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Stay Healthy, Wash your Hands, Meet Online

I trust everyone is staying healthy, washing their hands and meeting mainly online, rather than in person. Regardless, our fruit crops will grow and require care and protection from insects, mites, plant diseases, wildlife, and weeds! I will continue to provide SWD information via this blog. Current plans are to run the SWD monitoring network this year. Keep in mind its been a mild winter and SWD may arrive early again...or earlier, but we'll be prepared.

Ripe blueberries ready for harvesting.
Photo: R. Isaacs, Michigan State University

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) are here to help you deal with the threat of Coronavirus, COVID-19. Below are resource pages that are being updated routinely:

COVID-19 response:
Need information? View the following Cornell CALS and CCE Resource Pages Updated Regularly

In addition, COVID-19 has impacted in-person pesticide applicator recertification classes. Check out the online recertification course offerings from Cornell's Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP).

The PMEP Distance Learning Center ( offers 37 fee-based Core and category courses applicable to many applicator certification categories. All are approved for recertification credits in New York State. Most are also approved in New England, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Wishing you all the very best 2020 growing season!

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