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May 2024

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 15, 2024 : Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting
2:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Hudson Office
Hudson, NY

Northern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

Please join pomologist Win Cowgill (Rutgers professor emeritus) of Win Enterprises and Dan Donahue for a discussion of apple chemical thinning strategies for 2024. As usual, there will be a morning meeting in Ulster County followed by an afternoon meeting in Columbia County.

 Greg Clarke and James Wargo of Valent will join us to discuss the use of a new thinner, Accede, in peaches and apples. Accede has been developed as a "late" thinner in apple (15+ mm), which could be a valuable tool this season.

Drs. Andres Delgado and Scott Cosseboom of the Hudson Valley Laboratory, and Dr. Anna Wallis of the Cornell IPM Program will be on hand to discuss all things pest management. Liz Higgins, our ENYCHP production economist will be on hand as well.

 As we've done in recent years, Dan and Win will tour Hudson Valley orchards the day before, 14-May, making observations on fruit set and crop load status, which they'll report on at the meetings on 15-May.

The meeting is intended to be brief, on-point, and interactive. Bring your observations, questions, and opinions!

Southern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

May 15, 2024 : Southern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting
9:00 am
Milton, NY

Southern Hudson Valley Thinning Meeting

Please join pomologist Win Cowgill (Rutgers professor emeritus) of Win Enterprises and Dan Donahue for a discussion of apple chemical thinning strategies for 2024. As usual, there will be a morning meeting in Ulster County followed by an afternoon meeting in Columbia County.

Greg Clarke and James Wargo of Valent will join us to discuss the use of a new thinner, Accede, in peaches and apples. Accede has been developed as a "late" thinner in apple (15+ mm), which could be a valuable tool this season.

Drs. Andres Delgado and Scott Cosseboom of the Hudson Valley Laboratory, and Dr. Anna Wallis of the Cornell IPM Program will be on hand to discuss all things pest management. Liz Higgins, our ENYCHP production economist will be on hand as well.

As we've done in recent years, Dan and Win will tour Hudson Valley orchards the day before, 14-May, making observations on fruit set and crop load status, which they'll report on at the meetings on 15-May.

The meeting is intended to be brief, on-point, and interactive. Bring your observations, questions, and opinions!

What is my vine trying to tell me?

May 15, 2024 : What is my vine trying to tell me?
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Clinton County CCE
Plattsburgh, NY

What is my vine trying to tell me?

Are your grapevines showing signs of discoloration or stunted growth? Don't ignore these warning signs! Join us on May 15th at the Clinton County CCE office to learn about the essential nutrients that grapevines require to thrive, identify the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, and how to fix them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your grapevine cultivation skills! Attendance is free, but registration is required.

Champlain Valley Virtual Petal Fall Meeting

May 20, 2024 : Champlain Valley Virtual Petal Fall Meeting - Zoom
4:00pm-5:00pm
Zoom

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson for his thinning suggestions for the petal fall application window.

Free to attend, no registration required, simply click on the following zoom link to join: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/96803343516?pwd=akxBSlB5NWRyc0ZVaWxhcXlVVmM1UT09

Meeting ID: 968 0334 3516

Passcode: 420188

How man's best friend can help find Spotted Lanternfly

May 21, 2024
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Dutchess County CCE
Millbrook, NY

How man's best friend can help find Spotted Lanternfly

Come and join us at the Dutchess County CCE office on May 21st for a special demonstration by Jennifer Fimbel, the Agriculture and Horticulture Program Leader with Dutchess County CCE. You will get to see her SLF K9 Cole in action as they demonstrate how man's best friend can be used to detect the Spotted Lanternfly. Attendance is free, but registration is required

Capital Region Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 22, 2024 : Capital Region Fruit Set Thinning Meeting
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Saratoga 4-H Training Center
Ballston Spa, NY

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson remotely about his thinning suggestions for the 10-12mm thinning window. We will then hear from Dr. Anna Wallis, Dr. Andres Antolinez, and Dr. Scott Cosseboom for pest management updates.  Free to attend, no registration is required. 

This program is sponsored by Valent

What is my vine trying to tell me?

May 22, 2024 : What is my vine trying to tell me?
3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Washington County Fair Grounds
Greenwich, NY

What is my vine trying to tell me?

Are your grapevines showing signs of discoloration or stunted growth? Don't ignore these warning signs! Join us on May 22nd at the Washington County Fair Grounds to learn about the essential nutrients that grapevines require to thrive, identify the symptoms of nutrient deficiencies, and how to fix them. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your grapevine cultivation skills! Attendance is free, but registration is required. 

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!

Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting

May 28, 2024 : Champlain Valley Fruit Set Thinning Meeting
3pm - 4pm
Zoom

Mike will review his observations from the field, and we will then hear from Dr. Robinson about his thinning suggestions for the 10-12mm thinning window. We will then hear from Dr. Anna Wallis, Dr. Andres Antolinez, and Dr. Scott Cosseboom for pest management updates.  

To join, simply click on the zoom link at 3PM on Tuesday: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/93411218328?pwd=RUpFNlY3Nm5nS0tkUjdDWEU0cklCdz09

June 2024

June Produce Field Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 5, 2024 : June Produce Field Meeting
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Abner Zook's Farm
Fort Plain, NY

Come join us for a discussion on greenhouse production, IPM techniques in the greenhouse, and a discussion of IPM strategies for tomatoes, cole crops and cucurbits. 

Meeting is free and open to the public.

2 DEC credits in categories 1A and 23 are available. 

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.

Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 20, 2024 : Weed Management in Perennial Fruit Crops - Field Workshop
9:00am - 11:30am
Mead's Orchard
Tivoli, NY

Join us on the morning of June 20th as we hear from Cornell University weed management specialists Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang, who will discuss their recent research on autonomous orchard weeding systems.  

We will also hear from Mike Basedow of CCE ENYCH and learn about the ongoing results of herbicide research trials he is conducting.  Bryan Brown of NYS IPM will discuss pre-plant preparations and mulches that could be useful for controlling weeds without herbicides.   

Identifying the differences between weed species and key differences between annuals and perennials that factor into management will also be covered.     

This workshop is FREE to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Champlain Valley Orchard Weed Management Field Trial Review

Event Offers DEC Credits

June 21, 2024 : Champlain Valley Orchard Weed Management Field Trial Review
9:00am to 11:30am
Northern Orchard Walker Block
Peru, NY

Friday June 21, 9-11:30AM

Meet at the Northern Orchard Walker block at 688 River Rd, Peru, NY

Join the ENYCHP on the morning of June 21st as we hear from Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie and Dr. Yu Jiang about their recent research looking at autonomous orchard crop management and weeding technologies.   We will then visit three of Mike's active herbicide research plots to see firsthand the level of control the trial treatments are providing during the critical weed free period. 

2.5 DEC Credits are available for this meeting in categories 22, 1A, and 10. Free to attend, but we ask that you please register ahead 

Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training 2

June 25, 2024 : Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training 2
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Zoom

Virtual Orchard IPM Scout Training 2

Tuesday June 25, 1:30-3:30PM   

Join us for the second live, virtual training on scouting of major insect pests of apple orchards. Anna Wallis (NYSIPM Program), Mike Basedow (CCE ENYCHP), and Janet van Zoeren (CCE LOFT), will broadcast from orchards in their region to discuss best practices for monitoring. We will review monitoring/scouting procedures for major economically significant pests. We will also share resources available for helping with identification of pests and forecasting pest activity.  

Who is this for? Farmers, farm employees, and industry members with IPM & pest management responsibilities, looking for new or refresher training.

Agricultural Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program - ASL 105: Employee Development and Training

June 25 - June 30, 2024 : ASL 105: Employee Development and Training

Online course is delivered through the user-friendly platform, Moodle. Materials will be available starting June 19, and live Zoom discussions will occur every Tuesday at 3 PM ET from June 25 to July 30, 2024. 

Topic areas include:

  • Setting clear expectations for farm teams
  • Designing engaging training programs
  • Providing effective performance feedback 
  • Streamlining onboarding processes for new hires
  • Cultivating a culture of continuous learning and growth
  • Personalized coaching and career planning strategies for farm personnel

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). 

Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 9, 2024 : Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Samascott Orchards (Farm location, not market)
Kinderhook, 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. 

Willsboro Farm Open House

July 10, 2024 : Willsboro Farm Open House
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Willsboro Research Farm
Willsboro, NY

The Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm will hold an open house on Wednesday, July 10 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.  A tour of the facilities and research plots will leave the main office (48 Sayward Lane, Willsboro) at 2:00pm.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

Boom Sprayer Calibration Workshop

Event Offers DEC Credits

July 10, 2024 : Boom Sprayer Calibration Workshop
10:00am - 12:00pm
Altobelli Family Farm
Kinderhook, NY

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION.

UNH Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate boom 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.

Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower who relies on a boom sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops. DEC Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available.  $20 per farm - Pre-registration required (Please include the total number of people attending when you register ...space is limited).  

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.

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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