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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.

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

June 17, 2022
June 23, 2022
June 30, 2022
July 7, 2022
July 14, 2022
July 21, 2022
July 28, 2022

11am-12pm

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

Supervisors are critical to the success of farm businesses. They have a major impact both on employees' daily work experiences and on the production performance of the business. The  agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate helps farm supervisors and managers learn and apply human resource management practices and leadership skills that foster rewarding workplaces and drive business results. Confident managers who thoughtfully apply leadership and management skills improve employee performance, develop teams, reduce employee turnover, and increase employee engagement. The courses within the certificate program will offer extensive practice and engagement activities to build confidence and skill sets.

Planning Pumpkin and Squash Disease Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 28, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Altobelli Family Farm
Kinderhook, NY

Join Dr. Margaret McGrath, Vegetable Plant Pathologist, Cornell University, to hear the latest disease management considerations for pumpkins and vine crops including Cucurbit Powdery Mildew and Cucurbit Downy Mildew. Learn from Dr. McGrath what fungicides are working and which ones are not and get the latest developments on disease progression from across the region. 

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.

Getting the Most Out of Every Pass - Calibrating Airblast Sprayers for Best Results

June 29 - June 30, 2022
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gardiner, NY or Peru, NY

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops. 

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.

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

June 17, 2022
June 23, 2022
June 30, 2022
July 7, 2022
July 14, 2022
July 21, 2022
July 28, 2022

11am-12pm

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

Supervisors are critical to the success of farm businesses. They have a major impact both on employees' daily work experiences and on the production performance of the business. The  agricultural Supervisory Leadership certificate helps farm supervisors and managers learn and apply human resource management practices and leadership skills that foster rewarding workplaces and drive business results. Confident managers who thoughtfully apply leadership and management skills improve employee performance, develop teams, reduce employee turnover, and increase employee engagement. The courses within the certificate program will offer extensive practice and engagement activities to build confidence and skill sets.

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 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
L. Stoltzfus Farm
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 (2.0 credits in categories 10, 1a, 23; 1.75 credits in category 24).

Peru Weed Management and Soil Health Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 20, 2022
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The Don G Orchard Block
Peru, NY

Peru Weed Management and Soil Health Field Day

Join us in Peru on July 20th as we discuss orchard weed and soil management! Speakers will be joining us from across Cornell's research and extension teams.  Topics will include the results of our herbicide timing trials, new vision-guided technologies for orchard weed spraying, organic weed management options, soil health demonstrations, and a discussion on our statewide orchard soil health survey. DEC credits are pending for this event.  

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

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Upcoming Events

Cattaraugus Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 29, 2022
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.

Orleans Fresh Market Vegetable Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 6, 2022
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
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. 

Announcements

Lorsban is Banned: What Now?

Cabbage maggot (CM) feeds on brassica seedlings by tunneling into the stem of the plant just below the soil line. Their feeding can result in unsightly and unmarketable produce in the case of root brassicas like turnips, and in stunting, reduced stand, and reduced yield in head and stem brassicas like cabbage and broccoli. Lorsban and other formulations containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos were the first line of defense for control of cabbage maggot in several brassica crops, because 1) at ~$10 per acre, it was affordable, and 2) it was easy to apply and avoided worker exposure as a directed spray at the base of the plant.

Unfortunately, Lorsban and all of its generic products for food and feed uses were banned in New York as of July 31, 2021, and in the United States as of February 28, 2022. In the absence of Lorsban and other chlorpyrifos-containing insecticides, NY brassica growers have 6 products belonging to 4 chemical classes available to manage cabbage maggot. This article, Lorsban is Banned: How to Control Cabbage Maggot in Brassicas Now?, written by Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Christy Hoepting and Brian Nault of Cornell AgriTech, provides our "2022 Top Picks" to use instead of Lorsban plus results of Cornell research trial results related to application method, rate, and cabbage maggot control.


Propagating Strawberry Plants Through Runners

The production of strawberry plants is challenging due to the rigorous sanitation needs that must be met, especially in field propagation settings, but also in greenhouse settings. To add to that, growers in New York may find it more difficult to obtain their preferred strawberry varieties in the coming years, as fewer nurseries are propagating strawberries. The solution: strawberry plug plants propagated from runners in a controlled environment such as a greenhouse or high tunnel.

Plug production of rarer varieties that do well in New York State will fetch a higher price than dormant bare-root plants due to the higher cost of production and lower availability in the Northeast, especially if plants are available in August. Propagating Strawberry Plants Through Runners, written by Anya Osatuke of CCE Harvest NY and Brad Bergefurd of The Ohio State University, only discusses production and marketing potential of plug plants because successful field production of bare-root strawberries is very difficult to achieve without the use of highly restricted soil fumigants. 



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.