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January 2014

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 9, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm
Penn Yan, NY

Finger Lakes Produce Auction Meeting
The annual winter educational meeting for produce growers will focus on weed management, pesticide safety equipment, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug management, food safety regulations and produce auctions. Grower and buyer panels will be utilized. 1 DEC credit (categories 1a, 10 and 23) and CCA credits available. 

Seneca Produce Auction Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 10, 2014
10:00am - 3:00pm
Romulus, NY

Seneca Produce Auction Meeting
The annual winter educational meeting for produce growers will focus on weed management, pesticide safety equipment, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug management, food safety regulations and produce auctions. Grower and buyer panels will be utilized. 1 DEC credit (categories 1a, 10 and 23) and CCA credits available. Lunch will be available for purchase at the auction.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Spotted Winged Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

January 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Spotted Winged Drosophila and Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Kathy Demchak and Shelby Fleischer, Penn State, and Greg Loeb, Cornell, will be speaking during this webinar.

2014 Empire State Producers Expo

Event Offers DEC Credits

January 21 - January 23, 2014
Morning, Mid-day, and Afternoon Sessions
Syracuse, NY

2014 Empire State Producers Expo
Formerly known as the Empire State Fruit & Vegetable Expo, the Empire State Producers Expo includes a one-day Becker Forum (Monday, January 20, 2014), a three-day trade show and three days of concurrent educational sessions.

February 2014

Walk and Talk: Crop Planning

February 8, 2014
Saturday, 10am - 12pm
Cuba, NY

Walk and Talk: Crop Planning
A special Saturday session of the Walk & Talk discussion group focused on crop planning. Crop planning involves taking a broader look at your farm, evaluating your upcoming season as part of a larger, longer term production system. Crop planning involves not only rotational planning, but soil health, nutrient management, pest/disease/weed control, and farm business management. All growers are welcome to attend.

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight

February 12, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Dealing with Late Blight
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Meg McGrath, Cornell, and Beth Gugino, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar.

Storage Crops & Winter Marketing: 5 years later - What we have learned

February 14, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM tentative
Geneva, NY

Storage Crops & Winter Marketing: 5 years later - What we have learned
An intro to storage vegetable production, post-harvest, and marketing to meet the increasing demand for seasonal local food.

Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential

February 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Canandaigua, NY

Forum on Cover Crops and Soil Health: Harvesting the Potential
A free meeting featuring a live webinar broadcast of the National Conference on Cover Crops & Soil Health. Howard G. Buffett, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, will lead the webinar by discussing: The Big Picture: Conservation, Cover Crops and Soil Health. In addition to the webinar, soil health demonstrations and information will be provided by USDA-NRCS and the Cornell Vegetable Program, and a group discussion will assist in the planning for summer meetings and field days. 

Potato Short Course - Disease Management and Variety Development

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 19, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Liverpool, NY

Potato Short Course - Disease Management and Variety Development
Simplot: genetic engineering for higher quality, disease resistance; Amanda Gevens, U WI: field/storage disease management; Cornell potato breeding, and licensing varieties; Using the Late Blight Decision Support System - Carol MacNeil, CCE Cornell Vegetable Program, and Ian Small, Cornell Plant Pathology.

Niagara County Winter Meeting: Increase Productivity Through Soil Environment Management

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 21, 2014
9:00am - 12:30pm
Lockport, NY

Niagara County Winter Meeting: Increase Productivity Through Soil Environment Management
Reduced tillage (RT) is being successfully adopted on vegetable farms in Western NY. Anu Rangarajan will review RT benefits, discuss management changes related to adoption and share examples from farms using RT systems. Carol MacNeil will talk about which cover crops to use to improve crop health, and how to use them. Steve Reiners will focus on improved fertility management in vine crops.

1.5 DEC and 3 CCA credits available.

2014 Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Albion, NY

2014 Orleans Produce Auction Growers Meeting
This course will educate growers on weed and disease management in fresh market vegetable grown for auction; as well as storage crop management and food safety concerns.

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)

February 27 - February 28, 2014
8:30 AM registration & refreshments; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Bath, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Steuben County)
This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people. 

March 2014

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)

March 6 - March 7, 2014
8:30 AM registration; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM training
Geneva, NY

Farm Food Safety Training with GAPs (Ontario County)
This 2-day training will focus on the details of what GAPs is, how it works, what it means for your farming operation, and how to write a farm food safety plan for your farm. Open to all fresh produce farms and related industry people.

Building Fertility Through Cover Crops - Cancelled

March 11, 2014
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Building Fertility Through Cover Crops - Cancelled
This workshop has been cancelled.  Please contact Robert Hadad with any questions pertaining to this topic.

2014 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 18, 2014
9:00 am - 3:15 pm
LeRoy, NY

2014 NYS Dry Bean Growers Meeting
Join us for the important dry bean updates for 2014! Topics will include varieties, insect, disease & weed management, and soils & tillage. Back by popular demand...there will be a tasting of innovative dry bean dishes!

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, and Winter Squash

March 19, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Winter Wednesday Lunch Webinar: Weed Control in Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, and Winter Squash
Penn State and Cornell University have teamed up to present a series of webinars to keep you informed about critical production issues. This series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers, and industry representatives in Pennsylvania, New York, and surrounding states.

Robin Bellinder, Cornell, and Dwight Lingenfelter, Penn State, will be speaking during this webinar on conventional and organic weed control options in sweet corn, pumpkins, and winter squash.

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight for YOUR Farm

Event Offers DEC Credits

March 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rochester, NY

Forecasting Potato/Tomato Late Blight for YOUR Farm
Learn how to use this new LB forecast tool on your farm. Participants will set up their personal farm accounts on the Late Blight Decision Support System (DSS) website, defining the location of their farm/fields, and their varieties. They can sign up for email/text alerts regarding when fungicide sprays are needed. Once basic farm/crop information is in a user's account they can access DSS reports and input fungicide sprays by smartphone or tablet.   

Trickle Irrigation/Fertigation Workshop - Cancelled

March 20, 2014
9am - 12:00 pm
Geneva, NY

Trickle Irrigation/Fertigation Workshop - Cancelled
This is a follow-up to the 2013 workshop with more detail on "how-to" for sizing and setting up trickle irrigation and figuring out set-up and operation of fertigation.  Dr. Bill Lamont of Penn State will go in-depth on how to design a trickle irrigation system to fit your needs and Dr. Steve Reiners (Cornell) will discuss fine-tuning your trickle fertility program.

2014 Garlic School: Great Garlic from Harvest to Sale

March 28, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Geneva, NY

2014 Garlic School: Great Garlic from Harvest to Sale
Topics include timing of harvest, post-harvest handling and pest control, a grower panel on drying systems, and marketing your garlic.
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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?