New Fruit and Vegetable Conference comes to Albany

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

New Fruit and Vegetable Conference comes to Albany!

February 20th- 21st 2018: The Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program (ENYCHP), a regional program of Cornell Cooperative Extension, is excited to announce its first ever Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference! Two days of programing will focus on tree fruit, vegetable, and berry production, as well as agricultural business management.

Commercial growers will find topics relevant to the most important issues impacting the industry in Eastern New York:

Some of the highlights for Apple Growers will include disease management updates, presentations on Fire Blight management, current rootstock technologies and a look at new varieties from the Cornell Apple Breeding Program.

Talks for berry growers include, integrating low tunnels into Day Neutral strawberry production, Spotted Wing Drosophila control, and soil management.

Highlights of the vegetable session will include new tools for bird control, utilizing bio-controls, managing sweet corn pests, and precision water and nutrient systems.

Those attending the Business Management Session will learn about resources available to farmers with a latino workforce, media relations on the farm, and CSAs in Eastern New York.

These are just a sampling of the topics to be covered over the two days of this conference! A large industry trade show will also take place throughout the event. All commercial growers are invited to attend- beginning farmers, farming veterans, organic, and commercial growers are welcome! DEC credits will be available.

For the full agenda and registration information please visit the ENYCHP website: https://enych.cce.cornell.edu/event.php?id=881

Pre- Register by February 13th for a discounted rate. We hope you will join us for the Eastern New York Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Tuesday February 20th- Wednesday February 21st at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany, NY!

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