SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The 2016 growing season was a challenging one for New York tree fruit producers, with drought stress increasing tree susceptibility to various pest, disease and physiological problems.
During the Tree Fruit Pest Management session at the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo on Wednesday, January 18, three speakers from Cornell University will focus on several topical problems. Dr. Kerik Cox will provide the latest recommendations and research on season-long fire blight management in apples, while presentations by Dr. David Rosenberger and Dr. Lailiang Cheng will help growers diagnose and manage various trunk-related problems in apples and nutrient-related problems in fruit trees.
This Expo session was organized by Tess Grasswitz, CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Team. DEC credits will be available.
Tree Fruit Pest Management
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
8:30 am – 9:45 am
The 2017 Empire State Producers Expo is January 17-19 at the OnCenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. This annual show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference for New York and neighboring producers. Attendees can expect presentations by Cornell Cooperative Extension personnel and highly regarded speakers from across the country. Panel discussions feature some of the top industry experts and growers in New York. Between educational sessions, attendees can visit the trade show featuring over 150 commercial vendors and non-profit exhibitors.
Educational sessions offered at the 2017 Empire State Producers Expo include commodity specific programs in berries, cabbage, processing vegetables, hops, grains, cut flowers, tree fruit, sweet corn, tomato, onion, potato, Cole crops, root crops and specialty crops; and focused programs in water management and irrigation, weed management, wildlife management, soil health, post-harvest handling, biopesticides, beginning farmer, marketing using social media and apps, transplant and greenhouse production, climate and forecast models, GAPS, labor, and hard cider production. DEC pesticide recertification credits and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered during the appropriate educational sessions.
For more information about the Expo and to register, visit the NYS Vegetable Growers Association website at nysvga.org/expo.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension
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