Cornell Champlain Valley Thinning Meeting Next Tuesday 5/23

By Terence Bradshaw

It’s hot today, it doesn’t take an expert to tell you that. Bees should be moving; orchards all over the state including in the inland, cooler regions are at least in king bloom. Hopefully you got a fire blight spray on if you’re at all concerned about that disease in your orchard. We found a short window of relatively calm weather this morning to treat the UVM orchards.

Next Tuesday, Anna Wallace and the rest of the Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program will host tours of orchards in the morning and a thinning meeting in the afternoon. I strongly recommend anyone who can make this meeting do so, there will be a lot to talk about and you’ll have the experts there to cover all of your questions, From Anna:

Hello everyone-

The Champlain Valley Petal Fall Meeting will be next week Tuesday 5/23 at 3PM.

Here is the approximate agenda for the morning orchard tour and the meeting agenda. I hope you will all be able to join us for the morning tour. If not, please be in touch and we will meet with you when you are able to join us. Addresses are approximate, so please be in contact with me if you’re arriving late. My Cell: 518-410-6823.

Morning Tour – approximate agenda

9-10AM: Chazy Orchards, 9486 U.S. 9, Chazy

10:30AM: Everett Orchards, 345 Pleasant St (22B), Peru

11:30AM: Forrence Orchards, 86 River Rd, Peru

12:30 Noon: Quick Lunch, TBD

1PM: Northern, 537 Union Rd, Peru

2PM: Hart (if time allows), 2327 Rt22, Keeseville

3PM: Thinning Meeting, Rulfs Orchard, 531 Bear Swamp Rd, Peru

Champlain Valley Petal Fall Meeting

Tuesday May 23, at 3PM

Rulfs Orchard

531 Bear Swamp Rd

Peru, NY 12972


Brief Introduction & Program Announcements – Wallis & Donahue, CCE ENYCHP

Fire Blight Survey – Liz Higgins, CCE ENYCHP

ENY Entomology Update – Peter Jentsch, HVRL

ENY Pathology Update – Dr. Srdjan Acimovic, HVRL

Thinning, Panel Discussion –

– Dr. Poliana Francescatto, Cornell NYSAES

– Jim Eve, Eve Farm Services LLC

– Dr. Greg Peck, Cornell University

– Dr. Terence Bradshaw, UVM

– Dan Donahue, CCE ENYCHP

– Anna Wallis, CCE ENYCHP

Again if you have any concerns or questions, please let me know.

Thank you again for assisting with this meeting!!


Also: I will be along for the whole tour and meeting, so if you have any questions about where we are at any time, feel free to call me during the day at: (802)922-2591. –Terry

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