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, February 20 and 21, 2018 at the Desmond Conference Center in Albany. The event features two days of programing on tree fruit, vegetable, and berry production, as well as agricultural business management.
Commercial growers won’t want to miss sessions on the most important issues impacting the industry in Eastern New York. Highlights include:
For apple growers—disease management updates, presentations on fire blight management, current rootstock technologies, and a look at new varieties from the Cornell Apple Breeding Program.
For berry growers—integrating low tunnels into day neutral strawberry production, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) control, and soil management.
For vegetable growers—new tools for bird control, utilizing biocontrols, managing sweet corn pests, and precision water and nutrient systems.
For business managers—resources for farmers with a Latino workforce, media relations on the farm, and CSAs in Eastern New York.
This is just a sampling of the topics that will be covered over the two-day conference. A large industry trade show will also take place throughout the event. All commercial growers are invited to attend, from beginning farmers, to farming veterans, organic farmers, and commercial growers! DEC credits will be available.
Preregister by February 13 for a discounted rate!