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Webinar June 29: Summer insect management in cherry – keeping covered for SWD

Webinar: Summer insect management in cherry – keeping covered for SWD
Monday June 29th, noon-1pm
Registration link: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I4pJnTqkToiiNGTtXqGB_g

Organized by Lake Ontario Fruit program and NYS IPM. Proudly sponsored by FMC and Valent USA.

Agenda:

  • 10 min: Intro, sponsorship, SWD biology basics – Janet v Z
  • 15 min: SWD management in tart cherry – Julie C
  • 20 min: Managing cherry fruit fly, black cherry fruit fly, and European cherry fruit fly – Art A
  • 15 min: Questions and answers

As SWD has now been trapped in most locations across the state, and fruit begins to blush, it’s time to be sure to keep a tight control schedule in any orchard with SWD pressure. Join us for this webinar, organized by LOF and NYS IPM and sponsored by Valent and FMC, where we will discuss the best management tactics to combine control for SWD and fruit flies in cherry and other crops.

This event is free, but pre-registration is required. Once you register, you will receive and email with a password, which will be required to login.

Any questions or concerns with registration please direct to Craig Kahlke at cjk37@cornell.edu.

 

High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying webinar July 20, 4 to 5 p.m. EDT

High Tech Precision Orchard Spraying webinar
July 20, 4 to 5 p.m. EDT

Program:

Dr. Jason Deveau, Application Technology Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA):

  • The physics of pressure and flow (opening definitions and context).
  • The relationship between flow and travel speed on application rate: The plants perspective.
  • Rate controllers: Why haven’t air-assist sprayers adopted this technology (New since 1985!)
  • How rate controllers solve problems (and cause a couple).
  • Rate controllers: Three levels of sophistication.
  • Rate controllers: The gateway to precision agriculture and traceability.

Dr. Heping Zhu, USDA ARS, and Steve Booher, Smart Guided Systems:

  • Basic theory and science behind the smart apply precision spray system
  • Results of field tests
  • Current Smart Apply commercial products and what growers can do with them

More information and registration for the webinar.

May 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell

The May 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell is available online. This issue features:

New publication: Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New at the Cornell Small Farms website:

Best Management Practices for U-Pick Farms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

U-Pick is a critical direct marketing approach for many of our farms and provides customers with a unique connection to fresh produce grown close to home. In light of what we understand about the spread of COVID-19, new management practices will be needed to protect your farm team and your customers. This document provides recommended practices and communication strategies for U-Pick operations for the 2020 season.

.pdf version

March 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell

The March 2020 issue of Appellation Cornell is available online. This issue features:

Agenda for Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable Conference Small Fruit Session

From Laura McDermott.

More conference information here, including tree fruit, FSMA, grapes, vegetable and hemp sessions: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=1326

Eastern NY Fruit and Vegetable conference Small Fruit Session

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

The Desmond, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, New York 12211

9:00 AM               Introductions and DEC sign up – Laura McDermott, CCE ENYCHP

9:05 AM               Using UV light to manage plant pathogens – Dr. David Gadoury, Cornell AgriTech

9:35 AM               Weed management in berry crops – Dr. Lynn Sosnoskie, Cornell

10:05 AM            Impacts of growing practices on strawberry fruit quality in New York State – Anya Osatuke, Cornell

10:35 AM            Improving Customer Satisfaction in U-Pick Operations for higher Sales – Insights from   2019 Survey – Dr. Miguel Gomez, Dyson School, Cornell

 

11:05 AM           The Why’s and How’s of Exclusion Netting at Island BlueberriesSteve Vandevord,  Island Blueberries, Grand Isle, VT

11:35 AM            Biorational fungicides for berry crops – how effective are they? Dr. Kerik Cox, Cornell AgriTech

12:05 PM             Managing agricultural pests in the modern era: impacts of continuing invasions by non-native pests – Dr. Dara Stockton, Cornell AgriTech

12:30 PM             Adjourn

Knowing berry pests’ varied diets may help control them

Spotted-wing drosophila  on a blueberry

Spotted-wing drosophila cause billions of dollars in damage to fruit crops across Asia, North and South America, and Europe.

Cornell Chronicle [2019-08-06]

With New York state’s $20 million berry industry entering peak season, an invasive fruit fly is thriving.

Female spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii Matsumura) have a special ovipositor (a tube through which a female insect deposits eggs) with a saw-like end that allows them to cut into soft fruits and insert their eggs. The larvae and adults feed on the fruits, causing billions of dollars in damage across Asia, North and South America, and Europe.

But little has been known about how the pests survive before and after the growing season.

A Cornell study, published in May in Ecological Entomology, investigates for the first time what spotted-wing drosophila adults and larvae eat, and where they lay their eggs, when these short-lived fruits are not in season.

“They will lay eggs and successfully develop on less preferred resources and not the typical fruit that we think they prefer,” said Greg Loeb, professor of entomology at Cornell AgriTech and a co-author of the paper. Dara Stockton, a postdoctoral associate in Loeb’s lab, is the paper’s first author.

Read the whole article.

August apple events

Mark your calendars:

Follow the links for more program information.

May 2019 issue of Appellation Cornell

Appellation Cornell​​
News from Cornell’s Viticulture and Enology Program
May 2019

In this issue:

Featured video:

Scheid Shoot Thinning Demo – LERGP Podcast #115. This video shows a demonstration of variable rate mechanical shoot thinning in a California Central Coast Pinot Noir vineyard. There is also a second video in the series — Lodi Gallo Shoot Thinning Demo.

March 2019 issue of Appellation Cornell

Appellation Cornell​​
News from Cornell’s Viticulture and Enology Program
March 2019

In this issue:

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