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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.

August 2021

Niagara Region Summer Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 3, 2021
6:00pm - 8:15pm
Begins at the corner of Hess Rd and Drake Settlement
Appleton, NY

1.5 DEC credits requested. Field meeting featuring weed and disease control. Chris Smart, Cornell's Plant Pathologist, will be discussing control of bacterial diseases in tomato, Alternaria in brassicas, and other current/hot topics in disease. Weed Scientist Lynn Sosnoskie will introduce new pigweed species that are appearing in our region and give updates on herbicide resistance and new mechanical weed control techniques. Smaller topics include soil health. 

Chipping Potato Growers Twilight Meeting

August 5, 2021
5:00pm
Mahany Farms
Dansville, NY

Join us for a fun, potato-centered twilight meeting at Mahany Farms! Come hear about updates from this year's chipping potato variety trial, and learn more about disease forecasting and management. Network with fellow growers, event speakers, and Cornell Cooperative Extension staff following the talks.

September 2021

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 1, 2021 : Bin Blitz
6:00 - 8:30pm
Online

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.

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 8, 2021 : Low Cost and High Value
6:00 - 8:30pm
Online

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. 

Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

September 8, 2021
4:30pm - 6:00pm; dinner follows
Duyssen Farms Shop
LeRoy, NY

Dry Bean Twilight Meeting

CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, NYS IPM, and Cornell Faculty will be attending this twilight meeting to share updates on Western bean cutworm trapping, white mold management, soybean cyst nematodes and field mapping, and pigweed identification and resistance screening. After the meeting, stick around to enjoy dinner and network with other dry bean growers and industry members.

1.5 DEC recertification credits (categories 10, 1a, 21, and 23) and CCA credits will be available.

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 15, 2021 : Wash/Pack Floors
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Online

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.

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 22, 2021 : Wash Water Management
6:00 - 8:30pm
Online

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.

SCRUB Twilight Workshop Series

September 29, 2021 : Tools for Employee Management and Empowerment
6:00 - 8:30pm
Online

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.

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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.