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January 2024

2024 Finger Lakes Produce Auction Winter Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 4, 2024
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Finger Lakes Produce Auction
Penn Yan, NY

This annual meeting 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. Of special note, there will be a grower panel from Buffalo Valley Produce Auction. Other topics include garlic and strawberry pest management. A general session will include updates from the Food Safety Modernization Act. Judson Reid, Senior Extension Associate with the Cornell Vegetable Program along with CCE staff will instruct participants and facilitate peer-based learnings. DEC recertification credits will be available in categories 10 (2.0), 1a (2.0), 22 (0.75), 23 (1.5) and 24 (2.0).

2024 Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 17, 2024
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Ontario Produce Auction
Stanley, NY

This meeting will present information on fresh market vegetable production in both field and greenhouse (high tunnel) vegetables, primarily for those growing for wholesale auction. Of special note, there will be a Grower Panel from the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction growers, moderated with NYS specific pest control from Judson Reid. Other topics include pest and disease management in vine crops and greenhouse crops. 2.25 DEC recertification credits will be offered in 10, 1a, and 24, plus category 23 (2.0 credits).

Chautauqua Produce Auction Winter Meeting 2024

January 31, 2024
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Stanley Hose Fire Hall
Sherman, NY

Topics include: tomato diseases, food safety and pesticide updates, berry production, and two talks from Leon Hershberger on flower production and raising high tunnel tomatoes.  



February 2024

Genesee Valley Winter Grower Meetings 2024

February 7, 2024
9:00 am - 12:15 pm Flowers and Veg; 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm Livestock and Forage
Farmersville Community Church
Farmersville, NY

The morning session features vegetable/flower topics: variety trial recommendations, tomato diseases, pesticide updates, grouping flowers by growth needs, and a grower panel. 

The afternoon session covers livestock/forage topics: preventative health care, selecting forages, grazing plans, and evaluating hay quality.

Orleans Regional Winter Vegetable Meeting 2024

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 8, 2024
1:00 - 4:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

Topics include: Storing fall crops, variety trial recommendations, food safety and pesticide updates, effectively using adjuvants, and plant pathogen ID and management. 1.25 DEC credits in categories 23, 1a, and 10; 0.5 DEC credits in categories 21 and 24.

2024 New York Potato School

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 13 - February 14, 2024
13th in the afternoon; 14th in the morning
Del Lago Resort and Casino
Waterloo, NY

2024 New York Potato School

New York's Potato School is back this year, with two days of potato-packed programming! Along with updates from Potatoes USA and the National Potato Council, experts from across the country will be joining to present on topics including potato sustainability, potato harvest and storage, national chip trials, potato seed physiology and management, nematodes, and black dot disease management. This year's event will also be merged with the Annual Grower-Processor Meeting, with the annual dinner being held Tuesday night. Join us for one or both events! 1.5 DEC credits will be available for the February 13th session, and 2.5 DEC credits will be available for the February 14th session in 10, 1a, and 23.

Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

February 20, 2024 : Virtual Morning Session
9:00 am - 10:30 am EST
online via Zoom

Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

Fusarium diseases of garlic are ubiquitous, stubborn, and sometimes surprising or devastating.

Please join Cornell Researchers and Extension Allium Specialists for updates on current research findings and to direct future research on Fusarium diseases of garlic. Cornell presenters include Crystal Stewart-Courtens, Frank Hay and Christy Hoepting with special guest Alicyn Smart from the University of Maine. 

Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

February 20, 2024 : Virtual Evening Session
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
online via Zoom

Fusarium Diseases of Garlic: Research Updates and Virtual Listening Session

Fusarium diseases of garlic are ubiquitous, stubborn, and sometimes surprising or devastating.

Please join Cornell Researchers and Extension Allium Specialists for updates on current research findings and to direct future research on Fusarium diseases of garlic. Cornell presenters include Crystal Stewart-Courtens, Frank Hay and Christy Hoepting with special guest Alicyn Smart from the University of Maine. 



March 2024

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

March 18, 2024
9:30 am - 2:45 pm; sign-in for credits at 9 am
First United Methodist Church
Batavia, NY

NYS Processing Vegetable Industry Roundtable Meeting

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
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Duskee's Sports Bar and Grill
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
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (meeting); 1:00 (cutting)
Cornell AgriTech, Jordan Hall 2nd floor auditorium
Geneva, NY

2024 NYS Dry Bean Meeting and Cutting Event

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. 

Collaborative and Alternative Marketing for Farmers - Learning from Those Who are Doing It

March 25, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Online via Zoom

Collaborative and Alternative Marketing for Farmers - Learning from Those Who are Doing It

Join us for a virtual panel discussion meeting where panelists will share their marketing enterprise, why and how it came to be, and what it takes for groups of farmers to work together to improve their marketing opportunities. Then the floor will be open for Q/A and discussion with the audience. The goal of this effort is to learn about these types of marketing alternatives, what it took to put them together, and maybe get interest enough from those attending to explore new collaborations. 



April 2024

Urban and Small-Scale Growers Meeting

April 5, 2024
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Massachusetts Avenue Project Farmhouse
Buffalo, NY

Urban and Small-Scale Growers Meeting

This event is an opportunity for small-scale growers, urban growers, community garden leaders and ag service providers to build community, engage in production-focused workshops, and share resources. Topics include building soil productivity, insect and disease management, growing vegetables, berries, and tree fruits, and more.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! We met the space limitation for this event.

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training -- Wayne County

April 9, 2024
English: 8:30 am check-in, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm; Spanish: 1:00 pm check-in, 1:30 - 5:00 pm
CCE Wayne County
Newark, NY

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training -- Wayne County

Special Permits (SP) 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 8 specific labels covered: Endigo ZCX, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, and Lannate LV. 

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training -- Orleans County

April 10, 2024
English and Spanish: 8:00 am check-in, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
CCE Orleans County
Albion, NY

2024 DEC Special Permit Handler Training -- Orleans County

Special Permits (SP) 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 8 specific labels covered: Endigo ZCX, Warrior II with Zeon Technology, Agri-Mek SC, Beseige, Leverage 360, Danitol 2.4EC, Mustang Maxx, and Lannate LV. 



May 2024

Asparagus Variety Trial Open House

May 23, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Fenton's Produce
Batavia, NY

Asparagus Variety Trial Open House

Come see 10 varieties of asparagus! The trial includes new releases, purple, frost avoidant, and expanded disease-resistant varieties. Compare the performance of asparagus planted from home-raised seedlings vs crowns. Participate in a weed control discussion and pick the brains of growers and industry reps!



June 2024

Indoor Mushroom Cultivation, Post-Harvest Handling, and Food Safety

June 6, 2024
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flat #12 Mushrooms
Buffalo, NY

Indoor Mushroom Cultivation, Post-Harvest Handling, and Food Safety

This workshop is intended for mushroom producers and those considering mushroom production. Hosted by CCE Wyoming County, the workshop includes a tour and discussion of Flat #12 Mushrooms production process, from substrate to sales, including their food safety plan creation, implementation, and the audit process. Alternative production methods will also be discussed.

Tour, Tarps & Talk!

June 12, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Kirby Farm Market
Brockport, NY

We will view two tarping demos to see the effect of overwinter tarping on nitrogen availability and best practices for terminating large cover crops using a tarp. Chad Kirby will then give us a short tour of his production spaces near the market, which include vegetable, tree fruit and floriculture crops. Then it is time to snack, network, and talk shop with other growers!

2024 Muck Onion Growers Twilight Meeting in Oswego

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024
4:00 pm - 6:50 pm meeting; catered dinner at 7:00 pm
Dunsmoor Farms
Oswego, NY

2024 Muck Onion Growers Twilight Meeting in Oswego

Open to all Onion Enthusiasts, the Muck Onion Growers Twilight Meeting will feature new fungicide recommendations for 2024, and onion insect pest management updates featuring seed treatment combinations for onion maggot control. View our onion herbicide trial with pre- and post-emergent control of marsh yellowcress, Lamb's quarters and ragweed. This educational event is immediately followed by a catered dinner; both are FREE thanks to generous sponsors!

2.0 DEC recertification credits available in categories 1A, 10 and 23, and 0.5 credits in category 5. CCA credits will also be available.



July 2024

Chautauqua Produce Auction Vegetable Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 9, 2024
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
vegetable farm at the top of the hill near
Conewango Valley, NY

A field walk will include aggressive pepper anthracnose, potato management, slugs, corn earworm, and more. 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a and 23 (veg). 

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meetings for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2024 : Yates County
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahlon Hoover Jr.'s farm
Himrod, NY

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. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.

WNY Vegetable Summer Field Walk (Orleans)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 15, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lloyd Stauffer's farm
Lyndonville, NY

Rescheduled from 7/10/24 due to weather. Meeting starts in the field. We will progress from crop to crop, learning hands-on pest, disease and weed ID and scouting techniques. IPM control tactics for both preventative and reactive management will be discussed in group dialogues. The group will return to the pack-house for research update presentations. 2.0 DEC credits will be available in categories 1a and 23.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meetings for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 16, 2024 : Ontario County
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Daniel Nolt's farm
Stanley, NY

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. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meetings for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 24, 2024 : Seneca County
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Levi Esh's farm
Romulus, NY

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. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.

Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yerico Farms LLC
Dunkirk, NY

We'll take a look at sprayers, pepper anthracnose, and walk the fields discussing other crop production issues. 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23.



August 2024

Niagara Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Start at Root Down Farm
Clarence Center, NY

We'll start this meeting off at Root Down Farm to hear late season disease management updates in peppers and cole crops, plus current best management practices to limit fungicide resistance. Potato variety recommendations and disease control questions in potatoes will be addressed. 

Then we'll head to Kreher's beet field to view and discuss alternative weed control technologies. The beet field is an on-farm demonstration of various flame weeding protocols in comparison with stacked tool cultivation equipment. One or two weeding robots will be on-hand for live demonstrations and discussion of the technology's current abilities and future potential. We'll also cover industry updates and a review of late summer disease management in squash. 

2.0 DEC credits will be available in categories 23, 1a, and 10.

2024 Chipping Potato Twilight Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 20, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, dinner follows
Mahany Farms
Dansville, NY

Join us for a brief, on-farm meeting including insect pest updates and viewing of the chipping potato variety trial. 1.0 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, and 23 will be offered. Dinner follows!



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Upcoming Events

Vegetable Pest and Cultural Management Field Meetings for Auction Growers

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 12, 2024 : Yates County
Himrod, NY

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. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.


Event Offers DEC Credits

July 16, 2024 : Ontario County
Stanley, NY

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. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.


Event Offers DEC Credits

July 24, 2024 : Seneca County
Romulus, NY

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. 1.75 DEC credits in categories 10, 1a, 23, and 24.

Lake Erie Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2024
Dunkirk, NY

We'll take a look at sprayers, pepper anthracnose, and walk the fields discussing other crop production issues. 2.0 DEC credits in categories 1a, 10, and 23.

Niagara Region Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2024
Clarence Center, NY

We'll start this meeting off at Root Down Farm to hear late season disease management updates in peppers and cole crops, plus current best management practices to limit fungicide resistance. Potato variety recommendations and disease control questions in potatoes will be addressed. 

Then we'll head to Kreher's beet field to view and discuss alternative weed control technologies. The beet field is an on-farm demonstration of various flame weeding protocols in comparison with stacked tool cultivation equipment. One or two weeding robots will be on-hand for live demonstrations and discussion of the technology's current abilities and future potential. We'll also cover industry updates and a review of late summer disease management in squash. 

2.0 DEC credits will be available in categories 23, 1a, and 10.

Announcements

New Onion Resources Available

Attention onion growers! We've posted several new resources on the ONION page
  • 2024 Onion Fungicide "Cheat Sheet" for Control of Leaf Diseases
  • Know the Difference: Botrytis Leaf Blight Halo Lesions vs BLB Necrotic Spots
  • Scouting for Botrytis Leaf Blight Halo Lesions
  • Video: How to Identify Foliar Symptoms of Bacterial Disease in Onion
  • A New Pest for the New Year in WNY: Allium Leafminer is Here to Stay
  • Scouting Tips for Onion Thrips in Onions