BURT, N.Y. — Visit progressive fruit farms and see new technology in action Wednesday, July 12. Stops on the tour will include Lakeside Orchards, Bittner-Singer Orchards, Zingler Farms, Burch Farms, and West Wind FF & Blue Barn Cidery. We will have a chance to look at everything from precision thinning tools to a robotic crop estimator and a mechanical blueberry harvester.
There is no charge to attend, thanks to generous donations of our sponsors!
Please pre-register on our website for lunch count and handouts at:
Registration & DEC Credit Sign Up – begins 8 AM
Program runs 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, plus optional hard cider tasting to follow
Stop 1 – Lakeside Orchards ~4850 E. Lake Rd., Burt, NY 14028
Leopard Moth; Nutrition on High Value Apple Varieties
Travel to Bittner Singer
Stop 2 Bittner-Singer Orchards -The Winery at MarJim Manor, 7171 Lake Rd., Appleton, NY 14008
Perpendicular V establishment in peaches & nectarines; Growing a successful
organic apple orchard; Irrigation Trials
Travel to Zingler Farms
Stop 3 Zingler Farms, 1469 Norway Rd., Kendall, NY 14476
Precision Thinning; Receive AM DEC credits
Stop 4 Lunch – Zingler Farms, same location, 12-1:30 PM
Network with Sponsors, growers/industry
Equipment Demos will include a robotic crop estimator & others.
DEC credits – PM registration
Travel to Burch Farms
Stop 5 Burch Farms, Frank & Hale Burch Farms, Inc., 342 Curtis Rd., Hilton, NY 14468
Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Fire Blight
Travel to West Wind Fruit Farms/Blue Barn Cidery
Stop 6 West Wind FF & Blue Barn Cidery, 930 Manitou Rd., Hilton, NY 14468
Mechanical Blueberry Harvester, SWD update, Value-Added with Hard Cider, Peck Lab Hard
Cider Research Updates
Receive PM DEC credits
Adjourn – 4 PM
Optional Hard Cider tasting
For more information contact: https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County
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