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Intense learning on blueberry – sign up now!

Registration is now open for two Blueberry Intensive Workshops hosted by the New York State Berry Growers Association! They’ve partnered with experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) to bring you the region’s first-ever blueberry intensives – two daylong sessions, starting at 8:30 AM: March 5, 2019 – Ellicottville, NY in Cattaraugus County March 14, 2019 – Millbrook, NY in […]

Another spotted invasive? spotted lanternfly

Yes, spotted lanternfly is looming on the horizon and we are teaming up to bring you information in a series of webinars. Each webinar will focus on, and be tailored to, a specific commodity group: Feb. 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – Spotted Lanternfly Basics for Hops, Berry, and Vegetable Growers Feb. 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – Spotted Lanternfly […]

High Tunnel Farmer-to-Farmer Meeting

Attend this workshop in Poughkeepsie, NY on Monday, 4 Feb 2019 (snow date Thursday, 7 Feb).  Talk with farmers about high tunnel production! They know and you can learn about… keeping the right level of soil fertility season-long selecting the right high tunnel for you construction considerations biological pest and disease management set the agenda! […]

Early spring food for pollinators

Native, non-weedy, shrub willow blooms in early spring, a time that is critical for pollinators because of the low availability of food sources.  Shrub willow supports a large diversity of pollinators that feed on its abundant pollen.  Research has shown that wild bees can be an important component of crop pollination.  Also, diversified landscapes that […]

Spotted lanternfly found in two counties in NY

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today confirmed that spotted lanternfly (SLF), an invasive pest from Asia, has been found in Albany and Yates counties. A single adult insect was discovered in a vehicle in the Capital District. In addition, a single adult insect was reported on a private […]

Hummingbirds to control SWD – Workshop

This Wednesday! “Using Hummingbirds to Help Control SWD” — a twilight meeting in Salem, NY hosted by Laura McDermott, Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP). Biological and cultural controls of SWD are possible! Now that SWD numbers are increasing, every tactic used will help protect your late season berries. Come learn about ongoing research into encouraging […]

NYS IPM Farmer Tick Survey

Ticks don’t really care where you are farming so we are hoping to keep all our growers safe from tick borne diseases. If you have not already, please take this short survey:  https://tinyurl.com/yc7rnd6r The Community IPM Program (part of NYSIPM) was funded by the NY State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick Borne Disease […]

Tonight! — SWD Field Meeting, Hudson Valley

Starting at 5:00 PM today, Thursday, July 19, 2018, a field meeting on Exclusion Netting & SWD Monitoring will be held. The meeting runs from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project. Attend the meeting to see and learn about an SWD exclusion netting trial in raspberries! Peter Jentsch, entomologist with the Hudson Valley Research Lab, will […]

Organic Management Guide Released

A national team of researchers lead by the University of Georgia has released a new guide to organic management of SWD this May, 2018, Management Recommendations for SWD in Organic Berry Crops. The guide details information on non-chemical and insecticide approaches to protect berry crops against SWD. Controlling SWD is particularly challenging, requiring a rigorous, persistent and […]

SWD Workshop in Chemung County

A reminder that there will be a workshop on SWD in Chemung County on Tuesday July 10th, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Chemung and Tioga Counties cordially invite all interested regional fruit producers to this meeting, Spotted Wing Drosophila Update and Discussion for Fruit Producers. The workshop will be held at the Waverly Village […]

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