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December 2022

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

December 5, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

CANCELLED: Farm Food Safety Meeting

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION NUMBERS. This meeting will focus on updates and key considerations in farm food safety. Topics to be covered include agricultural water quality assessments, traceability procedures, tips for improving flow and efficiency in wash/pack facilities, cleaning and sanitation updates, plus plenty of discussion to answer your questions. 

GAPs Training -- Understanding Food Safety on the Farm

December 9, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCE Yates County, Yates County Office Building
Penn Yan, NY

Join the Cornell Vegetable Program and Cornell Cooperative Extension for a workshop that will provide you with the why's behind food safety recommendations along with practical, farm-based ideas to improve food safety on your farm.

January 2023

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting 2023

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 5, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm; arrive early to sign up for DEC credits
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

This course will present information on insect and disease management in fresh market vegetables in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Grafting, biological, and where appropriate, conventional spray options will be discussed. A portion of the meeting will include irrigation and soil nutrient management applicable to all farmers. One general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. 

2023 Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023
9:00 am registration and DEC sign-up; 9:30 am - 2:45 pm meeting
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in field grown vegetables and greenhouse flowers. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. 

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 1: Field Crops & Livestock
9:45 am - 12:05 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

CCE Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Specialists, NRCS, and a local Cornell Cooperative Extension educator will present information on cattle grazing, soil health, IPM for fly control in cattle, weed and insect management in pasture and field crops, and on-farm biosecurity.

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 18, 2023 : Session 2: Produce, Berries, and Flowers
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Centerville Town Meeting Space
Centerville, NY

Genesee Valley Winter Ag Producer Meetings

Specialists from CCE Harvest NY, Cornell Vegetable Program, Pesticide Safety, and NYS IPM will provide educational presentations and be available to answer your questions. Plus, a local grower will share his experience in flowers and vegetable crops.

February 2023

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 10, 2023
8:15 am - 2:45 pm
NEW LOCATION: Andy Raber's Blacksmith Shop
Conewango Valley, NY

Chautauqua Winter Vegetable Meeting - MODIFIED

Meeting will feature growers from Ohio sharing their production know-how and thoughts on food safety. Other topics include weed control, pesticide safety, and the impact of poor crop nutrition. The morning portion of the event will offer 0.75 DEC credits in categories 1a and 23, plus 0.5 in CORE (good for all categories). Trade show booths available.

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 15, 2023
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

Orleans Regional Vegetable Meeting

Offering presentations in pesticide safety, tips for managing diseases in vegetable crops, how to attract beneficial insects to your field, herbicide options for cole crops, and strawberry disease information. Meeting cost is $10 per person, payable at the door via cash or check. Pre-registration requested by 5:00 pm on Monday, February 13.

DEC credits available: 2.25 in 1a and 10; 2.0 in 23; 1.5 in 22; and 0.5 in CORE (used in all categories)!!

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Beets

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Broccoli

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Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cabbage

Carrots

Carrots

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Dry Beans

Dry Beans

Eggplant

Eggplant

Ethnic Vegetables

Ethnic Vegetables

Garlic

Garlic

Horseradish

Horseradish

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Leeks

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Lettuce / Leafy Greens

Melons

Melons

Onions

Onions

Parsnips

Parsnips

Peas

Peas

Peppers

Peppers

Potatoes

Potatoes

Pumpkins / Gourds

Pumpkins / Gourds

Radishes

Radishes

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Rutabaga

Rutabaga

Snap Beans

Snap Beans

Squash - Summer

Squash - Summer

Squash- Winter

Squash- Winter

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

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Upcoming Events

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

March 18, 2024
Batavia, NY

Processing vegetable industry members who grow, manage, or support crop production for Farm Fresh First/Nortera Foods, Seneca Foods and/or Love Beets, are encouraged to sign-up for the 2024 NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable! You will:

  • Network at this in-person meeting.
  • Learn the results of industry-funded research.
  • Have a voice in Cornell research and Extension.
  • Earn 3.25 DEC pesticide applicator recertification credits
  • Earn Certified Crop Advisor Credits

Oswego Muck Onion Growers Pre-Season Meeting: Stop the Rot, Nematodes and SLB Fungicide Resistance

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2024
Phoenix, NY

Christy Hoepting and Frank Hay will get growers ready for the season with updates on managing Stemphylium Leaf Blight fungicide resistance, progress made towards understanding and managing bacterial bulb rot of onion, and results of the 2023 nematode survey and research project. 2.5 DEC recertification credits will be offered in categories 1A, 10 and 23.

2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 22, 2024
Geneva, NY

The NYS Dry Bean Meeting will be paired with the annual Dry Bean Cutting Event again this year! The morning meeting will include presentations on the latest dry bean research in New York, with topics including market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. 1.5 DEC credits will be available in categories 10, 1a, 21, 23. CCA credits will be available too.

The Dry Bean Cutting will follow the meeting and showcase the canned dry beans from the 2023 Dry Bean Variety Trial. 

Announcements

Management Practices for High Organic Matter Soils

We are exploring management practices for vegetable farmers with high organic matter soils. These soils are usually found in urban growing areas as urban farmers typically grow in imported soil mixtures that have been constructed over time and in high tunnels where leaching events are limited. In both cases, we see that soil pH and calcium levels can increase due to alkaline irrigation water and with grower inputs such as high levels of compost and/or fertilizer. We commonly see limited plant nutrient uptake due to high soil pH. We have produced four "Management Practices for Urban Soil Health" case studies sharing project updates in our urban cover crop, pH adjustment, and bulk density adjustment work. In each case study, we are looking at the effect of the management practice on soil and crop health. 

Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: Cover Cropping
Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: pH Adjustment
Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: pH Adjustment in NYC
Management Practices for Urban Soil Health: Correcting Nutrient Test Results for Soils with High Organic Matter

2023 Year in Review and 2024 Preview

As the Cornell Vegetable Program reflects on 2023, we want to thank you for your partnership and continued support of our team and the work we do to address issues impacting the commercial vegetable industry in the western and central portion of NYS. Our 2023 Year in Review and 2024 Preview report highlights of some of the many research and outreach programs led by our team members over the last year plus a look ahead to some of our plans for 2024.
  • Use of Ground Barriers as a New Strategy for Swede Midge in Brassicas for Small Organic and Urban Farms
  • Cornell Vegetable Program Responds to Late Blight in 2023
  • Working Groups Help to Improve the Western NY Food System
  • Field Trials Completed to Test Lasers as a Bird Deterrent in Sweet Corn
  • Increased Monitoring of Western Bean Cutworm in Dry Beans
  • Sweet Potato Varieties Suitable for Western NY Production?