CCE Fire Blight Workshop, Tuesday August 2nd, Plattsburgh, NY

CCE Fire Blight Workshop, Tuesday August 2nd, Plattsburgh, NY This Tuesday, August 2nd from 10AM to Noon, we will be holding a Fire Blight Workshop in Plattsburgh, NY. The workshop will be held at the Valcour Brewing Company; this is a new establishment in downtown Plattsburgh, near the oval. In light of the circumstances this […]

Springfield, VT Orchard seeks farm manager

Wellwood Orchards, Inc. is seeking a Working Field Manager- Wellwoods is a diversified fruit farm. Our 200+ acre farm has 70 acres of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, grapes, apples, pears and fall squash as well. Our retail store is a popular stop for our hand picked produce, homemade canned goods, fresh pressed cider, […]

Save the Date – Fire Blight Workshop in Peru, Tuesday August 2nd

By Terence Bradshaw Heads-up on a meeting Anna Wallis at Cornell Cooperative Extension is pulling together. I’ll pass word on about location when it’s available. -TB Please save the date for next Tuesday, August 2nd for a Fire Blight Workshop to be held in Peru. In light of the circumstances this season, Srdjan Acimovic, pathologist […]

Orchard notes, July 23

By Terence Bradshaw We are in the quiet time of apple season, when growers and researchers alike can take a little time off. That said, recent heavy rain showers (ok, downpours) have likely removed fungicide residues in orchards several times this month. However, leaf wetness periods have been relatively short, so although there have been […]

Vineyard management

By Terence Bradshaw Most spraying in Vermont vineyards should be wrapping up as the vines and especially fruit are becoming resistant to most diseases. However, if you have downy and powdery mildew in the vineyard, it would be wise to maintain protection against them through veraison. Vines which have not reached bunch closure may also […]

Wine Tasting

FYI: pre-registration is absolutely necessary for this event. La Crescent Wine Tasting – LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! Come taste a variety of 2015 La Crescent wines from Victory View Vineyards, Lincoln Peak Vineyards and Cornell’s Vinification & Brewing Lab. Compare and contrast the role of a variety of variables including site, ML timing and yeast […]

UVM Extension Farm Budget clinics

Forwarded from Jake Jacobs, UVM Risk Management Agency: UVM Extension Budget Clinics UVM Extension Farm Business educators are available to work one-on-one with farmers on their finances and business decisions. Bring your financial statements, records or business questions for this 1 to 1 ½ hour private meeting at a local Extension office. Meetings are available […]

Cornell La Crescent Wine Tasting July 28

By Terence Bradshaw Date July 28, 2016 Time 1-4pm Location Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845 Host Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Come taste a variety of 2015 La Crescent wines from Victory View Vineyards, Lincoln Peak Vineyards and Cornell’s Vinification & Brewing Lab. Compare and contrast […]

Vineyard management

By Terence Bradshaw July 8, 2016 Grape disease management remains a concern, but as vine and berry susceptibility to black rot and phomopsis wanes, focus should shift toward powdery and downy mildews and botrytis. Revus Top (fungicide resistance class (FRAC) 3 & 40) is effective against the mildews but not botrytis (which may be less […]

Apple update

By Terence Bradshaw As the calendar shifts into summer, things quiet down a bit in the orchard, and this year is no different. Especially with this dry weather we have been seeing, disease concerns are at a minimum. There have been few chances for sooty blotch and flyspeck to become established on fruit, but the […]