1.5 credit in category 22 (fruit) and 2.0 credits in category 23 (vegetable).

Weed Management Field Day - Fillmore, NY

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 9, 2021
Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Windy Valley Farm
Fillmore, NY

Weed Management Field Day - Fillmore, NY

Integrated weed management field day covering weed control in vegetables, small grains, and fruit. Topics include weed ID, new tool designs, getting better cultivation results, recognizing and managing herbicide resistance, group discussion on weed control strategies, and demonstrations. 

DEC credits requested (approval pending): 2.5 credits in categories 1a (commercial plant ag) and 10 (research/demo),1.25 credit in category 21 (field crops), 2.0 credits in categories 22 (fruit) and 23 (vegetable).

2021 Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 24, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm; dinner at 7:15pm
Sorbello muck
Hannibal, NY

2021 Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

It's going to be a Weed Control Extravaganza at this year's Oswego County Onion Growers Twilight Meeting! Bring weed samples for identification. 2.25 DEC recertification credits will be available (categories 1A, 10 and 23). CCA credits will also be available. This meeting is being organized by Oswego County Vegetable Growers and Improvement Association and CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.

July 2021

Potato Production Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 1, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm; optional dinner following the event
Mike Chiavetta's field
Brant (Irving), NY

This potato production meeting will cover organic and integrated management strategies. Topics include fertility, insect management, soil health, late blight prevention, and hand-on scouting skills practice. 1.0 DEC credit in 1a and 23.

Fresh Market Vegetable Production Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 1, 2021
7:00pm - 8:45pm; optional dinner prior to the event
Bowman Farms
Brant (North Collins), NY

Organic and integrated pest management strategies will be covered related to fresh market vegetable crop production. Topics include sweet corn scouting and laser scarecrow update, alternatives to Lorsban for cabbage maggot control, foliar sampling for improved fertility management, best practices for biopesticide use, and gauging soil biological activity. 1.25 DEC credit in 1a and 23.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 16, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dale Martin farm
Penn Yan, NY

1.75 recertification credits approved in categories 23 (veg) and 24 (greenhouse). This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm
David Swarey farm
Ovid, NY

1.75 recertification credits approved in categories 23 (veg) and 24 (greenhouse). This course will demonstrate pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learning. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm. 

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 28, 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Gregg Rush Farms
Albion, NY

2 DEC credits available in 1a, 10, and 23. Field-walk style meeting with planned topics on soil health, pest control, and disease management.

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Upcoming Events

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (Ontario)

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 27, 2023
Rushville, NY

This on-farm meeting will feature pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and, where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. Details on each topic will focus on field observations at the farm.

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (FLPA)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2023
Penn Yan, NY

This meeting will feature pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and, where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. 

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Meeting for Auction Growers (Seneca)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 2, 2023
Romulus, NY

This meeting will feature pest management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. A hands-on demonstration of weed, insect and disease identification in vegetables including management options such as inter-row cover crops, grafting and, where appropriate, spray options will be used to educate growers. 

DEC recertification credits will be offered (1.75 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24). 

Announcements

Ag Water Test Sample Drop-Off Sites in WNY

If you are curious about the quality of your irrigation ponds, streams, wells, or other surface water source, water testing is an important tool to consider. Getting the right test and doing so in a timely manner has been a challenge. Water testing that provides meaningful results requires a quantified generic E. coli test or an Enumeration E. coli test. Some water testing labs only do a potable water test called a presence/absence test. The Enumeration test provides test results as in numbers of (bacterial) colony forming units (CFU or most probable number MPN). Having a number allows you to track the results with a comparable baseline. Each water source should be tested 3-4 times a season and do this each growing season.

Water testing drop-off/pick-up sites have been set up in a number of locations across the region by Lozier Environmental Consulting in Rochester. Water test sample bottles, forms, and information are available at each site. Additional sites are available:
  • A new site has been added in the greater Lockport (Niagara County) area: Flint Brothers Hardware, 2769 Main St, Newfane, NY, 716-778-9654. Samples must be received at this location by Wednesday 9:00am.
  • If you are in Ontario County, contact Nancy Anderson at the CCE Ontario County office in Canandaigua at 585-394-3977 x427. You can pick up the supplies (forms, bottles, instructions, and takes payment) at the CCE office. You will be required to take your sample(s) to a drop-off site in Canandaigua; the bottles will be picked up and delivered to Life Science Labs in Syracuse for analysis.
For assistance in understanding the water test results, contact Robert Hadad or the lab.


New Ag Climate Factsheet Released

The intersection of agricultural production and greenhouse gases is gathering increasing attention. This is an opportune time to consider how vegetable production interacts with carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions, and how using cover crops may alter this picture.

The factsheet, Greenhouse Gases and Soil Organic Carbon in Vegetable Production and the Role of Cover Crops, written by Zach Spangler, Ag Climate Resiliency Specialist with CCE Harvest NY, and Elizabeth Buck, Fresh Market Vegetable Specialist, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, discusses:
  • Sequestration of atmospheric carbon in agricultural soils as soil organic carbon (SOC). Is vegetable production impacting SOC?
  • Net greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), and methane (CH4) from the soil.
  • Impact of cover crops on soil organic carbon, nitrous oxide emissions, and other GHG emissions.