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January 2022

2022 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 6, 2022
9:00am coffee and registration, 10:00am - 2:30 meeting
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in open field and high tunnel vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. The meeting will include grower and buyer panels and auction updates. 1.75 DEC credits will be offered in categories 10, 1a, 23, 24.

CANCELED: 2022 Empire State Producers Expo

January 11 - January 13, 2022
The Oncenter
Syracuse, NY

CANCELED: 2022 Empire State Producers Expo

UPDATE 12/23/21: Due to the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic, the Empire State Producers Expo and Becker Forum is going virtual.

The Becker Forum will stay the same date and time, January 10, in a virtual format.

The vegetable workshops and DEC credits will be virtual and further information will be going out to people who have registered and others who plan to attend. Please check back for more information on the New York State Vegetable Growers Association website. There will be no Trade Show until 2023.

2022 Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 19, 2022
9:00am coffee and registration; 9:30am - 3:00pm meeting
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This course will educate growers on disease and pest management, varieties and marketing issues in field grown vegetables. Topics such as disease resistant varieties, pest/disease, cultural management, biological controls and appropriate spray options. 1.5 DEC recertification credits in categories 10, 1a, 23 will be offered. 



February 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



March 2022

2022 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 16, 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

2022 NYS Dry Bean Meeting

The NYS Dry Bean Meeting will be back online again this year, with presentations covering the latest research in NY dry beans. Topic areas include market updates, white mold management, western bean cutworm and soybean cyst nematode management, dry bean variety testing, and incorporating NY dry beans into schools. This event will be held virtually via Zoom, and 1.5 DEC credits will be available. 

Success with Laser Scarecrows in 2022

March 22, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Online via Zoom

Success with Laser Scarecrows in 2022

Frustrated with bird control on your farm? Curious about what laser scarecrows are or how to optimize their set up? The University of Rhode Island and Cornell Cooperative Extension have teamed up to share their research and on-farm experiences using the University of Rhode Island laser scarecrow which utilizes a constantly moving green laser beam to scare birds away from fields. This workshop will feature a presentation by Rebecca Nelson Brown and David Brown of the University of Rhode Island about the laser scarecrow and what improvements have been made for 2022. Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators Chuck Bornt and Julie Kikkert will share their experiences testing the devices on New York farms. This online event is FREE!

GAPs Farm Food Safety Virtual Training

March 23, 2022
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Online via Zoom

GAPs Farm Food Safety Virtual Training

This workshop will cover the principles and practices of farm food safety for fresh produce farmers. Whether a buyer is asking for you to have a GAPs audit/certification or you just want to learn about improving food safety practices, this workshop is for you.

Topics are broken down into sections covering assessing situations where risk of microbial contamination could and would be a problem. These include land use, appraising adjacent land issues, handling manure/compost, wildlife and domestic animals, water sources/quality, pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest operations, wash/pack procedures, facility hygiene and sanitation, and worker training.



April 2022

2022 DEC Special Permit Training (Online)

April 11, 2022

Special Permit Training (SPT) for 2022 will be offered again this year in a virtual format. It will be the responsibility of the Supervisor/Certified Pesticide Applicator(s) on each farm to administer the pre-recorded training modules and written exam to their Special Permit trainees.   

Tunnel Tomatoes and Ornamental Baskets

April 13, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Fillmore, NY

Tunnel Tomatoes and Ornamental Baskets

Hands-on tunnel production meeting centered on early tomato and flower basket production. Topics include biological and IPM aphid control, tomato fertility management, cultural practices for raising flower baskets, and other IPM topics. Guest speakers are Betsy Lamb of the NYS IPM Program and Jeff Werner. Free to attend! 

Growing Microgreens Commercially (Virtual Workshop)

April 28, 2022
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Online

Microgreens represent a rapidly growing segment of the food industry. They require only a small production area. Compared to other crops they mature fast and can be harvested soon after seeding. They can be grown year-round and provide farmers with income out of season. In this virtual workshop hosted by CCE Monroe County, speakers from the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, Johnny's Selected Seeds, the University of Rochester, and SCORE will share their expertise on the subject.



May 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



June 2022

2022 Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting in Wolcott

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 16, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm; dinner at 7:15pm
Williams Cattle Farm
Butler, NY

2022 Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting in Wolcott

Expect many pest management updates and a tour of herbicide demonstrations at this year's Muck Onion Grower Twilight Meeting! 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.

Cattaraugus Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 29, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Henry D. Stutzman Farm
East Otto, NY

This produce walk will feature peer-to-peer learning. All attendees should wear long pants. Free to attend. 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23.



July 2022

Orleans Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Curvin Martin Farm
Albion, NY

This produce walk will feature peer-to-peer learning. All attendees should wear long pants. Free to attend. 2.0 DEC credits requested in categories 1a and 23.

Chautauqua Vegetable Grower Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hidden Valley Produce
Frewsburg, NY

This meeting will feature a fresh market field walk to facilitate grower-to-grower learning. All attendees should wear long pants. Free to attend. 2.0 DEC credits requested in categories 1a and 23. 

Eden Valley Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 13, 2022
5:15 pm dinner; meeting from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Agle's Farm Market
Eden, NY

Topics include laser scarecrows, tar spot control, disease management in cucurbits, optimizing your spray tank water, and cabbage maggot control debrief. 1.5 DEC credits requested in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Dinner precedes this meeting and only costs $5/person thanks to the generous support of BASF. Pre-registration is required to attend dinner.

Seneca County Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L. Stoltzfus Farm
Romulus, NY

Note the new date for this event. 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 (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 22, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ray Hoover Farm
Rock Stream, 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 (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Ontario County Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meeting for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 26, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
L. Weaver Farm
Canandaigua, 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 (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Niagara County Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 28, 2022
TBD
Rickard Nursery Growers and Harris Farm Market
Gasport, NY

A fresh market field walk will focus on pest and disease management. We'll also cover laser scarecrows, powdery mildew management, and phytophthora mitigation. More information will be available soon. 



August 2022

Genesee Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 17, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Batavia, NY

Topics are potato variety trial (including specialty varieties), laser scare crows, carrot production, growing for seed, tomato bacterial disease, vine crops pests and disease management. 2.0 DEC (categories 1a, 10, 23) and 0.25 DEC (category 4) recertification credits will be offered. 

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 25, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, dinner to follow
Mahany Farms
Dansville, NY

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

View the chipping potato variety trial and hear updates from Walter De Jong of Cornell! Mike Mager of Arctic Refrigeration will provide updates in potato storage. Brian Nault, Cornell, and Margie Lund, CCE, will talk about insecticidal rotations for Colorado potato beetle and other potato insect updates. 1.0 DEC (categories 1a, 10, 23) recertification credits are available. 



September 2022

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October 2022

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November 2022

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December 2022

No Events Scheduled at this Time



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Upcoming Events

Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 25, 2022
Dansville, NY

View the chipping potato variety trial and hear updates from Walter De Jong of Cornell! Mike Mager of Arctic Refrigeration will provide updates in potato storage. Brian Nault, Cornell, and Margie Lund, CCE, will talk about insecticidal rotations for Colorado potato beetle and other potato insect updates. 1.0 DEC (categories 1a, 10, 23) recertification credits are available. 

Announcements

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2022 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.

Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are available as a print copy ($43.50), online-only access ($43.50), or a package combining print and online access ($61.00). Shipping charges will be added to your order. Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through many local Cornell Cooperative Extension offices (call to confirm availability), or from The Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.