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July 2018

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Budgeting 101

July 3, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Budgeting 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Garlic Twilight Meeting

July 5, 2018
6:00 PM - ???
Albion, NY

Garlic Twilight Meeting
Join CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists Christy Hoepting and Robert Hadad, and Frank Hay, Cornell, for a viewing of replicated garlic field trials including a nitrogen fertility trial, a Fusarium fungicide trial, an Eriophyid mite control trial, and an herbicide trial (potentially).

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Assessing a Capitol Investment

July 10, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Assessing a Capitol Investment
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 10, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dewittville, NY

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting
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.

PSA Grower Training Course

July 12, 2018
8:30am- 6:00pm
Voorheesville, NY

PSA Grower Training Course
The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.

The Course is designed for fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way to satisfy the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirement outlined in 112.22(c) that requires at least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent to that received under standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by the Food and Drug Administration.

Registration is mandatory for this event.   
Hosted by National Young Farmers Coalition and CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program


20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis

July 17, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Relevant Information and Sensitivity Analysis
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 17, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stanley, NY

Ontario Produce Auction Growers Meeting
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.

Berry Field Meeting: Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring

July 19, 2018
5-7pm
Poughkeepsie, NY

Join us at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, host site for our CCE SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries. Peter Jentsch of the Hudson Valley Research Lab will discuss the netting trial, and the use of attract and kill baits in a U-Pick raspberry planting. A low tunnel over strawberries will be available for viewing. Bring a fruit sample for salt flotation testing, or a plant sample if you have other berry questions.

Attendees can enter for a chance to win free SWD monitoring traps!

Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lyndonville, NY

Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting
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.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit

July 24, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Pricing for Profit
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Controlling Listeria in Apple Packinghouses: Champlain Valley

July 24, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chazy, NY

The program has been developed by Ms. Genevieve Sullivan, a Ph.D. student with Dr. Martin Wiedmann's Food Safety Lab at Cornell University. Topics covered will include: FSMA as it relates to fruit packing facilities; The biology of Listeria monocytogenes, including impacts and risk factors; and the practical aspects of packing house sanitation.



Seneca County Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ovid, NY

Seneca County Produce Auction Growers Meeting
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.

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dundee, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates)
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.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Know When to Hold'em, Know When to Fold'em (assessing performance)

July 31, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Know When to Hold'em, Know When to Fold'em (assessing performance)
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 31, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Willsboro, NY

Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems Field Day
A Field Day for Reduced Tillage in Organic Systems is being held July 31st at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, NY. It will featurein-field demonstrations of equipment and discussions with speakers and growers. Rotate between 3 demonstration/discussionstations in the morning, 3 more in the afternoon.

Topics include: roller-crimping, zone tillage in high residue, in-row cultivation tools, stale seedbed and weed seed bank management strategies with an overall focus on soil health.

Check out more information below. It is free to the public. 

August 2018

Northern Berry Field Meeting

August 6, 2018
5:00pm-7:00pm
Peru, NY

Topics will include general berry culture, foliar sampling, and pest management including cranberry fruitworm and SWD.  Growers are encouraged to bring their questions!

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance 101

August 7, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance 101
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance for Diverse Farms

August 14, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Crop Insurance for Diverse Farms
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting - Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 14, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Frewsburg, NY

Chautauqua Produce Auction Growers Meeting - Field Meeting
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.

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Flood Insurance and Other Disaster Programs

August 21, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Flood Insurance and Other Disaster Programs
20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.

Berry Field Meeting: Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD

August 22, 2018
5-7pm
Salem, NY

Join us at Gardenworks, a gorgeous Upick farm with a unique value added gift shop and cafe!  General raspberry and blueberry cultural information will be covered, and Dr. Juliet Carroll of NYS IPM will discuss a statewide hummingbird project for SWD control. 

3rd Annual Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM plus buffet refreshments and networking
Portland, NY

3rd Annual Organic Vegetable Pest Management Field Day
This program will focus on results from research trials, showcasing cultural techniques, effective varieties and treatments for organic production. We will highlight the current disease issues in the 2018 growing season, their detection and spread based on this season's climate conditions, and management tools available to reduce impacts on yield. In addition to viewing the results of the research plots, sessions will be offered on pest identification and control options by CVP team members. Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be invited to display equipment and new technology. 

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Allegany County)

Event Offers DEC Credits

August 24, 2018
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Dalton, NY

Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Allegany County)
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.

September 2018

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Upcoming Events

Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 23, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lyndonville, NY

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.
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Seneca County Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 25, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ovid, NY

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.
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Finger Lakes Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Yates)

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dundee, NY

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.
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Announcements

Managing Bird Damage in Sweet Corn

Former CCE Cornell Vegetable Program Specialist Darcy Telenko shares information on her on-farm research of bird management options to minimize damage to sweet corn in this video and final report. Learn more about the tools she evaluated -- chemical control, air dancers, scare-eye balloons, and detasseling.

Watch the video now! 
Read the final report now!

This research was supported by a Northeast SARE Partnership Grant and the New York Farm Viability Institute.

Vegetable Sizing Templates Available

To assist farmers looking to sell into wholesale markets, vegetable sizing templates are now available for bell peppers, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash. The crop templates are scaled to size (8.5 x 11 paper). They can be printed and used to create sizing templates to be used by workers on the wash and pack lines. Additional grading resources are available too.

Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

Grading and packing guidelines are available for 16 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: broccoli crowns, Brussels sprouts, corn, green peppers, cucumbers, green cabbage, red cabbage, savory cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green beans, jalapenos, poblanos, Hungarian hot peppers, summer squash, and zucchini.

Acceptable quality standards and common defects that should be sorted out on the grading line are depicted in these resources, both visually and in outline form. Find all of the grading sheets here.

Cornell Commercial Vegetable Guidelines Available

The 2018 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.

Highlighted changes in the 2018 Vegetable Guidelines include:
  • Updated pesticide options for economically important vegetable crop pests.
  • Significantly revised pest management practices.
  • New onion and sweet corn IPM scouting report forms.
Cornell Crop and Pest Management Guidelines are available as a print copy ($41), online-only access ($41), or a package combining print and online access ($57.50). Shipping charges will be added to your order. Cornell Guidelines can be obtained through your local Cornell Cooperative Extension office, or from the Cornell Store at Cornell University or call (844) 688-7620.

Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings

Proceedings from the Empire State Producers EXPO conference from 2011-2018 are available online.

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