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Pests

PestsNumerous pests affect commercial vegetable production in New York. All stages of plant growth may be susceptible to insects or disease causing pathogens which may result in poor seedling emergence, reduced yields and quality issues. Similarly, weeds compete with vegetable crops for light, nutrients and water often reducing yields. Weeds can also act as a reservoir for insects and diseases. Furthermore, weed seeds and other parts can be a contaminant of certain vegetable crops.

Cornell Vegetable Program Specialists conduct research and educational programs on many important insects, diseases and weeds in New York. While not an exhaustive list, current information on many important vegetable pests can be found below. The most recent pest content is listed below but you can find more pests under the pest categories of Diseases, Insects, and Weeds.

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    Oswego Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    August 22, 2018
    4:00 PM registration, 4:30-6:30 PM educational program, 7:00 PM dinner
    Oswego, NY

    3rd Annual Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    August 23, 2018
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM plus light supper and networking
    Portland, NY

    Genesee Valley Produce Auction Growers Meeting (Allegany County)

    Event Offers DEC Credits

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

    Most Recent Pests Content

    Video and Final Report: Managing Wildlife Damage in Sweet Corn

    Last Modified: July 19, 2018
    Video and Final Report: Managing Wildlife Damage in Sweet Corn

    Learn more about the on-farm evaluations of new tools -- chemical control, air dancers, scare-eye balloons, and detasseling -- for managing bird damage in sweet corn fields conducted by the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program in 2017 in this video and newly released final report.


    Cornell Onion Fungicide "Cheat Sheet" for Leaf Diseases, 2018

    Christy Hoepting, Extension Vegetable Specialist
    Cornell Vegetable Program

    Last Modified: July 5, 2018
    Cornell Onion Fungicide

    This chart provides information on fungicides available for use in New York in 2018 in onions for control of leaf diseases including Botrytis Leaf Blight (BLB), Stemphylium Leaf Blight (SLB), and Downy Mildew (DM). Rotation restrictions and maximum allowable per season are provided. 


    Guidelines for 2018 Onion Thrips Management in Onion

    Christy Hoepting, Extension Vegetable Specialist
    Cornell Vegetable Program

    Last Modified: June 12, 2018
    Guidelines for 2018 Onion Thrips Management in Onion

    New York has a variety of registered insecticide products that can successfully control onion thrips. This flowchart provides several different insecticide sequence options for controlling onion thrips in 2018.



    More Pests Content

    Video: Downy Mildew
    2017 Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management Guidelines
    Video: Swede Midge
    Video: Flea Beetles
    Help Us Define and Measure IPM Adoption and Practices in NY Vegetables: SURVEY
    2016 Weed Research in Vegetable Crops, Cornell University
    NEW! Pesticide Product Search Online
    White Rot Fact Sheet for Garlic
    Garlic Bloat Nematode Testing Services for 2016
    Northern Corn Leaf Blight in Sweet Corn
    2015 Stemphylium Leaf Blight Fungicide Trial Summary
    The Magnitude and Distribution of Western Bean Cutworm: The Risk to Dry Bean
    Scouting for Onion Thrips
    How to Sign the Waiver for the Indemnified Dual Magnum Label
    2015 Herbicides for Weed Control in Snap and Dry Beans
    Bacterial Blackleg - An Increasing Problem for Potato Growers
    Pesticide Options for Pests of Potato in New York, 2016
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    Upcoming Events

    Fresh Market Vegetable Grading & Packing Workshop

    August 21, 2018
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Deposit, NY

    Are you interested in farm to school or selling to institutional markets? Maybe you'd like to know more about grading and packing your fresh market produce right in the field? CCE Broome County, in partnership with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program and the Cornell Baskets to Pallets program, is offering a hands-on, on-farm experience designed to prepare farms in NY, both beginning and experienced, to enter new markets.
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    Oswego Onion Growers Twilight Meeting

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    August 22, 2018
    4:00 PM registration, 4:30-6:30 PM educational program, 7:00 PM dinner
    Oswego, NY

    This in-field twilight meeting will feature a tour of Christy Hoepting's fungicide trial for Stemphylium leaf blight and Botrytis leaf blight. Hoepting will share head to head comparisons of FRAC groups, alternatives to FRAC 3 and 7, reduced rates, and fungicide programs. A first look at 2018 results from onion thrips research trials will be presented by Brian Nault and Ashley Leach, Cornell University. Hear about the 2018 onion maggot research trial results and new research initiative with Brian Nault and Erica Moretti. Hoepting will also provide information about a new seed treatment for onion smut control.
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    3rd Annual Vegetable Pest Management Field Day

    Event Offers DEC Credits

    August 23, 2018
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM plus light supper and networking
    Portland, NY

    Research trial results, cultural technique showcases, and effective varieties and treatments for organic and IPM production are the meeting focus. We will highlight current disease issues, their detection & spread based on this season's climate conditions, and management tools available to reduce yield impacts. Sessions will also be offered on pest identification and control options.  Regional equipment dealers and industry representatives will be invited to display equipment and new technology.

    2.25 DEC credits available in categories 1a, 10 and 23
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    Announcements

    Growing for Wholesale Guidelines Available

    Grading and packing guidelines are available for 17 commonly grown specialty crops in NYS: acorn squash, 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.

    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.

    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.

    Empire State Producers EXPO Proceedings

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

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